Thursday, July 11, 2019

The List 5041

The List 5041 TGB

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



Today in Naval History

July 8

1777 British frigate HMS Rainbow and brig HMS Flora chase the Continental frigates Boston and Hancock and the captured prize, British frigate HMS Fox, off Halifax, Nova Scotia. Boston escapes but Hancock is captured and renamed HMS Iris.

1778 The Allied French fleet under Adm. Comte dEstaing arrives in America with reinforcements for the American Revolution and participates in the Battle of Rhode Island and at the Siege of Savannah.

1879 USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore the Arctic, but becomes frozen in the ice pack by September. On June 13, 1881, the bark-rigged wooden steamship sinks after she is crushed in an Arctic ice pack during an attempt to reach the North Pole through the Bering Strait. Of the 33 who set off after the ship went down, only 13 of Jeannette's men survive their adventures and return to civilization.

1944 The cruisers and destroyers of Task Group 53.18, commanded by Rear Adm. Charles Turner Joy, begin daily bombardment of Japanese defenses on Guam. Battleships join the bombardment group on July 14.

1960 USS Proteus (AS-19) is recommissioned and serves as a tender for the Polaris Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines.

Thanks to CHINFO

Executive Summary:

• Multiple outlets report that Adm. Bill Moran has declined appointment as the next Chief of Naval Operations and instead will retire from the Navy.

• Iran announced that it would breach limits on uranium enrichment shortly and that it would take additional steps to violate the nuclear deal until sanction relief is provided, reports the New York Times.

• Australian defense officials stated that they are tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to monitor the Talisman Sabre exercise, according to Reuters.

This day in History
1099 Christian Crusaders march around Jerusalem as Muslims watch from within the city.
1608 The first French settlement at Quebec is established by Samuel de Champlain.
1663 The British crown grants Rhode Island a charter guaranteeing freedom of worship.
1686 The Austrians take Budapest from the Turks and annex Hungary.
1709 Peter the Great defeats Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, effectively ending the Swedish empire.
1755 Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensify.
1758 The British attack on Fort Carillon at Ticonderoga, New York, is foiled by the French.
1794 French troops capture Brussels, Belgium.
1815 With Napoleon defeated, Louis XVIII returns to Paris.
1822 29-year old poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns while sailing in Italy.
1859 The truce at Villafranca Austria cedes Lombardy to France.
1863 Demoralized by the surrender of Vicksburg, Confederates in Port Hudson, Louisiana, surrender to Union forces.
1864 Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston retreats into Atlanta to prevent being flanked by Union General William T. Sherman.
1865 Four of the conspirators in President Abraham Lincoln's assassination are hanged in Washington, D.C.

1879 The first ship to use electric lights departs from San Francisco, California.
1905 The mutinous crew of the battleship Potemkin surrenders to Romanian authorities.
1918 Ernest Hemingway is wounded in Italy while working as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross.
1941 20 B-17s fly in their first mission with the Royal Air Force over Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

1943 American B-24 bombers strike Japanese-held Wake Island for the first time.
1960 The Soviet Union charges American pilot Francis Gary Powers with espionage.


July 7, 1914

The U.S. government issued a patent to Dr. Robert H. Goddard for a multistage rocket design. On July 14, the government issued another patent to Goddard for a liquid-fueled rocket design. These designs laid the foundation for future spaceflights.

July 8, 1940

The Air Corps established training centers at Randolph Field, Texas; Maxwell Field, Alabama; and Moffett Field, California.

July 9, 1943

Operation Husky: The invasion of Sicily began, with the first major Allied airborne assault using gliders and paratroops. Many C-47s were lost due to friendly fire incidents.

July 10, 1911

The 24th flight of the Triad demonstrated the amphibious features of the Navy's first aircraft. Pilot Glenn H. Curtiss took off from land, lifted the plane's wheels while in the air, and landed the Triad in the water.

July 11, 1953

Maj. John F. Bolt, USMC, flying an F–86 Sabre, became the first Marine jet ace while on temporary duty with the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing. Bolt remains the only U.S. Marine to achieve Ace status in two wars and was also the only Marine jet fighter Ace.

July 12, 1916

The United States Navy armored cruiser North Carolina becomes the first ship to launch an aircraft by catapult while underway, launching a Curtiss flying boat piloted by Lt. Godfrey Chevalier, Daedalian Founder Member #10471.

