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The FReeper Foxhole Honors our Veterans - November 11th, 2005
Department of Veterans Affairs and The Foxhole

Posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:39 PM PST by snippy_about_it

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ping


201 posted on 11/15/2005 6:20:55 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: Valin

Pong!!


202 posted on 11/15/2005 6:34:07 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: alfa6

That's just beautiful!


203 posted on 11/15/2005 6:39:45 AM PST by Peanut Gallery
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Morning Glory Folks~

Dog River, Mobile, Alabama


204 posted on 11/15/2005 7:43:26 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: Valin
1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
A class act . . .
205 posted on 11/15/2005 7:59:13 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: Valin
1966 Gemini XII returns to Earth


206 posted on 11/15/2005 10:34:01 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Valin
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

First and last flight.

207 posted on 11/15/2005 10:36:51 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
LOL. Can we see that tattoo?

It would cost you a couple of martinis and SAM would probably object.

208 posted on 11/15/2005 5:16:52 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Fasten your safety belts and cleanse your bottoms, it's going to be a bumpy ride)
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To: Darksheare
Viking Kitty calling


209 posted on 11/15/2005 7:40:37 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Professional Engineer

MUST obey the cat!


210 posted on 11/15/2005 8:00:01 PM PST by Darksheare (I'm not suspicious & I hope it's nutritious but I think this sandwich is made of mime.)
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To: Darksheare; Professional Engineer; Samwise; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Valin; SAMWolf; All

Hump day bump for the Freeper Foxhole

This is a video of an R/C B-29 launching an X-1

http://video.helifreak.com/tmp/06261831a52a0d1ecc92dffc909eb037/B2911062004.wmv

I am not sure that the flight plan as execuited is legit but it is pretty cool looking regardless

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


211 posted on 11/16/2005 4:59:59 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6

Now Hubby will want one of those. :^)


212 posted on 11/16/2005 5:16:14 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


213 posted on 11/16/2005 5:55:26 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: alfa6

Hmmm. A B-29 doing Cuban 8's and Immilmans. WWBS

(What Would Boeing Say)


214 posted on 11/16/2005 6:04:04 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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Good morning everyone.

215 posted on 11/16/2005 6:28:17 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: alfa6
AWESOME is right!!

Thanks for the video.
216 posted on 11/16/2005 6:35:22 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Samwise

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on November 16:
0042BC Tiberius Cesar 2nd Roman emperor (14-37 AD)
1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
1873 W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy Alabama, "Father" of the Blues (St Louis Blues)
1888 Clinton Golden Pennsylvania founder (United Steelworkers of America)
1889 George S Kaufman Pittsburgh PA, playwright (This is Show Business)
1899 Mary Margaret McBride Paris MO, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
1904 Eddie "Lockjaw" Condon Goodland IN, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
1908 Burgess Meredith Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky)
1916 Daws Butler Toledo Ohio, cartoon voice (Elroy Jetson)
1922 Royal Dano NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)
1928 Clu Gulager Holdenville OK, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
1930 Chinua Achebe Nigerian writer (Christmas in Biafra)
1933 Guy Stockwell NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)
1935 Elizabeth Drew journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
1945 Martine van Hamel Belgium, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1948 Steve Railsback actor (Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000)
1950 Carl J Meade Illinois, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, sk:STS-50)
1950 David Leisure actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
1953 Griff Rhys Jones British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
1963 Zina Garrison Houston, tennis player (1988 Olympics Gold, Bronze)
1964 Dwight Gooden pitcher (NY Mets)
1967 Lisa Bonet San Francisco CA, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)
1969 Bryan Abrams vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)
1971 Donald Wolf computer game creator



Deaths which occurred on November 16:
1271 Henry III, king of England (1216-71), dies
1831 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (On War), dies at 51
1885 Louis Riel French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
1960 Clark Gable dies at 59
1961 Sam Rayburn Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies
1981 Enid Markey actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), dies at 85
1981 William Holden, actor (Network, Wild Bunch, Breezy), dies at 63.
2002 Hussein Bicar (89), Egypt's well-known portrait artist and painter, died.



Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
16-Nov-2004 6 | US: 6 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Louis W. Qualls Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Christopher T. Heflin Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US 1st Lieutenant Luke C. Wullenwaber Khaldiyah (nr. Fallujah) - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - car bomb
US Staff Sergeant Marshall H. Caddy Khaldiyah (nr. Fallujah) - Anbar Non-hostile - vehicle accident
US Specialist Daniel James McConnell Kirkuk - At Ta'mim Non-hostile - vehicle accident
US Private 1st Class Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia Qayyarah (near, S. of Mosul) - Ninawa Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack



Afghanistan
A GOOD DAY


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On this day...
0013 Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes forever
1532 Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1676 1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1776 Hessians capture Fort Washington, Manhattan
1798 Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
1798 British seamen board the U.S. frigate Baltimore and impress a number of crewmen as alleged deserters, a practice that contributed to the War of 1812
1821 Trader William Becknell reaches Santa Fe, N.M., on the route that will become known as the Santa Fe Trail
1841 N.E. Guerin of NY patents cork-filled life preserver
1863 The Battle of Campbell's Station, Ten., 492 causalities
1864 Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to the sea during Civil War
1864 Confederates retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
1875 William Bonwill patented dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1908 Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
1920 Postage meter 1st used in US in lieu of postage stamps
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
1925 American Association for the Advancement of Atheism formed in NY
1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz
http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/mob_bosses/capone/index_1.html
1945 Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
1950 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
1955 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D.M. Campbell)
1957 Ed Gein butchers last victim
1959 "Sound of Music" opens on Broadway
1960 After the integration of two all-white schools, 2,000 whites riot in the streets of New Orleans.
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs NY
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
1965 In the last day of the fighting at Landing Zone X-Ray, regiments of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division repulse NVA forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
1973 President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1974 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away (selling aluminum siding)
1974 John Lennon's #1 solo "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
1976 Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" wins elections in Quebec
1981 Luke marries Laura on General Hospital
1982 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB
1982 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
1984 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
1988 Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
1988 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial
1993 The United Nations Security Council voted to end the manhunt for Somali warlord Gen. Mohammed Farah Aideed.
1995 Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
1995 Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
1997 85 percent of citizens of Hungary voted in favor of joining NATO.
2000 Al Gore won a legal fight to expand manual recounts as he struggled to trim George W. Bush's 300-vote lead in Florida's presidential race.
2000 The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) adopts 7 new domains: .aero for airports, .biz for businesses, .coop for business cooperatives, .info for general use, .museum for accredited museums, .name for individuals, and .pro for professionals.
2001 “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” opens to record audiences across the country.
2004 President Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as Sec. of State, replacing Colin Powell.
2004 US Senate Democrats selected "Dingy" Harry Reid of Nevada as party whip for the 109th Congress.
2004 A NASA unpiloted X-43A jet, part of its Hyper-X program, reached a record speed of 6,500 mph, Mach 9.6. It used the new scramjet engine.


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Oklahoma : Admission Day (1907)
US : Culinary Week Begins
US : Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
Sweden : Gustavus Adolphus-day
Night of Hecate (Greek - goddess of the Moon, of the Underworld, and of magic).
Elephant Round-up Day (Thailand).
Button Day
Have a Party with Your Bear Day
First Day of Ashura (Oman).
International Doll Collectors Month


Religious Observances
Greek church : St Matthew & Paul of the Cross
Ang, RC : Memorial of Margaret, Queen of Scotland (opt)
RC : Feast of St Gertrude, virgin, patroness of West Indies (opt)


