Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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The List 4283
To All
I hope your week has started well.
This Day in Naval History - October 4
1821 - LT Robert F. Stockton sails from Boston for Africa to carry out his orders to help stop the international slave trade.
1944 - Aircraft from USS Ranger sink 5 German ships and damage 3 in Operation Leader, the only U.S. Navy carrier operation in northern European waters during World War II.
1952 - Task Force 77 aircraft encounter MIG-15 aircraft for the first time.
1976 - USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938) rescues 7 survivors of a Finnish motor craft that sank in the Baltic Sea.
1991 - USS Arkansas, USS Sioux, USS Aubrey Fitch and Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SIX rescue personnel on merchant ships in three different rescue operations in the Arabian Sea.
1998 - U.S. and Algierian Navies conduct first bilateral exercise since Algerian independence in 1962. It was a search and rescue operation involving USS Mitscher.
I remember coming to school that morning and the teacher saying that the world had just changed. Only a couple of years later my dad was at Vandenberg AFB and I watched our Thor, Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missiles being launched.
From the net…courtesy of Tony and JC
Thanks to John and Tony
         International Space Station Tour 2016 Video
*Some people have no idea as to what the Space Station looks like. This is very impressive.*
*This is something worthwhile to watch. Forward this to your family and ,friends. Don't forget your children and grandchildren.


*Click here: Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital
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Thanks to Dutch…I was cringing along with the congregation
: OUCH ??? from Dr David
Crushed Scrotum!!!
The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers. Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium.
She said, "I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband, Phil, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."
You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as the imagine the pain that poor Phil must have experienced.
"Phil was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every move caused him terrible pain." We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Phil's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."
Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Phil.
"Now," she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Phil is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely."
All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say. A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium.
He said, "I'm Phil." The entire congregation held its breath. "I just want to tell my wife the word is sternum."
                        I went over to the local Gun Store to get a 12-gauge shotgun for
                        hunting this fall. When I was ready to pay for the gun and shells,
                        the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me." Making a mental note to
                        complain to the NRA about the gun control wackos running amok, I did
                        just as she had instructed. When the hysterical shrieking finally
                        subsided, I found out she was referring to how I should place my
                        credit card in the card reader. They need to make their instructions
                        to seniors a little clearer. I still don't think I looked that bad....
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                               CLICK  . . . . RELAX . . . .
for  one  minute  and  four seconds 

                                         . . . of significant personal delight
Thanks to John
Why Eggs Are Good for You
By Shereen Lehman, MS - Reviewed by a board-certified physician.
Updated April 16, 2016
Eggs are popular at breakfast time and are often used as ingredients in a variety of dishes. For some years, eggs were shunned because they're high in cholesterol, but now we know that cholesterol from the foods you eat doesn't impact your blood cholesterol levels. 
Eggs are actually good for you because they're loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals. And although eggs are a little high in fat, they're not too high in calories.
In fact, one egg has only about 80 calories. They're an excellent source of choline that's necessary for healthy cell membranes in all of your body, and for mental function and memory. They also offer some vitamin D, which is essential for absorption and utilization of calcium.
In addition, eggs contain folate and riboflavin, two B-complex vitamins that necessary for your body to convert the foods you eat into energy. You'll also get a dose of vitamin A from the yoke. Vitamin A is necessary for normal vision, general cell growth, and healthy skin.
Eating eggs may help protect your cells because they have some antioxidant potential due to vitamin E and selenium. They team up with vitamin C to prevent damage to your body from free radicals. And there's more -- lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants related to vitamin A and are also found in the yellow pigment of the egg yolk. 

Eggs are Diet-Friendly

The combination of fats and protein means eggs are very satisfying.
Eating one egg as part of a healthy breakfast may help you lose weight by keeping you from getting hungry later in the morning. 
To keep your eggs diet-ready, avoid extra butter or creamy sauces that will add a lot of extra calories. Try a poached egg on whole wheat toast, or have a hard boiled egg served alongside a bowl of oatmeal.
Scrambled eggs with lots of spinach and just a tiny bit of cheese make for an excellent breakfast dish too. Or if you like omelettes, choose lots of veggies and less meat.
Thanks to John
It's a real dilemma.  Unless you can read minds, your'e at risk if you're dealing with a guy who  has malice intent.  My son has 16 yrs in the CHP, and he has run this scenario by me many times.  It's best if you don.t play games with a cop.  He has a lot to lose,  John
What would you do? 
