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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. Let me open by saying I really like the way you wrote that out. Very easy to follow. But.. What the heck size is "purple?" https://vollrath.com/Standard-Length-Color-Coded-Squeeze-Disher-1685.htm I'm not seeing "purple." You have "orchid" and "royal blue" but no "purple." Maybe a #40 disher?
  2. Or at least unfold them. My Wings Are What?? Any pilot knows the importance of following a proper flow, and making sure that each item on a checklist is properly attended to. Unfortunately as professional as a pilot wishes to be, we are all vulnerable to one basic and unavoidable truth…that no matter how experienced, and how attentive we are, mistakes can still happen. There are minor mistakes that one can simply make a note to try and avoid on their next flight, and then there are the major ones, like forgetting to unfold your wings… Amazingly, this has happened more than once, and thankfully, due to the incredible design of the aircraft, and the cool minded professionalism of the pilots, the aircraft were able to be recovered and the crews left a little wiser On January 22, 1968, a young LTJG at Miramar, attached to Navy Fighter Squadron VF-53 was preparing for a night flight in his F8E Crusader. During a hasty departure, and some unforseen electrical issues that distracted the pilot, causing him to skip an important step in his pre take off checks… Once complete, brakes were released, and the Crusader was quickly accelerating down the dark runway. The pilot brought the nose back, rotated, and climbed into the night sky at approximatly 170kts. 15 degrees nose up in the climb, the aircraft started heavy buffeting. Applying a slight amount of aileron, the Crusader snapped into a roll at 100AGL. Somehow the pilot managed to recover to a semblance of wings level, and carefully brought his F-8 around for an emergency landing. Advising the tower of his control issues, they replied with an unexpected observation…that the wings were still folded! Setting up for a most unusual and hot approach. Gear down, hook up, and leave the folded wings as they were…the F-8 was successfully recovered, but unfortunately the pilots undergarments were listed as a complete loss. May 10th, 1966, Lt Greg Schwalbert of VF-14 launched off a carrier at sea with his aircraft weighing in at over 34,000 lbs in high winds. Immediately after launch the pilot became frighteningly aware that his wings were still in the folded position. After quickly jettisoning his external load, Lt Greg Schwalbert steered towards the safety of the shore 59km away. The Phantom was successfully recovered at NAAS Leeward Point. The pilot and aircraft survived, but no word on the condition of the pilot’s underwear…no surprise to many, but once again, the F-4 is proof that with enough power, even a brick could fly! Not all asymmetric wing conditions are accidental... During the development and testing of the F-14; The US Navy raised concerns regarding the dangers of asymmetrical wing sweep. A series of flight tests were conducted by Grumman's Chief Test Pilot, Chuck Sewell, who took F-14 #3 up for several trials with the right wing locked in the forward position of 20 degrees, and positioned the left wing at 35, 50, 60 and 68 degrees of sweep in flight. It was determined that the mighty F-14 could maintain controlled flight, and even be acceptable for carrier landings in a configuration up to as much as 60 degrees. That is one bad ass cat!
  3. My dad had worked at a sand mining and processing plant. We need some dirt so we got in the truck, 1969 Chevy 3/4 ton with a 6 cylinder, and went to his work to get some. Two and a half yards of soil. I had just enough traction to steer, but could feel it almost breaking traction when I accelerated. Fortunately it was only about 10 miles.
  4. "Lying by ommission." Sort of like, "MOM! Billy HIT me!!!" But not telling mom that Billy hit Little Susy because Little Susy was hitting him a belt .
  5. Yep. It was a simple, simplifed, thumbnail look at Taoism. A quaint little book with the title, The Tao of Pooh. Nothing deep, but a gloss to introduce people to Taoist thought.
  6. Thanks, Doc. One I read put it that the 3rd man was smiling because the Vinegar tasted exactly like vinegar was supposed to taste.
  7. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. The heaven and the earth were finished, and all their array. On the seventh day God finished the work that God had been doing, and God ceased on the seventh day from all the work that God had done. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because on it God ceased from all the work of creation that God had done. (Genesis 1:31-2:3) Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who has chosen us from among the peoples, exalting us by hallowing us with mitzvot. In Your love, Adonai our God, You have given us Shabbatot of rest, feasts of gladness and seasons of joy; this Shabbat day and this festival of Pesach, season of our freedom, a sacred occasion, a remembrance of the Exodus from Egypt. For You have chosen us from all the peoples and consecrated us to Your service, and given us Shabbat, a sign of love and favor, and the Festivals, a time of gladness and joy. Blessed are You, Adonai, who sanctifies Shabbat, Israel, and the Festivals.
  8. Or pickles At the dry goods store.
  9. Better now? I really do dislike it when it shows right after I post it, but then no one else can see it.
  10. I haven't found the examples I want - yet - but I know that "bbl" for "barrel" has been around for longer than Standard Oil. Even the history of Standard Oil written iu, I think, 1904, says that. Sometime this weekend I'll find copies of manifests or estate inventories from the 1700s that show it.
  11. A different version of The Vinegar Tasters:
  12. Nope. Not even close. It's a drawing called The Vinegar Tasters and shows the difference between the major Chinese philosophers. "The three men are dipping their fingers in a vat of vinegar and tasting it; one man reacts with a sour expression, one reacts with a bitter expression, and one reacts with a sweet expression. The three men are Confucius, Buddha, and Laozi, respectively. Each man's expression represents the predominant attitude of his philosophy: Confucianism saw life as sour, in need of rules to correct the degeneration of people; Buddhism saw life as bitter, dominated by pain and suffering; and Taoism saw life as fundamentally good in its natural state. Another interpretation of the painting is that, since the three men are gathered around one vat of vinegar, the "three teachings" are one."
  13. Ronn Evans‎BLACK CONFEDERATES AND OTHER MINORITIES IN THE WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION April 18, 2018 · Inthe 2nd half of the 1800 1in 4 cowboys were black.....many of them ex soldiers North & South. (something movie history ofton omits) https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-bassreeves/ “Maybe the law ain’t perfect, but it’s the only one we got, and without it we got nuthin” – Bass Reeves Born to slave parents in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history. Owned by a man named William Reeves, a farmer and politician, Bass took the surname of his owner, like other slaves of the time. His first name came from his grandfather, Basse Washington Working alongside his parents, Reeves started out as a water boy until he was old enough to become a field hand. In about 1846, William Reeves moved his operations, family, and slaves to Grayson County, Texas. Bass was a tall young man, at 6’2”, with good manners and a sense of humor. George Reeves, William’s son, later made him his valet, bodyguard, and personal companion. When the Civil War broke out, Texas sided with the Confederacy and George Reeves went into battle, taking Bass with him.
  14. No idea where, when, who, or anything
  15. https://www.siskiyoudaily.com/news/20190417/cowboy-documentary-features-yhs-graduate?fbclid=IwAR0j1n213eYSvZIUpxn7dwYXVZYhITjxXNfZQCq_aHMKhaKWZLy3YBuO6ZY
  16. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuZ4plJK1KkSqRBYps3rNww/videos Same thing on Facebook
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