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So I'm listening to the local morning radio program and the obituaries comes on, right after the arrest report (obviously small town radio). An obituary of some woman I don't know says she was an employee of Area51, Las Vegas NV!

I have know people who worked at classified locations but they didn't talk about it...

Here's a link to the obituary.

https://www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com/obituaries/Carol-Doss-Cordell/#!/Obituary

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  There was a US Army base within an hour of me years ago that is no longer active as such.  They would neither confirm nor deny having nuclear weapons on site.  It was routine to keep the perimeter swept of civilians when air traffic was coming in.  This included life long residents such as farmers who were pushed from fields while certain operations were going on.  Never heard of any complaints or lawsuits about it so maybe Uncle Sam paid such people for being inconvenienced?  General perimeter deployment was to keep the guard to either side of a guard position in visible sight at all times.  The east fence was very close to a state highway and the remoteness back in those days invite travelers to pull off of the road to urinate among other things.  This would draw a jeep and a few soldiers within a few minutes at the latest.  Often these travelers would become the "guest" of the base for 24 hours for a security check.  My mother knew a civilian who worked there as a machinist.  There were very strict rules as far as going to room to room and building to building.  Painted lines were put down as boundaries to be followed without question.  One day he decided to cut a few steps off of a hard 90 degree turn and was promptly taken to a security area complete with dark room and bright lights.  Did not matter that he worked there over 25 years.  After several hours he was allowed to call his wife to let her know that he would not be home for dinner or to sleep that night.  That he would have to remain under custody but would be released once 24 hours since his detainment had elapsed.  He was mad at himself as this had happened once before and knew what was coming if he repeated.  Once this detainment was complete he resumed his normal routine on the base.  

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My condolences, As for Area 51 I’m real glad our government has a place like that and I hope there are things going on there that will someday amaze us all. 
 

Now, regarding a radio station that Announces obituaries , man you got to find another station 

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1 hour ago, lorenzo said:

Now, regarding a radio station that Announces obituaries , man you got to find another station 

Years ago when l was hauling crude oil, l would listen to a local AM station early in the morning. They had the "normal" news, sports and weather, then after that they had a short buy, sell or trade segment, the the lunch menu for the local schools. Then right after the lunch menu, they had local obituaries. l always thought that was morbidly humorous. Sort of like "Ok kiddies, here's what for lunch.....then who died." 

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Area 51 is just a front for other secret underground bases we have the the US.  That’s what I have been told or read anyway?

Also, our local radio station has a funeral announcement segment every morning. Never thought it was unusual or weird.  Lot of times it’s the first I hear of someone dying that I knew of plus it is nice to know what time and where the funeral is.

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 My bad,  I’m out of touch with AM radio. I think it’s been over forty years since I had a radio tuned into an AM station . Dad had a radio on the fender of the 560 and I remember being able to get Station  59 WOW , pretty sure that was the last time I had an AM station on. 
 

Back in the days of spending all day in the field, no shirt, no ear protection , radio as loud as it would go, tractor throttle WFO, stand up sideways and pee on the tire, covered in dirt by 10AM , oh ya , sigh. 

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I still listen to AM radio. A station I listen to has all the Ranger base ball games just like when I was a kid 70 years ago. 

They are far enough away that they are outside the radio blackout for local games and being at 1500 KHZ I can still get the signal. I can not receive their FM signal, because the distance is too far.  They are in Dennison TX  up on the OK border.

 

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18 minutes ago, lorenzo said:

 My bad,  I’m out of touch with AM radio. I think it’s been over forty years since I had a radio tuned into an AM station . Dad had a radio on the fender of the 560 and I remember being able to get Station  59 WOW , pretty sure that was the last time I had an AM station on. 
 

Back in the days of spending all day in the field, no shirt, no ear protection , radio as loud as it would go, tractor throttle WFO, stand up sideways and pee on the tire, covered in dirt by 10AM , oh ya , sigh. 

Since I got satellite radio I only listen to AM maybe an hour in the morning just for local news and stuff.  

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50 minutes ago, oleman said:

A station I listen to has all the Ranger base ball games

Many years ago before things got so messed up by politics, l used to listen to all the Ranger Games. The day games were on KFYO 790 but they powered down at dark so l would have switch to WBAP 820 for night games. That was back in the good 'ol days when Nolan Ryan was pitching and Pudge Rodriguez was catcher. And Julio franco, Juan Gonzales and Rafael Palmeiro played.

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Howie Carr, A  Boston based  DJ has a “ death pool”, it’s for recently deceased famous people. When one dies people call in to pick the next one…

Area 51- skunk works- I just watched something about the Blackbird spy plane, one the pilots who had flown it was talking about having to wear special googles when walking/ being escorted between buildings. The only thing you could see was the ground in front of your feet…I would say that’s a level of security above top secret, or confidential ? 

 

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WAR STORY!

