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FReeper Canteen - Scuttlebutt - 11 Mar 10
Our Troops Rock!! | Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/10/2010 6:00:33 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.  

 

 




A little humor....

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.



An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out..

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?

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*Our Young Heroes, By Oliver North*





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~March 11, 1779: Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers~

On this day in 1779, Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help plan, design and prepare environmental and structural facilities for the U.S. Army. Made up of civilian workers, members of the Continental Army and French officers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers played an essential role in the critical Revolutionary War battles at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and Yorktown. The members of the Corps who had joined at the time of its founding in 1779 left the army with their fellow veterans at the end of the War for Independence. In 1794, Congress created a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers to serve the same purpose under the new federal government. The Corps of Engineers itself was reestablished as an enduring division of the federal government in 1802.

Upon its reestablishment, the Corps began its chief task of creating and maintaining military fortifications. These responsibilities increased in urgency as the new United States prepared for a second war with Britain in the years before 1812. The Corps greatest contribution during this era was to the defense of New York Harbor?the fortifications it built not only persuaded British naval commanders to stay away from the city during the War of 1812, but later served as the foundations for the Statue of Liberty.

In subsequent years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evolved from providing services for the military to helping map out the uncharted territories that would become the western United States. Beginning in 1824, the Corps also took responsibility for navigation and flood control of the nation s river systems.

Today, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is made up of more than 35,000 civilian and enlisted men and women. In recent years, the Corps has worked on rebuilding projects in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the reconstruction of the city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

More info....

 



*Crack Pie*

Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times

Servings: Makes 2 pies (6 to 8 servings each)

Note: Adapted from Momofuku. This pie calls for 2 (10-inch) pie tins. You can substitute 9-inch pie tins, but note that the pies will require additional baking time, about 5 minutes, due to the increased thickness of the filling.

Cookie for crust

2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (3 ounces) flour
Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons (1 1/4 ounces) sugar
1 egg
Scant 1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) rolled oats

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Whisk the egg into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.

5. With the mixer running, beat in the flour mixture, a little at a time, until fully combined. Stir in the oats until incorporated.

6. Spread the mixture onto a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking sheet and bake until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to the touch on a rack. Crumble the cooled cookie to use in the crust.

Crust

Crumbled cookie for crust

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine the crumbled cookie, butter, brown sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse until evenly combined and blended (a little of the mixture clumped between your fingers should hold together). Divide the crust between 2 (10-inch) pie tins. Press the crust into each shell to form a thin, even layer along the bottom and sides of the tins. Set the prepared crusts aside while you prepare the filling.

Filling

1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) sugar
3/4 cup plus a scant 3 tablespoons (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon (3/4 ounce) milk powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
3/4 cup plus a scant 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 egg yolks
2 prepared crusts
Powdered sugar, garnish

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, salt and milk powder. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla.

3. Gently whisk in the egg yolks, being careful not to add too much air.

4. Divide the filling evenly between the 2 prepared pie shells.

5. Bake the pies, one at a time, for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake until the filling is slightly jiggly and golden brown (similar to a pecan pie), about 10 minutes. Remove the pies and cool on a rack.

6. Refrigerate the cooled pies until well chilled. The pies are meant to be served cold, and the filling will be gooey. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

 

 




 




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1 posted on 03/10/2010 6:00:34 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
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

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


2 posted on 03/10/2010 6:00:59 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie

IN


3 posted on 03/10/2010 6:00:59 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






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~


4 posted on 03/10/2010 6:01:00 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Aloha Connie!


5 posted on 03/10/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: AZamericonnie

In.


6 posted on 03/10/2010 6:02:00 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

It's Scuttlebutt Time !!



FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies’ military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD



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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 6:03:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HopeandGlory; oldteen
Good evening Hope & thank you for our pledge!

Hand over heart & prayers up....looks like you & oldteen tied for 1st!

*Hugs* Ladies

a 1

8 posted on 03/10/2010 6:03:56 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha Bigs & good to see you!

You & the family doing well?

Things are good in paradise? *hugs*

a 2

9 posted on 03/10/2010 6:07:23 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening Connie. I love that little dog story :) *hugs*


10 posted on 03/10/2010 6:08:29 PM PST by oldteen
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To: AZamericonnie

I’m late to the party, but I’m IN! :)


11 posted on 03/10/2010 6:08:34 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: SandRat
Howdy Scoutmaster! *hugs*

How's you & the family?

a 3

12 posted on 03/10/2010 6:09:09 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All

You know what LUV I think Chinese are out of control I know they need smackdown that terrible

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7056345.ece


13 posted on 03/10/2010 6:09:10 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: oldteen

Can we relate to that or what? LOL!


14 posted on 03/10/2010 6:09:58 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Things are wet in Paradise. I’m still waiting for CD to declare our drought over but methinks they think everyone already knows.


15 posted on 03/10/2010 6:10:33 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening HopeandGlory. One Nation Under God indeed! Thank you for the pledge. *hugs*


16 posted on 03/10/2010 6:10:38 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2468391/posts

Star CMC mentioned.


17 posted on 03/10/2010 6:10:52 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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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
ConorMacNessa USN USMC
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
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
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Alan USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
PFC Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
Pvt Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SrA The Black Knight USAF
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



18 posted on 03/10/2010 6:11:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
19 posted on 03/10/2010 6:11:36 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No Darlin’ you are right on time! *hugs*

Good to see you...any gardening work going on yet?


