Articles from November 2007

Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Event Issue eR2002-2


All I want for Christmas…Patch Collecting Supplies

The gift giving and receiving season is fast approaching, and if you don’t find your most sought after patch under the Christmas tree, here are some ideas to help organize and protect your collection.

One source I use for supplies for storing and displaying my patch and neckerchief collection is

BCW Supplies

They have many items which can be hard to find at your local sports card store including:

BCW says that “The BCW Pro 6-Pocket page is an acid free archival quality product that is perfect for storing tall or widevision trading cards (or standard size Flaps and CSP’s…editor). This product features high clarity polypropylene and top loading pockets with strong welds. BCW Pro 6-Pocket pages fit all standard 3-ring binders and albums.”

Most of the pages are available in quantities of 25 or 100.  The price point for 100 pages is currently $18.00

Shipping is free on orders over $100.00

I use these pages and binders to store my collection and try to place one large order each year to take advantage of the free shipping offer.  These pages have served me well, and to me are as good as Ultra-Pro.

They offer a full line of supplies for most of your other collecting needs.

This is one of my affiliate programs.


Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Event Issue eR2002-1


Starship Troopers?!!

Well its not Starship Troopers quite yet but a Sarcos Exoskeleton.


Two-hundred pound pulldowns are easy; you can lift 70 pound ammunition cases endlessly. You can run in the suit, and walk up stairs, all carrying heavy loads.

Although the model shown in the video is tethered by power lines, future models will carry battery backpack power. The Sarcos exoskeleton is also designed to carry on without its human wearer in an autonomous mode. Also, the company is designing the exoskeleton with different kinds of armored coverings.

Watch the video and learn more about it here.



Politically Incorrect

Muslim Pussy

If you were expecting, perhaps, something salacious …. sorry to disappoint you!


Hat Tip Jerry Pournelle and scroll down.


Unlisted Northeast Region OA Patch

DiscoveryI have written about a resource for Northeast Region OA issues maintained by Dave Scocca. While preparing items for the Shu Shu Gah Lodge TOR a couple of weeks back, I got into a discussion of these issues with Ian Pinnavaia. Ian, who was the Northeast Region Chief in 2003, mentioned that there was a patch not on Dave’s list.

Apparently when Ian was Region Chief, there was not an National OA event that summer. The Region, created a patch similar to the OA R3 (from Dave’s site) , but with a Silver Mylar border for Ian to distribute at the various events he attended. You can see it below, I guess it would be the OA R4.

Northeast Region OA Patch

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“For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don’t want to learn–much.” W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman


Buckskin Lodge #412 Wulihan Chapter X2

New Issue Brian Petrowski brings word of a new chapter issue from Buckskin Lodge #412 Wulihan Chapter. This is only the second issue from Wulihan. The first was issued about 10 years ago. The basic design of the patch is similar to the design of the earlier issue (X1).

Buckskin Lodge #412 Wulihan Chapter X2

Blue Book Stats:
X2 BLK R YEL RED GRN FDL; RED WWW, Buckskin Lodge 412

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“We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.”
—Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor