Why Can’t We Do This?

John Winter’s most recent update concerned a well produced video aimed at getting metal detecting legalized in Ireland. I wanted to share it here and then ask you, why can’t we come up with something similar?
 

 
Just my opinion but I think being able to present a professionally done video similar to this would go a long way toward promoting our pastime here in the states, especially when dealing with local governing bodies.

What about it manufacturers?  You have the money. Do you have the time?

To Liam Nolan and all the tekkies in Ireland, best of luck and please tell us how we can help.

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Rock On Ralph…

This particular post has nothing at all to do with metal detecting….sorry.

ROCK ON RALPH…

I first met Ralph Smith back in the 60’s, when he worked with me at a music store in Flemington, New Jersey.  He was a long-haired, crazy, mixed up kid who sometimes got into trouble, but if you got to know him, you soon learned he was a good guy with a heart of gold. Continue reading

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Latest From United Detectorists…

FROM THE PREZ:

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the protest in front of the capital in Louisville.  The folks in the know said we numbered well over 500.  Well done.  We not only got their attention, we are promised a meeting with the Parks commissioner next week.

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This and That and Bubba Too…

HAD MY HOPES UP…

All quiet here on the home front…was hoping for a more positive response to my last post but so far nothing but sarcasm.  You can always tell who you real friends are when you are down and out and looking for a little monetary support.  What a bunch of parsimonious bastards friends. Continue reading

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Talk About a Big Pair…

I stumbled upon the following and decided to keep a close on eye on it.  If this guy does well I just might do the same thing….. Continue reading

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The Charles Garrett I Knew…

Garrett1Charles Garrett passed away April 3rd, and he will be missed my many. Those of us who had the opportunity to know him, and be party to his kindness, will miss him even more.  Charles was the quintessential treasure hunter and most of all, a real gentleman.  He was also my boss 27 years ago. Continue reading

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A Milestone for the Malamute Saloon…

This post from John Howland is his 200th for Stout Standards, and I thank him…I think?  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been able to put up with him that long, and not been invoiced on top of it.  I have no doubt that he’s keeping a chit sheet….

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Hauntings…

Bad enough I don’t get out detecting much anymore, I wake up this morning, pour a cup of coffee, open up the newspaper and what do I see? A smiling Chicago Ron.  I am telling you, this guy is all over the place. Continue reading

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A Pioneer and a Legend Has Left Us…

Garrett1Saddened to hear that Charles Garrett passed away today.  I will tell more about the Charles Garrett that I was privileged to know in a future update….

REST IN PEACE CHARLES GARRETT

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Should I Worry?

Received an email from a Texas A & M archaeologist named W.D. Willborn, inviting me to have dinner with him Thursday, at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (one of the finest restaurants here in Dallas).  Apparently he has been following my blog, and wants to talk about a way we might join forces and start working together. Continue reading

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