20 posted on 03/10/2010 6:12:04 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Absolutely...lol.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 6:12:23 PM PST by oldteen
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To: SevenofNine

Good evening News Diva & thanks for the breaking news! *hugs*


22 posted on 03/10/2010 6:12:46 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy. Hope your day is going well :). *hugs*


23 posted on 03/10/2010 6:13:12 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa

Best of evenings, Sir Conor. Your day went well? *hugs*


24 posted on 03/10/2010 6:14:46 PM PST by oldteen
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To: BIGLOOK
We have had more rain in 2010 than we have had in the last two years combined I believe.
25 posted on 03/10/2010 6:15:29 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; oldteen

hello Connie and OldTeen . . . It’s a privilege to be able to post the Pledge every night . . . Hugs backatcha!


26 posted on 03/10/2010 6:16:18 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: mylife; StarCMC

Ahh...the Smackdown site.

Way to go Starlette!

Good evening My...*hugs*


27 posted on 03/10/2010 6:17:49 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Howdy Connie.


28 posted on 03/10/2010 6:19:02 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted & presence requested Conor! *hugs*
29 posted on 03/10/2010 6:19:04 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: redrock; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


30 posted on 03/10/2010 6:20:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie; tomkow6; LUV W; All

Look like we may have kick out Godzilla soon LOL!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7057378.ece


31 posted on 03/10/2010 6:20:12 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: oldteen
Thanks very much, Oldteen!

*HUGS*

It went quite well, thanks! And yours?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
32 posted on 03/10/2010 6:20:35 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks very much, Connie!

*HUGS*

Thanks for tonite's thread!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
33 posted on 03/10/2010 6:21:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Btw Bigs.....what is “CD”?


34 posted on 03/10/2010 6:22:34 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hello! This Scripture was shared with me today. So now I will share it with you!

Love,
ML

35 posted on 03/10/2010 6:23:28 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks, AZ, for today's It's Scuttlebutt Time!!


36 posted on 03/10/2010 6:24:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)



37 posted on 03/10/2010 6:25:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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I got question does that mean that Israel be place under DOUBLE Secret probation after peace talks fail

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7414758/Middle-East-peace-talks-in-doubt-over-Israeli-homes-plan.html


38 posted on 03/10/2010 6:26:57 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: All

From Xerox ~ Let's Say Thanks to our Troops

Simple. Easy. Involve your kids.
We can each send thanks every single day.


39 posted on 03/10/2010 6:27:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Winds is blowing, allergies kickin’ my tush, but at least I’m alive to complain about it...lol. Thanks for asking :)


40 posted on 03/10/2010 6:27:22 PM PST by oldteen
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To: brushcop

41 posted on 03/10/2010 6:27:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: left that other site

Words to live by ML & thanks for sharing!

A good day for you? *hugs*


42 posted on 03/10/2010 6:28:02 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SoldierDad; sneakers; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; jackv; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


43 posted on 03/10/2010 6:28:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SevenofNine

They are out of control! One day their people will say “enough”!....I hope....


44 posted on 03/10/2010 6:28:57 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

And I spelled it correctly! LOL

A good day for you Ma?

Are the roads clear yet? *hugs*


45 posted on 03/10/2010 6:29:15 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: All


46 posted on 03/10/2010 6:29:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie
Hawaii County Civil Defense.....handles wild fires, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, droughts, flash floods and snow storms.

They're always busy over here.....lot's of air time on the radio, tv and internet.
47 posted on 03/10/2010 6:30:37 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you, and God Bless you!
:-)


48 posted on 03/10/2010 6:30:57 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: AZamericonnie

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

March 11, 2010
God’s Mercies
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies. —Genesis 32:10

Less than the least of all God’s mercies.” This was the motto 17th-century English poet and clergyman George Herbert engraved on his signet ring, and it was the phrase with which he signed his letters and books. Jacob had spoken these words when he pondered God’s goodness despite his own sin and shame: “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant” (Gen. 32:10).

The word “mercies” is from the Hebrew word chesed, meaning “God’s enduring love.” I think it is significant that it rose from the heart of one who saw himself as utterly unworthy.

Relying solely on God’s faithful love, Jacob cries out: “Deliver me!” What an odd combination of thoughts: “I am not worthy . . . . Deliver me” (vv.10-11). Unlike some who seem to have it all together, Jacob knew that everything he brought to God had been ruined by sin. He thought of himself as a man undeserving of God’s grace. But his hope lay not in his worth but in the promise of God to look with favor on those who throw themselves on His mercy. Humility and contrition are the keys that open the heart of God.

As He did with Jacob, God hears us when we humbly cry out to Him for mercy.

For mercies so great, what return can I make?
For mercies so constant and sure?
I’ll love Him, I’ll serve Him with all that I have
As long as my life shall endure. —Chisholm

Mercy is an unearned blessing bestowed by God on an unworthy recipient.

49 posted on 03/10/2010 6:31:33 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: LUV W; tomkow6; All

Good news perhaps we may get out of Agahan in 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/7411285/US-troops-could-withdraw-from-Afghanistan-ahead-of-2011-deadline.html


50 posted on 03/10/2010 6:32:48 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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