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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Canteen Holiday Season Begins! ~ November 29 2002
68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub and FRiends of the Canteen

Posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:54 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Since the Canteen is a "Home Away From Home" for our military lurkers
I think it's time we start creating a Holiday atmosphere.
Let the Holiday Season begin!




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To: redhead
"YOU just bring the SNOW."

Do you have any idea how hard I am trying for snow? LOL!

Will this do?

201 posted on 11/29/2002 5:41:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: radu; Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; MoJo2001; redhead; Ragtime Cowgirl; Dubya; ...
"The sleigh looks like fun...but we definitely have to find some snow somewhere.."

May I make a suggestion?

What if we got our friends from last night with the cargo jet to take us to the bases in either Greenland, or in the Aluetians? Plenty of snow there isnt there? Maybe with the cargo jet we can go to both places, plus Ms Feather could spend some more time with her pilot friend....just a thought...of course if Tonk and some of the guys in the canteen have figured out how to make the horses fly, that would be even better....

202 posted on 11/29/2002 5:41:15 PM PST by TEXOKIE
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To: Dubya
"There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"

Thanks, Dubya, for all the words.

203 posted on 11/29/2002 5:43:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mr_Magoo
ROTFLMAO!!! "And now the Stuffing". Mr_M, the troops are going to LOVE this one. And a day late doesn't matter in the least! Thanks!!
204 posted on 11/29/2002 5:47:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Dubya
I like the site for the World Trade Center Memorial.
205 posted on 11/29/2002 5:53:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: GeekDejure
Hiya, Geek! Thanks for stopping in the Canteen
206 posted on 11/29/2002 5:55:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

MARINES HYMN


207 posted on 11/29/2002 6:00:16 PM PST by Dubya
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To: All

MARINES HYMN


208 posted on 11/29/2002 6:00:19 PM PST by Dubya
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To: American Preservative; Light Speed; LindaSOG; Yehuda; dennisw; Nix 2; SJackson; knighthawk; ...
To all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, and allies, Happy Hanukkah!!


209 posted on 11/29/2002 6:07:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; redhead; MoJo2001; Ragtime Cowgirl; Dubya; ...
Uh Oh....getting pulled from 'puter....I'll try to come back later! Have a great sleigh ride, if I cant get back! I assembled an assortment of goodies for you to have afterwards:

fresh popcorn with several different toppings...melted real butter, finely grated cheddar, salt, veggie salt. For those interested in making popcorn balls, cinnamon, sugar, and karo syrup are provided. Here are some marshmallows to go into the hot chocalate. You can toast them with some graham crackers and hershey bars to make som'mores over the fire that Tonk builds us each evening. There is a large piping bowl of Macaroni and cheese and frankfurters which can also be toasted over the fire along with buns, piping hot fresh chili, and condiments. A variety of pickles will be set out, and a large bowl of potato salad is also on the menu! See you all soon, I hope!

210 posted on 11/29/2002 6:19:12 PM PST by TEXOKIE
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To: All
WAKE ISLAND WW2

Rear Admiral Shigimatsu Sakabara, former commander of the Japanese garrison forces of Wake, signs the surrender document which makes Wake American again. Left to right around the table, on the boat deck of the destroyer escort USS Levy; Japanese Army Colonel Shigeharu Chikamori, Sakaibara, Japanese Paymaster Lieutenant P. Hisao Napasato, Marine Brigadier General Lawson H. M. Sanderson, of Santa Barbara, Cal., Commander of the Fourth Marine Air Wing who accepted the surrender in the name of Rear Admiral W. K. Harrill, Army Sergeant Larry Watanabe of Honolulu, official interpreter at the surrender, and Colonel T. J. Walker Jr., Sanderson's Chief of Staff. Standing (center with pipe) is Colonel Walter L. J. Baylor, last man to leave Wake Island.

