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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. http://caladanoceanic.com/media/newsroom/







    Offshore Samar Island, Philippines Sea (March 31, 2021) – An expedition privately funded and executed by two former US Navy Officers has successfully re-located, surveyed, and filmed the USS Johnston, the world’s deepest known shipwreck that principally lies at a depth of 21,180ft (6,456m). The funder of the expedition, Victor Vescovo, is a former US Navy Commander (Ret.) who personally piloted his submersible DSV Limiting Factor down to the wreck during two separate, eight-hour dives. These constituted the deepest wreck dives, manned or unmanned, in history.

    The USS Johnston (DD-557) was a US Navy Fletcher-class destroyer that sank in battle on 25th October 1944. The Johnston measured 376 ft (115m) long with a beam of 39ft. The ship was sunk during an intense battle against vastly superior Japanese forces off the coast of Samar Island during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, widely cited as the largest naval battle in history. “In no engagement in its entire history has the United States Navy shown more gallantry, guts and gumption than in the two morning hours between 0730 and 0930 off Samar,” wrote Rear Admiral Samuel E. Morison in his History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II. Upon the commissioning of the ship, the destroyer’s 3⁄4 Native American Captain from Oklahoma, Commander Ernest Evans, told his crew that he would “never run from a fight,” and that “anyone who did not want to go in harm’s way, had better get off now.” None of his crew did so.

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  2. U.S. Navy
     As an immediate action to help support health protection efforts, the U.S. Navy has directed the proper cleaning of all personal coffee mugs or “Chief's Mugs,” at least once per week, during cleaning stations. 
    READ NOW: https://go.usa.gov/xH3MX

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  3. I'm watching "Resurrection " on Discovery+.  Pilate has just received two petitions.   One from Ciaphas to make sure Jesus is dead,  one from Joseph of Aramathea to take the body for burial before sunset.   "Grant both.   Keeping them at each other's throats keeps their fingers from around ours."

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  4. 10 minutes ago, Trigger Mike said:

    Hope you get to feeling better real soon 


    Thanks. I don't feel too bad, but with the stomach grumbling and cramping, I'd much rather not risk having an unfortunate accident at work.  If I have to clean up the floor, or a chair, at home it's one thing.  Quite another at work.  I feel better than I did yesterday, and should be good to go tomorrow.

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  5. 5 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    The thing about Pringles is they emit black noxious smoke. I figure anything that burns and smokes that bad cannot be good for you to eat. 


    Um...steaks, chops, both pork and lamb, will burn and emit black noxious smoke.  Are you trying to tell us that steaks, pork chops, and lamb chops aren't good for us?  :P

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  6. I got my first shot Tuesday afternoon.  That evening I was nauseous,  felt like I'd been run over, and had both upper and lower gastric distress. 


    Yesterday I went to work in spite of still feeling cruddy.  Came home after vomiting twice in 2 hours.   


    This morning about 20 minutes after I took my morning meds I started feeling nauseous again.  Staying home today because I hate having to try to rush to the head at work. 


    Re "Suggest you quote all those pretty little numbers to the Family member"  you can say the same thing about influenza which has been around longer and for which we have vaccines up the wazoo, but still have 50, 000 to 100,000 deaths per year.  



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  7. All the threads and comments about campfires got me thinking.  What "style" do you prefer?  I'm partial to a log cabin type, maybe slightly modified with some elements of the platform or lean to.
    Tourist Campfire Types Collection Flame On Stock Vector (Royalty Free)  601101869


    As a cheat I use candle stubs in with the tinder (sometimes I'll use a tea light, then put the tinder over it), and a few on top of the kindling. As they melt and soak into the wood they help get things going.  Always have good results. I've never had much luck with the teepee type.

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  8. 4 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

    didn't know we were poor.   We actually thought we were middle class


    I think that my wife and I are middle class, or middle income.  A couple of months ago I looked up what the "official" poverty level is in Sonoma County.   Turns out to be about 10 grand more than we make.  If this is poverty we are truly blessed. 

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  9. Opening Day of the 2021 MLB season approaches on Thursday, April 1, 


    And for the first time ever,  GO GIANTS!

    50 Best Logos in Major League Baseball History | San francisco giants logo, San  francisco giants baseball, Mlb teams


    Last season, or maybe it was 2019, we found ourselves liking them. 

    I've been an Athletics fan for as long as I can remember. 

    Oakland Athletics - Wikipedia


    Since I grew up in San Diego County I do have a soft spot for the Padres.
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  10. I have had vinegar pie, and like it.  Never even thought about vinegar cobbler,  but it makes sense. 


    Grew up not wealthy,  not weeping.   For desserts it was usually Mom's White Cake made from scratch.   Margarine,  not butter.  Vanilla buttercream frosting (powdered sugar,  margarine,  imitation vanilla, canned milk).  A 9 x 13 cake  likely cost a buck and a quarter to make in the mid 60s.


    Maybe once a month we would have ice cream,  Safeway house brand vanilla or neopolitan.  Cookies now and then.   Double batch of Tollhouse with lots of corn flakes and half a bag of chips.  Or thumbprint Cookies using homemade jam or jelly.

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