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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. The precision of placement, the steady hand, the even pressure on the piping bag, astounding! Amazing!
  2. Eagles/Redskins is being a heck of a game! Back and forth all day. Aaaannnnnd....with 21 seconds to Eagles fumble, 'skins recover. Redskins up 27 - 22.
  3. A comment from a Navy-heavy group I'm in: " I blame the SecNav, CNO, and the MCPON... After removing Traditional ratings and going with meaningless occupation codes.... Navy thought they were Army and thus lost."
  4. Some does. The rest, nice big patties to go on top of the biscuits and under the gravy.
  5. That is, the Flag's own right. Heraldically, to dexter. That is, to sinister. I know it's been more than a few decades since the change, but I still don't care for it. OH! The Invocation and Anthem: OOOPS! That 1st Youtube was last years. Here is this years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7kjw9DaOL4
  6. I hear that the Anthem was well done. I tuned in a few minutes too late to catch it.
  7. Yep, that it was. I was born in '57 and I know that the parents of some of my classmates had been there.
  8. http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/censored-photos-from-inside-u-s-japanese-concentration-camps/
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64mAgL8G4-E
  10. With ham, bacon, and sausage on the side.
  11. Good luck with whatever choice you make.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
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