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SGT Rock
2014-02-13, 14:52
Sinkholed: Mood somber, repairs uncertain as Corvette museum reopens
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/travel/corvette-museum-sinkhole/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEDwOidW_Q

SGT Rock
2014-02-13, 14:56
The release stated the following cars were affected:
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

SGT Rock
2014-02-13, 14:58
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/02/13/newday-sinkhole-swallows-classic-corvettes.cnn.html

john pickett
2014-02-13, 15:26
I would really hate to be their insurance agent.

Skidsteer
2014-02-13, 15:32
I would really hate to be their insurance agent.

Why? I'd love it. I'd total every single one of them and have them towed to my house.

D'Artagnan
2014-02-13, 17:00
The insurance company will probably try to weasel out of paying anything.

saimyoji
2014-02-13, 19:11
You can't buy sinkhole insurance in PA.

chief
2014-02-13, 19:27
Damn, as a former owner of 3 Corvettes, this brings tears to my eyes. Especially to see that black '62 in the hole.

rhjanes
2014-02-14, 10:27
sad. Wonder if "act of God" will keep the insurance companies from paying something.
5656

Rasty
2014-02-14, 10:57
They are going to restore them

john pickett
2014-02-14, 11:58
Insurance companies give weasels a bad name. I'm jus' sayin'.

Ray
2014-02-15, 20:28
In 2006 our company had the first in a series of headcount reductions. The director of our section, who I'd never seen before, came down from Wisconsin and closed the lab that did physical measurements of materials like strength tests, thickness, flammability, stuff like that, and outsourced all that work out to another lab in Wisconsin. That was about 30 folks sent packing. He also cut a couple scientists in our lab and up in the Corporate lab in Wisconsin. I'd sat by the phone all that morning waiting for a call from Human Resources that never came, my office was cleaned out and I had a notebook with lists of numbers to start calling to begin a new career. My phone didn't ring but it did ring for a couple real close friends and why they were let go instead of me made no sense at all.

First time I ever saw him was when he was smiling and joking in the first meeting of us survivors, welcoming us to the 'new company'. I didn't think it was a time to look so god-damned happy, not at all. But later we learned why he was so happy.

Right after that meeting he retired. A week later he started a new job as an executive at the outside lab that was now getting all the outsourced work. Conflict of interest, much? Pissed me, and a bunch of others, off big time.

Then, to relate all that to this story, the next time we heard about him was a newspaper article that was circulated through the lab. (http://www.corvetteblog.com/2006/11/corvette-museum-wisconsin-couple-gives-13-million-to-corvette-museum/)

Throws about 40 folks out of work then takes another job getting paid by our company to do the work those folks used to do after arranging for all that to happen, then turns around and donates 1.3 mil to a freakin' car museum?

I hope all those cars were his.

D'Artagnan
2014-02-16, 00:10
Wouldn't that be great?!

SGT Rock
2014-02-16, 08:02
Karma?

Ray
2014-02-16, 08:36
Karma?Maybe. If you ask me, the foundation that part of the museum was built on did suck.

Bearpaw
2014-02-16, 09:59
Maybe. If you ask me, the foundation that part of the museum was built on did suck.

South central Kentucky is a labyrinth of sink holes. Mammoth Cave is just 25 miles up the road with only 500 miles of a much bigger system mapped. Maybe this will turn out to be the "Corvette Entrance" to the cave.

Superman
2014-02-16, 10:09
South central Kentucky is a labyrinth of sink holes. Mammoth Cave is just 25 miles up the road with only 500 miles of a much bigger system mapped. Maybe this will turn out to be the "Corvette Entrance" to the cave.

Kentucky is the US end of the VC tunnels.:angel:

shadowmoss
2014-02-16, 11:42
There is a cave system very close to there as well. Lost River or something. They have it commercialized and Turtle Lady was a guide there for awhile.

Roche
2014-02-16, 11:48
Kentucky is the US end of the VC tunnels.:angel:While Berkeley is the start of the VC....

Superman
2014-02-16, 12:21
While Berkeley is the start of the VC....

the commie bastards!

Bearpaw
2014-02-16, 15:15
There is a cave system very close to there as well. Lost River or something. They have it commercialized and Turtle Lady was a guide there for awhile.

Lost River Cave is maybe 9 miles on the other side of the museum. I grew up 4 miles away from the cave. You tour it by boat. It's pretty neat.

