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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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To All,
I hope that you all had a great weekend.
Regards,

Skip
This day in Naval History
Aug. 13
1777—A spar torpedo made by David Bushnell is used unsuccessfully against HMS Cerberus, off New London, CT. Bushnell and his brother, Ezra, also designed the first submersible vessel, Turtle.
1812—During the War of 1812 and while returning to New York from Bermuda waters, the frigate, USS Essex, commanded by Capt. David Porter, engages the British brig HMS Alert in intense gunfire, broadsides the British brig and forcing her surrender.
1870—The armed tug, USS Palos, becomes the first Navy ship to transit the Suez Canal.
1945—USS Atule (SS 403) sinks Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No.6 and damages Coast Defense Vessel No.16 off Hokkaido. Also on this date, USS Torsk (SS 423) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship, Kaiho Maru.
1952—While serving in combat with a 1st Marine Division Rifle Company during the Korean War, Hospitalman John E. Kilmer exhibits great heroism moving from one injured man to the next administering aid under intense enemy fire. While administering aid to a fallen Marine and using his own body as a shield, Kilmer is mortally wounded. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" at that time, he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1994—USS Stout (DDG 55) is commissioned at Houston, TX. The sixth Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is named for Rear Adm. Herald F. Stout for his actions as a commander of USS Claxton during World War II.
 
Thanks to CHINFO
Executive Summary:
In national news, headlines today are dominated with reports that the Ranch Fire became the largest wildfire in California history yesterday, and reports that crowds of counterprotestors outnumbered the number of White nationalists who rallied in Washington yesterday. In an effort to signal the strength of inter-American alliances, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited South America following Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson's trip to the region reports Voice of America. "We want to be that stable, steady, committed team that will be there for one another when the chips are down," said Richardson. USNI News reports that RIMPAC facilitated collaboration between U.S. P-8As and Indian P-8Is on high-end missions. Additionally, the USS Rushmore arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday to commence the 24th CARAT Indonesia Exercise.
Today in History August 13
1521

Hernan Cortes captures the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and sets it on fire.
1630

Emperor Ferdinand II dismisses Albert Eusebius von Wallenstein, his most capable general.
1680

War starts when the Spanish are expelled from Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Indians under Chief Pope.
1704

The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Austria defeat the French Army at the Battle of Blenheim.
1787

The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
1862

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union army under Thomas Crittenden at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
1881

The first African-American nursing school opens at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
1889

The first coin-operated telephone is patented by William Gray.
1892

The first issue of the Afro American newspaper is published in Baltimore, Maryland.
1898

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, falls to the U.S. Army.
1910

British nurse Florence Nightingale, famous for her care of British soldiers during the Crimean War, dies.
1932

Adolf Hitler refuses to serve as Franz Von Papen's vice chancellor.
1948

During the Berlin Airlift, the weather over Berlin becomes so stormy that American planes have their most difficult day landing supplies. They deem it 'Black Friday.'
1961

Construction begins on Berlin Wall during the night.
1963

A 17 year-old Buddhist monk burns himself to death in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1978

Bomb attack in Beirut during Second Lebanese Civil War kills more than 150 people.
1989

The wreckage of a plane that carried U.S. congressman Mickey Leland and others on a humanitarian mission is found on a mountain side in Ethiopia; there are no survivors.
1993

US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all emails.
 
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Thanks to Richard
Boeing produces over FORTY 737 airplanes a month
Ever wonder how Boeing produces over FORTY 737 airplanes a month?  A train arrives with the main body in the morning. They turn them out about one every 18 hours and every part is supplied by the lowest cost supplier. This 3 ½ minute video is fascinating.
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For all you gear heads out there this really something to read and watch
Thanks to Dr. Rich
Be sure to watch the video at the end of the article … amazing!
 
