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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. Yep. https://aashtojournal.org/2019/07/12/celebrating-highway-history-the-u-s-armys-1919-cross-country-convoy/ One hundred years ago this month, a U.S. Army convoy consisting of 81 vehicles, 24 officers, and 258 enlisted men set out on a 3,251-mile transcontinental journey, primarily as a way to test the ability of the military to move great distances over roads under wartime conditions. The convoy took 62 days to complete the trip from Washington, D.C., to Oakland, CA, with nine vehicles and 21 men unable to finish the journey due to breakdowns and injuries, respectively. Few of the roads were paved at the time, forcing the convoy to creep along at an average speed of just over 5 miles per hour. As a result of the poor conditions, then Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower – who joined the convoy at the last minute “almost on a lark” in his words – reported that “extended trips by trucks through the middle western part of the United States are impracticable until roads are improved.” His experience with convoy also informed his decision years later as president to create the national highway system that bears his name. The 46,000-mile interstate system – which had been on Bureau of Public Roads drawing boards since the late 1930s and approved, in theory, by Congress in the 1940s – lacked funding for construction. As president, Eisenhower helped push that funding through Congress so a road trip that once took him and his companions over two months to finish can be completed in two or three days.
  2. Add some brown sugar and use it as a rub for ham.
  3. The Poles, for all the jokes about them, are a tough and resilient people. Invaded many times throughout history, they remain. Where are those who invaded Poland? On the ashheap of history.
  4. National Socialist Germany invaded Poland.
  5. I've often wondered about this: Who carried what and where to cause that clause to be added?
  6. You didn't miss much - yellow flag last few laps because of the pile up with the whale pod.
  7. Gotta love baseball! Rule 5.06(b)(3)(C) That rule doesn’t come up often, but it clearly applied here. Cuthbert admitted after the game that he was not aware of the rule, per MLB.com’s David Adler: The 47-88 Royals probably won’t sweat the loss too much in the long run, but the Tampa Bay Rays might be a little miffed. The win improved Oakland’s record to 77-56, which put them a game ahead of the Rays in the wild card race. But only after dark on Tuesdays, when they get another card.
  8. An elderly Cajun man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite beignets wafting up the stairs.He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs.When he reached the bottom of the stairs, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen, where if not for death’s agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven! For there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table, were hundreds of his favorite beignets. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his wife of 60 years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? He threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a crumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the beignets was already in his mouth. With a trembling hand he reached up to the edge of the table, when suddenly, he was smacked with a wooden spoon by his wife. “Stop!” she said. “Those are for the funeral.”
  9. Could be. Or more likely FB just being FB.
  10. CHP Facebook page. I don't expect that there is any article other than what I posted.
  11. This is an obvious flaw in the receiver. That is the sprue from the metal injection molding of the part and was not completely removed. He needs to have it ground off.
  12. That's what I get for trying to do this from my phone. P-47 video added.
  13. CHP - San Francisco · 3 hrs · Edited · A few days ago a Trainee left behind his Field Training Officer after clearing a traffic collision. The FTO was not happy! Luckily the driver of this bus was able to give him a ride off the freeway. Let’s just say this was a HUGE learning experience for the trainee. Stay Safe!
  14. Manassas National Battlefield Park August 27, 2015 · Photographic Then and Now: August 1862 Stone House Intersection Civil War Correspondent Edwin Forbes depicted this scene from a vantage point on Henry Hill on August 30, 1862, showing the repulse of Porter's Union attack at the Deep Cut in the far distance. In the closer center foreground, columns of troops can be seen marching hurriedly up the hill toward Chinn Ridge. It is quite likely that some of these men belonged to Stiles's and Tower's Union brigades, of McDowell's corps. Yesterday we shared the story of George Paine of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry of Stiles's brigade, who was wounded on Chinn Ridge during the repulse of Longstreet's Confederate assault. One of these silhouetted men depicted by Forbes could very well be George Paine, only moments before receiving his wound.
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