211 posted on 11/29/2002 6:22:44 PM PST by Dubya
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To: TEXOKIE
WOW! Great food thanks.
212 posted on 11/29/2002 6:23:59 PM PST by Dubya
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To: TEXOKIE
Oh man, Tex, I hope you can get back. You got some really good stuff for us to eat. Lots of my favorites. If you can't get back, thank you for helping each day to honor our troops and vets, and joining the Wild Riders of the Night. We have a lot of fun and the troops like our rides.
213 posted on 11/29/2002 6:25:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"Will this do?"

PERFECT!!

214 posted on 11/29/2002 6:26:31 PM PST by redhead
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To: LaDivaLoca; MoJo2001
Diva, so good to see you this Friday. I don't like shopping today either. One time in my whole life I went the day after Christmas, and NEVER again! Claustrophobia is right!! I can't believe it, The Kid went shopping today!
215 posted on 11/29/2002 6:39:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

NO COFFEE FOR YOU!

Drink THIS!


216 posted on 11/29/2002 7:12:53 PM PST by tomkow6
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; American Preservative; BeforeISleep; E.G.C.; ..
Kathy, thank you for posting Ted Maher's picture at 15.

And, MoJo2001, thank you for your candles for Ted and his family at 33.

They can light the way to Ted's current thread on Free Republic.

Ted's character and training have equipped him for the current corte d'kangaroo, a cross between the Stuarts' Star Chamber and the Inquisition.

Still, the press corps is sophisticated enough to know the corruption which conceals the truth, and to admire the tenacity and acumen of the defendant.

In light of recent attacks, it is well that our men and women in uniform are dedicated to dispatching terrorists to their appointments with Allah.

We wish our finest every good shot, and the tailwind of Justice.

Godspeed the finest fighting force on earth.

217 posted on 11/29/2002 7:24:07 PM PST by PhilDragoo
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To: tomkow6
I don't begrudge you your beer, but how can you drink something that smells so bad?


218 posted on 11/29/2002 7:24:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SpookBrat
LOL
Thnaks for the ping
219 posted on 11/29/2002 7:29:24 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
I couldn't tell a joke to save my life, but got that in email today and thought it was funny. Hope you're having a wonderful Holiday week. I birdy told me you have had a cold. Get to feeling better and slow down. You're body is telling you you've been doing too much.
220 posted on 11/29/2002 7:34:17 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: PhilDragoo
Thanks, Phil, for helping honor our troops every day. And thanks for all you do keeping Ted Maher's name up front.

Candles for Ted Maher and his family.

221 posted on 11/29/2002 7:37:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mo1
Mo, thanks for dropping in today with the Friday card. That is a very good reason to smile. Hope you and yours had a good Thanksgiving.


222 posted on 11/29/2002 7:45:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: MoJo2001
The Hammer

Judah the Maccabee

Nearly two hundred years before Christ, in the land of Judea, there was a Syrian king, Antiochus*. He had ambitions of becoming a world ruler, like Alexander the Great, and planned to establish the Greek way of life in all his lands. The king ordered the Jewish people to reject their God, their religion, their customs and their beliefs and to worship the Greek god, Zeus. He defiled and desecrated the Temple, prohibited the Jews from keeping the Sabbath, and outlawed the Torah and practices such as circumcision. As a final insult he erected a statue of Zeus on the altar in the Temple.


There were some who did as they were told, but many refused. A priest, Mattityahu, slew one of the king's officers, and escaped with his five sons to the wilderness. There they were joined by many other Jews, who carried on a guerrilla war against the king.

The five brothers were Judah, John, Simon, Eleazer and Jonathan. When Mattityahu died, Judah, the eldest son, became leader of the rebellion. He became known as "the Maccabee", which means "the Hammerer" **. After two years of fighting, the Maccabees were finally successful in driving the Syrians out of Israel and reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem. The Maccabees wanted to clean the building and to remove the hated Greek symbols and statues. On the 25th day of the month of Kislev, the job was finished and the Temple was rededicated.


When Judah and his followers finished cleaning the temple, they wanted to light the lamps of the great Menorah. This should be kept continually alight, and is remembered in synagogues today by the eternal light, known as the N'er Tamid. Once lit, it should never be extinguished.

When they entered the Temple, only a tiny jug of oil was found with only enough for a single day. The oil lamp was filled and lit. Then a miracle occurred as the tiny amount of oil stayed lit not for one day, but for eight days.