Religious History
1621 The Papal Chancery first adopted January 1st as the beginning of the calendar year. Previously, March was the first month, which explains why our modern names for the 9th_12th months begin instead with prefixes meaning "7" (sept_), "8" (octÂ) "9" (nov_) and "10" (dec_).
1894 Death of James McCosh, 83, Scottish_born theologian and educator. President of Princeton from 1868_88, McCosh was one of the first orthodox clergymen in America to accept and defend the theory of evolution.
1918 In NY City, the United Lutheran Church was organized by a merger of three general Lutheran bodies in the U.S. and Canada. (In 1962, the ULC became one of the branches of Lutheranism which formed the Lutheran Church in America.)
1946 The Evangelical United Brethren Church was constituted at Johnstown, PA by a merger of the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Church. The new denomination originated in the work of two German Reformed pastors, Philip W. Otterbein and Martin Boehm, who had ministered among Pennsylvania Germans two centuries earlier.
1952 "Our Goodly Heritage" debuted over CBS television. This Sunday morning Bible study program, hosted by William Rush Baer of New York University, aired a little over five years.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


Woman Plans to Marry Man Who Shot Her

Nov 15, 4:54 PM (ET)


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A woman said she still plans to marry the man who shot her in the groin and then held her hostage in his family's garage for six days.

Tina Marie Stebbins revealed her intentions in a letter released Monday as her boyfriend, Christian Leroy Lindblad, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting her in June 2002.
"I love Christian today as deeply as I loved him before this awful thing happened to us," Stebbins wrote in a victim impact statement. "We are soul mates."
She added: "I want to tell you all that I have forgiven Christian. And I pray that Christian has forgiven me for failing him when he needed me most."


The incident occurred at the Big Bear City home the couple shared with Lindblad's parents. Lindblad and Stebbins had a history of domestic violence and substance abuse, according to a sentencing report. It also said Lindblad had been drinking at the time of the shooting.
Lindblad and his parents, Robert and Shirley Lindblad, tried to cover up the shooting by treating Stebbins with home remedies, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff's report. They also threatened her young sons and her family, the report said.
Critically wounded, Stebbins was airlifted to a hospital after Lindblad mentioned the incident to a family friend who was a firefighter.

Lindblad, 37, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder as his trial was about to begin in early October. He has said the shooting was an accident.
His father, Robert Leroy Lindblad, 72, pleaded guilty in 2003 to being an accessory and was sentenced to three years in prison. His mother, Shirley Royann Samantha Lindblad, 62, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to the same charge.


(Ladies, (Particularly those of you who are unmarried) when a man shoots you and holds you hostage, this is not a good prospect, & is generally indicative of someone who has anger management issues (at least). You might want to reconsider haveing a relationship with him.
Gentlemen, shooting and holding hostage a woman is in most cases not a good way to express your undying love to the woman you love. If however you do find that special someone who doesn't have a problem with this method of courting I'd recomend getting on an airplane and going to another country....As I predict nothing good can come from this.)


Thought for the day :
"Take the juice of two quarts of whisky..."
Eddie Condon
(hangover cure)


217 posted on 11/16/2005 6:58:18 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: Valin

mornin everyone.

Tis cold down here! I may have to dig out my winter clothes from the bottom dresser drawer. (I love wearing cold weather clothes!)


218 posted on 11/16/2005 7:08:14 AM PST by Peanut Gallery
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Morning Glory Folks~

Alognot Lodge, Alaska


219 posted on 11/16/2005 7:31:22 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: w_over_w

Pretty. Good morning.

xoxo


221 posted on 11/16/2005 8:12:51 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6
that the flight plan as execuited is legit

LOL. Yeah, I bet a real B-29 couldn't do that. It was cool though.

222 posted on 11/16/2005 8:20:31 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: CholeraJoe

LOL. Are the martinis for me or you?


223 posted on 11/16/2005 8:21:23 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer
(What Would Boeing Say)

Where was Tex Allen and what did he know?

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

224 posted on 11/16/2005 9:10:56 AM PST by alfa6
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To: bentfeather

Hi miss Feather


225 posted on 11/16/2005 9:51:09 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: alfa6

Great minds...


