Wednesday, July 17, 2019

TheList 5047



The List 5047 TGB


To All,

I hope that your week has started well.

Regards,

Skip



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July 16

1862 Congress establishes the rank of Rear Admiral, with David G. Farragut named as the first Rear Admiral.

1863 The screw sloop of war USS Wyoming, commanded by Capt. D. McDougal, is fired on by shore batteries and Japanese ships of the Prince of Nagoya. During this action, Wyoming became the first foreign warship to take the offensive to uphold treaty rights in Japan.

1915 The first Navy ships, the battleships USS Ohio (BB 12), USS Missouri (BB 11), and USS Wisconsin (BB 9) transit the Panama Canal, steaming from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

1945 The first atomic bomb test, Trinity, is detonated at Alamogordo, N.M.

1957 An F8U 1P Crusader (Bu#144608), piloted by Maj. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC, breaks the transcontinental speed record by crossing the country from Los Alamitos, Calif., to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., in three hours and 22 min., 50.5 sec. for an average speed of 723.517 mph. This is the first upper atmosphere supersonic flight from the West Coast to the East Coast.

1987 Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Choe Sang-Hwa gives a model of the Korean Turtle "Kobuksan" to Secretary of the Navy James Webb Jr. as a symbol of the partnership between the two nations.



Thanks to CHINFO

Executive Summary:

• Richard V. Spencer is now acting Secretary of Defense after President Donald Trump officially nominated Mark Esper to the position, reports Stars and Stripes.

• The New York Times reports that President Trump is sending a high-level delegation to meet Russian counterparts in Geneva to pursue a nuclear arms treaty.

• USS Gravely's circadian rhythm scheduling trial --instituted in the wake of 2017's fatal collisions-- has boosted crew performance and efficiency, reports USNI News.



This day in History

July 16


1765



English Prime Minister Lord Grenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.


1774



Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.


1779



American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.

 
1861



At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25-mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War. [From MHQ—The Quarterly Journal of Military History]


1875



The new French constitution is finalized.


1882



Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.


1940



Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.


1944



Soviet troops occupy Vilnius, Lithuania, in their drive towards Germany.


1945



The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M.


1969



Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.


1999



A private plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. is lost over the waters off Martha's Vineyard, Mass.


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Thanks to Randy

Subject: Fwd: F-35 Airshow Video From the Cockpit
F-35 Airshow Video From the Cockpit



https://www.military.com/video/breathtaking-f-35-demo-inside-cockpit



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Thanks to Al



Submitted by Dave Harris:



Ain't it true?
If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they'd eventually find me attractive.
I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.
I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your password is incorrect."
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
I hate it when people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious.
Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were.
Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.
Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
When I married Ms. Right, I had no idea her first name was Always.
There may be no excuse for laziness, but I'm still looking.
Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.
Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
He who laughs last thinks slowest.
Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?
I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don't have to mow it.
I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?
Money is the root of all wealth.
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-it-yourself type.



Submitted by Mark Logan:


My ability to remember song lyrics from the 60s far exceeds my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen.
As I watched the dog chasing his tail, I thought dogs are easily amused. Then I realized I was watching the dog chase his tail.
First rule of cleaning while listening to music…the toilet brush is never the microphone, never!
Sometimes I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Other times, I try to get out of the car with my seat belt on.
The perks of being my friend is that you'll be the normal one.
Not only did I fall off the 'diet wagon', I dragged it into the woods, set it on fire, and used the insurance money to buy cupcakes.
I set out to lose ten pounds this month…only fifteen to go.
I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally.
Sometimes someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever…We call these people cops.
The main function of the little toe on your foot is to make sure that all the furniture in the house is in place.

Submitted by Greg Madsen and Don Mills:



Signs at the Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado…
Dogs can't operate MRI scanners but catscan.
Our mountains aren't just funny, they're hill areas.
Turning vegan would be a big missed steak.
Well, to be frank, I'd have to change my name.
Forget world peace; visualize using your turn signal.
Life is short. If you can't laugh at yourself, call me, I will.
Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America grate again.
Electricians have to strip to make ends meet.
For chemists, alcohol is not a problem, it's a solution.
My mood ring is missing and I don't know how I feel about that.
I scream. You scream. The police come…it's awkward.
I'm friends with 25 letters of the alphabet…I don't know Y.
Cow stumbles into a pot field! The steaks have never been higher.
Crushing pop cans is soda pressing.
In search of fresh vegetable puns. Lettuce know.
Big shout out to my fingers. I can always count on them.
Irony…the opposite of wrinkly.
Tried to grab the fog. I mist.
If you suck at playing the trumpet, that's probably why.
When you're down by the sea and an eel bites your knee, that's a moray.