Jews celebrate Hanukkah to mark the victory over the Syrians and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. The Festival of the Lights, Hanukkah, lasts for eight days to commemorate the miracle of the oil. The word Hanukkah means "rededication".

* Antiochus IV Epiphanes ("The Illustrious) ruled from 175-163 BC)

** There is also a legend that Judah's banners bore the slogan "Mi Chamoca Ba'ElimYahweh" (Who is like you among the mighty, O Lord?), from Exodus 15:11. The initial letters of this slogan spell out the word 'Maccabee'.
223 posted on 11/29/2002 7:45:43 PM PST by Radix
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To: All

224 posted on 11/29/2002 7:53:32 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: zip

Thanks, zip, for stopping in every day and helping honor our troops and veterans and families and allies.


225 posted on 11/29/2002 7:55:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: bentfeather
Ms feather, we need to talk. LOL! I need to learn to shop with my G4. LOL!
226 posted on 11/29/2002 7:56:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LaDivaLoca
"Pssst!"

My favorite! They are all good.

227 posted on 11/29/2002 7:58:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

228 posted on 11/29/2002 7:58:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Kathy in Alaska
What's on your mind pumpkin?

Let her rip the feather is listening!
229 posted on 11/29/2002 8:00:02 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
I love that snowman. I need one for the front porch. Did you rest and recharge today? I hope so, tomorrow is Monday. *HUG*
230 posted on 11/29/2002 8:01:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Shabbat Shalom Chanukah!

Hi Kathy...How are you?

Bump for friends of Israel


231 posted on 11/29/2002 8:01:33 PM PST by Light Speed
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"Did you rest and recharge today?"

Yep! I fact I took a couple of cat naps also.
I'll be turning in around 10PM PST tonight so I'll be ready for "my Mon."
*HUG*
232 posted on 11/29/2002 8:03:41 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: bentfeather

I need to learn to shop online and not stand in lines at the store. Are you the online teacher? Have Mac, will shop!

233 posted on 11/29/2002 8:04:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Radix
At the time of the Greek conquest, there were two kinds of Jews living in Israel.


First, there were those who decided that Hellenism represented an attractive alternative to Judaism. For them, Hellenist culture was the way of the future, the way to gain acceptance into the larger Greek society, and the way to prosperity.


A Jew with ambition during the time of the Greeks had no choice but to join the local gymnasium, buy a season pass to the theater, and maybe take up writing poetry as a hobby.

Whether they abandoned Judaism altogether, or relegated it to a secondary role in their lives, they believed they belonged more to the theater and gymnasium than to the halls of Torah study and the synagogue. These Jews were the Hellenists.

Though the majority of Jews remained loyal to the Torah and Judaism, the rise of Hellenism inevitably led to internal Jewish struggles. Not only did the confrontation with Greek culture open the doors of assimilation, but it also planted the seeds of a deep schism within the Jewish people.

In the end, the Jewish war against Greece at the time of Chanukah would prove to be not only a war of Jew against Greek, but also a war between Jew and Jew – fought over the heart, soul and future of the Jewish people.

THEN CAME THE HASMONEANS


The Hasmonean family was led by Matitiyahu and his five sons: Shimon, Yochanan, Yehudah (Judah), Elazar and Yonatan. Matitiyahu was a devout man who could not bear to see Judaism crushed. He and others went into hiding in order to study and preserve the Torah. Many were tortured and murdered for their defiance. A period of darkness descended upon Israel.

Though Matitiyahu's valor provided the initial spark for the revolt against the Greeks, he died shortly after the rebellion began. The mantle of leadership passed to his son Judah, and with that the course of history was forever changed.

Judah Maccabee was a fearless leader, a brilliant battlefield tactician and a man capable of inspiring thousands to take up arms in the battle for the preservation of Judaism. He devised strategies for the Jewish forces to out maneuver the larger, better equipped Greek army.

With Judah at the helm, the Jews captured Jerusalem, rededicated the Temple and witnessed the miracle of the oil.