Thank God there are people willing to be police.
Thanks to Barrel
What us Army Helo guys did during Rolling Thunder and everyday before and after.
  Item Number:2 Date: 10/04/2016 CANADA - INSUFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING HURTING BASES, OPERATIONS, SAYS AUDIT (OCT 04/CDND)  CANADA DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE -- Many Canadian military bases are falling apart because of insufficient spending on maintenance and repairs, reports the Canadian Press, citing an audit by the Dept. of National Defense.   The auditor says the situation has been made worse because military officials have little data on the actual state of municipal works such as sewers, roads and electrical, heating and drinking water systems.   Accordingly, the department cannot determine what needs to be fixed or replaced. A combination of insufficient funding and poor record-keeping has allowed the situation to deteriorate, says the audit. Service disruptions are said to be affecting operations.   The risk of electrical outages, sewer backups and other service disruptions at military bases is likely to increase, finds the audit.   The department is changing how it manages its properties, including centralizing authority in Ottawa, according to a Defense Dept. spokeswoman in response to the audit.   However, she said, the Can$200 million (US$153 million) allocated for military infrastructure this year is not intended to address the underfunding identified in the audit.   Those funds are earmarked for armories, aircraft hangars, naval jetties and military housing, rather than basic utilities. At least half of the equipment associated with those utilities is reportedly over 50 years old.  
  Item Number:3 Date: 10/04/2016 EGYPT - INTERIOR MINISTRY ANNOUNCES KILLING OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S ARMED WING LEADER (OCT 04/ALJAZ)  AL JAZEERA -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says a senior leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood has been killed in a shootout with security forces, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar).   Mohamed Kamal was killed on Monday alongside another member of the organization in Cairo as police tried to arrest them, said a statement from the ministry early Tuesday.   A physician by profession, the 61-year-old had been responsible for the Muslim Brotherhood's armed wing, said the ministry.   Kamal had been sentenced to life in prison in absentia for setting up an armed group and setting off an explosion near a police station.   The Muslim Brotherhood said that security forces killed Kamal after detaining him. The group said he disappeared on Monday.  
  Item Number:4 Date: 10/04/2016 IRAQ - ISIS PREPARES NETWORK OF TUNNELS, WALLS, TRENCHES FOR FIGHT IN MOSUL (OCT 04/MILTIMES)  MILITARY TIMES -- The Iraqi-led military operation to retake Mosul in northern Iraq from the Islamic State is expected to include considerable fighting underground in tunnels, reports the Military Times.   The Mosul operation, which is widely expected to kick off this month, will be made more difficult by a significant network of tunnels beneath the city, say U.S. officials.   Such tunnels are seen as a tactical advantage to the estimated 4,000 to 10,000 ISIS fighters still in the city.   The U.S. lacks reliable technology to map such networks, which will make small-unit operations extremely difficult, said the newspaper.   "Daesh are very keen to build tunneling networks because it helps them to maintain security and preserve their lives a little bit longer whenever clearing operations begin," said an Air Force spokesman, using another name for ISIS. "In a city the size of Mosul that's going to, you know, slow things down and make it a complicated task."   Mosul is considered the "second city" in the nation, after Baghdad. It was formerly home to 2 million people.   Coalition forces have discovered extensive tunnel networks in other cities held by ISIS, including Ramadi and Sinjar in Iraq and Manbij in Syria.   Walls, trenches and tunnels are all being built, locals told the Daily Beast.  
