Monday, September 3, 2018

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The List 4802     TGB

To All,
I hope that you all are enjoying the long weekend. This is a bubba Breakfast Friday in San Diego. Sort of a mini Tailhook south
This day in Naval History
Sept. 3
1782—The man-of-warship America is given to France to replace the French ship, Magnifique, which ran aground and was destroyed Aug. 11 while attempting to enter Boston harbor. The ship symbolizes the appreciation for France's service to America and her sacrifices during the American Revolution.
1783—The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the American Revolution. The United States is acknowledged as a sovereign and independent nation.
1925—The rigid airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR 1), crashes near Byesville, Ohio. There were fourteen casualties including the Commanding Officer, Lt. Zachary Lansdowne. Twenty-nine crew members survive.
1944—A PB4Y-1 Liberator plane launches to attack German submarine pens on Helgoland Island. The pilot, Lt. Ralph Spading, sets the radio controls and parachutes out of the Liberator, which is then controlled as a drone by Ensign J.M. Simpson in a PV-1.
1945—The surrender of the Bonin Islands takes place on board USS Dunlap (DD 384) off Chichi Jima. Lt. Gen. Yoshio Tachibana, the local commander, signs the surrender documents. He is later convicted and executed for a particularly gruesome series of war crimes perpetuated against U.S. aviators who had been captured in the area during 1944-45.
Today in History
September 3
After the death of Henry II, Richard Lionheart is crowned king of England.
Mamelukes under Sultan Qutuz defeat Mongols and Crusaders at Ain Jalut.
Edward III of England begins the siege of Calais, along the coast of France.
The English under Cromwell defeat a superior Scottish army under David Leslie at the Battle of Dunbar.
The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.
The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.
Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life.
General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.
The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men's Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.
The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.
The German Somme front is broken by an Allied offensive.
The United States recognizes the nation of Czechoslovakia.
After Germany ignores Great Britain's ultimatum to stop the invasion of Poland, Great Britain declares war on Germany, marking the beginning of World War II in Europe.
The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.
British troops invade Italy, landing at Calabria.
The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.
General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.
Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Thieu is elected president of South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, dies.
The unmanned US spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
Egypt arrests some 1,500 opponents of the government.
US begins shipping military aircraft and weapons to Columbia for use against that country's drug lords.
Russia and China sign a demarcation agreement to end dispute over a stretch of their border and agree they will no longer target each other with nuclear weapons.
Protestant loyalists in Belfast, Ireland, begin an 11-week picket of the Holy Cross Catholic school for girls, sparking rioting.
Thanks to Carl
The Senate's Unremembered Ex-POW - The American Spectator
Jeremiah Denton died in 2014 at the age of 89. He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His funeral did not preempt television coverage of soap-operas, sitcoms, or sporting events. His pallbearers did not include Warren Beatty, but no one, obscure or famous, was told not to attend the ceremony.

The Senate's Unremembered Ex-POW 
September 2, 2018, 12:05 am

Such a contrast to the excess of the last several days.

His path to distinguished service in the United States Senate led through the Naval Academy, aerial combat over hostile territory, and long years of confinement, beatings, and torture in the Hanoi Hilton.
He was a man worth remembering.
No, his name was not John McCain.
Six years before McCain's election to the Senate, Alabama voters sent retired Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton to Washington's upper chamber.
Both the parallels and the divergences in Denton and McCain's lives tell something about the last few decades of our political history.
Twelve years older than McCain, Denton was born in Mobile in 1924, the same year as George Herbert Walker Bush. After studies at the Jesuits' Spring Hill College, Denton transferred to Annapolis where in 1946 he graduated in a class that included a young man from Americus, Georgia, named Jimmy Carter. Denton excelled academically, earning a master's in international relations from George Washington University and winning the Naval War College's award for best thesis. Diligent in his study of philosophy and history, he was respected as a strategic thinker.
Denton, at 41, was one of the oldest active American pilots in Vietnam when his A6A Intruder, leading a squadron of 27 other aircraft, was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965. (His friend and contemporary, George H.W. Bush, meanwhile was one of the youngest American pilots in the Second World War.)
McCain, the son and grandson of four-star admirals, was erratic as a student at Annapolis. He graduated number 894 out of 899 members of his class. When he was shot down in 1967 he was 31 years old.
Denton suffered imprisonment for nearly eight years, McCain for nearly six. Both men gained national and international attention for defiant courage during their ordeals. As son of the admiral commanding the U.S. Pacific fleet, McCain spurned Communist Vietnamese efforts to manipulate him for propaganda purposes. Denton, as one of the top-ranking officers, outwitted the enemy when they featured him in a televised propaganda news conference. Unbeknownst to his captors, he blinked his eyes with the Morse Code letters T-O-R-T-U-R-E as he answered questions.
After their release in 1973, Denton and McCain continued naval service. Denton was promoted to rear admiral and served as commandant of the Armed Services Staff College before retiring in 1977. McCain overcame catastrophic injuries and torture to return to the air pilot's seat. In 1977, the Navy assigned him to Capitol Hill as its liaison (de facto lobbyist) to the Senate.
In civilian life, Denton found a place as one of the first Catholic intellectuals to make common cause with the populist, largely Evangelical Protestant "religious right" of Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority and Pat Robertson's movement. He moved to his native Mobile, where he turned down suggestions to run for the Senate in 1978 for the seat won that year by Democrat Howell Heflin.
Two years later, Denton decided to run for the Senate as a Republican. Despite a huge disadvantage in fundraising, he stunned the GOP establishment by winning the primary against its anointed favorite, a former Democratic congressman who had switched parties after leaving office and as the conservative state gravitated towards the Republican column.
He campaigned effectively on his pro-life, pro-family issues platform as well as his well-informed critique of the national security record of his Annapolis classmate Carter. When Reagan defeated Carter in November, Denton squeaked into office as the first Alabama Republican in history to win direct popular election to the Senate.
The national mainstream media welcomed Senator Denton to the capital with the same sort of respect and affection they always have shown to other Alabama social-issues conservatives such as Roy Moore or the pre-recusant Jeff Sessions.
Big Media mocked his first signature effort at legislation, the Adolescent Family Life Act. His proposal was an adaptation of existing legislation enacted under sponsorship of Democratic icon Ted Kennedy. Denton's bill modified the Kennedy program to increase emphasis on reaching teenagers before they had sexual experience with the message that abstinence is not to be devalued as a means of preventing pregnancy and disease.
Denton shrewdly enlisted support from Kennedy's sister, Eunice Shriver. Kennedy cooperated with Denton in passage of the bill. Ignoring the overwhelming support Denton negotiated, the cultural left had a raucous good time lampooning his efforts. No clearer sign of the times was that Garry Trudeau devoted an entire Sunday "Doonesbury" ridiculing Denton's "chastity bill."
In this and other instances, Denton worked carefully and discreetly to bring about success for conservative policies through sincere bipartisan negotiation.
This contrasts with McCain's vaunted reputation for what his apologists wrongly called bipartisanship. What McCain actually did, again and again, was to sabotage consensus within his own party out of an impulse for gaining attention and increasing his negotiating position in regard to other interests.
With no discernible principle or regard for the public interest on his side, McCain single-handedly sabotaged the repeal of Obamacare. No one can say honestly that his motivation was anything other than spite for President Trump.
McCain showed this character trait throughout his Senate career, even when the issues were more arcane — although extremely important to special interests — and were not gaining top-of-the-news publicity. This is something I witnessed in 1995, when I was communications director of the Senate Commerce Committee. Superficially, the committee was divided into two caucuses, the Republican majority and the Democratic minority. Beneath the surface, there was a third caucus: McCain.
Before my tenure on the Senate staff, I had never been a fan of Bob Dole, who was uncharismatic and inarticulate compared with the gold standard, Ronald Reagan. But in 1995 I had occasion to see and hear Bob Dole as the masterful political leader that he was in his proper venue.
Behind the closed doors of the majority leader's office, I observed as Dole brilliantly performed tedious but important work, forging consensus on legislation among senators as individually powerful and politically disparate as Bob Packwood and Jesse Helms, Ted Stevens and Trent Lott. These extremely powerful men submitted to Bob Dole's leadership to bring about consensus on important legislation. This kind of exercise in party loyalty was edifying, and it was for the public good. It evinces clarity, coherence, and a certain amount of respect for the will of the voters.
This was not John McCain's way. He insisted on a playing a game of self-aggrandizement, all by himself.
Jeremiah Denton ran a complacent and half-hearted re-election campaign in 1986. Still, he was almost re-elected. In a wave election that removed all of the Republican senators who had been newly elected with Reagan's 1980 victory, Denton managed to lose by one of the narrowest margins in history. The winner in November was a moderate Democratic congressman, Richard Shelby. Eight years later, Shelby switched to the Republican Party and has been a reliable conservative vote in the Senate ever since.
That same November, John McCain won the Arizona Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Barry Goldwater.
When January came around, Denton and McCain became lifelong swamp dwellers. The latter became a fixture in the green rooms and cocktail parties of Washington's "Permanent Village," while the former literally went fishing, retiring to an angler's life on a lazy bayou beside his modest dwelling amid the Gulf Coast marshes outside of Mobile.
What if Denton had remained in the Senate alongside McCain?
I believe he would have stayed consistent with the values and priorities he stressed during his only term in office, while accruing the added power that comes with seniority.
Both men proclaimed their patriotism and their support for an internationalism led by American strength. But a critical difference between Denton and McCain was in the deeper meaning of these affirmations.
Another difference is in the 32 years since Denton left the Senate and McCain joined it. Today the "West" no longer has the Soviet threat to unite it for self-defense. During the past three decades, too, Western Europe and the United States have become drastically more deracinated, more catastrophically cut off from their Christian roots.
Denton's cause was explicitly the preservation of Western Civilization. As he understood it, this was a civilization with deep, ancient, theological, philosophical, and cultural roots. This traditional order for which Denton fought and legislated, which scarcely exists anymore, is about much more than democracy, even much more than liberty.
McCain's attachment was to a shallower, less developed political posture.It was a conflation of militaristic American patriotism with international ideological campaigns for installing democratic electoral systems anywhere and everywhere, even where plainly there exists no cultural environment in which true democracy or the rule of law might take root.
At the intellectual level, the defining difference was between solid substance and hollow form, between reality and ideology.
Another difference was in character. Senators normally have very big egos, and Denton was normal in this sense. McCain was an outlier — an extraordinary egomaniac — even within a universe of enormous egos.
Jeremiah Denton died in 2014 at the age of 89. He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His funeral did not preempt television coverage of soap-operas, sitcoms, or sporting events. His pallbearers did not include Warren Beatty, but no one, obscure or famous, was told not to attend the ceremony.
Joseph Duggan, who worked in the State Department and White House in the Reagan and first Bush administrations, is an investor and consultant in St. Louis.
Monday Morning Humor from Al who did not take the day off
Ninety-six percent of the executives surveyed by Accountemps believed that people with a sense of humor do better at their jobs than those who have little or no sense of humor. Studies have also shown that people who enjoy their work are more productive and creative, in addition to experiencing greater job satisfaction. (Source: 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work)
·        "If all the cars in the United States were placed end to would probably be Labor Day Weekend."—Doug Larson
·        "Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken."—Bill Dodds
·        Happy Labor Day! Oh wait... we live on a farm. Never mind!—Unknown
I wonder…
·        If Labor Day celebrates the contributions of workers to our economy, why do we celebrate it by not working?
·        If a train station is where the train stops, and a bus station is where the bus stops, what is a work station?
·        If today is Labor Day, how many babies were born?
·        Since this Labor Day, can I take comfort in the knowledge that the pressure to have fun this summer is finally off?
·        Why I am less excited about getting away for Labor Day?  Is it because I am going with the people I need to get away from?
     My boss made me go into the office on Labor Day. Halfway through the day, he came in to check up on me and caught me having a beer.
     He said to me, "You can't drink while you're working."
     I said, "Oh, don't worry - I'm not working."
     I said to my son, "Do you know, most people don't have to work today, because it's Labor Day?"
     He replied, "If people aren't working, shouldn't it be called "No-Labor Day?"
My work history:
·        My first job was in an orange juice factory, but I couldn't concentrate on the same old boring rind, so I got canned.
·        Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
·        After that, I tried working in a donut shop, but I soon got tired of the hole business.
·        I manufactured calendars, but my days were numbered.
·        I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it. Mainly because it was a sew-sew job, de-pleating and de-pressing.
·        I took a job as an upholsterer, but I never recovered.
·        I tried working in a car muffler factory, but that was exhausting.
·        I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.
·        Then I was a pilot, but tended to wing it, and I didn't have the right altitude.
·        I studied to become a doctor, but I didn't have enough patients for the job.
·        I became a Velcro salesman, but I couldn't stick with it.
·        I tried my hand at a professional career in tennis, but it wasn't my racket. I was too high strung.
·        I became a baker, but it wasn't a cakewalk, and I couldn't make enough dough. They fired me after I left a cake out in the rain.
·        I was a masseur for a while, but I rubbed people the wrong way.
·        I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
·        I became a personal trainer in a gym, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
·        I thought about being a historian, but I couldn't see a future in it.
·        Next I was an electrician, but I found the work shocking and revolting, so they discharged me.
·        I tried being a teacher, but I soon lost my principal, my faculties, and my class.
·        I turned to farming, but I wasn't outstanding in my field.
·        I took a job as an elevator operator. The job had its ups and downs, and I got the shaft.
·        I sold origami, but the business folded.
·        I took a job at UPS, but I couldn't express myself.
·        I tried being a fireman, but I suffered burnout.
·        I became a banker, but I lacked interest and maturity, and finally withdrew from the job.
·        I was a professional fisherman, but I couldn't live on my net income.
·        I next worked in a shoe factory, but I just didn't fit in. They thought I was a loafer, and I got the boot.
·        I worked at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.
·        So I've retired, and I find I'm a perfect fit for this job!
Meaningful quotes:
·        "If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool."—Abraham Lincoln
·        "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."—Thomas Jefferson
·        "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."—Confucius
·        "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."—Albert Einstein
·        "There is no substitute for hard work."—Thomas Edison
·        "I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living."—John D. Rockefeller
If you have the day off, enjoy it.  If your job requires you to work, thank you for your service.
Either way, have a great week,
Humor from Dr. Rich
Short Final: Turtle
I was doing traffic pattern work in a Citabria on a Friday afternoon at a busy, towered, Class D airport. Meanwhile, the business jet traffic was picking up, and the tower controller was doing an admirable job working our touch-and-goes in between the jet arrivals and departures.
Lear123 (just departed): KXYZ Tower, be advised there is a large turtle on Runway 17, about two‑thirds of the way down from the numbers.
KXYZ Tower: Lear123, thanks for turtle report. Contact departure on 123.8.
KXYZ Tower: KXYZ traffic, be advised there is a large turtle on the west edge of Runway 17 at about 6,000 feet. We are monitoring his position.
Citabria 34NM: KXYZ Tower, 34NM is midfield downwind for another touch-and-go.
KXYZ Tower: 34NM, did you hear the turtle NOTAM?
Citabria 34NM: Roger that, but we don't have him on TCAS, Turtle Collision Avoidance System.
KXYZ Tower: Citabria 34NM, you might want to avoid using too much runway on this one, although the turtle is likely no factor, he's much faster than you are. Cleared touch-and-go Runway 17.
Grant Haddix
Katy, TX
Thanks to Carl….This sort of sums up what went on all week.
"At most funerals I've attended, it's God's love that fills the room, not hate and animus for a person who is not even in attendance."
An insatiably vindictive man, his equally malicious family, and all those eager to participate in a six-minute trash-talk tribute have radically transformed one of the last public opportunities to share our humanity.  We do not mourn, we cannot mourn, and we should not mourn one who in death chose to even a score only he was keeping.
September 3, 2018
Is it over yet?
There's a huge difference between the solemn, sorrowful citizens who lined the streets to say good-bye to Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, and FDR and the rubberneckers hoping to catch a glimpse of celebrity politicians putting in a public appearance for the late Senator McCain's multiple memorials.  Releasing those men we loved from afar to a higher and happier place bears no resemblance to spectators taking part in one of the "scheduled events" posted strategically on the Fox News website and elsewhere.
September 3, 2018Bear Taylor
GOOD MORNING… Day NINE HUNDRED THIRTEEN of a return of fifty years to the days of Operation Rolling Thunder and the bombing of North Vietnam to reduce the flow of arms and men to South Vietnam where a war of attrition was killing 350 American warriors every week… Stop the bombing???…
HEAD LINES from The New York Times on Tuesday, 3 September 1968…
THE WAR: Page 1: "B-52s BLAST INFILTRATION ROUTES IN HEAVY STRIKES NEAR SAIGON"… "The United States military command set in motion today the heaviest bombing strikes in weeks along enemy infiltration routes into Saigon. During a 24-hour period, B-52 bombers struck eight times in the sprawling military district around Saigon. Several of the strikes rattled windowpanes and shook buildings in the capital. The raids reflected concern that North Vietnam might attempt to commemorate its annual National Day today with a fresh assault on Saigon. Ho Chi Minh proclaimed Vietnamese independence on September 2, 1945…. Before dawn the city of Danang was subjected to a rocket attack that left 26 civilians and one South Vietnamese soldier dead… In South Vietnam fewer ground clashes were reported than in any 24-hour period during the last two weeks. …light and scattered action… The chief ground development was the discovery by the 82nd Airborne Division of an enemy arms cache of significant size during a sweep in an area 15 miles south of Hue. The cache yielded more than seven tons of weapons and ammunition, most of it manufactured by Communist China."…
Page 1: LABOR DAY…"125,000 IN MARCH SALUTING LABOR–Spectators Are Sparse Here (New York)–Anti-War Protesters Join Parade Up Fifth Avenue…Page 1: "HUMPHREY OPENS CAMPAIGN IN NEW YORK–WOOS URBAN VOTE–Starts Labor Day Walk Upo To White house In Good Democratic Territory–Clue to Strategy Seen–Vice President Expected to Concentrate On Day Time Appeals In Big Cities"… Page 1: "TEACHERS STRIKES LOOM ACROSS NATION–Rising Militancy Is Striving To Avert Tie-up Next Monday–Suburban Schools Face Big City Problems"… Page 34: "WALLACE FINDS ATTACK ON PRESS AND TV SUCCESSFUL TACTIC–Audiences Cheer Scorned views–Response Believed Greater Since Chicago Disorders"… Page 34: "AGNEW PLAYS GOLF UNDER DIFFICULTIES–And Over Par"… Page 34: "HUMPHREY OFFER ON VIETNAM PEACE TALKS SPURNED BY NIXON–Aide Cities G.O.P. Promise Not To Peril Peace Talks"…
Read the rest Thanks to THE Bear at
Lest we forget…      Bear
Thanks to Dutch….I liked this one
Thought for the Day:

I've been sick and NEEDED a doctor.
I've encountered trouble and NEEDED a police officer.
I've lived through times of war, when our nation NEEDED our military.
I have even NEEDED an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter and a lot of other every day people.

But I have NEVER, not even once, NEEDED a pro athlete or Hollywood entertainer for ANYTHING.

                Author unknown
Thanks to  Carl
99% of Doctors Need Help in Making a Diagnosis
September 2, 2018

Here is the lead sentence in the Medscape article "99% of Doctors Need Diagnostic Help."  "Medical errors have become an accepted if unfortunate part of medical care, but physicians may greatly underestimate how much they contribute to the problem."
This statement implies that medical errors are part and parcel of medicine, and there is nothing that's going to change that. A medical informatics specialist says "The average clinician is making a lot of mistakes that they are unaware of."
The researchers studied diagnostic errors exposed in malpractice claims. A very important statement in this article is "We ask questions about what we know; we don't ask about what we don't know." This is exactly my point in the diagnosis of magnesium deficiency. Clinicians don't know anything about it so they can't look into magnesium deficiency and miss the diagnosis every time.
Just as medicine has given up trying to fix medical errors, they have given up trying to train doctors to be better diagnosticians. They are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) instead of relying on doctors' superficial intelligence.
My concern with any aspect of allopathic medicine and artificial intelligence in medicine is that it's all geared to drugs or surgery as the primary solutions. They never bring diet, nutrients, commonsense, or humanity into the equation.
I remember going to an appointment with a friend to have a skin lesion examined. The GP did not even get out of her chair to examine the lesion. Instead she said the technician would come in, take a picture of the lesion, send it to dermatology and they would decide whether a referral was in order. The picture was probably run through an AI computer to make the final decision. So, like it or not, that's the future of medicine.
In my 50 years of studying health and medicine, I find that most unusual skin conditions relate to yeast toxins. Yet, yeast overgrowth producing yeast toxins on the skin will not be in the AI database. The same can be said for the 65 disease conditions that may be magnesium deficiency. Who is going to make the proper diagnosis in these cases. In fact, the reason why doctors are sooooo horribly inadequate when it comes to diagnosis is because they are trying to diagnose magnesium deficiency as something they are familiar with because they certainly don't know about magnesium deficiency.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®

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