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 Post subject: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 03:29 
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The big solar eclipse event is supposed to happen on Monday August 21st. From Oregon (Remrogers territory) through the middle of the US (Chieftain's area) down through South Carolina are supposed to be areas in total darkness. My area is supposed to be about 80% starting around 2 PM eastern on Monday afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 05:04 
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I hope it aint cloudy Monday..

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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There might be a bunch of disappointed folks. Oregon coast has a 40% chance of being cloudy. Central Oregon is having a huge influx of people. Highway 26, east of Prineville, came to a stop two days ago due to excessive traffic. Some stations ran out of gas. Madras is a small town of 6500 people and authorities expect nearly 100,000 to invade the area. We will have 99.6% totality where we are and I am not going anywhere that day.

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 12:08 
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Madras is a small town of 6500 people


:shock: :shock:

Around here a small town is 200.


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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200 is a family reunion. It is all relative(No pun intended).

The town of Wagontire, in central Oregon, consists of about seven buildings. Last I was through there, the town was empty and for sale. Think someone bought it and opened the gas station and 8 unit motel. Not the most prosperous location. Try Google Earth and take a look at the country there. Lots of open space, sagebrush, and elbow room.


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 13:31 
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remrogers wrote:
. Central Oregon is having a huge influx of people.

.......same here Rem..St. Louis and Carbondale in southern ILL. are booked full.. charter buses from Chicago,Bloomington,Springfield and most points north in ill. are rolling south.Eclipse parties [not unlike hurricane party in Florida] are happening all over southern Ill, they started rolling south Wednesday.. nation wide media coverage..they are even having a 3 day eclipse
festival....think I will just open a cold one and put on my welding helmet and watch the sun go out....

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 18:24 
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What the L is the big frickin deal ?? :--? If it don't get me a day out of work what good is it ??

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 20:15 
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What the L is the big frickin deal ?? :--? If it don't get me a day out of work what good is it ??


What is hilarious, it was reported on the news, that there were some schools that were supposed to start on Monday and they canceled for safety reasons...... :lol: :lol:

Apparently school administration thought that the masses would sacrifice virgins to appease the gods.

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2017, 20:34 
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doc9013 wrote:
What the L is the big frickin deal ?? :--? If it don't get me a day out of work what good is it ??


What is hilarious, it was reported on the news, that there were some schools that were supposed to start on Monday and they canceled for safety reasons...... :lol: :lol:

Apparently school administration thought that the masses would sacrifice virgins to appease the gods.


Good frickin luck finding a virgin in any school these days. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2017, 07:00 
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doc9013 wrote:
What the L is the big frickin deal ?? :--? If it don't get me a day out of work what good is it ??


What is hilarious, it was reported on the news, that there were some schools that were supposed to start on Monday and they canceled for safety reasons...... :lol: :lol:

Apparently school administration thought that the masses would sacrifice virgins to appease the gods.


Good frickin luck finding a virgin in any school these days. :roll:
..Doc that would be as rare as finding a statue of a confederate general... :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2017, 11:39 
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Chieftain wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
trapperrick wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
What the L is the big frickin deal ?? :--? If it don't get me a day out of work what good is it ??


What is hilarious, it was reported on the news, that there were some schools that were supposed to start on Monday and they canceled for safety reasons...... :lol: :lol:

Apparently school administration thought that the masses would sacrifice virgins to appease the gods.


Good frickin luck finding a virgin in any school these days. :roll:
..Doc that would be as rare as finding a statue of a confederate general... :cry:


Sad but true Chief. Have you heard the latest ? Those idiot racist socialist liberal scumbags are digging up the graves of Confederate soldiers. :--o People are gonna die over this. :evil: :x

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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had not heard that one Doc.i did hear they now want to remove the confederate monument from Stone mountain Georgia..what the hell will Georgia be without Jeff Davis ,Bobbie Lee and ol Stone Wall Jackson ......Red dust and pine trees ..

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2017, 14:42 
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Who carved the stone mountain and when?


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2017, 15:05 
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this is off the website TT........
The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The entire carved surface measures three-acres, larger than a football field and Mount Rushmore. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain's surface.

In 1912 the carving existed only in the imagination of Mrs. C. Helen Plane, charter member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). The Venable family, owners of the mountain, deeded the north face of the mountain to the UDC in 1916. The UDC was given 12 years to complete a sizable Civil War monument.

Three sculptors worked on the carving during its creation. Gutzon Borglum was hired in 1915 as the carving consultant, and in 1916 he was appointed carving sculptor by the Stone Mountain Monumental Association. Borglum envisioned a carving with seven central figures accompanied by "an army of thousands." He was not able to begin work on the carving until 1923 due to funding problems and World War I.

After blasting away large portions of the mountain with dynamite, Borglum was able to complete the head of Lee on January 19, 1924. In 1925 a dispute arose between Borglum and the managing association. As a result of the conflict, Borglum left, taking all of his sketches and models with him. Borglum went on to carve the famous Mount Rushmore sculpture in South Dakota.

Augustus Lukeman, the second sculptor, resumed work on the project in 1925. Lukeman's carving included the three central figures of the Confederacy on horseback. He removed Borglum's work from the mountain and diligently worked with pneumatic drills, but by 1928 (the original deadline) only Lee's head was complete and funds were depleted. The Venable family reclaimed their property, and the massive granite mountain remained untouched for 36 years.

