Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Hats off to SEAL Team 6

I was kind of negative yesterday about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  Well, that's because I figure that terrorist groups are not just going to go away because a leader, possibly their most important leader, has been killed.  Someone new will take over & we'll have some new terror threat.  Still, you've got to give those folks in SEAL Team 6 credit.  They did a hellova job!

To go into that compound showed a lot of guts.  To lose a helicopter wouldn't be much fun!  To take the compound killing anyone who stood in your way is mind-boggling.  To do it all without a causality is fabulous.  Team 6 is getting all the glory today and rightly so but I have to applaud all the men and women in our military.  They are doing a fantastic job.  I'm just looking forward to lots and lots of them coming home in one piece pretty soon here.

Late last month we had a military training mission here in the valley.  There was a lot more air traffic than usual but I didn't personally see anything else.  The reason for being here was that this area supposedly looks like Afghanistan.  Hmmmm.  Not sure if we've been insulted or what.  I do know that if the idiots on the town board start looking for an advertising slogan I'm NOT going to submit "It's like Afghanistan but without the poppies!" 

We do have a certain number of people who really want their privacy.  Nothing like Bin Laden's compound but we just don't have that kind of money!  People will have a stand of bamboo that is 10 feet deep around their property.  Of course bamboo does grow pretty tall so you really can't see into their little area.  Then there are the ones who built their homes before there was any regulation.  People do some amazing stuff when left on their own.  There is one that has what looks like a swamp cooler up in a tower.  Another guy has ringed his entire property with old trucks and buses.  They aren't for sale, he's got a sign saying that, and it looks like a truck graveyard but I think the real use is to keep people from prying.  I don't know about you but I just don't want to live in a wrecking yard! 

There is one house that has a pretty impressive wooded fence completely around the back half of the property.  The front yard is all parking lot.  They are 'swingers' and get a bunch out of Las Vegas to visit and 'play' on a regular basis.  Here in Southern Nevada it's all good.  Sure makes me want to buy stock in a condom company!

Have a good one!


JoeinVegas said...

What's planned for your compound? (and how do you know about the swingers?)

Don said...

LOL, no compound for us; couldn't afford it; don't need it; etc.

As for the swingers: http://www.jjwesternswing.com/

No personal knowledge but if you put it out on the web even I can find it. You can see the house & fence from the road when you drive over to Death Valley, you just have to be looking for it.