226 posted on 11/16/2005 9:54:15 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: vox_PL

Very cool. Thanks


227 posted on 11/16/2005 10:11:03 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: snippy_about_it

Howdy ma'am


228 posted on 11/16/2005 10:11:20 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: vox_PL

That's one cool sidewalk chalk project.


229 posted on 11/16/2005 3:05:24 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: snippy_about_it
Hey, snippy!

We survived this round of storms and tornadoes. Unfortunately, our flag didn't. The winds pulled the screws right out of the bricks.

Before anyone yells at me, we leave it up most of the time. It is lighted, so we do fly it at night. We just forgot to take it down for the storm. Ooops!
230 posted on 11/16/2005 3:09:41 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: vox_PL

Thank you for the pictures, very nice.


231 posted on 11/16/2005 5:43:31 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: vox_PL

These are wonderful, thanks.


232 posted on 11/16/2005 7:16:32 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Howdy PE.


233 posted on 11/16/2005 7:16:49 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Hi feather.


234 posted on 11/16/2005 7:17:03 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Samwise

I wouldn't yell at you. ;-)

I wonder if the bracket will ever fit back in the brick right?


235 posted on 11/16/2005 7:18:16 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Evening snippy!! ;)


236 posted on 11/16/2005 7:25:16 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Samwise

The winds pulled the screws right out of the bricks.


These like these storms...etc help to keep things in perspective! (can image God saying So you think you're storm a powerful?....Watch this.


237 posted on 11/16/2005 8:47:16 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: snippy_about_it
I wonder if the bracket will ever fit back in the brick right?

We are wondering the same thing.

238 posted on 11/17/2005 4:41:54 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Samwise
Y'all out try some of these here critters when you put your flag back up. All though brick is a tough subsatnce to tre and anchor to :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

239 posted on 11/17/2005 5:19:33 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Samwise; Professional Engineer; The Mayor; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Valin; bentfeather; ...

Thursday Morning Greetings to the denizens of the Freeper Foxhole.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

240 posted on 11/17/2005 5:32:19 AM PST by alfa6
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Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


241 posted on 11/17/2005 6:01:48 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: alfa6

LOL. Yep, we had anchor bolts. They were yanked out with the screws. I guess we will have to get bigger ones. Although I'm thinking that maybe we should just patch the brick. Hubby has mentioned that he would like a regular flagpole. That might make a nice Spring project. Hubby is in charge of bolts, screws, and digging holes, so it's up to him. :^)


242 posted on 11/17/2005 6:15:37 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Valin

On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on November 17:
0331 Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], emperor
1503 Il Bronzino Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
1587 Joost van den Vondel Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)
1790 August Ferdinand Mobius mathematician, inventor (Mobius strip) (A one sided person)
1814 Joseph Finegan Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1826 John McArthur Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1834 Stephen Hinsdale Weed Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1878 Grace Abbott Grand Island NB, social worker (US Children Bureau)
1887 Bernard L Montgomery British general (WW II-African campaign)
1890 Jack Cusack pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
1900 Marcel Dalio Paris, actor (Casablanca)
1901 Lee Strasberg director/instructs actors (Somewhere in the Night)
1904 Isamu Noguchi sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
1914 Archie Campbell Bullsgap TN, comedian (Hee Haw)
1916 Shelby Foote, American writer famous for his three volume book on America’s Civil War, was born.
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1919 Hershy Kay Philadelphia PA, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)
1925 Rock Hudson Winnetka IL, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
1929 Edgar White US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929 Sumner White US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1930 Bob Mathias Tulare CA, decathalete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1930 David Amram Philadelphia PA, composer (Splendor in the Grass)
1935 Anton Sailer Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
1938 Gordon Lightfoot Ontario Canada, folksinger (Sundown)
1942 Martin Scorsese Queens, dir (Mean Streets, GoodFellas, The Last Waltz)
1943 Lauren Hutton Charleston SC, model (American Gigolo, Lassiter)
1944 Danny De Vito Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
1944 Tom Seaver pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75)
1945 Elvin Hayes NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)
1948 Howard "the duck" Dean, EX-governor of Vermont (1991-2002), Head of the Democrat Party was born.
1952 Roman Codreanu Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
1955 Bill McCreary Ontario, NHL referee
1958 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Oak Park IL, actress (Color of Money)
1962 Traci Lords fictious birth date to do porn movies (actual 5/7/68)
1963 Pedro Luis Estrada Brooklyn NY, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964 Daisy Fuentes Havana Cuba, VJ (MTV International)
1964 Marina Tcherkasova US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1974 Brandon Call actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step)