Submitted by Saundra Cima:


I thought growing old would take longer.
Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is realizing the other person was born an idiot.
I finally realized it…People are prisoners of their phones, that's why they are called 'cell' phones.
I wonder what people who txt "u" instead of "you" do with all their spare time.
How many boxes of these Thin Mints do I have to eat before I start seeing results?
Growing old is hard work…The mind says "yes" but the body says "what the #3!! Are you thinking?"
My bed is a magical place where I can suddenly remember everything I was supposed to do.
Why did the cows return to the marijuana field? It was the pot calling the cattle back.
There are times when my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut.
I had a goldfish that could break dance on the carpet…but only for like 20 seconds…and only once.


The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content.
I live in my own little world, but it's OK. Everyone knows me there.
I saw a very large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Left Tackle?"
I don't do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected.
The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
If life deals you lemons, make lemonade. If life deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Mary's.
Shopping tip: You can get shoes for a buck at bowling alleys.
Every day I beat my previous record of consecutive days I've stayed alive.
No one ever says, "It's only a game!" when their team's winning.
Marriage changes passion…suddenly you're in bed with a relative.
Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked?
Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I had any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't need the freakin' class!
Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
Wouldn't you know it! Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison.



Have a great week,

Al

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Thanks to Mugs

From the Dallas News


Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

Rick Perry, Contributor
This week, the nation remembers Ross Perot for his success in business, his two independent White House bids and his no-nonsense, straight Texas talk. His love of country, larger-than-life personality and generosity are all part of his legacy that will live on. But there is another little-known part of the life of Ross Perot that should be told now that he is gone. He was a tireless, but private, supporter of our wounded veterans.

During my time as governor of this great state, I had the honor and privilege of knowing countless warriors who stepped forward to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned home with horrific wounds of war. U.S. Army Cpl. Alan Babin Jr. is one such hero.

While serving in Iraq in 2003 as a medic in the 82nd Airborne, Alan was shot in the abdomen while tending to a fallen comrade. While Alan survived his injury, he faced a long and difficult road to recovery, complicated by the onset of meningitis and a stroke-induced coma that left him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.



On the one-year anniversary of his wounding, I joined Alan and his family for a small gathering. He was still in very bad shape, neurologically and physically incapacitated. When I asked his mother, Rosie, what I could do to help, she said she was eager to get him out of the hospital and back home, but struggling with the prospect of transporting Alan to his many medical visits.

I knew there was one person to call: Ross Perot. What happened next still amazes me to this day. The next morning, Ross personally called Rosie and made arrangements for his plane to pick up the Babins in Austin and fly them to Dallas where Alan could be seen by leading neurologists at Zale Lipshy University Hospital.

When the hospital elevators opened, Ross was standing there to meet Alan personally and ensure that he got the best of care. Later that day, Rosie was handed a key to a hotel room across the street so she could be close to Alan throughout his extended stay

It didn't stop there.

When Rosie returned to the family home in Round Rock for her daughter's prom, Ross visited privately with Alan to sit with him and make sure he wasn't alone.





Ross Perot visits wounded veteran Alan Babin.

(Rosie Babin)

After three weeks in Dallas, Alan and Rosie returned home to Austin on Ross' plane. When they arrived home, a fully customized luxury conversion van equipped with a wheelchair lift was waiting for them in their driveway.

Later when they spoke, Ross told Rosie two things: "One phone call is all you ever need to make if you need anything. Now, I want you to focus on Alan." And that is exactly what happened.

In 2005, when Alan needed to return to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Ross flew the Babins to Washington, D.C., and arranged for a private ambulance to pick him up on the tarmac and transport him to the hospital.

Today, Alan and his parents live together in a specially adapted smarthome provided by the generosity of another great champion of our wounded warriors, Gary Sinise. Thanks to the support of patriots like Gary and Ross, Alan has progressed in his limited physical ability to become an accomplished adaptive skier, hand cyclist and golfer.

Over the years, Rosie has come to call those who rushed to Alan's aid "Alan's Angels," but the title "Big Angel" is and will forever be reserved for Ross Perot.

