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  • Dear Bony,
    I enjoy the Forum and feel I should contribute financially. However, I cannot find an address to send a check. I do not use Paypal or even have a credit card, for that matter. Where and to whom should I send/make out a check.
    Keep up the great work.
    FM 99
    Hi Bony,

    I am a FGT owner (#1463) and joined the forum shortly after buying it. For some reason I am listed as a spectator rather than an owner. Bould you please change this?

    Brad Hille
    Hi Bony, will you please remove my posting re GTX1 for sale, it has sold. Thanx for your help Bob C
    Do please read this to the VERY END.!!!!!!!!! It's TRULY amazing!!!!
    Happy New Year everybody... Malibu


    Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't
    famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy
    city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

    Capone had a lawyer nicknamed 'Easy Eddie.' He was Capone's lawyer for
    a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal
    maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

    To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the
    money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he
    and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all
    of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled
    an entire Chicago City block.

    Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little
    consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

    Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved
    dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a
    good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

    And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to
    teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man
    than he was.

    Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he
    couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good

    One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to
    rectify wrongs he had done.

    He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al
    'Scarface' Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some
    semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against
    The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

    Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a
    lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the
    greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever
    pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious
    medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

    The poem read:

    'The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell
    just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only
    time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time.
    For the clock may soon be still.'


    World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant
    Commander Butch O'Hare.

    He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in
    the South Pacific.

    One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was
    airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had
    forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

    He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.

    His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he
    dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

    As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned
    his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way
    toward the American fleet.

    The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but
    defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in
    time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching
    danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them
    from the fleet.

    Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the
    formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he
    charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another.
    Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many
    planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

    Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to
    clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as
    possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

    Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

    Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to
    the carrier.

    Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his
    return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the
    tale.. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his
    fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place
    on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's
    first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the
    Congressional Medal of Honor.

    A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His
    home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and
    today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of
    this great man.

    So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some
    thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his
    Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


    Butch O'Hare was 'Easy Eddie's' son.
    HI BONY. I was trying to post a for sale item of a set of calipers on the for sale section, but it says i am not authorized. any ideas? thanks. dave g

    I generated a thread this morning in the "Products for your GT" area and it disappeared.

    Is this something I am not authorized to do?

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