Ray
2014-02-16, 19:13
Lost River Cave is maybe 9 miles on the other side of the museum. I grew up 4 miles away from the cave. You tour it by boat. It's pretty neat.Is that the one with the rainbow trout? Or am I thinking of Lost Sea?

When I said that the foundation that part of the museum was built on sucked, I meant its financial foundation.

Bearpaw
2014-02-16, 21:36
Don't recall rainbow trout at Lost River, but it's possible.

Crikey
2014-02-18, 16:38
the lab that did physical measurements of materials like strength tests, thickness, flammability, stuff like that

Do I recall that your work has something to do with feminine hygiene products?

Ray
2014-02-18, 20:38
Do I recall that your work has something to do with feminine hygiene products?Amongst other things. In general it involves helping solve production problems from fempads to diapers, wipers, disposable kitchen towels, surgical drapes, catheter coatings and anti-bacterial gels but fempad problems appear on an uniquely predictable cyclical pattern that, in my 29 years of work experience, don't correlate well with production dates. So I have learned to clear space on my calender for an influx of fempad problems based on the lunar cycle. And I haven't been wrong for a couple decades now.

Lunar cycles also correlate, within a predictable offset, with bitchy posts from a certain population of this, and probably every other, internet community. Just sayin'.

Many men don't know how to time their camping trips properly but if you had ever taken the time to graph my posts about trail maintenance trips you'd see a discernible pattern. You haven't because you have a life but you have to understand that it's the reason I do too.

Once upon a time around a campfire Kanga got all up in my face when I answered a question about ... I forget, but it involved something about how women think. And my answer, which I thought but didn't voice due to those many years of experience and a volatile mix of intoxicants, was I knew because that's how I pay my bills.

So in summation: I forget the question.

But I have been married 34 years to my first wife.

Superman
2014-02-18, 20:57
I love your posts. I sit back and think if I were more insightful about women I'd have said that. Since that's not the case I can only say that you have sored where no man was meant to go. If god meant men to know the things that you know he would have made us women. I have to peek at your posts first to see if I have to cover my eyes and ears. I'm just afraid that you've flown too close to the sun.

sheepdog
2014-02-18, 22:18
Amongst other things. In general it involves helping solve production problems from fempads to diapers, wipers, disposable kitchen towels, surgical drapes, catheter coatings and anti-bacterial gels but fempad problems appear on an uniquely predictable cyclical pattern that, in my 29 years of work experience, don't correlate well with production dates. So I have learned to clear space on my calender for an influx of fempad problems based on the lunar cycle. And I haven't been wrong for a couple decades now.

Lunar cycles also correlate, within a predictable offset, with bitchy posts from a certain population of this, and probably every other, internet community. Just sayin'.

Many men don't know how to time their camping trips properly but if you had ever taken the time to graph my posts about trail maintenance trips you'd see a discernible pattern. You haven't because you have a life but you have to understand that it's the reason I do too.

Once upon a time around a campfire Kanga got all up in my face when I answered a question about ... I forget, but it involved something about how women think. And my answer, which I thought but didn't voice due to those many years of experience and a volatile mix of intoxicants, was I knew because that's how I pay my bills.

So in summation: I forget the question.

But I have been married 34 years to my first wife.

How long to your other wives??

john pickett
2014-02-19, 12:53
Sheepdog thinks he's a wit.
He's half right.

Superman
2014-02-19, 14:50
Sheepdog thinks he's a wit.
He's half right.

I was waiting for the answer.

Skidsteer
2014-02-19, 14:56
He's waiting for his wife to get home.

Superman
2014-02-19, 15:15
He's waiting for his wife to get home.

I wonder if Ray's wife treats him different since he knows all their secret stuff?

Skidsteer
2014-02-19, 15:24
I wonder if Ray's wife treats him different since he knows all their secret stuff?

Hahahahahaha!

You're funny.

Superman
2014-02-19, 15:29
Hahahahahaha!

You're funny.

I'm 67 years old and I've never seen into a woman's private area. I mean her pocketbook. I'll bet Ray has.

sheepdog
2014-02-19, 19:26
Sheepdog thinks he's a wit.
He's half right.

I often crack myself up.

Superman
2014-02-19, 19:53
Sheepdog thinks he's a wit.
He's half right.

The cons and ne'er-do-wells think he's a funny guy. I think he's a funny guy...er go?

sheepdog
2014-02-19, 23:12
I often crack myself up.


