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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. Thank you, sir. At the moment we are a goodly distance from any active fire. But all it takes is one idjit with a cigarette to change that.
  2. AKA the Malibu and Marin House races. Then the people rebuild in the same place. Just like along the Russian River here in Sonoma County. Every year it floods around Guerneville. Every year people rebuild in the same place. Top image is 1879 1915 1986 2019
  3. Simpler than that. We don't have those nice broad, lightly rolling hills, and forested areas. We have new geology and chaparral. How many Cats would be lost trying to cut paths like those through places like this?
  4. I'm sure you have hunted in some of the CA or AZ chaparral biome. How are you going to get a firebreak through stuff like
  5. Apples to lug nuts. When was the last time the areas the TVA administers saw humidity just barely above single digits for weeks at a time? When was the last time its area went with virtually no rain from May through October?
  6. Another consideration is that a lot of money that should have gone to PG&E brush removal and equipment upkeep went, for political reasons, to "green" and "sustainable" energy boondoggles projects and research.
  7. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-the-deadly-Tubbs-Fire-blitzed-Santa-Rosa-12268552.php It moved 15 miles in three hours. Once it crested the mountains, the embers were spreading an urban "crown fire" at about 50 miles an hour. By the way, where I live and what we were looking at the morning of 9 October 2017:
  8. Right now it is 90 degrees and 14% humidity. When the winds pick up tomorrow, that is likely to go into single digits. Haven't had any significant rain since May or June. LOOK at it wrong and it can combust. Then there is the terrain. Steep. Little access. Heavy brush.
  9. Here's why: Notice that they are asking if he can get out.
  10. Prayers up for you. Had one a couple of miles from us yesterday, but they managed to keep it to about 4 acres. PG&E is saying that they will likely shut down our power again tomorrow.
  11. Interesting that on St. Crispian's Day you joined the Band of Brothers.
  12. Today is St. Crispin's Day WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING. What’s he that wishes so? My cousin, Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark’d to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires. But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive. No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England. God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour As one man more methinks would share from me For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more! Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host, That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made, And crowns for convoy put into his purse; We would not die in that man’s company That fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is call’d the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.” Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say “These wounds I had on Crispin's day.” Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot, But he’ll remember, with advantages, What feats he did that day. Then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth as household words- Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester- Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red. This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
  13. http://www.civilwarartillery.com/shottables.htm http://www.civilwarartillery.com/tables.htm
  14. We use them all the time in the shop. Great for holding small parts.
  15. Soldier surprises students who began writing letters to him in kindergarten while he was deployed in Iraq David Emanuel Academy last Friday Senior students at DEA had a wonderful surprise visitor this morning! Years ago (kindergarten at DEA), these children formed a special bond through pen pal letters to then, Major Buggs. Their kind gesture formed a special bond that is still remembered fondly to this day. Today, also Senior Day at DEA, BG Vincente Buggs 364th ESC Commander paid them a special surprise visit. The children enjoyed hearing how their simple gestures years ago impacted a life in such a big way. What a treat to have Gen. Buggs reminisce fondly of a special time for all of them. Small gestures of kindness really do impact in mighty ways!
  16. We couldn't find the game on the radio. Lisa streamed it on her phone for a few innings, then we turned it off and read. Checked the scores. OUCH!
  17. PG&E will be shutting off the power. Gonna listen to Game 2 on the radio.
  18. I also use it in the tortilla press.
  19. Wrapping food. Put meat between pieces of it to pound it out. Under cooling racks to catch drips. Lining baking pans (almost no wax transfers in the baking). Lining forms for making bird seed cylinders.
  20. OK, is it because we are slacking off? Or is it because the packing houses have increased production?
  21. More likely that it was broken in use, or at some point in the manufacturing. Just collected for resmelting that was never done.
  22. I have no idea what happened. Just something I ran across on Facebook It is a puzzlement how that could happen.
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