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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. To me it seems that Pepsi has more and finer bubbles, giving a a better mouth feel and "tingle." It also has a better flavor, to me Coke is too sweet and kind of bland.
  2. I was expecting to see an unarmed man with a knife. (yes, a certain politician really did say it, and yes, I have seen it in a recent headline about a cop shooting an unarmed man who was running at him with a knife)
  3. I know, I know. There is absolutely nothing of value to see on Facebook. Just a vast wasteland of leftist media propaganda. Or something. Corvallis, Benton Coujnty, Oregon, 1906. See "todays" image in comments. Benton County Courthouse with pruned trees. The Benton County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Oregon still being used for its original purpose. Its design is called “Italian Villa with a military influence” and was created by Delos D. Neer a Portland architect of note. Construction began in the fall of 1888 on both the new courthouse and a jail immediately south of the new building. The foundation and basement walls were made of “superior quality gray granite” from the local quarry at Witham Hill. The upper walls were made of locally produced clay brick. The exterior was then surfaced with concrete made from sand found in Washington Territory and barged down to Portland, where it was then sacked and barged to Salem. There it was transferred to a smaller barge and sent to Albany. From there they were transferred on railway flat cars to finally arrive at their destination. More; https://www.co.benton.or.us/.../some-history-benton.... Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado, ca.1874. 1878 Lawrence Street, offices of the Kansas Pacific Railway Co.'s Express on the second level of a brick building. On the first level of the building are the offices of the Hanington & Mellor Bankers. Chapman, Frost & Co. is located in the brick building next door. A dressmaker's mannequin is in the window of the business. The steeple of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the roof of the Central City high school are in the distance. Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1872. The English House, which stood where the hotel Albany stands now, Where Emma Jane Dobbins and two sisters first resided in Cheyenne with their father John Eames. Eames (tanding with apron) was the owner of the hotel. Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection. Traces of Texas SaheatllepthmrenSpsmuobnerlug 17s sasoart 3:i0a0feeue dSPM · Unbelievable. A restaurant at Fort Concho (San Angelo) in 1875. As you can see, it's made of adobe and it appears that one wall is being supported by a wooden post. But I look at this photo and I think of the remarkable human ingenuity displayed and about how what we call history is simply our present response to what came before. Here, there was nothing. Then somebody came along and built a fort. And then, seeing the opportunity represented by the fort, somebody built this restaurant in response to the fort. Then somebody else built something else in response to the fort and the restaurant. Cascade those responses down through time and you end up in present-day San Angelo. Lewiston, Idaho, ca.1891 Historic Lewiston, Idaho 1etg0lSpSsonshored · Laying the water line from east Lewiston, circa 1891