Deaths which occurred on November 17:
0474 Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
1558 Mary I Tudor, "Bloody Mary", queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
1558 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
1796 Catharine II ("the Great"), empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
1917 Auguste Rodin sculptor, dies in Meudon, France
1962 Arthur Vining Davis CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 92 in Miami
1978 Claude Dauphin actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1978 James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
1979 John Grascock of Jethro Tull, dies at 27 following heart surgery
1981 Bob Eberly singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
1982 Bill Baldwin announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
1982 Duk Koo Kim S Korean boxer was legally declared dead
1982 Ruth Donnelly comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
1985 Jimmy Ritz of Ritz brothers, dies of heart failure at 81
1986 Alan Hewitt actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1987 Irene Wicker singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
1998 Esther Rolle, Actress ("Good Times.") died age 78
2002 Israeli statesman Abba Eban (87) died.


Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
17-Nov-2003 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Captain Nathan S. Dalley Baghdad Non-hostile - weapon discharge
US Captain James A. Shull Baghdad Non-hostile - weapon discharge (accid.)
US Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter Ba’qubah - Diyala Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Staff Sergeant Dale A. Panchot Albu Shukur - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire

17-Nov-2004 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Michael Wayne Hanks Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire


Afghanistan
A GOOD DAY


http://icasualties.org/oif/
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On this day...
1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1558 Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1800 Congress held 1st session in Washington DC
1800 John Adams is 1st president to move into the White House
1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston
1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
1862 Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns
1869 Suez Canal opens (Egypt)
1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1884 Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
1885 The Serbian Army, invades Bulgaria
1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
1894 Daily Racing Form founded
1913 1st US dental hygienists course established, Bridgeport, Ct
1913 Panama Canal opens
1917 Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Toronto St Pats 4-1
1927 Tornado hit Washington DC
1934 Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1937 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938 Italy passes their own version of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1948 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1956 Fullback Jim Brown, Syracuse, scores 43 pts (NCAA rec) vs Colgate
1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1962 President Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Wash DC
1965 NVA ambush American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the Ia Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off the Moon
1968 Heidi bowl-NBC misses Oakland's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1970 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1973 President Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
1977 Egyptian President Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
1981 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
1988 Benzir Bhutto wins election in Pakistan
1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royal contract
1989 20,000+ people hold pro--democracy rally in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Police attack with clubs & teargas
1991 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralyzed in a game vs Los Angeles Rams
1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test (SHOCK)
1992 Senators John Kerry of Massachusetts, Tom Daschle of South Dakota make an unprecedented tour of Vietnam's military headquarters looking for MIA's.
1993 US Congress votes for NAFTA
1995 Pres. Clinton and Monica Lewinsky engaged in their 2nd sexual encounter. This occurred during a phone call to Rep. H. L. "Sonny" Callahan (R., Ala.) to secure his vote against an attempt to deny funds to commit troops in Bosnia
1997 60 people were killed when six Islamic Terrorists Muslim Brotherhood) opened fire on a group of tourists at Luxor, Egypt. A three hour gun battle claimed 10 more lives, including those of the gunmen
1999 Over 10,000 people protested against the arrival of Pres. Clinton in Greece.
2000 The Clinton family is warmly received in Hanoi, Vietnam
2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger, sworn in as the 38th governor of California. He immediately rolled back the state's 300% increase in the vehicle license fee
2004 Millions of locusts swarmed into northern Egypt for the first time in 50 years.
2005 CMS prepares for his 2nd tour in Iraq. Women of America go into a period of mourning. Abu al-Zarqawi soils himself.


