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   GO3 posted on Coffee Klatch  I live in a house where all four walls face south, rand a bear walks by. What color is the bear?
March 22 at 20:08 EST .

   GO3  Meant and not rand.
March 22 at 20:08 EST .

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   Safetydude  White.
March 22 at 21:24 EST .

   GO3  Yup.
March 23 at 01:21 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Coffee Klatch  I have two coins in my pocket totaling 55 cents. One is not a fifty cent piece. What are the coins?
March 17 at 07:05 EST .

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   Safetydude  A fifty cent piece and a nickel.
March 17 at 12:30 EST .

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   GO3  Correct!
March 22 at 20:05 EST .

   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 16 in military history:

597BC - The Babylonians capture Jerusalem

1865 - Battle of Averasboro, NC. The Confederate military action on the Smith plantation four miles south of the village of Averasboro was and is of considerable significance. The battle resulted from a deliberate, well-planned, and well-executed Confederate tactical military maneuver in force--the first since the beginning of Sherman's march. The action was designed to delay and to damage General Sherman's progress, and it did both under the able and experienced leadership of General William J. Hardee. Painting: Battle of Averasboro.

1916 - The new Dutch passenger liner 'Tubatina' is torpedoed off the Netherlands, Germany denies responsibility despite recovery of portions of the torpedo
1935 - Hitler announces German rearmament, after years of covert efforts under the Weimar Republic, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
1941 - The Pennsylvania Railroad's Cleveland-Pittsburgh express is derailed near Baden, Pa. by Ukrainian fascists acting in German pay; 5 dead,. about 114 injured
1945 - Iwo Jima: organized Japanese resistance ends, mopping up continues.
1968 - My Lai Massacre, perhaps 450 die
1985 - Hezbollah terrorists capture Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, hold him until 1991

   March 16 at 07:55 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 14 in military history:

1653 - Naval Battle off Livorno: Dutch fleet under Johan van Galen defeats the English
1836 - Battle of Refugio: Mexicans capture Texian force

1941 - German Air Raid on Clydebank: After two nights of bombing by 439 German bombers, nearly every building the town is damaged or destroyed, more than 500 were dead, and over 35,000 homeless. Clydebank, Scotland was a major ship building town and it also produced munitions for the Allies. This made it a target for the Luftwaffe. Major industries included the John Brown & Company shipyard, Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir and the Singer Corporation factory. Out of 12,000 houses only seven remained undamaged. Photo: Clydebank after the bombing.

1942 - MacArthur arrives on Mindanao by PT-boat, from Bataan en route to Australia.
1945 - B-29s raid Osaka, 13,000 casualties.
1945 - RAF bombs railway link at Hanover-Hamm
1991 - The Emir returns to Kuwait, newly liberated from Iraqi occupation

   March 14 at 05:49 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  These two ladies pictured below played the same character; one in a TV show and the other in the movie version. Name the actors, their character name, and the name of the TV show/movie.
   March 11 at 01:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  June Lockhart on left Mamma in Lassie series?
March 11 at 06:45 EST .

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   GO3  One down, June on the left, but not Mom on Lassie.
March 11 at 06:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  Nutty idea - was she in Lost in Space? Equally nutty does the gal on right go by the last name of Chastain?
March 11 at 07:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  or is she Mimi Rogers?
March 11 at 07:53 EST .

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   GO3  June and Mimi both played Maureen Robinson in Lost in Space.
March 11 at 19:20 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 9 in military history:

1226 - Massacre of Tbilisi, Georgia: King Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu the Khwarazmian slaughters thousands of Georgian Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
1847 - Winfield Scott lands an army at Veracruz, Mexico, and begins a siege.
1862 - Battle of Hampton Roads II: USS 'Monitor' fights CSS 'Virginia' to a draw, preserving the blockade
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant promoted to lieutenant general and commanding general
1943 - New Guinea: Japanese aircraft conduct a major raid on Wau.
1945 - Indochina: Japanese attack French garrisons, massacring thousands.
1945 - Waiting for ideal weather and sufficient winds, US B-29s drop 1,665 tons of incendiaries on Tokyo on the night of 9-10 March creating a firestorm. By dawn on the 10th, 80,000-120,000 have died, the highest toll in a single air raid, exceeding even the atomic bombs. Photo: Tokyo after the firebombing.

   March 8 at 21:51 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 6 in military history:

1836 - Santa Anna's Mexicans storm the Alamo, after a 13 day siege. Poem by Joaquin Miller:

The Defence of the Alamo

Santa Ana came storming, as a storm might come;
There was rumble of cannon; there was rattle of blade;
There was cavalry, infantry, bugle and drum --
Full seven thousand in pomp and parade.
The chivalry, flower of Mexico;
And a gaunt two hundred in the Alamo!

And thirty lay sick, and some were shot through;
For the siege had been bitter, and bloody, and long.
"Surrender, or die!" -- "Men, what will you do?"
And Travis, great Travis, drew sword, quick and strong;
Drew a line at his feet. . . . "Will you come" Will you go?
I die with my wounded, in the Alamo."

