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The cure for Oxyanas is a economic growth

There are 61 comments on the Charleston Daily Mail story from May 13, 2013, titled The cure for Oxyanas is a economic growth. In it, Charleston Daily Mail reports that:

The film "Oxyana" takes a look at the drug problems facing the community of Oceana in Wyoming County.

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Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#41 May 30, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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I have to say that of all of the places I've traveled in Asia, S. Korea was probably my favorite. We were in a province called Chungnam (not even sure of the name of the city). Stayed in a nice hotel with decent food for a month. I remember when we were leaving, the people that hired us were perplexed that our bar bill was higher than our food and room bill...LOL. Those were some good times.
South Korea is also where I learned to drink gin. I had been drinking Vodka and tonic but some little Korean bartended kept insisting that I wanted gin and tonic. I got tired of arguing with her and said, Okay, gin and tonic. I've loved it ever since.
I probably would have also liked Thailand, but on the day I landed there, there was some kind of revolution going on. They wouldn't let us off the plane. We refueled and went back to South China. The next day I flew out to Hawaii and spent four days there recuperating from a two month stay in China. My boss at the time would not let us come directly home until we had time to "decompress" and Hawaii was our favorite decompression spot.
I lived on the hill (Aiea heights)beside the Napauanini Park. You could see the USS Arizona Memorial from my living room window. Could also view Bellows AFS in the distance. When they filmed Tora, Tora, Tora the airplanes flew below my bedroom windows down the valley and turned toward Pearl Harbor.(1969).

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#42 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>I lived on the hill (Aiea heights)beside the Napauanini Park. You could see the USS Arizona Memorial from my living room window. Could also view Bellows AFS in the distance. When they filmed Tora, Tora, Tora the airplanes flew below my bedroom windows down the valley and turned toward Pearl Harbor.(1969).
How long did you live there and why did you leave?

We just stayed at a hotel by the beach. Usually by the time we got there after a long stay in China, all I ever wanted to do was eat good food, look at beautiful women who weren't Asian, sleep, and swim in the ocean. I did go to the USS Arizona memorial, but that was the only "touristy" thing I did there.
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#43 May 31, 2013
I was there from Aug 68 until Aug 70. Moved on to another flying job in the Maryland/DC area.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#44 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
I was there from Aug 68 until Aug 70. Moved on to another flying job in the Maryland/DC area.
I was still living in WV in 68 and going to Kimball Jr. High School. By 70, I was in Michigan living in a frozen snowy hell.
Yep

Pineville, WV

#45 May 31, 2013
Yep wrote:
I know this based on my past experience being on SSI.
You are one of the young healthy lazy ass SSI recipient's aren't you??LOL.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#46 May 31, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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How long did you live there and why did you leave?
We just stayed at a hotel by the beach. Usually by the time we got there after a long stay in China, all I ever wanted to do was eat good food, look at beautiful women who weren't Asian, sleep, and swim in the ocean. I did go to the USS Arizona memorial, but that was the only "touristy" thing I did there.
We were moored merely hundreds of feet from the memorial, Pearl Harbor is extrtemly beautiful, at least it was in the 1980's. Been there 4 times. Central Honolulu itself is not pretty at all, like other major US cities, but Oahu is like paradise outsdide the urban fringes.

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Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#47 May 31, 2013
Weepy wrote:
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We were moored merely hundreds of feet from the memorial, Pearl Harbor is extrtemly beautiful, at least it was in the 1980's. Been there 4 times. Central Honolulu itself is not pretty at all, like other major US cities, but Oahu is like paradise outsdide the urban fringes.
Yeah, we went downtown one time. I don't know why, but I always thought it would be paradise everywhere. I was a little surprised at how crappy the downtown area was.
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#48 May 31, 2013
Weepy wrote:
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We were moored merely hundreds of feet from the memorial, Pearl Harbor is extrtemly beautiful, at least it was in the 1980's. Been there 4 times. Central Honolulu itself is not pretty at all, like other major US cities, but Oahu is like paradise outsdide the urban fringes.
Did you stay at Ft. Derussey Lodge?
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#49 May 31, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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I was still living in WV in 68 and going to Kimball Jr. High School. By 70, I was in Michigan living in a frozen snowy hell.
I guess you know where Carswell Hollow is then? They have fixed the Old Memorial up in Kimball and Kimball is no longer a speed trap. A few yrs. ago after the flood the school wasn't flying the American Flag. I passed thru a few times and it still wasn't up so I called the school and complained and notified them if the flag wasn't up the next time I came thru I was going to call Robert Byrd. The next time I came thru it was up.

