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2 years 30 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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For the last year or so I have been reading Louis L'amour books. My Mom picks 'em up at flea markets and such for me for a buck a piece. Well, she dropped me off a sack full a week ago and I found a Zane Grey in the mix. Published in 1936 first printing. It's a decent enough story about a cattle drive, a bad man, a gun slinger and a girl, just like most of 'em. What prompted this post is the vernacular. It's no wonder Zane Grey works aren't found in Barnes and Noble and such. Hell, you couldn't find one in a library I'd bet. No, there aint hardly a cuss word in there but the term "niggah" is used frequently when referencing the cook.
This got me to thinking and I'll bet ya you can go to a school library tomorrow and find a shopping cart full of reading material with every foul word ever uttered on the seven seas but not one damn printing of a classic from the early 1900s or late 1800s that had the N word in it.

Where I'm headed with this is, our history is being covered up or distorted.
Just like the Germans want to deny the Holocaust and the Japanese want to deny the treatment of the other Asians during WW2, we are trying to deny the slavery of the years of the development of our country. Our genocide of the Native American. We have our proud moments, some not so proud but by GOD it happened, it is history, it is chronicled. Just like Pearl Harbor, let us never forget!

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 7:49 PM

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read every one i could get my hands on as a kid,had the cassette books for awhile to,great for trips,pretty much helped me form a foundation to live by,or try to anyway.How many young people ever even give that a serious thought? thats why it's so easy to pull the wool over their eyes.

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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A foundation

How true. I had Dad and Grandad to look to but didn't near as much as i ought to have.
Played the fool for too long before I really settled on right and wrong.
Looking a man in the eye and telling the truth even when you know it will get your ass kicked just didn't come easy, but thankfully, it came. I wish Washington D.C. could live by some morals and standards of decency. We'd all be better off.

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 12:28 AM

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glad your starting the sackett series..good stuff for sure.. the comment bout the N word reminds me of a couple of things..

i'm reading a couple of old books on seamanship..(this is important in az why?) anyway the big tie down pin-tels on the dock are called N...heads in both of them

our direct tv upgrade tech threw me for a loop, i was helping him tie down part of the sat cable, i asked him for the "dyke's".. he said guess you arent from cali huh..

apparently the politically correct have corrupted tool names.. diagonal pliers can NOT be called dyke's.. this is very much for real.. thought he was kidding at first.. guess the've had class action law suits.. still cant believe that one..

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 7:55 PM

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I'm hoping to get the complete set of the Sacketts. I've seen the movies but have ony got Jubal Sackett read so far. Quite a long book but chock full of usefull information for living out in the wild.
Not a western per se, more about one of the first white men to cross the plains and reach the Rockies.

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 12:36 AM

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Hey AZ

We still call dock bits n heads, pliers dykes and small paint rollers tampon rollers and if your looking for a good western or just plain ol good writer william johnstone is my pick

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 12:51 AM

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hey i gave you a shout the other day i'm not sure you saw.. was asking if you still worked on the water.. your post tells me yep...

the two books im reading are american merchant seamans manual.. and command at sea..both were published in the early 40's and great to read.. i got into marlin spike seamanship some time ago.. and trying to learn celestial navigation..

so jeff are you an AB or what..

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 1:04 AM

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AZ ur answer

Yes I have an AB ticket along with my 100 master license

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