 Item Number:5 Date: 10/04/2016 ITALY - NAVY TAKES DELIVERY OF ALPINO FREMM FRIGATE (OCT 04/FINCA)  FINCANTIERI -- Italy's Fincantieri has announced the delivery of the fifth Carlo Bergamini-class frigate to the Italian navy.   The Alpino was handed over on Sept. 30 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia).   Such frigates are part of the Italian-French FREMM program.   The frigate is the fourth to be equipped in an anti-submarine warfare configuration, noted a Fincantieri release. A total of 10 ships have been ordered for the Italian navy
Item Number:6 Date: 10/04/2016 MALAYSIA - MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO SCHOOL ON BORNEO (OCT 04/DPA)  DEUTSCHE PRESSE-AGENTUR -- A Malaysian air force helicopter has crashed into a school in the eastern part of the country, injuring more than 20 people, reports Deutsche Presse-Agentur, citing domestic media reports.   The U.S.-made S-61 helicopter made an emergency landing Tuesday at a high school in Tawau in Sabah state. It was on a routine training flight at the time, said the air force.   The crash site was in a rural area of Borneo island.   Injury reports differ. Some of the 14 military personnel on board and at least four students were hurt, said authorities
Item Number:8 Date: 10/04/2016 MOROCCO - AUTHORITIES BREAK UP ALLEGED FEMALE ISLAMIC STATE CELL (OCT 04/REU)  REUTERS -- Moroccan authorities say they have arrested 10 women suspected of being part of an Islamic State terrorist cell allegedly plotting attacks in the country, says the Interior Ministry, as cited by Reuters.   The Islamic State cell was operating in several regions of Morocco, including the cities of Kenitra and Tangier, said the ministry in a statement on Monday.   Chemicals and bomb-making materials were reportedly found in one of the suspects' houses.   The suspects were said to have been inspired by the brother of one of the women; he took part in bombings in Iraq earlier this year, said the statement.   This was the first time Moroccan authorities arrested a group of female ISIS suspects
  Item Number:10 Date: 10/04/2016 RUSSIA - PUTIN ORDERS SUSPENSION OF PLUTONIUM DISPOSAL ACCORD WITH U.S. (OCT 04/VOA)  VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a nuclear pact with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, reports Voice of America News.   The Kremlin said the action was taken in response to unfriendly acts by Washington, noted Reuters.   Monday's decree ordering the suspension charged that the U.S. was unable "to ensure the implementation of its obligations to utilize surplus weapons-grade plutonium".   The accord, initially signed in 2000 and renewed in 2010, called for both countries to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium from their nuclear weapons programs.   The 2010 agreement required the signatories to dispose of 34 metric tons of plutonium by burning it in nuclear reactors. The plutonium was stored in each country for possible use in a future arsenal, reported the New York Times.   Moscow said the U.S. had been "changing the military-strategic balance, destabilizing the Russian economy and violating the rights of Russian citizens," according to a memo attached to the bill covering the suspension, as cited by Interfax-AVN (Russia
  Item Number:11 Date: 10/04/2016 SOUTH KOREA - FOLLOWING N. KOREA'S LATEST NUCLEAR TEST, SEOUL BEEFS UP WITH MORE TAURUS MISSILES (OCT 04/YON)  YONHAP -- South Korea plans to purchase more air-to-surface missiles with the potential to hit North Korean nuclear and missile facilities, says military officials cited by the Yonhap news agency (Seoul).   The military is going to acquire 90 more Taurus missiles, built in Germany, to improve its nuclear and anti-missile capabilities. The acquisition process is underway, said a Defense Ministry official on Tuesday.   Around 170 Taurus missiles are already scheduled to be deployed with South Korea's air force. The most recent planned purchase is a response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test last month.   Taurus missiles are equipped with GPS receivers and a flight termination system. They are designed to avoid North Korean jamming and will became part of Seoul's "kill chain" defense system.  
Item Number:12 Date: 10/04/2016 SOUTH KOREA - PROBE LOOKS AT HACKING OF MILITARY'S CYBER COMMAND (OCT 04/IBT)  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES -- The South Korean government has acknowledged that the cyber command in the military has been hacked, reports the International Business Times.   An opposition lawmaker told Seoul's Yonhap news agency that the military cyber command was hacked in September.   The hacking targeted the "vaccine routing service" at the command, said Rep. Kim Jin-pyo, a member of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea and national defense committee.   "A malicious code has been identified and it seems to have taken advantage of the vulnerability of the routing server," said Kim. As a precaution, "the server has been separated from the network."   The server is responsible for security on computers that the military uses for connecting to the Internet. Around 20,000 military computers were known to have been connected to the server.   Authorities said the possibility of data theft was low because the server does not connect to the military's intranet.   An investigation has been launched to determine the origin of the attack. North Korea is suspected.  