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Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#50 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you know where Carswell Hollow is then? They have fixed the Old Memorial up in Kimball and Kimball is no longer a speed trap. A few yrs. ago after the flood the school wasn't flying the American Flag. I passed thru a few times and it still wasn't up so I called the school and complained and notified them if the flag wasn't up the next time I came thru I was going to call Robert Byrd. The next time I came thru it was up.
I do know where Carswell Hollow is. I had a friend who lived there and my girlfriend lived in Vivien.

One time I was in the county (sometime in the early 70's), we got stopped for running a red light in Keystone. Naturally, we didn't run the red light but they saw Michigan tags on the car and just thought they'd give us a ticket. Masel Perdue was still the mayor then and we knew him quite well so we went to his gas station, he looked at the ticket and tore it up and then chewed out the cop for giving us the ticket....LOL. At one time my grandfather was the mayor of Keystone.
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#51 May 31, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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I do know where Carswell Hollow is. I had a friend who lived there and my girlfriend lived in Vivien.
One time I was in the county (sometime in the early 70's), we got stopped for running a red light in Keystone. Naturally, we didn't run the red light but they saw Michigan tags on the car and just thought they'd give us a ticket. Masel Perdue was still the mayor then and we knew him quite well so we went to his gas station, he looked at the ticket and tore it up and then chewed out the cop for giving us the ticket....LOL. At one time my grandfather was the mayor of Keystone.
I got stopped in Keystone for passing on a double line. There was no double line. As matter of fact there was no line at all. My dad had been hurt in a cave in at Consols mine and I was on my way to the BLFD hospital. The arresting officer held a shot gun on me while he checked my lic. and registration. I was in military uniform. On the way back thru on Sunday afternoon I also stopped at the service station to see the Mayor. He tore the ticket up and said there hadn't been a line there since the officer was a kid. I was home on leave from Vietnam. I was less than happy about the shotgun and thought about taking it away from the officer. That would have really caused problems. I was pretty use to having guns pointed at me back then. I was pretty young and cocky back then.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#52 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>Did you stay at Ft. Derussey Lodge?
Nope, I had a ship to live on.