In 1958 the state of Georgia purchased the mountain and the surrounding land. The Georgia General Assembly created the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. In 1960 the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Advisory Committee was comprised of six internationally known figures in the world of art. A competition was held, and nine world-renowned sculptors submitted designs for a new sculpture.

In 1963, based upon recommendations by the Advisory Committee, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association chose Walker Kirkland Hancock of Gloucester, Massachusetts to complete the carving. Work resumed in 1964, and a new technique utilizing thermo-jet torches was used to carve away the granite. Chief carver Roy Faulkner, a marine veteran with a talent for using the new thermo-jet torch, was able to remove tons of stone in one day. For over eight years Park guests could see and hear the workmen and their jet torches.

The figures were completed with the detail of a fine painting. Eyebrows, fingers, buckles and even strands of hair were fine-carved with a small thermo-jet torch.

The carving is actually much larger than it appears from Stone Mountain Park's attractions. Workers could easily stand on a horse's ear or inside a horse's mouth to escape a sudden rain shower. A dedication ceremony for the Confederate Memorial Carving was held on May 9, 1970. Finishing touches to the masterpiece were completed in 1972.







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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2017, 17:51 
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Thanks for that ^^^.

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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Got a buddy out in Oklahoma who spent the weekend guarding a Confederate statue the idiot racist liberals threatened to tear down. About 50 men and women locked and loaded, with deputies backing them up. This crap is about to get real .

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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tell your buddy thanks from me, Doc..

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hadn't rain for days and now iam under a t storm warning..got little less than a hour for it to clear or the eclipse here will be as disappointing as a Mayweather vs MeGreagor pay for view fight. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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tell your buddy thanks from me, Doc..


Will do Chief. I want to go defend a statue, but ain't nobody in West Virginia stupid enough to try to tear one down. Gonna have to go to Virginia I guess. Lots of frickin idiots over there, the Governor being the biggest one. :roll: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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Wife and I decided that 99.6% totality on the eclipse was going to do us. Didn't want to be stuck in traffic for hours going and returning just to see the total eclipse. Yesterday morning, she said it was a disappointment not being able to see the complete deal. Being the caring person I am, I got her into the rig and headed south from our place, taking the back roads.

It was 9 AM and the eclipse had just started, but I figured I'd do what I could to get under the path of totality for her. Passed a big dairy operation on the way and the cows were all headed for the barn as the amount of light made it look like early evening. Made it to the town of St. Paul and pulled into a spot in the middle of town, next to a welding shop at 9:45. Lots of folks sitting around watching the show. We walked over to a couple racks supports that looked like a park bench and sat down to see what was about to happen. Used the viewing glasses and noted half the sun was blacked out. Looked like the sun was setting 360 degrees around us and at about 10:20 it was almost dark as the moon covered the sun, leaving only the corona showing. We were able to remove the glasses and see the totality of the eclipse. It was a sight to behold, but the best part of all was my wife's reaction to the event. She had her hand clamped over her mouth and was just staring at the eclipse, just like a youngster at their first circus. We did notice that the air temperature dropped, about four or five degrees and saw what are called "wave shadows" on the pavement. Made the ground look like it was moving back and forth. Scientists have no explanation for the phenomenon. We were under the edge of total eclipse and totality only lasted about 45 seconds.

Hardly any traffic going down to St. Paul and not bad traffic coming back. It was definitely worth the effort to make my wife very happy.


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Overcast here. Didn't even dim as far as i could tell.

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Wife and I decided that 99.6% totality on the eclipse was going to do us. Didn't want to be stuck in traffic for hours going and returning just to see the total eclipse. Yesterday morning, she said it was a disappointment not being able to see the complete deal. Being the caring person I am, I got her into the rig and headed south from our place, taking the back roads.

It was 9 AM and the eclipse had just started, but I figured I'd do what I could to get under the path of totality for her. Passed a big dairy operation on the way and the cows were all headed for the barn as the amount of light made it look like early evening. Made it to the town of St. Paul and pulled into a spot in the middle of town, next to a welding shop at 9:45. Lots of folks sitting around watching the show. We walked over to a couple racks supports that looked like a park bench and sat down to see what was about to happen. Used the viewing glasses and noted half the sun was blacked out. Looked like the sun was setting 360 degrees around us and at about 10:20 it was almost dark as the moon covered the sun, leaving only the corona showing. We were able to remove the glasses and see the totality of the eclipse. It was a sight to behold, but the best part of all was my wife's reaction to the event. She had her hand clamped over her mouth and was just staring at the eclipse, just like a youngster at their first circus. We did notice that the air temperature dropped, about four or five degrees and saw what are called "wave shadows" on the pavement. Made the ground look like it was moving back and forth. Scientists have no explanation for the phenomenon. We were under the edge of total eclipse and totality only lasted about 45 seconds.


Hardly any traffic going down to St. Paul and not bad traffic coming back. It was definitely worth the effort to make my wife very happy.

I got to see the whole show from my own yard. All towns around us was total chaos. Marysville even shut down traffic signals and police directed traffic. They did this because if traffic stopped at all there would have traffic backed up for miles. People are nuts to want to go through that much trouble for something like that. I don't get it. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse
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Question for everybody. Did any of you actually see the moon before or after the eclipse! Am curious because I didn't and I know of others that didn't either.

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I did not.

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I never saw the moon and it didn't even get dark here, couldn't tell it even happened.

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