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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. 44 Gun United States Class Frigate. Even though she has 52 guns. 30 each 24 pounder long guns, 20 each 32 pounder carronades, and 2 each 24 pounder bow chasers.
  2. A few photographs of RC Mass for the troops.
  3. Looks like a dent rather than a hole.
  4. In my not so humble opinion people who will not take the time to read these things deserve to have their rights legislated away. I still read the texts of the bills in the booklet sent out before elections with the text of the initiatives and other measures. I infuriate the people who gather signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot because I insist on reading the text for myself rather than relying on the - usually erroneous - abstract that they give. People will spend hours perusing the specs and performance of the latest Super-Splendiferous Ulta Max Mag and comparing it to the stats on the previous iteration known as the Extra-Splendiferous Ulta Max Mag but won't take the half hour to hour it takes to read a 50 page decision. Unfortunately, you are correct that "more major elections are won by slogans" than looking to the actual platforms.
  5. Exactly. In a serious emergency/crisis theoretically fresh-from-the-Academy Lieutenants could be sent out knocking on doors and saying 'Thank you for volunteering!" when a healthy looking male answers the door.
  6. shared his first post. Something from my last voyage: gun barrel from battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz (right gun, from turrent E) damaged by heavy projectile during the Battle of Jutland. Exibited in the Deutsches Marinemuseum in Wilhelmshaven Very tough ship. Especially for a battlecruiser. If I recall she received 22 hits from heavy shells (and 1 torpedo), and got her all main guns knocked out. This photo shows how badly she was damaged during that battle, but still managed get home on her own.
  7. We have to take the time to read and reread the sometimes ponderous decisions or bills. It is not always possible to really condense stuff. The nuances buried in decisions are worth digging up. Keep in mind that a 150 page decision is often half footnotes.
  8. https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=111657 91210-N-DM308-001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2019) A graphic depiction of the Naval Aviator and Naval Aircrewman pins posthumously awarded, Dec. 10, 2019, by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly to the victims of the Dec. 6 Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist Paul Archer/Released) Story Number: NNS191210-22Release Date: 12/10/2019 4:28:00 PM A A A From Naval Air Training Command Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy posthumously awarded Wings of Gold Dec. 10 to all three Sailors killed during the Dec. 6 shooting at Naval Aviation Schools Command aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Acting Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Thomas B. Modly proclaimed Ensign Joshua K. Watson as a naval aviator, and Airman Mohammed S. Haitham and Airman Apprentice Cameron S. Walters as naval aircrewmen, Dec. 10. “It is my honor today to present the Wings of Gold to the families of these three American heroes who were among the first to respond to horrific attacks upon our own naval family and tragically, were also our Sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting their brothers and sisters in arms,” said Modly. “Although this authorization pales in comparison to their immense bravery in the line of fire, this winging represents the symbolic achievement of the coveted goal that all three came to Pensacola to accomplish: to join the long line of naval aviators, flight officers, and aircrewmen who have served the cause of freedom so valiantly for over a century. Airman Haitham, Airman Walters, and Ensign Watson represent the highest virtues of naval aviation, and undoubtedly belong in that great fraternity of selfless service to our Navy, our Department, and our Nation.” Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer oversees all undergraduate Naval Aviation training and is the designation authority for all naval aviators. “The selfless acts of heroism displayed by these young Sailors the morning of Dec. 6 are nothing short of incredible,” Dwyer said. “They each embody the warrior ethos we expect and require of all wingmen. There is no doubt in my mind they each would have led the charge in their respective Naval Aviation careers. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our hearts are truly with the families and friends of our Shipmates.” Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III is responsible for all Naval Aviation units. He expressed his condolences to the families of the Sailors and spoke of their bravery in the face of mortal danger. “Ensign Watson, Airman Haitham and Airman Apprentice Walters are heroes,” Miller said. “Their actions and sacrifice embodied the competence, courage and character of those who wear Naval Aviation Wings of Gold. These wings were presented in honor of their brave actions and in everlasting memory of their sacrifice.” Student naval aviators are selected based on their aptitude for flight training. A recent U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Watson possessed the education, skills, and tenacity required of naval aviators and was set to begin the rigorous training toward earning his coveted Wings of Gold. Naval aircrewmen, often said to be the Navy’s “guardian angels,” undergo some of the Navy’s most physically challenging training. Candidates must be comfortable in the water, and pass demanding physical fitness standards. Both Haitham and Walters possessed the strength, skill, and determination required of the Navy’s aircrewmen.
  9. ‎Irene Padilla‎ to Idaho Veterans Network December 9, 2018 at 6:42 AM For those who understand
  10. Quartzsite Happenings with The Adventures of Finius the Skinniest Yesterday at 4:41 AM · Sixteen Cavalry men in front of a sequoia in Yosemite known as "Grizzly Giant," in 1900. This tree still stands today, which is a miracle in itself. How cool is that...
  11. Even so, that it is capable of learning the complex task is Impressive. I've seen videos of crows in the wild opening zippered bags on bikes.
  12. I think this is a few years old. Still good.
  13. Even with a pusher I would do that. But I know that with a thread pitch of X I will get so much movement per turn (or half turn). Tapping with a hammer doesn't give you the same precision. One tap may move it 0.0004" and the next tap may move it 0.002".
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rene-auberjonois-actor-featured-in-star-trek-and-altman-films-dies-at-79/2019/12/08/3f59c822-1a0d-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html
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