The cons and ne'er-do-wells think he's a funny guy. I think he's a funny guy...er go?

which one am I??


and which one are you??

Superman
2014-02-19, 23:22
which one am I??


and which one are you??

I'm confused.

Hog On Ice
2014-02-19, 23:26
well that's better than being Dopey

john pickett
2014-02-22, 09:40
I doubt either of you are smart enough to be cons. You wouldn't be hanging around here if you were.

Ray
2014-02-22, 11:14
I doubt either of you are smart enough to be cons. You wouldn't be hanging around here if you were.Are you saying you're not going to contribute to my Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie and book covering my flipflop hike walking my driveway to check the mail box??!

Superman
2014-02-22, 11:28
Are you saying you're not going to contribute to my Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie and book covering my flipflop hike walking my driveway to check the mail box??!

Would that make him Pro or Con?

Hog On Ice
2014-02-22, 13:06
Would that make him Pro or Con?

can't tell - he keeps flipflopping

Superman
2014-02-22, 13:18
Are you saying you're not going to contribute to my Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie and book covering my flipflop hike walking my driveway to check the mail box??!

If you made a book/movie about your work it could be porn. Porn sells.

saimyoji
2014-02-22, 13:22
No one pays for porn anymore. Too much free online. Its the ads that generate income.

Superman
2014-02-22, 14:02
s soon as we came in from the field we first squared our gear away and then went on sick call to square us away. Most guys continued on duty. Terry Allen felt that the porn movies were too much of a distraction and put a stop to them. In my humble, nobody special opinion the list of worst COs in Vietnam would include Terry Allen and that ass hole that commanded the 196th and 25th Div elements that were a part of Operation Attleboro. In the latter's defense he was a artilleryman trying to command an infantry operation. What was the question?

Lugnut
2014-02-22, 14:48
Most of my Armor OCS class was sent to Nam and put in positions of authority and responsibility in Infantry companies. Most didn't last too long. The ones that didn't get killed got mangled up so bad they were replaced, hopefully by Infantry officers. I doubt the VC were their biggest danger.

Superman
2014-02-22, 15:21
Most of my Armor OCS class was sent to Nam and put in positions of authority and responsibility in Infantry companies. Most didn't last too long. The ones that didn't get killed got mangled up so bad they were replaced, hopefully by Infantry officers. I doubt the VC were their biggest danger.

I respect Armor officers but they should command armor units. As you know soldiering is a trade...like being an electrician or plumber. You don't higher an electrician to fix a leak in your plumbing. There were lessons hard learned in Vietnam that were special to your trade. Command structures were a bit fluid in Vietnam and it wasn't uncommon to have a company taken from one battalion and added to another. In Attleboro the armor office stripped three battalions down to only their headquarters group and gave all the companies to one unit. In this case a Capt. named Melloy (I think) Melloy was a company CO that wound up commanding 12 companies of infantry against an excellent VC unit. It was such a cluster fuck that nobody could call anything in because they had no idea where the friendlies were. Melloy couldn't have command and control of all those units. It was a nightmare for the 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds). Gen DePuy (CO of the 1st ID) flew in and found Melloy. He immediately assumed command of the entire operation. He had the XO gather every available 1st ID unit and man and maneuvered aggressively to save the Wolfhounds. When we got the 196th and 25th Div units out they reorganized and went right back after the VC 271st. The VC didn't know whether to shit or go blind. They had been the aggressors and were caught off guard when we came right back at them bigger and better. There were targets of opportunity all over the place. The VC body count was way understated. I was an FNG and it was like one huge three ring circus. It wasn't the first time I'd been under fire but it was the first big operation I'd been in. I stayed so close to the captain's ass that I was assigned to he ran out of tp trying to get me off his ass.

john pickett
2014-02-24, 18:44
" he keeps flipflopping "
Hey, who are you calling a politician?

Superman
2014-02-24, 18:53
Most of my Armor OCS class was sent to Nam and put in positions of authority and responsibility in Infantry companies. Most didn't last too long. The ones that didn't get killed got mangled up so bad they were replaced, hopefully by Infantry officers. I doubt the VC were their biggest danger.

Actually....armor had the highest casualty rate % of all the MOS's. The 25th Inf Div. had the highest major unit casualties. If you were in armor in the 25th Div you were fairly fucked.