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Zaire : Army Day
US : National Geography Awareness Week (Day 4)
US : Homemade Bread Day
Take A Hike Day
West Germany : Repentance Day
TV Sweeps Month


Religious Observances
Ang : Commemoration of St Anianus' Day (bishop/martyr)
RC : Comm of St Gregory the Wonderworker, bishop/confessor
Ang : Commemoration of Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln
RC, Luth : Mem of Elizabeth of Hungary, princess/widow


Religious History
0003 (BC) According to early Christian theologian Clement of Alexandria (ca.155_ca.220 AD), Jesus Christ was born on this date.
1758 English churchman Philip Embury, 30, married Margaret Switzer. Afterward immigrating to America, Embury was later encouraged by his cousin Barbara Heck to found a Methodist society in New York City in 1768. Embury thus became the first Methodist preacher in North America.
1775 Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Rational assent may be the act of our natural reason; faith is the effect of immediate almighty power.'
1876 English_born Rodney ("Gipsy") Smith, 16, was converted to a living faith. Smith later became an English Wesleyan singing evangelist whose preaching emphasized the love of God.
1906 In Toronto, Ellen Hebden experienced a Pentecostal baptism, followed soon after by her husband James. Their East End Mission afterward became a source and focal point for establishing Pentecostal holiness throughout Canada.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


Walmart fails to ban office romance

Wal-Mart has lost a court appeal to try to legally ban its employees in Germany from having office romances.
The regional industrial tribunal in Dusseldorf upheld an earlier verdict by the local Wuppertal industrial tribunal that the company's "ethics rules" were in breach of German law.

Wal-mart tried to introduce a 28-page ethical code that forbids "lustful glances and ambiguous jokes" as well as "sexually meaningful communication of any type".
And it said: "You may not go out with or have a relationship with someone who could influence your employment situation or whose employment situation you could influence."
Wal-Mart also required its 10,500 German employees to report violations of the code, including alcohol and drug use, to a telephone hotline - a move also banned by the courts.

According to the tribunal, rules that govern personal relationships, though common in the US, are incompatible with German labour laws and agreement with the regional labour council would be necessary to implement them.
Wal-Mart management defended the disputed passages, saying they were only trying to protect their employees from sexual harassment.

Wal-Mart still has one more chance to appeal the verdict at the Federal Labour Court in Erfurt.



Thought for the day :
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
Abba Eban


243 posted on 11/17/2005 7:21:50 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Iris7; Valin; PAR35; alfa6; U S Army EOD; Professional Engineer; ...
Morning Glory Folks~

Crickethead Inn, Saguaro National Park, Arizona


244 posted on 11/17/2005 7:39:08 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: Valin
1968 Heidi bowl-NBC misses Oakland's rally to beat Jets, 43-32

One of the most exciting finishes in sports history was not seen on television. This football game became known as the Heidi Bowl (or Heidi Game). On November 17, 1968, the New York Jets led the Oakland Raiders 32-29, with 50 seconds to go. It was the end of the hour, and even though the score was close, NBC switched over to the movie Heidi. In the next 42 seconds, Oakland scored two touchdowns to win 43-32.

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In the words of Howard Cosell, "it makes you wonder".

245 posted on 11/17/2005 7:59:04 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: alfa6

Whoa, that's a mean looking anchor bolt. That's what we need out here in windy Oregon.


246 posted on 11/17/2005 8:02:27 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Good morning PE.


247 posted on 11/17/2005 8:04:14 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w

Good morning sweetie.


248 posted on 11/17/2005 8:06:42 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Morning! Say "hey" to Sam and give Sarge a pat.

xoxox

249 posted on 11/17/2005 8:27:19 AM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: snippy_about_it

howdy ma'am

it's lunch minute


250 posted on 11/17/2005 10:33:29 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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