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1 posted on 01/28/2013 6:05:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)


Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)

USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)


Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem 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)

2 posted on 01/28/2013 6:06:04 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: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
3 posted on 01/28/2013 6:06:51 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up

4 posted on 01/28/2013 6:08:39 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~

10 posted on 01/28/2013 6:38:20 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

A boat trip!
How cool, Galz!
Thanks for the fun thread! :)

11 posted on 01/28/2013 6:40:11 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Sail Boldly and Poudly.

21 posted on 01/28/2013 7:08:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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

Red Tape

January 29, 2013

The expression “red tape” describes the annoying way that bureaucracy prevents things from getting done. Originally, the phrase referred to the common practice of binding official documents with red ribbon. In the early 1800s, the term was popularized by the writings of Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle, who was protesting governmental foot-dragging. Following the American Civil War, the problem of “red tape” resurfaced as war veterans struggled to receive their benefits. The term denotes frustration and disappointment because of the burdensome hurdles it erects to accomplishing goals.

Bureaucratic red tape is almost legendary, but there is one place in the universe where it’s never an issue—the throne of God. In Romans 5:2, Paul speaks of Christ, “through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand.” When our hearts are broken or our lives are troubled, there is no red tape hindering our access to God. Jesus Christ has paved the way so that we can have access to enter boldly into the presence of the King of heaven (Heb. 4:16).

Remember, when your heart is hurting, you don’t have to cut through a lot of red tape to present your needs to God. Through Christ, we have full and immediate access.

Thank You, Father, that access to Your throne
has been secured for us by Jesus Christ. We
know that You will not ignore us. Thank You for
the confidence we can have that You care.
God’s throne is always accessible to His children.

Read: Romans 5:1-8

Through [Jesus] also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. —Romans 5:2
Bible in a Year:
Exodus 21-22; Matthew 19

23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:16:22 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: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!


32 posted on 01/28/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; PROCON; ..

Are you ready for the Tuesday

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Another fine example of the good we do but few ever hear:

On 12 January 2010, just hours after the 2010 Haiti earthquake,
Carl Vinson was ordered to redirect from her current deployment
in the North Atlantic Ocean to Haiti to contribute to the relief effort
as part of Operation Unified Response.

... The ships arrived off Port au Prince
on 15 January 2010 to commence operations.
CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta,
pediatric surgeon Henri Ford, and two Navy doctors
removed a piece of concrete from the skull
of a 12-year-old earthquake victim in an operation
performed aboard Carl Vinson on 18 January.
In addition to providing medical relief,
CVN-70's excess desalination capacity was critical
to providing water to Haiti's population during
the earthquake relief.

DC Metroland Weather

~ Today...Mostly cloudy skies this morning
will become partly cloudy this afternoon.
High around 60F. Winds light and variable.

~ Tonight...Cloudy skies. Low 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

We're having a heat wave! And tomorrow is near 70.
And thunderstorms!

To bad the warmer temps won't going to last. Cooler by the weekend.

Superbowl is Sunday. Need to figure what we'll have for dinner.
Plus, I'm guessing I won't be able to stay up
late enough to see the end, which bites.Will DVR it though.

Gotta get my morning hellos in before the gang arrives.
Please stay.
Grab a cup of joe or tasty tea.

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation,
and plain old BS


North Vietnam
Presumptive Finding of Death


Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above Honoring those who have served before.

52 posted on 01/29/2013 4:26:59 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Nimitz class aircraft carriers are

I served on two of them, USS Nimitz CVN-68 and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, as well as USS John F. Kennedy CV-67.
69 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:34 AM PST by fredhead (I'm not losing my hair, it's just retired and relocating further south.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Road trip....

71 posted on 01/29/2013 11:52:44 AM PST by unique3
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