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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. That is freakin' amazing, Joe...!

     

    So what are the projectiles?

     

     

    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

     

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  4. A Blizzard Hit

     

     

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    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.

     

     

     

     

    “The plows always seem to get to the rich neighborhoods first, that’s for sure,” said Gloria Hawkins, 53, a lifelong resident of the South Side community of Auburn Gresham. “Down here, you have no choice but to go out there into the ammo and shovel your car out yourself. It can be pretty frustrating when things are really bad out, because by the time you finish clearing the walk in front of your house, there’s already an inch or two of fresh bullet casings piling up where you started.”

     

  5. Coworker just had a son and names him Declan (Dek lan) Being that they are whiter than while, I expect that the poor child will be called DeClan and that he won't enjoy it.

     

     

    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.

  6. You oughta get em fresh from a German bakery in a little town like Bad Tolz. Pure deliciousness! :wub: Then you get some fresh baked rolls, go next door to the butcher for sauseges and mustard, pick up a few biers and you got dinner! :lol:

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    Do they deliver?

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