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Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ AN HONEST DOUBTER ~ April 25, 2010
The Canteen Crew ^ | April 24, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!

Posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 

AN HONEST DOUBTER


The often heard quip, "He or she is a doubting Thomas," usually is given in a negative way. Someone who can't get with the program or is not a team player. The origin of this statement goes to the passage in John's Gospel. Thomas, who somehow missed the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the rest of the disciples, states he will not believe until he sees and touches the Lord. He is a realist, a man who is shattered in his faith after witnessing the arrest and death of Jesus. He is honest enough to admit it, stating clearly his needs.

When we go through traumatic experiences, and are shaken to the very fiber of our being, we need special reassurance. Although Jesus says to Thomas, "Stop doubting and have faith," notice He still meets Thomas where he needs it most, and in a manner just right for us. We must be honest about our need for Him, admitting our doubts and lack of faith. Unlike pop psychology our strength does not come from within us, but from outside from the God who knows best. "Come and experience, and go forth in faith to love and serve the Lord."

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1 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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Onward Christian Soldiers



Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.



O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8



2 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar


Oh HAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIelp!

3 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel, AN HONEST DOUBTER, and Liberty






Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.


           



Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!

4 posted on 04/24/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Jhn 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Jhn 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: [then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you.

Jhn 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

Jhn 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Jhn 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 5:05:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


6 posted on 04/24/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SandRat
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Beautiful words......Have a Blessed Lord's Day, SandRat...

7 posted on 04/24/2010 5:08:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

and to you.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 5:09:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You too, n00b, have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!! :)


9 posted on 04/24/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

10 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Good evening everyone. A Blessed Lords Day to all. Thank you for Sunday Chapel, Brad’s Gramma :)


11 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:34 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening Everyone!

12 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Awwwwww......how cute. I love ya, JJ....have a Blessed Lord’s Day!!!


13 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
COL Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
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David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Fred (DocRock)
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IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
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Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
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LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
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Philetus USA
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The Sailor
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Tonkin USN/USCG
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Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



14 posted on 04/24/2010 5:15:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen

You’re very welcome oldteen! I hope you & yours have a BLESSED Lord’s Day!


15 posted on 04/24/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: left that other site

Very very nice. (I stole it and sent it to my brother & SIL, btw)

:)

Have a Blessed Lord’s Day!


16 posted on 04/24/2010 5:17:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Likewise!


17 posted on 04/24/2010 5:18:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 5:18:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you...now I must go fix dinner but I shall be back :)


19 posted on 04/24/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

What are we having? I’m close-ish. Same state at least...

:)

What time? May we dress casual? Please? PLEASE???


20 posted on 04/24/2010 5:23:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: oldteen

I’ll even stop at the store for dessert! Yes! That’s the ticket!


21 posted on 04/24/2010 5:23:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 5:25:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." -from THE BIBLE: Colossians 3:15-17
Let's Read The Bible: Colossians Chapter 3 (Read More...)

23 posted on 04/24/2010 5:26:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you! Happy to Share!


24 posted on 04/24/2010 5:29:51 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; The Mayor; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 5:32:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

April 25, 2010
Our Co-Pilot?
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. —Galatians 2:20

The bumper sticker “Jesus is my co-pilot” may be a well-intentioned sentiment, but it has always troubled me. Whenever I’m in the driver’s seat of my life, the destination is nowhere good. Jesus is not meant to be just a spiritual “co-pilot” giving directions every now and then. He is always meant to be in the driver’s seat. Period!

We often say that Jesus died for us, which of course is true. But there’s more to it than that. Because Jesus died on the cross, something inside of us died—the power of sin. It’s what Paul meant when he said, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). We were essentially co-crucified with Him. With Jesus in the driver’s seat, the old destinations are off-limits. No more turning down the streets of self-centeredness, greed, or lust. No more off-road ventures into the swamp of pride or the ditch of bitterness. We were crucified with Him and He is at the wheel now! He died so that He alone can drive and define us.

So, if you’ve died and Christ lives in you, He’s not your co-pilot. Your joy is to let Him drive and define your life. There may be a few bumps in the road, but you can count on it—He’ll take you somewhere good.

Lord, I thank You for salvation,
For Your mercy, full and free;
Take my all in consecration,
Glorify Yourself in me. —Codner

Still at the wheel of your life? It’s time to let Jesus drive.

Bible in One Year: 2 Samuel 21-22; Luke 18:24-43


26 posted on 04/24/2010 5:42:25 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Hiya FRiend!!

Thanks for this evening's thread and Happy Lord's Day to you!

27 posted on 04/24/2010 5:48:26 PM PDT by PROCON (We WILL remember in November!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Well, it was tacos. But if you’d like to stop by I have strawberry shortcake or strawberries over vanilla ice cream. Your choice :).


28 posted on 04/24/2010 6:11:53 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: PROCON

Hey buddy! How U B tonight?


29 posted on 04/24/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: left that other site

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you, left....beautiful verse and picture.

A nice weekend for you so far?


30 posted on 04/24/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: unique; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


31 posted on 04/24/2010 6:21:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; jackv; Jemian; Azbushgal; LUV W; mystery-ak; armymarinemom; ...
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


32 posted on 04/24/2010 6:23:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: oldteen
Hiya teenie...studying, studying...but had to make an appearance and see how you all are doing!

How's the weekend going?!

33 posted on 04/24/2010 6:28:33 PM PDT by PROCON (We WILL remember in November!)
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To: PROCON

So far..so good. Weather is beee-u-t-ful.


34 posted on 04/24/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes! How about you?


35 posted on 04/24/2010 7:22:17 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; tongue-tied; Defender2; Beagle8U; ...
To our Military -

Thank you for protecting us. Sleep well and safe.
May you be protected. May your families' hearts be at ease.

Thank you to our Allies.

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To those of our Military and Allies who gave their all,
- May your souls rest in peace. May your families be comforted.
May your/our country always remember.


36 posted on 04/24/2010 7:42:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SandRat

Good Lord’s Day to you and yours, Sand. Thank you for the verses.


37 posted on 04/24/2010 7:54:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


38 posted on 04/24/2010 8:48:45 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Monkey Face

Ping to 14.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 9:11:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: Tax-chick; Kathy in Alaska

You ROCK, Girl!!


40 posted on 04/25/2010 12:45:29 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? If you find it, please return it. I'm lost without it.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good Lord’s Day to you and yours, JJ. Hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. ((HUGS))


41 posted on 04/25/2010 12:57:56 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Hey, JJ! I’m in NC with Tax Chick and Der Prinz and all the Chicklets. Life is good! I’m WAY up past my bedtime, but there is a T-storm hovering, so biding my time with things that will take my mind off the bright flashy things that make my head do dizzy, painful dances inside my skull are way worth paying attention to.

NC is a really nice place to be!


42 posted on 04/25/2010 1:05:38 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? If you find it, please return it. I'm lost without it.)
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To: oldteen

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, teen. Hope your weekend is going well.


43 posted on 04/25/2010 1:54:57 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


44 posted on 04/25/2010 2:58:42 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

45 posted on 04/25/2010 2:59:36 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


46 posted on 04/25/2010 2:59:50 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: blackie; Pusterfuss; philly-d-kidder; Allegra; E.G.C.; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



47 posted on 04/25/2010 3:00:05 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Morning coffee bump


48 posted on 04/25/2010 3:00:53 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


49 posted on 04/25/2010 4:48:52 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

The Lord's Prayer

50 posted on 04/25/2010 4:49:55 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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