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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. 19 hours ago, watab kid said:

    im always in the dark aboit most cultures dress or culinarily preferences but because im that callus american , eho cares so little of all other cutures that i send all my tax mpney and open my boarders , i rebuild the countries that went to war with me after i won , i could give a rats as$ as to what they wear , its getting hard to decide of frolks are wearing the right attire these days most everywhere except a cowboy event 



    I've never been able to grasp that attitude. 

    My growing up was centered on our church and my dad's VFW post.  Church functions - KoC work parties, cookouts, various holiday parties- were multi-national. Same for the VFW. We had people with Basque, Italian, Irish, Eastern European, Mexican, French, Californio (slightly different than Mexican), Polynesian, Japanese, Dutch, so holiday potlucks had everything under the Sun.  Yeah, the "foreign" dishes tended to be Americanized, but you would find halupki cheek-by-jowl with chili con carne next to potstickers which were the lasagna alongside colcannon. Friday fish fries, well, those were pretty much fried fish, coleslaw, and boiled potatoes - HEY! it was a Catholic parish.  Being close to Camp Pendleton, in 1975 we had an influx of Vietnamese adding their flavors and clothing.   The Germans, Swedes, and Norwegians tended to stick to Lutheran churches.  We went to some of their ethnic heritage festivals.  

    Talent shows at parties would find step dancers, mariachi and folklorico dancers, Polynesian dancers, barbershop quartets, lord knows what else.  

    Looking back on it, Vista was pretty darned multi-cultural. Never really thought of it before.   

    Now the Orthodox parish we attend has Americans, Romanians, Serbians, Mexicans, a few Arabs, Eritreans, Russians, Georgians (old world), Finns, not sure what else.  All the Greeks go down to Novato.  The Bulgarians go to a different parish in town.  Most of the Arabs went on to start other parishes, one Antiochian, one under Jerusalem.  A couple of years ago we had a Norwegian priest visiting for about a year for training.  

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  2. A Whip-Minder in Covent Garden.
    The honourable company of “whip-minders,” was a body of twenty women who exercise their privileges by the authority of an ancestor of the Duke of Bedford.
    They were on duty in the early hours of the morning, from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m., holding the whips of carters who have brought produce to the market. This, however, is not the whole of their occupation.
    They had an intimate knowledge of the position and whereabouts of the vehicles and their guardians, and, with the aid of husband or son, would often give useful information to any merchant in search of a particular cart or lorry among the seething crowd in the busy hours.
    They have also on many occasions been of great help to the police in catching thieves.
    Like that of orange-sellers, the status and business of whip-minding was often kept in the same family for long generations.
    The motor car destroyed much of this trade by 1912.



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  3. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    The question I want an answer to is what was wrong with him?


    He said he went to Camp Lejeune with Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish, as I understand it, is for extremely sick (maybe even dying) children so they can have something because their life sucks so bad. Go to Disney World. Britney Spears concert. Whatever floats their boat.


    So what was wrong with Michael, that he was hooked up with Make-A-Wish?


    They always leave out the important things in these videos.


    AMPS - acquired metastructural pediculosis

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  4. 56 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    up a bit old for MAW as far as i can see , and im wondering a bit of the validity of the story , but then i no longer trusyt anything the media presents 


    "Make-A-Wish grants wishes to individuals who meet two preliminary criteria: (1) children who have reached the age of 3 and are under the age of 18, and (2) who have been diagnosed with a critical illness, i.e., a progressive, degenerative, or malignant medical condition that has placed the child's life in jeopardy."

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    What’s the peashooter?






    The Type 94 37mm AT guns were typically assigned in groups of four to combat infantry regiments. Each weapon was manned by a squad of 11 personnel, and was kept in contact with the regimental headquarters (typically up to 300 meters away) by field telephone or messenger runners. With the standard AP shell, it could penetrate 1.7 inches (43 mm) of armor at 500 yards (460 meters).[8] The Army Technical Bureau continued to experiment with ways to increase muzzle velocity through 1941.[9]

  6. One of the rarest pieces of World War II armor, a Japanese Type 97 "Ta Ke" Tankette which has been on display at Camp San Luis Obispo since after World War II. 


    It was cosmetically repaired and restored some years ago by the craftsmen at the Camp Roberts Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (formerly Mobilization And Training Equipment Site) or MATES.


    California Military Department Historical Collection Artifact No. 2008.3.13.













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  7. Truncated words, especially on Food Network.  "Delish"  "Nutrish" and others I have managed to put out of my head.  Phrases such as, "It's all about the (fill in the blank)."   "How good is that?"  

  8. 13 hours ago, Henry T Harrison said:

    Sorry I wasn’t an English major and never could spell worth a damn. I actually spent 12 years in Catholic schools 



    Nine years for me, struggled and got Cs and Bs, then public school for high school, skated and got As or B+.  Can't spell worth a darn, and my penmanship is, at best, barely legible.  

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  9. For the same reason a preacher might quote the same verse 10 times in a sermon.  Or a politician use the same phrase over and over.
    Repetition is a long honored literary device, used to reinforce a point, to give better flow, to tie paragraphs together, or, as pointed out, to build up word count.

    What irks me more are the pro-civil rights Youtube creators who, when talking about a Supreme Court decision, ruling, or hearing, talk about everything else, "setting the stage" as it were, never mention the case name, never really make clear what the Court said or did, and use a minor point to make 5 gallons of chowder out of one clam and half a cup of powdered milk.

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