Then Bowie gasped, "Lead me over that line!"
Then Crockett, one hand to the sick, one hand to his gun,
Crossed with him; then never a word or a sign
Till all, sick or well, all, all save but one,
One man. Then a woman stepped, praying, and slow
Across; to die at her post in the Alamo.

Then that one coward fled, in the night, in that night
When all men silently prayed and thought
Of home; of to-morrow; of God and the right,
Till dawn; and with dawn came Travis's cannon-shot,
In answer to insolent Mexico,
From the old bell-tower of the Alamo.

Then came Santa Ana; a crescent of flame!
Then the red escalade; then the fight hand to hand;
Such an unequal fight as never had name
Since the Persian hordes butchered that doomed Spartan band.
All day -- all day and all night; and the morning? so slow,
Through the battle smoke mantling the Alamo.

Now silence! Such silence! Two thousand lay dead
In a crescent outside! And within? Not a breath
Save the gasp of a woman, with gory gashed head,
All alone, all alone there, waiting for death;
And she but a nurse. Yet when shall we know
Another like this of the Alamo?

Shout "Victory, victory, victory ho!"
I say 'tis not always to the hosts that win!
I say that the victory, high or low,
Is given the hero who grapples with sin,
Or legion or single; just asking to know
When duty fronts death in his Alamo.

   March 6 at 05:50 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 4 in military history:

0 - Feast of St. Adrian of Nicomedia, Roman Guardsman, martyed as a Christian by the Emperor Galerius, Patron of Soldiers, Guards, and Arms Dealers
1238 - Battle of the Sith River: the Mongols under Batu Khan obliterate the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal, near Yaroslav
1519 - Hernando Cortez, adventurer and lawyer, lands in Mexico

- Battle of Longwoods: Americans defeat the British, near Wardsville, Ontario. The battle took place during the War of 1812. A mounted American raiding party defeated an attempt by British regulars, volunteers from the Canadian militia and Native Americans to intercept them near Wardsville, in present-day Southwest Middlesex, Ontario. The British suffered 14 killed, 51 wounded, one wounded prisoner and one missing. The Americans lost four killed and three wounded. Diorama: View from behind the American lines at the Battle of Longwoods.

1942 - Two Japanese flying boats, refueled by sub at French Frigate Shoal, raid Oahu
1945 - Princess Elizabeth of England (later Queen Elizabeth II ), 18, joins the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service as a driver.
1991 - Gulf War: Iraq releases Allied POWs: six US, three British, and one Italian

   March 4 at 01:54 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  March 2 in military history:

537 - Goths besiege Rome
1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
1836 - Texas declares independence from Mexico
1859 - Paddle steamer USS 'Saginaw' commissioned, the first American warship built on the West Coast, at Mare Island
1865 - Battle of Waynesborough: Jubal Early's Rebels defeated
1915 - Vladimir Jabotinsky forms a militia to defend Jewish settlements in Palestine
1938 - US 15th Infantry leaves China after 26 years in garrison at Tientsin & Peking.
1942 - Action South of Java: USS 'Pillsbury' (DD-227 ) sunk by Japanese heavy cruisers

1943 - Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Japanese convoy attacked by USAAF and Royal Australian Air Force. In a three-day air campaign Allied airpower completely destroyed a Japanese convoy attempting to reinforce New Guinea. Consisting of eight troop transports and eight destroyers, the Japanese lost all eight transports, four destroyers and between 3000-7000 men. A controversial series of attacks were made for several days after the battle, when Allied aircraft returned to the scene and attacked survivors in the water. Particularly devastating were the modified B-25 Mitchell bombers which today we would call "gunships." Painting: Modified B-25 gunships during the Battle of the Bismark Sea.

1945 - Philippines: Japanese resistance on Corregidor ends.
1969 - Sino-Soviet border clash, 70 die

   March 2 at 02:49 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Bill Paxton plays Chet, who when angry, repeatedly whacks the head of his younger brother Wyatt with the business end of a double barreled shotgun. What is the movie title?

a. True Lies
b. Weird Science
c. Mighty Joe Young
d. Mean Dreams
   February 28 at 04:43 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: Co-star was Kelly LeBrock.
February 28 at 21:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Only saw "C" as a kid a long time ago & I don't think Bill Paxton had been born then; there was a remake a while back but I didn't see it except maybe as a preview clip.
February 28 at 23:26 EST .

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   GO3  Paxton was in the 1998 remake.
March 1 at 00:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  I came back to clear up my remark about his birth being not even a twinkle in his daddy's eye. I presumed he was in all 4 above - maybe not, maybe it's a trick quiz : )
March 1 at 00:13 EST .

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   GO3  No tricks. He was in all four of the choices.
March 1 at 00:21 EST .

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   GO3  Time's up; b. Weird Science.
March 1 at 10:00 EST .

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