  4. Things are getting out of hand. I just saw this call for protests on Facebook.
  5. Stolen from another group... “A story about my emergency gear. Okay, so I was going through my Oh Shit Sack and decided to check the seal on my gas mask, sliding it on everything fit tight and was all sealed up Only issue was a blockage in the nose shroud. Blocking the exit port with my hand I blew as hard as I could and like a genie from a bottle a wolf spider that was approximately half the size of a Volkswagen beetle popped up out of nowhere and attached himself to my face like an amorous face hugger from the Aliens franchise. It was at this point that I discovered that a good seal on a gas mask can only be achieved by locking it to your face in a manner only slightly less complex than a shibiri bondage dress. The spider (we shall henceforth describe him as THE BASTARD!) seemed to have decided that he was going to make the best of a bad situation and began his morning calisthenics by galloping laps the inside of the mask. And while I am a supporter of a solid cardiovascular exercise regimen I must admit that THE BASTARD could have probably waited a picosecond to start while I was busy thrashing about in a life and death struggle with an M61 mask that had somehow formed an unbreakable seal around my head that would require amputation to remove. There was serious consideration of that option to that sometime during the tenth century of my eternal struggle, that was approximately the same time that THE BASTARD had decided that he had gotten his heart rate into a nice range and set about in what I can only describe as an amateur version of an Indiana Jones reenactment as he began trying to find some dark hole or cave to explore. It was at this point as his leading legs began to probe about my sinus cavity that I was overcome with the brilliant idea of HULK SMASH! While not the most profound idea in existence I can admit that I learned several things that day. Firstly that the there are many ways to smash your face while wearing a gas mask, second that headbutting the desk is NOT the best option and finally that THE BASTARD was not only females, But a mommy... As such during her escapades so far I had been far too focused to note the Billions of microscopic babies that had been clinging to her back during this whole adventure. And while I applaud a young mother just trying her best I feel it was wrong to try and bring her kids to work that day. Needless to say, I did in fact smash my face against the desk squishing her against my face (which is NOT in my top ten best experiences I've had thank you very much). Little did I know that her children would take that as a sign that it was time for them to strike out on their own. They EXPLODED off her like shrapnel from a grenade, filling every inch of available space with billions upon billions of tiny spiders. At this point I was blessed with the strength of ten thousand men and ripped the gas mask off my face, snapping the restraining straps and launching the offending article of safety equipment on a ballistic trajectory towards the living room as I ran screaming from the house, diving into the kiddy pool outside with all the grace and poise of a belly flopping walrus as I held my own head under water and screamed at a volume that had whales the world over glancing around in confusion.”
  6. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2020-09-18/250-camp-pendleton-marines-and-sailors-to-deploy-to-battle-creek-fire-near-fresno CAMP PENDLETON — The Marines trained Lance Cpl. Marissa Urias how to drive heavy machinery in battle. But on Friday, the 19-year-old motor vehicle operator was preparing for a different kind of fight, one she never imagined when she joined the military. For the record: 8:12 PM, Sep. 18, 2020An earlier version of this story misidentified the Marine unit as the “7th Marine Logistics Group.” The unit is the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. Urias is among 250 Camp Pendleton Marines and sailors who are deploying to the front lines of a wildland fire burning in the Sierra National Forest outside Fresno, according to the U.S. Army North, which is in charge of the military ground response to an active wildfire season in the West. The Creek fire has scorched nearly 250,000 acres since Sept. 4. The deploying troops, who are comprised mainly of Marines plus about a dozen Navy corpsman, are assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. Most of them volunteered for the duty, a chance to protect people’s homes but also provide much-needed relief to exhausted, thinly stretched professional fire crews, according to the unit’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Melina Mesta.
  7. Since we seem to have diverted from Chance Vought Corsairs to the Grumman Cats
  8. In the Battle of Britten thread Sedalia Dave posted a photo of Kate Beckinsale: In that photograph she has a striking semblance to a young Kate Hepburn
  9. As I've mentioned before, never worry about stepping on or changing the direction of a thread I've started, unless I have specifically stated in the OP that I would prefer that it not be diverted. But, Ft. Drum is Ft. Drum. So what if one is in CA and the other in Upstate NY? After all, how different could they be? No doubt that some Persian small unit commander had that thought at the edge of the Plains of Marathon.
  10. Fort Drum Barracks in Wilmington in 1939. The barracks were used as a staging station for troops in transit during the Civil War. Camp Drum came into existence only because Camp Latham, which was the southern staging area for the war's California Volunteers, was rapidly becoming overcrowded. Established in late September 1861, Latham was situated on Ballona Creek in Rancho La Ballona where the present day intersections of Overland and Jefferson Boulevards are located in Culver City. Source: LAPL
  11. In the Pepsi v. Coke continuing debate I've noticed that both sides think that the Other Side's choice is too sweet and lacking in carbonation. My real preference is Royal Crown, but it is rarely on special at the price point of Coke or Pepsi.
  12. People of quality, taste, and discernment.
  13. No idea on where. Milage is likely closer to 2gpm.
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