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FReeper Canteen ~ What's Your Ideal Island Vacation? ~ 14 December 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

~ Freeper Canteen ~

Canteen Mission Statement
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

Today We Want To Know....

What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?

Click here and take the quiz!

To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box.

Have fun!

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




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To: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! (((hugs))) Everything is going well here. It’s cool, but supposed to get up to 64 today. Kinda weird for December if you think about it!

Hope you and Bo stay warm and cozy in your cold rainy weather!


151 posted on 12/14/2011 7:20:18 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: E.G.C.; Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; All; txradioguy; NRA1995
ALERT
If you haven't seen it
there is a computer scam going around
claiming to be from Amazon
Subject says "Your Amazon order of Omrom..."
It looks legit but is a scam - so do not open it or any of the links.
A shift + delete (PCs) is suppose to delete it without adding to trash.
For Macs, I'm waiting to hear what do do since shift + delete doesn't work.

152 posted on 12/14/2011 7:21:10 AM PST by beachn4fun (Remember the troops during the Holidays.)
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To: MEG33

We have had drizzle all morning here. Lots of traffic accidents being reported today.


153 posted on 12/14/2011 7:23:21 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

I couldn’t even log onto the network with my “smart card” this morning. That has happened to me before.


154 posted on 12/14/2011 7:26:50 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks for letting us know. I have been ordering a lot from Amazon lately and would hate to click on that one by accident!


155 posted on 12/14/2011 7:29:37 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

We “drylanders” drive amazingly bad in wet weather, huh! Everytime the roads are a tiny bit wet, we have accidents. It’s crazy. People deive like maniacs around here in their huge pickups and SUVs!


156 posted on 12/14/2011 7:32:16 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LUV W

I hear you. I drive 65 MPH in the right lane, and there was a city bus that was running well over 65 in the center lane this morning. Several small cars had to be running over 70 on 183 too, and I thought we were going to get hit on Loop 1.


157 posted on 12/14/2011 7:37:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Traffic there where you are is a challenge on a good day, but on wet or icy roads, it’s almost suicidal! It’s bad enough here and we are in the wide open spaces.


158 posted on 12/14/2011 7:45:15 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The Aleutians hunting bear.


159 posted on 12/14/2011 7:47:41 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor.
*HUGS*


160 posted on 12/14/2011 7:50:05 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: LUV W

That is one thing I won’t miss at all next year after I retire. The AM commute is not bad since we start at 0630, but the PM commute is a bear.


161 posted on 12/14/2011 8:14:20 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


162 posted on 12/14/2011 9:18:43 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: beachn4fun

BTTT


163 posted on 12/14/2011 9:39:31 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Arrowhead1952; LUV W; MEG33; Kathy in Alaska; BIGLOOK; AZamericonnie

Mid-day Wintery greetings from sunny Arizona! This snowfall picture is along Interstate 17 just south of Flagstaff.

The snow level down here in Sierra Vista was at about 6500' overnight so we have snow-capped mountains all around us. It is clear and cold, a perfect day for tomato soup and grilled cheese sammiches!

164 posted on 12/14/2011 10:16:39 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: HiJinx

Amazing and beautiful and yes! Perfect for hot soup and grilled cheese sammiches! :)

Um.....don’t send THAT weather here, ok? LOL!


165 posted on 12/14/2011 11:10:08 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: HiJinx
"...a perfect day for tomato soup and grilled cheese sammiches!"

YUMMY!!!! And a beautiful landscape.

166 posted on 12/14/2011 11:41:32 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun
Today is a zoo...thank goodness for homework and getting all checking done before this morning.
Calls, and calls, and calls...am I getting paid this week, how much will my check be, you forgot hours from last week, etc, etc.
Wednesday is not the day to be asking this stuff. We are eyeball deep in correcting incorrectly input timesheets.

I'm going to Fiji too!


167 posted on 12/14/2011 12:08:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx

Simply beautiful Jinx....& this is as close as I wanna get to the white stuff! lol


168 posted on 12/14/2011 2:29:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

Got your appetite ready, Connie? We have lots of cookies down here...!!

Pictured are snickerdoodles and classic molasses cookies.


169 posted on 12/14/2011 4:31:27 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: HiJinx

W O W!!!

Snickerdoodles! My VERY favorite! :)


170 posted on 12/14/2011 4:45:22 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Nachum
"went to see the movie “The Descendents”"

That one is on our list. We love Hawaii.

171 posted on 12/14/2011 10:49:56 PM PST by garjog
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Sanibel, FL


172 posted on 12/15/2011 10:02:46 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Mears
Still catching up...

