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The Honey Queen from Galway An exercise in Symbolism There is a fine seductive reasoning, and it appears as a form of mental sickness. Like the effects of too much of the juice of the barley, it leads men to sit around, confidently bumping their gums. In this type of closed mutual admiration society, there goes on a lot of virtue flaunting and preening. Where goes Ireland today? With many so-called Republicans calling for 'open borders' and 'Globalism' and apparently enamored with that dusty old fool, Karl Marx...? Let's look at the busy, hardworking honey bee Queen, that tended all her life to her busy hive in County Galway. Through storms and winters, through cold and drought. Fighting off thieves and raiders, she and her workers & drones protected the hive. The...
Chapter 1-D    Radio buoys,  Bird radar,  Dirty tricks and Sculduggery 1)   Radio Buoys I have already mentioned radio buoys a few times. It is a common tool in the tuna industry. What you have got is basically a long aerial, maybe twelve to fifteen feet high. At the base is a round, circular body, with a diameter of...
On a low approach to the Hsieh Feng 707; TOO low Chapter 1-C   Foamers and  Breezers 1)   Foamers There are some sights in Nature, which are universally recognized as truly magnificent. Most members of the public are familiar with documentaries showing large salmon migrating up seemingly impossible mountain streams. Their...
Ch.1-B Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bigeye, Albacore, Bluefin, log fishing, purse seiners, longliners, good pilots and dead trees A gift from Mother Nature to Man; will Man prove himself worthy? If you remember from the Introduction, one hapless Irish neophyte tuna pilot on his 'first trip' leaned over the rail in puzzlement, asking: "Why is everybody so interested in a dead...
My home, my bird, my own personal airfield, with six feet clearance from my rotorblade tips E-BOOK AVAILABLE     FOLLOW THIS LINK For E-Book    SECTION 'A'       PART ONE      OVERVIEW "TUNA HELICOPTER FUNDAMENTALS" This section contains, in rapid sequence,...
E-BOOK AVAILABLE     FOLLOW THIS LINK For E-Book A nostalgic Photo: 'my old bird' - a Hughes 500 that never let me down The best things in life are wild and free                         "Moggy's Tuna Manual"...
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I'm real relieved that "Moggy's Tuna Manual" is finally published, and here is the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/588931 Unlike the other series, "Blip on the Radar" and...
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