Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Army AAI Rifle

Good For Our US Troops
NewHere’s picture of a new rifle that is supposed to be a “game changer”. It’s being deployed in Afghanistan to help in the war on terror.

bulletIt has a range of 2,300 feet and shoots smart bullets that have the force of a hand grenade. You can shoot it in a window and have it explode 1 meter inside the window. The bullets look like this second picture, but have tremendous force and cost less than $16 to produce, much cheaper than a missile. Read here for more info:

Last Weekend 
Last Friday night we had visitors. Mandy and Alex came for a skiing trip to NC. They stayed with us over the weekend. Sylvia came with them, and a couple of Mandy’s friends (Lori and Janice) joined them at our house. We had a great time. We were having 60 degree days but they were still making snow at Sugar and Beech Mountains. Janice has a blog, and thought it was interesting what she wrote on Monday about Grandmother and Granddaddy:

Good Ol Southern Living

I hope you check it out.

Knee Update 
I’ll tell you without hesitating my total knee replacement (left knee) was a 100% success. I have now officially completed physical therapy, having reached full range of motion and 100% strength. I’m happy, but I wish the other knee was already replaced. Today I go back to my knee surgeon. I suspect he will release me, but we will talk about my right knee. I would like to get it done in October.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Pray for the world leaders
and for our troops that are in harms way.

When seconds count,
the cops are just minutes away.


Quote of the Day
Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap,
baits it, then steps in it.
~John Steinbeck
Joke of the Day

A married couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age.

The husband responded "When we were first married we came to an agreement. I would make all the major decisions and my wife would make all the minor decisions. And in 60 years of marriage we have never needed to make a major decision."

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1 comment:

John White said...

Congratulations, Jim, on graduation from knee therapy, knee #1 that is. I know you are happy to have that accomplished. Great job.