My younger brother who was a USN Seabee in Nam.  in 1969 was attached to a non-existent Air Base (military) base in Thailand. As a junior enlisted man he had to stand integrated watches (guard duty) with the Marines. He was assigned to guard a plane stored under a cover in a bunker in the side of a Seabee constructed hill.  In the middle of the night, he said he got curious and decided to look at what he was guarding.  Later he identified it as  an SR71 assigned to recon over the war zone.  Since the plane was secret he only told me about it many years later and he sure as heck never discussed viewing the secrets with other members of his team.   If I remember correctly it was years before the 71 existed.  He 2019, he spent some  time visiting and I showed him Google Earth, He went to the airbase sight and showed  me the runway and support buildings he had helped  to construct  in 69.  He also help construct the American base on Diego Garcia.  Busy time for the Seabees.

 

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12 minutes ago, oleman said:

WAR STORY!

My younger brother who was a USN Seabee in Nam.  in 1969 was attached to a non-existent Air Base (military) base in Thailand. As a junior enlisted man he had to stand integrated watches (guard duty) with the Marines. He was assigned to guard a plane stored under a cover in a bunker in the side of a Seabee constructed hill.  In the middle of the night, he said he got curious and decided to look at what he was guarding.  Later he identified it as  an SR71 assigned to recon over the war zone.  Since the plane was secret he only told me about it many years later and he sure as heck never discussed viewing the secrets with other members of his team.   If I remember correctly it was years before the 71 existed.  He 2019, he spent some  time visiting and I showed him Google Earth, He went to the airbase sight and showed  me the runway and support buildings he had helped  to construct  in 69.  He also help construct the American base on Diego Garcia.  Busy time for the Seabees.

 

The A12 and SR-71 were in service during the Vietnam war.  People forget they were 1980s tech developed in the late 50s early 60s.  

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1 hour ago, oleman said:

WAR STORY!

My younger brother who was a USN Seabee in Nam.  in 1969 was attached to a non-existent Air Base (military) base in Thailand. As a junior enlisted man he had to stand integrated watches (guard duty) with the Marines. He was assigned to guard a plane stored under a cover in a bunker in the side of a Seabee constructed hill.  In the middle of the night, he said he got curious and decided to look at what he was guarding.  Later he identified it as  an SR71 assigned to recon over the war zone.  Since the plane was secret he only told me about it many years later and he sure as heck never discussed viewing the secrets with other members of his team.   If I remember correctly it was years before the 71 existed.  He 2019, he spent some  time visiting and I showed him Google Earth, He went to the airbase sight and showed  me the runway and support buildings he had helped  to construct  in 69.  He also help construct the American base on Diego Garcia.  Busy time for the Seabees.

 

I was on Diego Garcia in 72&73  NMCB62. 

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Brother had a welding fab business, and shipped stuff all over. Got a call back in the nineties asking if I could help him load out some large compressor skids he built. Got to the shop and this really nice, decked out Peterbuilt was waiting. Got him all loaded and I asked if I could look the truck over, nice guy said sure and we did a walk around.  Looking around I noticed a computer screen mounted and asked about it. Driver said he was a government certified hauler and was gps tracked, and got instructions through the computer. 
 

Driver told me of some wild stuff he went through, like stopping at army base gate while they took his truck loaded it told him the route with 15 minute check points.

The one that he told that was kind of scary was a load that he picked up (didn’t know what it was) in Texas. Had to be transported to CA. He was given the route with 1 hour check in and planed stopping points all the while being tracked by gps. Somewhere along the route blew a tire on the trailer, pulled off the road and by the time he was fully stopped, got a message on the computer stating not to get out of the truck. About a minute latter 2 F16’s buzzed the truck about 50 feet off the deck, and started circling. Within 20 minutes a crew showed and changed the tire and sent him on his way. Never knew what he was hauling, and he said he was glad he didn’t.

There sure is some crazy stuff that happens when the stuff that doesn’t exist really does
 


 

 

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This secret government crap cracks me up.  Just who is trustworthy? Just who is vetted enough to not worry?  More and more its just a money and connection thing as some of this high military brass and politicians seems just as flaky as the the.rest

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I was always told tales about a guy who had a trucking company west of me..........every year they would get acouple new Ravens dump trailers but he didn't buy them, would head down into coal country in the Cumberland valley, dropped them to be loaded with something for the government, it would go west and be handed off somewhere between the Mississippi and the rockies.............Dump trailers were never seen again.  Of-course I called BS to the whole thing for a long time, then one day acouple of former farm owners who knew the guy well were at the coffee shop for breakfast, some how the guys name came up and not long after the new dump trailers came up.......................I about spit my hot tea out and said BS.............They said no, we know for a fact because he got them in June, and didn't leave with them until the end of July, so we would borrow them to haul our wheat:lol:  He said they weren't his, but we could use them............Just don't get into a accident:rolleyes:   Hard to say what goes on out there..................

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I have bought Surplus from Area 51 (Not called that on the Surplus Site) and have been all over Area 51 to pick up items.  They have 1000s of items at their disposal and use.  The government buys the Area 51 Contractors anything they want or need.  Use it once or twice and it is Surplus.  It is HOT as hellllllllllll there in the Summer and COLD as the Arctic in the Winter.  

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