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    Driving to work, a gentleman had to swerve to avoid a box that fell out of a truck in front of him. Seconds later, a policeman pulled him over for reckless driving. Fortunately, another officer had seen the carton in the road. The policemen stopped traffic and recovered the box. It was found to contain large upholstery tacks.

    "I'm sorry sir," the first trooper told the driver, "but I am still going to have to write you a ticket."

    Amazed, the driver asked for what.

    The trooper replied, "Tacks evasion."

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  2. ""Hog farmers said they haven’t complied because of the cost and because California hasn’t yet issued formal regulations on how the new standards will be administered and enforced."


    Which is typical of the CA burro-cracy.   Wait until a week before implementation and then release the details. Of course, "

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture said that although the detailed regulations aren’t finished, the key rules about space have been known for years.

    “It is important to note that the law itself cannot be changed by regulations and the law has been in place since the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition (Prop 12) passed by a wide margin in 2018,” the agency said in response to questions from the AP."  Trying to place any blame for noncompliance on the people who don't have the details of what they need to do to comply.   


    Not unlike the requirements of gun locks that hit us in '05.  Nobody knew the details,  even though gun makers,  distributors,  and retailers had been begging the CADOJ for a year to let them know the requirements.   A week before the law went into effect the rules came out and guess what?  Only ONE lock met State of California requirements.   Made by a company that had family ties to one of the authors of the legislation. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:


    I don't know what you would call that, but it tastes purty damn good.


    Sounds like a microwaved fritatta. 


    Also sounds like it doesn't take any less time than cooking it in a skillet.

  4. 1 hour ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    When I hear folks making derogatory remarks about 'rednecks', I like to suggest that if they are ever stuck in a ditch or the mud or a tornado blocks their driveway that they should decline the help of the 'redneck' with the 4x4 and winch or the pick up and chain saw that shows up (uninvited) to help- since they are so particular about with whom they associate.:rolleyes:



    Sort of like,


  5. I'm still closer to 60 than 70 but I remember reading of condoms being called "protection" in the late 1960s, and I assume that the usage goes back many years before that.  In fact,


    "1918: A judge ruled that condoms can be advertised and sold to prevent diseases from spreading. Phew."


    You could make a case from this case that the term "protection" dates to at least 1918.

  6. 21 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Joe, I was very impressed when you first posted this.  I was awed by the "Old World" feeling, the colors, the skills used, and the near perfection of the craftsmanship displayed.  I had no idea that all of these things were still practiced today.


    I am no less impressed today.








    Thank you.  The monk who is the lead on our iconography studied under Leonid Ouspenski and has spent decades trying to perfect his art.  He spent several years on our iconography program just on learning were to source the lime, how to slake it, how to apply it. And I think he went to Italy to work with some old fresco painters. 


    He and his assistant do one small section at a time, maybe about 4 ft x 6 ft.  One gets up at about 0300 to plaster a section, then the other comes back to start drawing and painting a few hours later.  

  7. 31 minutes ago, Major Crimes said:

    Are you looking for a promotion from Sub to Fulldeacon Joe?


    Nope.  If offered, I wouldn't decline, but it is very unlikely.  Main reason is that I was divorced by my first wife, and then I married a divorced woman.  In some jurisdictions, because all that happened before we became Orthodox, that wouldn't matter.  But in ours it does.  

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    American Hero!
    Patrick Gavin Tadina is pictured here in an undated photo wearing North Vietnamese Army fatigues and carrying an AK-47. A 30-year Army veteran who was the longest continuously serving Ranger in Vietnam and one of the war's most decorated enlisted soldier.
    Patrick Gavin Tadina served in Vietnam for over five years straight between 1965 and 1970, leading long range reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy territory -- often dressed in black pajamas and sandals, and carrying an AK-47.
    A native of Hawaii, Tadina earned two Silver Stars, 10 Bronze Stars -- seven with valor -- three Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry, four Army Commendation Medals, including two for valor, and three Purple Hearts.
    His small stature and dark complexion helped him pass for a Viet Cong soldier on patrols deep into the Central Highlands, during which he preferred to be in the point position. His citations describe him walking to within feet of enemies he knew to be lying in wait for him and leading a pursuing enemy patrol into an ambush set by his team.
    In Vietnam he served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, 74th Infantry Detachment Long Range Patrol and Company N (Ranger), 75th Infantry.
    Tadina joined the Army in 1962 and served in the Dominican Republic before going to Southeast Asia. He also served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury in 1983 and with the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
    A 1995 inductee into the Ranger Hall of Fame, he served with "extreme valor," never losing a man during his years as a team leader in Vietnam, a hall of fame profile at Fort Benning said.
    Some 200 men had served under him without "so much as a scratch," said a newspaper clipping his daughter shared, published while Tadina was serving at Landing Zone English in Vietnam's Binh Dinh province, likely in 1969.
    Tadina himself was shot three times and his only brother was also killed in combat in Vietnam, Stars and Stripes later reported.
    The last time he was shot was during an enemy ambush in which he earned his second Silver Star, and the wounds nearly forced him to be evacuated from the country, the LZ English story said.
    As the point man, Tadina was already inside the kill zone when he sensed something was wrong, but the enemy did not fire on him, apparently confused about who he was, the article stated. After spotting the enemy, Tadina opened fire and called out the ambush to his teammates before falling to the ground and being shot in both calves.
    He refused medical aid and continued to command until the enemy retreated, stated another clipping, quoting from his Silver Star citation.
    "When you're out there in the deep stuff, there's an unspoken understanding," he told Tate in 1985. "It's caring about troops."
    After retiring from the Army in 1992, he continued working security jobs until 2013, Poeschl said, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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