Item Number:13 Date: 10/04/2016 SYRIA - AIRSTRIKE KILLS PROMINENT TERRORIST LEADER LINKED TO AL-QAIDA, SAYS GROUP (OCT 04/VOA)  VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS -- A top leader of the rebranded Nusra Front terrorist group, the former Al-Qaida affiliate now known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, has been killed in Syria in a U.S. airstrike, reports the Voice of America News.   Abu al-Farai al-Masri was killed when his vehicle was hit in the northwestern province of Idlib, announced the group.   The U.S. military confirmed the strike, saying the results were still being assessed.   The terrorist leader is an Egyptian cleric whose real name is Sheikh Abu al-Faraj al-Masri, noted Reuters.   Al-Masri had ties to Al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, said a Pentagon spokesman. "His death, if confirmed, would disrupt and degrade coordination among senior [Al-Qaida] leaders and extremists," the spokesman said.   Nusra Front was Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria before they officially disavowed ties earlier this year. Many consider the group to still be an Al-Qaida affiliate because of the presence of the same leaders, such as al-Masri
Item Number:14 Date: 10/04/2016 SYRIA - ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACKING KURDS AT WEDDING IN HASAKA; DEATH TOLL RISES TO 36 (OCT 04/CNN)  CABLE NEWS NETWORK -- The death toll of Monday's suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in northeastern Syria has reached 36, reports CNN, citing a U.K.-based monitoring group.   The attack took place inside a wedding hall in Tal Tawil, a village near the city of Hasaka. The area is controlled by Syrian Kurdish forces, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   At least 80 people were injured, including 16 seriously, said the observatory, citing local sources.   The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack through its affiliated Amaq news agency. The ISIS statement said the attacker first fired on the gathering of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) with machine guns before blowing himself up with an explosive vest, reported Reuters
  Item Number:16 Date: 10/04/2016 UNITED KINGDOM - PROJECT UNVEILED TO BUILD NEW NUCLEAR SUBS; US$1.7 BILLION INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED (OCT 04/UKMOD)  U.K. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE -- The British government has announced plans to spend nearly 1.3 billion pounds (US$1.7 billion) to launch production of the Royal Navy's first Successor class ballistic-missile submarine.   The start of the project was announced on Oct. 1.   The program now moves into "Delivery Phase 1," with manufacturing work on structural steel about to begin, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defense.   The steel-cutting will involve components for the auxiliary machine space of the first boat. The space contains switchboards and control panels for the reactor, said the release.   The latest funding will also cover additional design work, procuring materials and long lead-time items and investing in the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness in northwest England, according to the MoD.   BAE says the first new boat will enter service in the early 2030s, noted Reuters.  
  Item Number:17 Date: 10/04/2016 USA - 'GHOST RIDER' EMERGES FROM BONEYARD; B-52 RETURNS TO ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE (OCT 04/AFNS)  AIR FORCE NEWS SERVICE -- The U.S. Air Force has returned to service a B-52H Stratofortress bomber that had been mothballed in long-term storage at the "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., reports the Air Force News Service.   The bomber took off from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to rejoin the active-duty fleet on Sept. 27, marking the conclusion of a 19-month project.   The B-52 was delivered by the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group at Tinker 90 days ahead of schedule.   The 55-year-old aircraft, nicknamed Ghost Rider, will join the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, N.D., noted IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.  
Item Number:18 Date: 10/04/2016 USA - 9-MM GLOCK BECOMES PISTOL OF CHOICE FOR MARINE SPECIAL OPERATORS (OCT 04/MCT)  MARINE CORPS TIMES -- The Marine Corps has decided that its special operations personnel will only carry pistols firing 9-mm ammo, reports the Marine Corps Times.   Previously, Marine Raiders were allowed to carry one of three pistols, including the .45-caliber Colt 1911.   Special operations personnel are now just authorized to carry the 9-mm Glock 19, said a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.   Over the last year, MARSOC has fielded 1,654 Glock 19s, because its operators needed a reliable secondary weapon "that could be used for both a concealed carry profile and a low-visibility profile," the spokesman said. Having a single approved pistol for all Raiders also saves money.   "Based on lessons learned in our operations, we also took into consideration how well a round could penetrate objects of varying densities and in different environmental conditions," said the spokesman. "We concluded that a 9-mm round suited our needs
  Item Number:20 Date: 10/04/2016 YEMEN - ARAB COALITION AIRSTRIKES HITS CONVOY, KILLS KEY HOUTHI MILITIA LEADER (OCT 04/AL ARABIYA)  AL ARABIYA -- A senior leader of the Houthi rebels has been killed in an airstrike near the border Yemeni with Saudi Arabia, say security sources cited by Al Arabiya (Dubai).   Abdullah Qayed al-Fadeea was reportedly killed early Tuesday morning when his convoy was hit by an airstrike in Yemeni territory, close to the Saudi border town of Najran.   Al-Fadeea in described as a former high-ranking leader of several Houthi militias and a military commander of the groups. He was also the deputy general supervisor overseeing fighting near Najran, according to the sources.


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