I love cities.

Then Hong Kong might be just the right island for you.

173 posted on 12/15/2011 6:08:20 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

There is a great shot of the Na Pali Coast at the end of “The Descendants”.


174 posted on 12/15/2011 6:16:23 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

I have not seen it (The Descendants)...is it good?


175 posted on 12/15/2011 6:49:01 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

Still catching up....

So, Mac, how did the carpet laying go? New color?


176 posted on 12/15/2011 8:06:21 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
The carpet laying went well - I was not here for the installation but the results look great. I would call the carpet shade taupe. We had a laminate faux-wood floor down which was not holding up well. Mrs. MacNessa and the boys took that floor up and, with the pieces that are still in good shape, are flooring the upstairs hallway and the boys' bedrooms. Wth the walls on the first floor having been painted, the look of the place is entirely different. We're getting new kitchen counter tops before Christmas, and will lay a floating vinyl floor in the kitchen a couple of months down the road.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
177 posted on 12/15/2011 8:14:30 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: left that other site

“The Descendants” is terrific and Clooney was great as usual”


178 posted on 12/16/2011 1:14:50 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: garjog

“”went to see the movie “The Descendents””

That one is on our list. We love Hawaii. “

Well, we just returned from The Descendents. I had no idea it would be such a downer film.

I realize that every drama needs conflict, and while the film was superbly acted and shot with beautiful scenery, the message was without hope. I would not recommend it for anyone who thinks a film about people in Hawaii will be uplifting or exciting.

The film ends with what the writers probably thought was a uplifting message about family unity. I took it as an insult — the family in the last scene is watching a stupid television documentary, staring into the screen, just like all of us in the audience were doing, staring at a screen instead of having a life of real relationships.

More: to me the film lacked any kind of spiritual theme of redemption.

A serious flaw in the story was that there was no one with faith. No reference to faith or a possible salvation. Not even Hawaiian pagan faith. Shakespeare’s tragic characters usually are visited by ghosts, people with magical powers,or have dreams that suggest a meaningful transcendence exists beyond human suffering. Here there is spiritual silence.

The Descendents is a message of pure humanism against existential meaninglessness and destruction of life. For me the message rings hollow. Saving the planet doesn’t cut it when it comes to guilt, family breakdown, divorce, trashing of vulnerable children, substance abuse, infidelity, death and euthanasia. Not exactly a film for holiday cheer.


179 posted on 12/16/2011 10:46:26 PM PST by garjog
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To: kalee

Still catching up....

Bermuda sounds nice. kalee. I like doing nothing unless I want to on vacation. Sitting at the beach and snorkling suits me fine.


180 posted on 12/18/2011 2:11:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: kalee

Still catching up....

Bermuda sounds nice. kalee. I like doing nothing unless I want to on vacation. Sitting at the beach and snorkling suits me fine.


181 posted on 12/18/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: massgopguy; beachn4fun

Still catching up.....

My brother bought a boat in St Maarten and is in the process of getting rid of most everything and moving there. He still works on the north slope of Alaska. Long commute!


182 posted on 12/18/2011 2:43:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: buffaloguy

Still catching up....

Welcome to the Canteen, buffaloguy. That would be quite the adventure.


183 posted on 12/18/2011 2:47:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Still catching up.....

Have you trained a new driver?


184 posted on 12/18/2011 2:49:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Still catching up....

WOW! You are really making changes. Congratulations to Mrs MacNessa and the boys for their floor laying skills.


185 posted on 12/18/2011 2:54:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; beachn4fun
Still catching up...

wh!!

Thanks, unique, for McBulb!!

AZ.....#50!!
beachy.....#150!!


186 posted on 12/18/2011 2:57:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
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Christmas Cookie Exchange



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

187 posted on 12/18/2011 3:04:25 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
My brother bought a boat in St Maarten and is in the process of getting rid of most everything and moving there. He still works on the north slope of Alaska. Long commute!

You have a brother? I never knew we had an uncleAlaska.

(p.s can't blame him for moving to warmer climate after working on the north slope of Alaska.)

188 posted on 12/19/2011 4:02:58 AM PST by beachn4fun (Remember the troops during the Holidays.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Have you trained a new driver?

One of the alternates is taking the van pool. He has been my primary backup for years.

189 posted on 12/19/2011 5:42:37 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: null and void
staying at Shaggy’s bed and breakfast...

,,, come on down!

190 posted on 02/01/2012 2:55:22 AM PST by shaggy eel
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