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      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael

Gunsmoke: Gun Control in Dodge

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Thank you for those episodes. Brought back some very fond memories.

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West.

The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning[1] writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television version ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and was the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes.

  • 1956–1957: No.8 - 12,720,300 viewers (32.7 rating)
  • 1957–1958: No.1 - 18,067,520 viewers (43.1 rating)
  • 1958–1959: No.1 - 17,404,200 viewers (39.6 rating)
  • 1959–1960: No.1 - 18,437,250 viewers (40.3 rating)
  • 1960–1961: No.1 - 17,605,600 viewers (37.3 rating)
  • 1961–1962: No.3 - 13,741,065 viewers (28.3 rating)

I watched it during these years, from ten (10) to sixteen (16). Great show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunsmoke

Compare this show to the modern Deadwood where the prostitute's were clearly labeled and not "Miss. Kitty" types.



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