While alive, Ross would have shunned any effort to grant him credit for his support of Alan and the untold others he quietly helped through unimaginably challenging times. But now that he is gone, everyone should know the quality of the man that our state, our nation and our wounded veterans have lost.

God bless Ross Perot.

Rick Perry is the former governor of Texas.



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Thanks to TR

Via our bud Pete Reed who seems to find lots of these classics. A lesson in humility, eh?



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Peter T Reed <flynsail@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, Jul 14, 2019, 9:23 AM
Subject: The History of Thomas Sopwith


Absolutely a must watch. Make the quiet time. It is a critical link with our aviation roots. Terk



This is a half-hour interview with Thomas Sopwith in 1984. He was an

incredible inventor, sportsman, auto and airplane racer and businessman.

His aviation contributions went from modifying the Wright Bros. planes

to the Pup, Camel, Hawker and Harrier. He died in 1989 at the age of

101. The Allied victory in WW I can largely be attributed to Sopwith's

designs and factory production.



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Thanks to Dutch



Take a knee...



attributed to Ted Nugent



Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your

fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two.

There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so

just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real

experience.



Then, take a knee on the beach in Normandy where man after American man

stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces, the

very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the

dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.



Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. From Khe Sanh to

Saigon, anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles. There was no

playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they

represented. When they came home, they were protested as well, and spit on

for reasons only cowards know.



Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree

heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress. Your number won't be

printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but

there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your

own.



There are a lot of places to take a knee where Americans have given their

lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought

as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who

bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It

represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your

liberty.



While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a

manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of

ground taken, but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering

forests and bitter cold mountains, every inch marked by an American life

lost serving that flag you protest.



No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans, just American men and

women, delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us,

blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee." You haven't

any inkling of what it took to get you where you are, but your "protest" is

duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it

serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to

defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is

retired.



If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on

Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for

preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our

ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for

understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all,

because He is the one who provides those things. But there will be no

protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His

continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the

brave. It goes like this, GOD BLESS AMERICA!



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Thanks to Micro

Perhaps you can use some of these sometime:



APHORISM "A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR A GENERAL TRUTH"

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humour you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conferences are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at school reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 am; for example, it could be the right number.

13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

14 I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.

15. Be careful about reading the fine print, there's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?

18. Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Jaguar than in a Ford.

19. After 60 if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead.

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind and the ones that mind don't matter.

21. Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.



And remember;

"Politicians and nappies should be changed often and for the same reason"



Morality and Money


MT. VERNON, TEXAS, WHOREHOUSE SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE


Diamond D's brothel began construction on an expansion of their building to increase their ever-growing business. In response, the local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the business from expanding --- with morning, afternoon, and evening prayer sessions at their church.



Work on Diamond D's progressed right up until the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the whorehouse and burned it to the ground! After the cat-house was burned to the ground by the lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about "the power of prayer."



But late last week 'Big Jugs' Jill Diamond, the owner/madam, sued the church, the preacher
and the entire congregation on the grounds that the church ... "was ultimately responsible for the demise of her building and her business – either through direct or indirect divine actions or means."



In its reply to the court, the church vehemently and voraciously denied any and all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.



The crusty old judge read through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply, and at the opening hearing he commented, "I don't know how the hell I'm going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, that we now have a whorehouse owner who staunchly believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that thinks it's all bullshit!"

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BIG DUMB

A mother and father took their 6-year-old son to a nude beach.



As the boy walked along the beach, he noticed that some of the ladies had boobs bigger than his mother's, and asked her why. She told her son, "The bigger they are the dumber the person is."



The boy pleased with the answer, goes to play in the ocean but returns to tell his mother that many of the men have larger "units" than his dad. His mother replied, "The bigger they are the dumber the person is."



Again satisfied with this answer, the boy returns to the ocean to play. Shortly after, the boy returned again. He promptly told his mother, "Daddy is talking to the dumbest girl on the beach, and the longer he talks, the dumber he gets."



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Written by a third grader , on what his grandparents do.

After Christmas , a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.

They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Florida.

Now they live in a tin box that has wheels, but its strapped to the ground.

They ride around on their bicycles, and wear name tags, because they don't know who they are anymore.

They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all just jump up and down in it with hats on.

At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape.

Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out.

And, they eat the same thing every night - early birds.

Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retirement and, says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.

When I earn my retirement, I want to be the man in the doll house.

Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

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