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FReeper Canteen - Scuttlebutt - 9 Feb 2012
A respite place for our Troops, Vets, Allies & Military Families. | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/08/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by AZamericonnie

 



 



At the FReeper Canteen!

C'mon and take a break ! Walk on over to the water cooler and lets chat. Post your thoughts, opinions, news of the day, rantings, ravings, pontificates, hypothesis, hyperboles, your soap box cause, your mantra, your baggage, your garbage, your blogging, your secrets, whatever you feel would make talk around the water cooler real interesting!

Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.  

 

 




Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America .
Abbott: Good subject, terrible times, it's 9%.

Costello: That many people are out of work.
Abbott: No that's 17%.

Costello: You just said 9%.
Abbott: 9% unemployed.

Costello: Right 9% out of work.
Abbott: No that's 17%.

Costello: Okay so it's 17% unemployed?
Abbott: No that's 9%.

Costello: Wait a minute, is it 9% or 17%?
Abbott: 9% are unemployed. 17% are out of work.

Costello: If you're out of work you are unemployed.
Abbott: No you can't count the out-of-work as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

Costello: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
Abbott: No, you miss the point.

Costello: What point?
Abbott: Some one who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work, it wouldn't be fair.

Costello: To who?
Abbott: The Unemployed.

Costello: But they are all out of work.
Abbott: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work ... those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up, and if you give up you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

Costello: So if you're off the unemployment role, that would count as less unemployment?
Abbott: Unemployment would go down, Absolutely!

Costello: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
Abbott: Absolutely it goes down that's how you get 9%, otherwise it would be 17%. You don't want to read about 17% unemployment do ya?

Costello: That would be frightening.
Abbott: Absolutely.

Costello: Wait, I got a question for you, that means that they're two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
Abbott: Two ways is correct.

Costello: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
Abbott: Correct.

Costello: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
Abbott: Bingo.

Costello: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
Abbott: Now you got it.

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**The Harmonica Man**


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**Petition to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide**



 




Happy 102nd Brthday Boy Scouts of America!


Scouting teaches youth values that last a lifetime, including honesty, helping others, character development and respect for the law. Scouts learn these values while participating in fun, family-friendly activities.



 





BABY BOOMER GAME


(Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers. Your mind isn't as sharp as it once was!)

This is NOT a pushover test. It's a Baby Boomer era test!

There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 . This one will be difficult for the younger set. (DUDE!)

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Old Sarge's baked beans or was it Darksheare's Coffee?
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison.
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay.

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and .... '
A. It's you.
B. He is us.
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David ...
A.. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.
D. Good night, Gracie.
E. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve..

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went ...
A. When you use Tide.
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend ...
A. Stuart Whitman.
B Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves.
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F.. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.

7. Liar, liar ...
A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire.
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights never ending battle for truth, justice and ...
A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane.
C. TV rating.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.

9. Hey kids! What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B. It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time.
D. It's time for Ma to go to bed.
E. It's bedtime.
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour.
G. Scoopy Doo Time.

10. Lions and tigers and bears ...!
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no.
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared.
E. And Sandrats!
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone ...
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'.
G. Who eats tofu.

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings ...
A. Troy Aikman.
B. Kenny Stabler.
C. Joe Namath.
D. Roger Staubach.
E. Joe Montana.
F. Steve Young.
G. John Elway.

13. Brylcream ...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A little dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill ...
A. In blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the window sill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by ...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.

16. Name the Beatles ...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Hijinx, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who ...
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Got first in the Canteen?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish ...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I hit the 50's.
E. And don't you forget it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you've won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, fatima is giving free hugs.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy!
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D. Melt your heart.
E. Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.

 

 




 





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To: ConorMacNessa

...till they all come home....


21 posted on 02/08/2012 7:09:41 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Oh Bigs...I never seen a Prima Vera tree before. Very loverly!


22 posted on 02/08/2012 7:10:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK
And close behind in second....Hawaii snags the silver!!


23 posted on 02/08/2012 7:11:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Beautiful!

Do you have one of these in your yard? It would be sooo nice to see in the spring!


24 posted on 02/08/2012 7:14:28 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 02/08/2012 7:14:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor
And rounding out the top three....The Mayor bags the bronze!!


26 posted on 02/08/2012 7:16:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi All!!! Lot's of rain and flooding. Rescue work keeping us on short shifts. In the meantime, y'all keep safe.

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27 posted on 02/08/2012 7:17:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: ConorMacNessa

Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

Good to see you, too, Early Bird! How is the breathing nowadays? Hope better!


28 posted on 02/08/2012 7:18:58 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Hi, Wanted to pass this on!

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Monica Perez, of San Diego, left, helps Lance Cpl. Mary Shloss of Hammond, Ind. put on her head scarf before heading out on a patrol with Golf Company, 2nd Batallion, 3rd Regiment of the 2nd MEB, 2nd MEF, in the village of Khwaja Jamal in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Perez and Shloss are members of the Female Engagement Team whose mission is to engage with local Afghan women. On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, Pentagon rules will catch up a bit with reality, recommending to Congress that women be formally allowed to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines.

29 posted on 02/08/2012 7:20:51 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: LUV W; SandRat
WTGo Luvie!

But...I thought it was “Lions and tigers and bears oh, MY”. But what do I know. LOL!

Gotta watch for them wily Sandrats Luvie! :)

30 posted on 02/08/2012 7:28:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W
Breathing seems to be better today - pain has subsided to a great extent. Had an arduous PT session tonight. Tomorrow morning I see the pulmonologist for a follow-up.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 02/08/2012 7:42:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you hasd to arrest your own mother?" His answer without hesitation, "Call for back-up!"
32 posted on 02/08/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie; SandRat

Ahhhhh....was it a trick question? hmmm!


33 posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:14 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

34 posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:25 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

That is good to hear that your breathing is better. Prayers
for you to continue to improve daily!

Nite, Early Bird! See ya in the morning over tea! :) (or coffee! LOL)


35 posted on 02/08/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...a wise recruit. LOL!


36 posted on 02/08/2012 8:06:34 PM PST 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)) Kathy. Thought the Canteen would like that one. lol


37 posted on 02/08/2012 8:10:59 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Ma’am!


38 posted on 02/08/2012 8:18:39 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie
Aloha West Texas Rose and Connie!

No, don't have one in the yard and don't think I'd really want one. Prima Vera is a giant tree; there's one at the Forestry Dept that's at least 80' tall and when it blooms (which should be about now), it can be seen from a mile away. The ones I saw today were smaller, along Bay Front ad much less spectacular. Tomorrow I'll swing by to see the one at the FD.
39 posted on 02/08/2012 8:26:31 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Hi, Big Guy! (((hugs)))

That one in the picture looked quite tall. Do they smell as good as they look? :)


40 posted on 02/08/2012 8:29:28 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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