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(MSN)   The Cannonball Run made a stop in Houston after the Civil War   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Houston, Confederate States of America, Construction, Texas, United States, Downtown Houston, Confederate States Army, Civil war  
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2021-06-19 8:44:03 PM  
Those chickenshiat traitors dumped their ammo when they heard the Americans were coming
2021-06-19 9:16:30 PM  
We have a similar site here in Columbia - only it was the Federals who were responsible, and it was a hell of a lot more than a couple of cannonballs.
2021-06-19 9:59:48 PM  
Remember Dubya's looking for the missing WMD's in the oval office?  They found some nerve gas in Fort Detrick (Maryland).  As far as where it is, during Dubya's (many) trips to Camp David, about 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way he would more or less fly over that area.  Or about an hour's drive from the Whitehouse (with minimal traffic.  Don't even think of it on a Friday afternoon).

Nerve gas is weird for Fort Detrick.  Fort Detrick is for anthrax and other weaponized diseases (it is the "other" level IV lab in the US.  The CDC is for civilian use, Fr. Detrick is for military).  Aberdeen proving grounds (on the other side of Baltimore) is where we expect to find chemical weapons.  It has a nasty history, and I've heard scary tales of someone seeing a E-9 (a Navy dude just visiting) and about facing and quickly leaving with whatever materials he was carrying.  Said E-9 assumed that was standard procedure, but was certainly  worried that anyone would walk in with said "stuff".
2021-06-20 12:34:26 AM  
 Imma totally jack this thread. Motorcyclists have their own version of Cannonball Run, called the Iron Butt. It's not based on speed, but endurance and time limitations. You're required to provide evidence, such as fuel receipts and photos, to prove you actually ran the route. And in the end you don't really win anything but schwag, including a plate bracket reading, "Iron Butt, toughest riders in the world."

I rode it cross-country when I was 29 or 30, in fine shape, and it damn near killed me.
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