British company Camcon Automotive has built a fully digital engine valve system, uncoupled from the crank, that offers unprecedented control over the combustion cycle. It enables some weird and wonderful ideas we've never seen before, such as giving 4-stroke engines brief 2-stroke power boosts​.   Read more
 
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Thanks to Al
Monday Morning Humor Back to School 
 
Submitted by Chuck Kincade:
We'll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.
     On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."
     On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher.
     The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.
     The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.
     The liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit. She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it. "Is it wine?" she guessed.
     "No," the boy replied.
     She tasted another drop and asked, "Champagne?
     "No," said the little boy, "It's a puppy!"
     A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.  As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
     The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
     The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."
     Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."
     The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
     "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael; he's a doctor.'"
     A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher; she's dead."
     A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face."
     "Yes," the class said.
     "Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position, the blood doesn't run into my feet?"
     A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."
Submitted by Skip Leonard:
     After retiring, a former Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant took a new job as a high school teacher.  Just before the school year started, he injured his back.  He was required to wear a light plaster cast around the upper part of his body.  Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn't noticeable when he wore his suit coat.
     On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school.  The smart-a$$  punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former Marine, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom.
     Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk.  With a strong breeze blowing it made his tie flap.  He picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest
     Dead  Silence
     The rest of the year went smoothly.
Submitted by Mark Logan:
     A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.  She says hello. He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.
     So he says, "Do you know me?"
     To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."
     Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, "My goodness, are you the stripper from my bachelor party???"
     She looks into his eyes and says calmly, "No, I'm your son's teacher!"
Rools for Righters (Rules for Writers)
Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
Be more or less specific.
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
No sentence fragments.
Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
One should NEVER generalize.
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
Don't use no double negatives.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
One-word sentences? Eliminate.
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
The passive voice is to be ignored.
Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary.
Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
Kill all exclamation points!!!
Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.
Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times:
Resist hyperbole. Not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
Puns are for children, not groan readers.
Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
     After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right: You want me to go into  that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them  for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt  messages, and instill in them a love for learning."
     "You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride."
     "You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how  to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job."
     "You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams."
     "You want me! to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with  their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report  card."
     "You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a  starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps."
     "You want me to do all this, and then you tell me..."I CAN'T  PRAY?"
In any school district, one must give credit to the creative minds among us.  These are actual test answers from various schools.
 Q:    Name the four seasons.
 A:    Salt, pepper, mustard, & vinegar.
 Q:    Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
 A:    Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.
 Q:    How is dew formed?
 A:    The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
 Q:    What is a planet?
 A:    A body of earth surrounded by sky.
 Q:    What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
 A:    If you are buying a house, they will insist you are well endowed.
 Q:    What are steroids?
 A:    Things for keeping carpet still on the stairs.
 Q:    What happens to your body as you age?
 A:    When you get old, so do your bowels and you get inter-continental.
 Q:    What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
 A:    He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.
 Q:    Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
 A:    Premature death.
 Q:    How can you delay milk turning sour?
 A:    Keep it in the cow.
 Q:    How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen.)
 A:    The body is consisted into three parts-- the brainium, the borax, and the abdominal cavity.  The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.
