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Posts Made By: Martin Collins

March 7, 2008 09:57 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Is it me?

Posted By Martin Collins

Is it me or does this look fishy?
http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=552204
Also look at ratings received
Marty

April 25, 2008 09:57 AM Forum: LUNATICS

Sorry,Had to do this

Posted By Martin Collins

Sorry about goofing up your threads but I had to do this
grin
Marty

January 4, 2009 11:21 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Goodbye 2008 - a different perspective

Posted By Martin Collins

Goodbye 2008 - A different perspective,really like the part about our gov
http://www.unclejayexplains.com/media/UJ%2012-22-08.wmv
Happy holidays everyone grin
Marty

January 5, 2009 11:55 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

2009 telescope ranking

Posted By Martin Collins

Here is the 2009 telescope ranking by Mr. Yoshida
http://cz-telesco.bbs.coocan.jp/?m=listthread&t_id=473
You will have to translate the page to english
Interesting the way some scopes ranked
Marty

May 3, 2009 10:58 PM Forum: Bad to the Bone Autos

That time of the year again

Posted By Martin Collins

Well thankfully the warm weather has come back,
too bad the potholes the size of small craters
have appeared also.It makes my rigid frame hard as
hell to handle sometimes.Any one else with bikes?
Mine is a 1976 Big Twin frame with a 2002 sportster
FX motor,sweet running.
It does turn heads
smile grin 8O
Marty

December 7, 2009 02:35 AM Forum: SCI-FI

2012

Posted By Martin Collins

Just saw the movie,pretty good,seems at least some of it was researched
OK,here is some questions.
(1) If baktun 13 is ending and a great cataclysm is predicted,what happened when baktun 12 ended? anything?
can't find anything
(2) Can neutrinos mutate the way they say in the movie?
Hope this does not start some BS rant
Marty

January 26, 2010 12:56 AM Forum: Prayer Line

Goodbye my friend

Posted By Martin Collins

Just found out a very good friend (Joe Mini)and someone who I would bring his family over to observe with, passed away unexpectedly because of a torn aorta,passed away before they could do surgery.He was same age as me and also worked in the construction field.
Goodbye my friend and I firmly believe I will see you again
He leaves behind his wife (Barb),a 14 yr. old son (Anthony) and a 11 yr old daughter (Melanie)
You guys are in my heart,thoughts and prayers
May God bless you Joe
Marty

January 31, 2010 04:47 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Recommendations please

Posted By Martin Collins

I have kind of a nice microscope that I bought for my boys - university level.Trouble is that it keeps blowing fuses and bulbs and want to get it repaired but really don't want to ship it out.I live in the Chicago area so I am sure there are places that I can take it to,just don't know where?
Can someone help please and make a recommendation?
Thanks
Marty

February 11, 2010 05:46 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

New smoker tax

Posted By Martin Collins

I am sick and tired of you morons trying too tax the tobacco industry to death!!!
Yes I smoke and it was started when the government allowed all these ads EVERYWHERE!!!
What the hell are you going to do when there is no more smokers left but your financial woes keep rising!!
SHOW some damn fiscal responsibility and wise UP!!!!
Maybe if we got the lawyers out of the loop our woes would be lessened as I think the attorneys are making a mockery of the consitution,I feel all they care about is either monetary gains or making a name for themselves.
This is not what our forefathers envisioned!!!
Obesity in America is rising at an alarming rate and will continue to do so unless we do something about THAT!!! Health concerns about that are also on the rise!!
How about we tax every american overweight for every pound they are!!!
Hell,I think we could be in the plus column in a couple of years if we did that!!!
My 2 cents
Marty

February 13, 2010 11:23 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

Re: Possible Fraud

Posted By Martin Collins

First off,Contact Paypal and dispute the transaction,hopefully you paid with a CC which will help in the dispute.Second,contact the administrator of this site and report it.
Sometimes people will not look at their emails for a while so it might be that.
If you got the persons name and contact information it might be wise to go to your local police station and report it.
Had a similar situation a long time ago and did the above and eventually got my money back
Marty