Enjoyed reading your experiences there and sounds very truthful Earl, we can fight later, talk to us when you are tripping out in Alaska.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#53 May 31, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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Yeah, we went downtown one time. I don't know why, but I always thought it would be paradise everywhere. I was a little surprised at how crappy the downtown area was.
I wasnt, I watched Hawaii Five-O as a kid and understood it is a crime ridden town.
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#54 May 31, 2013
Weepy wrote:
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Nope, I had a ship to live on.
Enjoyed reading your experiences there and sounds very truthful Earl, we can fight later, talk to us when you are tripping out in Alaska.
You do know I'm going on my scooter don't you? There are five others going on scooters too. Worried about flooding. I saw on the net today where the border crossing was closed at Emerson, ND due to flooding. We may have to head west at Grand Forks on Rt. 2 and head North out of Minot toward Saskatoon. We are looking at about 33 days of riding and probably 40 days before we get back home. Out of Seattle we plan on going down I-5 to Portland Oregon and then up the Columbia River on the Washington side to the tri-city area (Pasco, Kennewick,Richland) Washington. From Pasco the plans are to go thru Orfino Idaho on Rt 12 across LoLo Pass into Missoula, Montana and work our way home from there. A couple of the riders will leave us early. They have to be home by 4 July. My travelling companions are from NC, Fl, Ohio and Virginia. This trip has been in the planning for 3 yrs. I think this will be a good adventure for all of us.The oldest of our travelers is 77 and the youngest 65.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#55 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>You do know I'm going on my scooter don't you? There are five others going on scooters too. Worried about flooding. I saw on the net today where the border crossing was closed at Emerson, ND due to flooding. We may have to head west at Grand Forks on Rt. 2 and head North out of Minot toward Saskatoon. We are looking at about 33 days of riding and probably 40 days before we get back home. Out of Seattle we plan on going down I-5 to Portland Oregon and then up the Columbia River on the Washington side to the tri-city area (Pasco, Kennewick,Richland) Washington. From Pasco the plans are to go thru Orfino Idaho on Rt 12 across LoLo Pass into Missoula, Montana and work our way home from there. A couple of the riders will leave us early. They have to be home by 4 July. My travelling companions are from NC, Fl, Ohio and Virginia. This trip has been in the planning for 3 yrs. I think this will be a good adventure for all of us.The oldest of our travelers is 77 and the youngest 65.
Oh I did watch Tora Tora Tora, great movie about the events of Dec 7, 1941. Saw it about 6 years ago, I was just 3 years old when it originally came out.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#56 May 31, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>You do know I'm going on my scooter don't you? There are five others going on scooters too. Worried about flooding. I saw on the net today where the border crossing was closed at Emerson, ND due to flooding. We may have to head west at Grand Forks on Rt. 2 and head North out of Minot toward Saskatoon. We are looking at about 33 days of riding and probably 40 days before we get back home. Out of Seattle we plan on going down I-5 to Portland Oregon and then up the Columbia River on the Washington side to the tri-city area (Pasco, Kennewick,Richland) Washington. From Pasco the plans are to go thru Orfino Idaho on Rt 12 across LoLo Pass into Missoula, Montana and work our way home from there. A couple of the riders will leave us early. They have to be home by 4 July. My travelling companions are from NC, Fl, Ohio and Virginia. This trip has been in the planning for 3 yrs. I think this will be a good adventure for all of us.The oldest of our travelers is 77 and the youngest 65.
Dont be afraid to tell us your adventure while you are on the road, we aint afraid to listen and your ISP will prove you were there. I checked your road map and is accurate.
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#57 Jun 1, 2013
We are going to go by ferry from Haines to Juneau and out of Juneau on a ferry to Prince Rupert which is about 1/2 way down the West Coast. Cost of ferry from Haines $87.00 to Juneau and cost of ferry from Juneau to P Rupert $208.00.

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Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#58 Jun 1, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>I got stopped in Keystone for passing on a double line. There was no double line. As matter of fact there was no line at all. My dad had been hurt in a cave in at Consols mine and I was on my way to the BLFD hospital. The arresting officer held a shot gun on me while he checked my lic. and registration. I was in military uniform. On the way back thru on Sunday afternoon I also stopped at the service station to see the Mayor. He tore the ticket up and said there hadn't been a line there since the officer was a kid. I was home on leave from Vietnam. I was less than happy about the shotgun and thought about taking it away from the officer. That would have really caused problems. I was pretty use to having guns pointed at me back then. I was pretty young and cocky back then.
Was it a black cop? The guy that stopped us seemed like he was drunk.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#59 Jun 1, 2013
Earl wrote:
<quoted text>You do know I'm going on my scooter don't you? There are five others going on scooters too. Worried about flooding. I saw on the net today where the border crossing was closed at Emerson, ND due to flooding. We may have to head west at Grand Forks on Rt. 2 and head North out of Minot toward Saskatoon. We are looking at about 33 days of riding and probably 40 days before we get back home. Out of Seattle we plan on going down I-5 to Portland Oregon and then up the Columbia River on the Washington side to the tri-city area (Pasco, Kennewick,Richland) Washington. From Pasco the plans are to go thru Orfino Idaho on Rt 12 across LoLo Pass into Missoula, Montana and work our way home from there. A couple of the riders will leave us early. They have to be home by 4 July. My travelling companions are from NC, Fl, Ohio and Virginia. This trip has been in the planning for 3 yrs. I think this will be a good adventure for all of us.The oldest of our travelers is 77 and the youngest 65.
Better put pontoons on that scooter, Earl.

;)
Billy

Charlottesville, VA

#60 Jul 2, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
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Was it a black cop? The guy that stopped us seemed like he was drunk.
Yes.

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