 Q:    What is the Fibula?
 A:    A small lie.
 Q:    What does "varicose" mean?
 A:    Nearby.
 Q:    Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section."
 A:    The caesarian section is a district in Rome.
 Q:    What is a seizure?
 A:    A Roman emperor.
 Q:    What is terminal illness?
 A:    When you get sick at the airport.
 Q:    Give an example of a fungus.  What is a characteristic feature?
 A:    Mushrooms.  They always grow in damp places and so they look like umberellas.
 Q:    Use the word "judicious" in a sentence to show you understand the meaning.
 A:    Hands that judicious can be as soft as your face.
 Q:    What does the word "benign" mean?
 A:    Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
 Q:    What is a turbine?
 A:    Something an Arab wears on his head.
 Q:    What is a Hindu?
 A:    It lays eggs.
Have a great week,
Al
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Thanks to TR
Build your own P-47 kit
Boy, would I love to find one of these shipping cases at a garage sale!!!
How to assemble a P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter in a field with unpowered hand tools (Restored -1944)
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Thanks to Clint
Some Interesting Info--Tips and Tid Bits
Did You Know ?
1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.
2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance you'll die within the next 3 years.
3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you.
There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
5. A person's height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head.
7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing, food, attractive people and danger.
8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side
9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor.
10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.
13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don't.
14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking.
15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much information as Wikipedia.
16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb!!
17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins. to boil 1.5 liters of water!!
18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell !!
19. Stomach acid (conc. HCL) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades!!
20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose, today.
23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.
25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
26. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
28. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.
30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
31. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
32. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
33. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this matter?'
36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a 'Giver' not a 'Taker'.
37. What other people think of you is none of your business.
38. Time heals everything.
39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
40. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful for what you've accomplished today.
43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
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Item Number:4 Date: 08/13/2018 JORDAN - 7 KILLED IN SHOOTOUT IN SALT (AUG 13/REU)  REUTERS -- At least three militants and four members of the Jordanian security forces have been killed in a gunfight in the central city of Salt, reports Reuters.   The militants were trapped in the building during a major security operation following a bomb attack on a police van on Aug. 10.   On Friday, a homemade explosive was set off near a gendarmerie checkpoint in Fuhais, outside of Amman, killing a sergeant and injuring six others, reported the New Arab (London).   Security forces tracked the cell responsible to Salt, the government said.   At least 20 people were injured in the fighting, including civilians.   The building partially collapsed during the fight, potentially from a suicide bomber, a source told Reuters.   Police recovered automatic weapons from the site.   There were no immediate claims of responsibility. The assailants were not members of a specific group but were sympathetic to the Islamic State (ISIS), said Interior Minister Sameer al-Mobaideen, as reported by Al Jazeera (Qatar).   The investigation revealed further plans for attacks on security and civilian targets, the minister said.  
  Item Number:6 Date: 08/13/2018 MEXICO - NAVY SEEKS EVOLVED SEA SPARROW MISSILES FOR NEW PATROL SHIPS (AUG 13/DSCA)  U.S. DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY -- The Mexican navy is seeking to buy surface-to-air missiles from the United States for its new patrol ships, reports the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency.   The U.S. State Dept. has approved a possible US$41 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal for six Evolved Sea Sparrow tactical missiles; two telemetry missiles; one eight-cell Mk 56 vertical launch system; eight Mk 30 canisters; spare parts; support and test equipment; training; and technical and engineering support.   The Mexican navy plans to integrate the missile system with its Sigma 10514-class patrol ships. The shipboard systems will significantly enhance Mexico's maritime capabilities, said a DSCA release.   The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz.  