ALEXANDER THE GREAT


In 338 B.C.E. Philip of Macedon invaded Greece from the north and absorbed Athens and the Greek states into the Macedonian empire. Two years later Philip died and his son Alexander assumed the throne.


Alexander the Great was a conqueror unlike any other who had ever lived. His meteoric rise and seemingly invincible military prowess made him a legend even while he was still alive. The empire of Alexander the Great eventually stretched from Macedonia and Greece across the conquered Persian empire and all the way to the frontier of India. Included in this vast empire were Egypt and Israel, which was then regarded as part of Syria. When Alexander's troops reached Jerusalem, the Jewish people offered no resistance.


Alexander was enamored with Greek culture, revered Homer and was greatly influenced by the thinking of Aristotle with whom he had a personal relationship. Alexander's grand design was not only to rule vast areas of land but also to make Hellenism the preeminent cultural force in the world.

Thirteen years after coming to power, at the age of 33, Alexander the Great was dead.
234 posted on 11/29/2002 8:07:31 PM PST by Radix
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To: Light Speed
Light Speed!! ((HUGS)) I'm fine. Shalom. Now that is a tank! I'm on vacation in California, but there is NO snow at home. None!! What kind of weather are you having?
235 posted on 11/29/2002 8:12:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You bet I am!

Just get that credit card up in a good viewing postion, and let's see where would you like to shop?

Use Google for your search engine,you want shoes, you gotta 'em, how about some fancy expensive shops, can't think right now, you know what you like.

Have Mac, will shop! LOL


Best shopping on a Mac, very little crashing to worry about, of course no bugs, virus. etc...
We always had Windows! All the better to see those store window displays!!!!! LOL Automatic cashiers, just plug those little numbers in and wait a couple weeks and UPS comes calling!!!! LOL

feather :O)
236 posted on 11/29/2002 8:16:19 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Beautiful.....No Snow.
Have not seen the Geese migrate so late..they are still overflying here...looks like we might get a warm winter.
237 posted on 11/29/2002 8:21:19 PM PST by Light Speed
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To: bentfeather
Can you do gift certificates, too? I never thought about Google.


238 posted on 11/29/2002 8:23:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Light Speed
It's so warm in Alaska they probably haven't even left yet!
239 posted on 11/29/2002 8:29:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Can you do gift certificates, too? Sure Can!!

I never thought about Google. Oh that's cool takes a while!

Honey it's just like Alice's Restaurant you can get anything you want!! LOL
240 posted on 11/29/2002 8:31:20 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here's your internet shopping guide!!!!

241 posted on 11/29/2002 8:33:55 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: LindaSOG
Thanks for today's military history.

Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim

242 posted on 11/29/2002 8:39:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: tomkow6
USMC gunfight rules

1.Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2.Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap.

Life is expensive.

3.Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.
4.If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
5.Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)
6.If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
7.In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8.If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
9.Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

10.Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.
11.Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

12.Always cheat = always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
13.Have a plan.
14.Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
15.Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
16.Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
17.Don't drop your guard.
18.Always tactically reload and threat scan 360 degrees.
19.Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
20.Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.
21.The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.
22.Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
23.Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
24.Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "35".

Navy Rules for Gunfighting

1. Go to Sea
2. Send the Marines
3. Drink Coffee
243 posted on 11/29/2002 8:40:57 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: Kathy in Alaska; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Then if the it gets to crowded just use this!!!!
244 posted on 11/29/2002 8:41:50 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

245 posted on 11/29/2002 8:43:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you Kathy it's very lovely!
246 posted on 11/29/2002 8:45:32 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

247 posted on 11/29/2002 8:46:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Now you are getting the idea, always open for business!

Lovely
248 posted on 11/29/2002 8:47:52 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
Thanks. Something for every day! I'm going to have to Google and look around for shopping places. With people all over the lower 48, and the United States Post Office delivery system iffy at best, sending via the internet is quite appealing.


249 posted on 11/29/2002 8:52:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie
"Canteen Holiday Season...Bump!"

Thanks, blackie, for always stopping in to help honor our troops.

250 posted on 11/29/2002 8:54:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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