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    Added: Jan-25-2014 By: john1054

    Welcome to my channel! I keep a sort of journal here of items important to myself and other members of Liveleak.

    I'll be Scarce

    Entry Added: 4 days ago By: john1054

    I am teaching both archery and shooting sports at a kids' camp this week and will not be on line very much. Cheers.

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    Remembering the Fallen in Chattanooga

    Entry Added: 8 days ago By: john1054

    Around the corner from me.



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    Stone Mountain

    Entry Added: Jul-21-2015 By: john1054

    I was skirting around northwestern Atlanta yesterday while taking my kids to summer camp and stopped by Stone Mountain for the first time in over three decades. Sorry James T. Kirk, I thought about stopping by but wanted to get home before midnight.



    Stone Mountain is a giant chunk of granite sticking out of the Georgia countryside that features the largest-bass relief sculpture in the world: a carving of Confederate notables Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. It is a major tourist attraction for people visiting Atlanta. It is also a Mecca for Civil War buffs and descendants of Confederate veterans.

    Anybody want to guess what one item, popular only a month ago, was nowhere to be seen?

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    • Merry Christmas fellow Hillbilly.

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    • Welcome to liveleak hillbilly. I've been in your nick of the woods. Ive been all over studying battlefields of the Civil War. I'm retired Army and majored in US Military History. Very nice area around Shiloh. Wife and I rode on the bike there taking back roads from here in Chattanooga. We have very nice Battlefield Parks here in Chattanooga and neighboring Georgia.
      Take care.

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      • Thanks. I took some Boyscouts to Chickamauga once for a 20 mile battlefield hike. We did an easy pace and finished in about eight hours. Along the way I told the boys all about the fight there, the role of railroads in concentrating force, the fog of battle, the multiplying effect of the Spencer repeating rifle, and the way grape shot could ruin your whole day.

        At the end of the hike, I asked the boys what they had learned about the Civil War. One boy, nursing a blister, said "If you didn' More..

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      • Ha ha ha, Smart kid. He is absofreakinglutely correct.
        Were you here after the Museum was built?
        My favorite place of all the Battlefields is Point Park where the battle above the clouds was fought. Very very interesting history. Atop Lookout Mountain. You can see my property from there! ha ha
        Another place to go if in the Ga. area is Kennesaw, Ga. at the battlefield. It was the site of the last stand before Sherman went into Atlanta. I am a 33 year Army Vet, Command Sgt. Major and cannot imagi More..

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      • There are three museums I can think of in that area. One is the visitor center at Chickamauga with the interpretive show, exhibits, and a massive rifle collection. Another is the Park Service museum outside of Point Park. I remember they had a giant painting of the Battle of Lookout Mountain there. I also remember a place they called "Confederama" that had lights turning on and off on a giant terrain table illustrating the different engagements at the Seige of Chattanooga.

        Sometimes More..

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      • Oh yeah. The Confederama was privately owned for 30 years and was at the foot of the mountain and the people of Rock City bought it and moved it to the top of the mountain. IN the winter and fall after the leaves fall, you can see many other monuments all along the side of Lookout Mountain. Most of them are on private property, but you can see them from looking down from Point Park "lookout" platform. I, being from here and knowing many many people, have had the opportunity to visit ma More..

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    • Hey, cheers back at ya John. :)

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    • Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Aloha.

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    • Sugars!?!?! We've eaten there too. Cool!
      Were the goats out in the yard?
      If there weren't any goats out there. You weren't eating pork or beef. ha ha ha.
      I'm serious about the goats being in the yard though.

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    • Thanks John, and back at you. Holidays cheers to you and yours. :))

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    • Thanks for visiting my page and for the comment.
      I actually live in the state below yours, ga.

      Victor Borge was one of the best comedians of all time in my books. I still love to watch him perform. Thanks for the clip.

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    • Wishing you and yours, a very merry and safe Christmas
      thanks for the kind words and comments.

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    • Have a wonderous Christmas holiday John.

      Peace be with you and your family.

      And Cheers to the New Year!

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    • So we got ourselves a comedian here I see.

      That, and someone who makes some very well pointed comments.

      Welcome.

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    • Thanks for the page visit & comment brother. Ooh Rah!

      Welcome to LL.

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    • Merry Christmas, John! Look forward to bumping heads with you in the new year. Cheers!

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    • Welcome to the show fellow Tennessean. Aloha.

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    • Have a merry Christmas John

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    • Just wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a happy New year. Cheers.

      Posted Dec-19-2010 By 

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    • Good comments, John! Subscribed :)

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    • thanks for the Christmas greetings John, the same for you too man - Merry Christmas!

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    • Just stopping by to say hi.

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    • Just swingin' by to say hi Mr. John.

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      • @Thickhanger

        Thanks. That "abortion or murder" clip you posted this morning was a stomach churner. It was also the sort of thing that Liveleak exists for. Thanks for putting it up there.

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    • an interesting talk about the Fourth Amendment J - always enjoy your monologues they're both erudite and succinct in equal measure. great stuff.

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    • I enjoy much of what you have to say on LL, John.

      Cheers

      Rick

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    • Happy new year John :)

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    • Merry Xmas mate! Have a good 'un

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