July 13, 1916

Commanded by Capt. Raynal C. Bolling, the First Aero Company, New York National Guard, was mobilized during the border crisis with Mexico. It trained at Mineola, New York, but did not deploy to the Mexican border. This marked the first time a National Guard air unit was called up for federal service. Bolling was Daedalian Founder Member #2229.


Thanks to Dick….There are a lot of A-4 drivers out there that may get a kick out of this

Looking at this show, the tailpipes of the A4's looked funny, and I found this !!!

These are some seriously 'hot-tinks !!! With GE 404 engines.

Subject: Fwd: Adversary Air

This is pretty long , BUT the huge question is WHO is bankrolling this ??


Thanks to Al

Monday Morning Humor--Church and Religion

Submitted by Mark Logan:

Church One Liners
Don't let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and thoughtful until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve God, But only as advisers.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
People are funny; they want the front of the bus, middle of the road, and back of the church.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on the front door forever.
Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
We're called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
God Himself doesn't propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Peace starts with a smile.
I don't know why some people change churches; what difference does it make which one you stay home from?
Be ye fishers of men. You catch 'em - He'll clean 'em.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
Don' t wait for six strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God grades on the cross, not the curve.
God loves everyone, but probably prefers 'fruits of the spirit' over 'religious nuts!'
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!
If God is your Co-pilot, swap seats!
Prayer: Don't give God instructions, just report for duty!
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
The will of God never takes you to where the grace of God will not protect you.
We don't change the message. The message changes us.
You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him/her.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

Submitted by Jerry Norris:

A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter. "This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?"

The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding.

An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. "Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.

"The front row, please," she answered.

"You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring."

"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.

"No," he said. "I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.

"Do you know who I am?" he asked.

"No," she said.

"Good," he answered.

A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment. Each student was instructed to bring in an object that represented their religion to share with the class.

The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David."

The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a rosary."

The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Lutheran, and this is a casserole.

A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer, while a telephone repairman worked nearby.

"Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray," the priest said.

"No," said the minister. "I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to heaven."

"You're both wrong," the guru said. "The most effective prayer position is lying down on the floor."

The repairman could contain himself no longer. "Hey, fellas," he interrupted. "The best prayin' I ever did was when I was hangin' upside down from a telephone pole."

Submitted by John Hudson:

Pastor Jim was called to serve a large Southern Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He had been pastoring a middle-sized church in Minnesota and arrived on a Monday in San Antonio. He was greeted warmly and moved into the parsonage.

His first official meeting was on Tuesday evening with his deacons. "Brothers, I am interested in getting to know you and request your help in doing this by meeting here at the church Saturday morning at 8:00.

While in Minnesota, I learned to enjoy bungie jumping and I felt it would be nice to have fellowship down at that high bridge over the Medina River. I will make a jump and show you how it's done, and perhaps you would like to try it also."

Saturday morning, the deacons were all at the church. They got into the church van and headed to the Medina River. Once they arrived, the group went to the bridge and observed a Mexican American family having a reunion below. At that Pastor Jim said, "I don't think it will be a real problem. I know the stretch on the cord, and I will tie it off so we won't disturb that family."

Pastor Jim tied off the cord, put on his harness, and climbed to the top of the hand rail, and with that he jumped. As he got close to the bottom, a huge cloud of dust arose with a bunch of gleeful laughter and shouts.

Suddenly he arose and yelled, "HELP!!" The deacons reached out for him but missed. Again Pastor Jim went down, and again a huge cloud of dust, laughter, and screams arose. As Pastor Jim came back up, all eight deacons reached out and grabbed him.

When he stood once again firmly on the bridge, he asked, "What is a pinata?"

Submitted by Dave Harris:

Church bulletins…
The Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands
Don't let worry kill you off--let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I Will Not Pass This Way Again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening mass tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM--prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM . Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the church basement Friday at 7 PM. You are invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM in the church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Pastor unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge--Up Yours.'

For those of you who have never done a walk through the Bible, this is the kids' condensed version. I am glad that I did not need to grade this paper. The young man has real talent though. A little shaky on dates but good chronology. A sixth grade child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible.

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, "The Lord thy God is one," but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, "Give me a light!" and someone did.

Then God made the world. He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.

Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.

God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments.

These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore.

There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New Testament.

He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, "Close the door! Were you born in a barn?" It would be nice to say, ''As a matter

of fact, I was.'')

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.

Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, ten came back to life again. He went up to heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Have a great week,



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