Yes, but what about elastic shock cords?
> What is Right ion America, A great deal is good in America jut don't
> always listien to the media.
> For 12 eyars I am glad to say I served as a submariner and nuclear
> reactor operator. I left my family for 3 months at a time to live
> deep in th ocean. I then thought nucelar physics and Engineering at
> Idaho Navy Nuclear trraining center. The new equipment that ran the
> controls at my plant I teseted and they now run on several of the US
> Aircraft Carriers. A pair of those plants equal one commnercial
> station. Westhouse house was so impressed they offered me a role as
> engineer as well.
> And I've traveled the world and got outside the USA. Here is a
> somethings to be pround of., those 18 year old kids that go to sea
> every day of every year and all holidays. They train in schools that
> pack nearlt three years of work iin one year. and once they qualify,
> they are retested to rigid standards every year. and they serve
> pride and ask very little back.
> Years later I got to give a keynote address at University of
> school of Aerospace Engineeri. I taqlked about how model rocketry
> the Navy gave me a life rich and rewarding. And that the NAR and TRA
> aer commited to the edifcation in areospace for youth and students
> alike. And I talked about turning a passion into projects and
> I saw the sparkle in that criowd, in the eye of the professors and
> studnets. There where some 150 gathereed during the presentation.
> closed my address, I thought about my Dad, Harry Stine and Admiral
> Rickover. Because they all helped me get on that stage.
> when I finished, the crowd did a wonderful thing that I will always
> remember, They gave me a standing ovation. I was so taken up with it
> I drove home I got a tad emotional. My wife asked how the night
> Well I jsut did one of best things I will ever do.
> The moral is this. All of us can do great things if we will to do
> Press your imtersets and never retreat to a easier path that you
> nothing in return.
> Look at all we have gained since the 1960's folks. We have walked on
> the Moon, solved the riddle of the Big Bang and look at what we have
> done with satellites , GPS as a case and point. Sure like any
> we have a few bad apples. Even our leaders make errors don't they.
> we are making progress, that is part of being human.
> The Rocket Scientist wrote:
> > I am horrified by the recent incident in Lancaster County, PA.
> > also wonder how things could have gotten so bad. But are they
> > necessarily getting worse?
> > Folks, we've had four presidents assasinated, all prior to 1963.
> > also had eight unsuccessful assassination attempts, three of which
> > happened before 1933.
> > Does anybody remember the guy in the Texas tower?
> > I'm old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were all
> > taught to duck under our desks if the air raid warning sounded.
> > all realized that it would not really have been much protection
> > nuclear weapons.
> > Anybody remember fallout shelters? How about CONELRAD?
> > I also remember my mother bundling myself and my little sister and
> > dragging us in the middle of the winter to get innoculated with
> > new miracle medicine, Salk vaccine. Just about every family we
> > had at least one person touched by polio.
> > Both my mother and my father had siblings who died in childhood.
> > was not uncommon prior to the 1950's.
> > My home was quarantined when I came down with Scarlet Fever back
> > 1956. Do you know of any homes that have been quarantined lately?
> > Things are not getting worse. We have never had it better. We
> > an age where child mortality is not just part of everyday life,
> > rare and unacceptable event. We live in an age where cancer,
> > heart disease, and an ever-growing list of maladies are not an
> > automatic death sentance. And we live in an age where events like
> > tragedy in Lancaster County cannot get swept under the rug, but
> > exposed to the unwavering light of public scrutiny.
> > It is estimated that there are about 2 million people residing in
> > America illegally. If this is such a bad place, why do so many
> > risk imprisonment or worse to get here?
> > Bill Sullivan
> > Proud and grateful to be an American today and in the future.