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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. I think my FB friend who posted this is in WI.
  2. You only know that because it says so in the owners manual.
  3. Australian fire crews, especially air assets, are regulars here in California. In Oct. of 2017 they were among the first to arrive and last to leave. That was the Tubbs Fire here in Sonoma County, California.
  4. I've never used a sight pusher, but I have used similar things for other purposes. Think of it as using a micrometer to adjust the sight. Say it had a thread pitch of 80. One full turn will move what it is pushing against .012". A quarter turn will move it .003". How much do you move something with each tap of the hammer?
  5. I've seen it in the local newspaper here in Sonoma County, also heard it on local radio talk shows.
  6. I have to admit to being somewhat ambivalent about it. I would render is more like, "We should mourn that they are no longer with us, but at the same time thank God that they lived."
  7. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton
  8. You had to look that up?? <shakes head at the state of education these days>
  9. Unfortunately too many people forget the aggression and atrocities of Japan and smuggly say "The US had it coming because of the economic sanctions the imperialists in America placed on Japan to protect US interests." Was there some of that? No doubt, but it paled in comparison to the aggression of the "Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere."
  10. No, Arianism, the root of Semi-Arianism, was one of the subjects of the First Council of Nicaea. Of interest is that this controversy gave us the phrase "(not) an iota of difference."
  11. An address to a joint session of Congress. Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu. Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our Nation. As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole Nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces—with the unbounding determination of our people—we will gain the inevitable triumph- so help us God. I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
  12. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50670743
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