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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. I hear that the Anthem was well done. I tuned in a few minutes too late to catch it.
  2. Yep, that it was. I was born in '57 and I know that the parents of some of my classmates had been there.
  3. http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/censored-photos-from-inside-u-s-japanese-concentration-camps/
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64mAgL8G4-E
  5. With ham, bacon, and sausage on the side.
  6. Good luck with whatever choice you make.
  7. https://www.navytimes.com/articles/navys-top-officer-admits-he-misjudged-backlash-before-dumping-ratings "I underestimated how fiercely loyal people were to their rating, I've gotten a fair amount of feedback on that," Richardson said Tuesday during an all-hands call Dec. 6 at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. "I tell you, in the Navy we are members of many tribes. So first and foremost, we are members of the Navy tribe. that's our principal tribe. But what other tribes are we part of? Rates; warfare specialty; Command. ... So we kind of [underestimated] the loyalty with which people affiliated themselves with that rating tribe. So as we go forward, we'll learn." "The idea behind canning the ratings system was to comply with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus's order to make ratings "gender neutral" by taking the "man" out of some such as "fire controlman." But the move coincided with a larger strategy to combine groups of ratings with overlapping skills into broader career fields, opening up sailors' career opportunities. The Navy is still committed to giving sailors broader career options through cross training, he said." It seems to me this is more about the CNO et al. knowing diddly-squat about ratings and training than about the rating system itself. Maybe the Powers That Be should first educate themselves before overturning Tradition.
  8. The Raiders have only the one QB, and he is playing injured. Having to go from the shotgun on every play pretty much takes away their running game. Receivers and Quarterback are getting beat up too much. They just didn't manage to mesh well.
  9. 1861 letter about testing guns and shells. http://www.nytimes.com/1861/03/30/news/rifled-cannon.html Handbook for Artillery http://www.civilwarartillery.com/books/RobertsHandBookofArtillery.htm#P4Ranges
  10. Usually they are zinc "bolts" (proper term,for the conical projectiles for rifled guns). Some people turn them on a lathe from bar stock, some will cast their own. The people who win every year usually turn their own on a lathe to get a good fit. They look something like
  11. A Blizzard Hit With cartridge accumulations reaching two feet or more in some areas, experts say Chicago is on track for the highest annual ammunition-depth total on record.
  12. A good Irish name, Declan. St. Declan of Ardmore, 5th century. Troparion, in the 4th tone. Thou wast a bright light in Ireland before the days of Saint Patrick, O holy Father Declan. Thou didst travel in Europe and return to found a monastery where thou wast ever kind to the poor. We praise thee, O glorious Hierarch.
  13. I expect that here in CA, especially the greater San Francisco Bay Area, "Fidel" will be popular.
  14. You might look up "Grayling Black Powder Cannon Competition" on Youtube. Also variants on that. Some competitions go out to 1500 and 2000 yards.
  15. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/MythBusters-hosts-Sorry-about-that-cannonball-2378539.php#photo-1908601 Shows the power and range of even a small field gun.
  16. Um...since rocks were invented? Geez....you're OLD!
  17. http://taskandpurpose.com/heres-ridiculous-story-behind-rock-something/ “We were designing the [flameless ration heater] directions and wanted to show an object to rest the heater on,” said Oleksyk, who recalled Pickard saying: “‘I don’t know. Let’s make it a rock or something.’ So we wrote ‘rock or something’ on the object, kind of as a joke.” So now we know.
  18. MT had a thread about his addiction: http://sassnet.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=231115&hl=pfeffernusse#entry3004179
  19. Sublime things. Best made with potash rather than baking soda. A half dozen of those and a cup of strong coffee. OR Some cognac, calvados, or grappa to dip them in.
  20. Hey, Rocky. I saw your comment about all sorts of visitors and only 2 comments. So, I thought I would drop in and leave one for you.

    Your list of interests, is that in order of preference?

    Subd. Joe

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