Item Number:7 Date: 08/13/2018 MOZAMBIQUE - RENAMO SOLDIERS TO JOIN ARMY, SAYS LEADER (AUG 13/BLOOMBERG)  BLOOMBERG NEWS -- The Mozambican government has agreed to integrate former rebels into the armed forces, reports Bloomberg News.   Under the agreement signed on Aug. 6, former soldiers of National Resistance Army, or Renamo, will join the armed forces.   The move is part of a deal to reach a permanent peace agreement between the rebel group and government forces, current Renamo leader Ossufo Momade told reporters on Aug. 9, reported All Africa.   The soldiers will be given command positions, said Momade, without providing a timetable for the promised integration. The text of the deal has yet to be made public, but disarmament is expected to stretch into 2020, when Renamo is able to contest local elections.   A commission will be established to receive the weapons of demobilized fighters, he said.   Talks are still ongoing to reach similar deal for the police forces.   Momade took the reins of Renamo after the death of Afonso Dhlakama in May. Dhlakama led the group for almost 40 years.   Renamo was a key party in Mozambique's 16-year civil war, which killed as many as 1 million people according to some estimates.   While the war ended in 1992, the country has struggled to establish the role of former rebel leaders and fighters within society
Item Number:8 Date: 08/13/2018 PHILIPPINES - TOP MILITARY HEALTH OFFICIALS LOSE JOBS FOLLOWING CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS (AUG 13/ABS)  ABS-CBN -- Senior officials from the Philippine military's health services command have been fired over allegations of corruption, reports ABS-CBN (Philippines).   President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the firing and courts martial of Brig. Gen. Edwin Leo Torrelavega, the head of the command, and Col. Antonio Punzalan, the commander of the V. Luna Medical Center, said a presidential spokesman on Monday.   The heads of the command's management and fiscal office and logistics office were also relieved of duty over suspected fraudulent equipment purchases.   Torrelavega and Punzalan were fired because they should have been aware of the rampant corruption, reported CNN Philippines.   As many as 20 people may be fired in relation to the scheme to fraudulently purchase medical equipment, divide contracts to avoid mandatory bidding processes and create fake suppliers, all to line the pockets of officials, said the spokesman.  
  Item Number:10 Date: 08/13/2018 SOUTH KOREA - AGREEMENT REACHED FOR PYONGYANG SUMMIT (AUG 13/REU)  REUTERS -- Representatives of North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit next month in Pyongyang, reports Reuters.   The agreement was reached during a meeting on Monday in the truce village of Panmunjom on the border of the neighboring countries.   The meeting would be the third this year between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In. No date for the summit was given.   The agenda was not announced. Potential topics include joint economic and infrastructure projects and a comprehensive peace agreement to officially end the Korean War.   The move comes as Washington increasingly expresses frustration over a lack of progress on denuclearization in North Korea.   Following a meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in June, North Korea agreed to work towards the denuclearization of the peninsula. Critics said the agreement was vague and open to interpretation.   Developments since have indicated that work continues on nuclear and missile programs in the North
Item Number:13 Date: 08/13/2018 SWEDEN - DEAL INKED FOR PATRIOT AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (AUG 13/DN)  DEFENSE NEWS -- Sweden has inked a deal with the U.S. to purchase the Patriot air and missile defense system, reports Defense News.   Stockholm signed an agreement with the U.S. government for Patriot systems on Aug. 8, one week after the Swedish government revealed plans to buy the system.   The government's announcement included the number of systems to be acquired but did not specify the cost or delivery schedule.   Under a US$3.2 billion package approved by the U.S. State Dept. in February, Sweden requested four Patriot Configuration 3+ modernized fire units; 100 MIM-104E Patriot Guidance Enhancement Missile-TBM missiles; and 200 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles.   Costs typically change during negotiations, so it is unclear what the final cost might be, noted the newspaper.   Sweden is the third European customer to choose the Patriot system this year, joining Romania and Poland
Item Number:14 Date: 08/13/2018 SYRIA - DOZENS KILLED IN BLAST AT REBEL ARMS DEPOT IN IDLIB PROVINCE (AUG 13/SOHR)  SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS -- At least 69 people have been killed in an explosion in Syria's northern rebel-held province of Idlib, reports the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   The blast on Sunday flattened a six-story building in the town of Sarmada, not far from the Turkish border.   Most of those killed had relocated to Idlib from Homs province. At least 52 civilians were reportedly killed, while the rest were members of rebel or Islamist groups, said the observatory.   The cause of the blast was not immediately known. The watchdog group said that the site was a suspected arms depot for the rebel umbrella group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is linked to Al-Qaida.   An HTS security official criticized the arms dealer for storing powerful explosives in a residential area, noted BBC News.   Idlib province, the last in Syria to be held by rebels, has seen its population increase dramatically over the last year. Fighters from across Syria have been granted safe passage to the province as President Bashar Assad, backed by Russian airpower, has retaken previously rebel-held areas.  
Item Number:15 Date: 08/13/2018 USA - MARINE BELIEVED GONE OVERBOARD IN SULU SEA (AUG 13/MIL)  MILITARY.COM -- A U.S. Marine is believed to have gone overboard on the morning of Aug. 9 during routine operations in the Sulu Sea off the coast of the Philippines, reports Military.com.   The Marine was deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the amphibious assault ship Essex, which was en route to the Middle East.   Multiple searches have been conducted aboard the ship as round-the-clock search-and-rescue operations continue in the Sulu Sea and Surigao Strait.   Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft and Philippine coast guard ships joined the search, increasing its area to about 3,000 square nautical miles (10,300 square km).   The family of the Marine has been notified. The service is withholding the Marine's name while search operations continue, reported the Marine Corps Times
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