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Just signed in there and it says that thread cannot be found.

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Spin Zone / Re: Should America Pursue a TWO STATE Solution???
« on: August 15, 2022, 12:46:35 PM »
Don't think that would work.  From what I've seen and heard in this area the Libs want to impose their ideas on everyone.

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: August 15, 2022, 10:00:04 AM »
Unemployment Explined
COSTELLO:  I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It's 5.6%.
COSTELLO:  That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 23%.
COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.
ABBOTT:  5.6% Unemployed.
COSTELLO:  Right 5.6% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 23%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 23% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 5.6%.
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%?
ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.
COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, Biden said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.
COSTELLO:  What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work.  It wouldn't be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.
Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Democrat.
COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said..!
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like Biden....

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: July 12, 2022, 11:51:51 AM »
Real definition of Woke.

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Spin Zone / Re: Who needs an AR-15?
« on: July 09, 2022, 05:31:07 PM »
I sleep with my Colt M4. Ok???
Kinky...

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Spin Zone / Re: Roe v. Wade Overturned
« on: July 02, 2022, 11:05:11 AM »
Yes, you can count of my vote AGAINST you!
We've got folks here smarter than me who come up with a better one.

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Spin Zone / Re: Roe v. Wade Overturned
« on: July 02, 2022, 09:51:44 AM »
I do NOT send money to any of the candidates for public office.  The only one I've ever gave any money to is my wife when she ran for state rep 20 years ago and won.  Those clowns tax us to death when they get in and now they want us to send them money for their campaigns?

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: June 25, 2022, 05:27:45 AM »
Well crap.. I think my license might be in jeopardy..
and all just because of a  state trooper...
The conversation went like this, when I got pulled over on my bike:
Trooper: "License and registration, please, I think you are drunk!"
Me: "I assure you, I did not drink anything."
Trooper: "Ok, let's do a little test! Imagine driving in the dark on a highway at night, when you see two lights in the distance. What is this?"
Me: "A car."
Trooper:"Of course! But which one? A Mercedes, an Audi or a Ford?"
Me:"I have no idea!"
Trooper:"So, you're drunk."
Me:"But I didn't drink anything."
Trooper:"Okay, one more test -- Imagine, you drive in the dark on a highway at night, and there is one light coming at you.What is it?
Me:"A motorcycle."
Trooper:"Of course! But which one? A Honda, a Kawasaki or a Harley?"
Me:"I have no idea!"
Trooper:"As I suspected, you're drunk!"
Then I started to get annoyed and asked a counter question.
Me: "So... counter question -- You're driving in the dark on a highway at night and see a woman on the roadside. She wears a mini skirt, fishnet stockings, high heeled shoes and only a bra as a top. What is this?"
Trooper:"A prostitute of course."
Me:"Yes, but which one? Your daughter, your wife or your mother?"
Things went downhill from there and now I have a court date to attend...

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Spin Zone / Re: FJB continues to set records
« on: June 21, 2022, 03:04:32 PM »
New Hampshire electricity rates will rise a LOT!  65% of our electricity is powered by natural gas.  A few years back folks here shot down the idea of power lines coming down from Canada which would have been hydro powered.  Thanks ASSHOLES!
https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2022-06-16/nh-liberty-utilities-electricity-price-double-natural-gas

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: June 14, 2022, 02:19:17 PM »
The following letter is a prime example of bureaucracy at its best. It was written and sent on 11 Jun 1942 by the CO of the USS Skipjack in an effort to get re-supply of a most important commodity. It did, however, ultimately result in the desired delivery.
Lt. Cmdr Coe was CO of the USS Skipjack when he wrote his famous "toilet paper" letter to the Mare Island Supply Office.
USS Skipjack (SS-184) near Mare Island in 1942
June 11, 1942
From: Commanding Officer
To: Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island, California
Via: Commander Submarines, Southwest Pacific
Subject: Toilet Paper
Reference: (a) USS HOLLAND (5148) USS SKIPJACK req. 70-42 of 30 July 1941.
(b) SO NYMI Canceled invoice No. 272836
Enclosure: (1) Copy of cancelled Invoice (2) Sample of material requested (a roll of toilet paper).
1. This vessel submitted a requisition for 150 rolls of toilet paper on July 30, 1941, to USS HOLLAND. The material was ordered by HOLLAND from the Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island, for delivery to USS SKIPJACK.
2. The Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island, on November 26, 1941, cancelled Mare Island Invoice No. 272836 with the stamped notation "Cancelled---cannot identify." This cancelled invoice was received by SKIPJACK on June 10, 1942.
3. During the 11 ¾ months elapsing from the time of ordering the toilet paper and the present date, the SKIPJACK personnel, despite their best efforts to await delivery of subject material, have been unable to wait on numerous occasions, and the situation is now quite acute, especially during depth charge attack by the "back-stabbers."
4. Enclosure (2) is a sample of the desired material provided for the information of the Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island. The Commanding Officer, USS SKIPJACK cannot help but wonder what is being used in Mare Island in place of this unidentifiable material, once well known to this command.
5. SKIPJACK personnel during this period have become accustomed to use of "ersatz," i.e., the vast amount of incoming non-essential paper work, and in so doing feel that the wish of the Bureau of Ships for the reduction of paper work is being complied with, thus effectively killing two birds with one stone.
6. It is believed by this command that the stamped notation "cannot identify" was possible error, and that this is simply a case of shortage of strategic war material, the SKIPJACK probably being low on the priority list.
7. In order to cooperate in our war effort at a small local sacrifice, the SKIPJACK desires no further action be taken until the end of the current war, which has created a situation aptly described as "war is hell."
J.W. Coe
Here is the rest of the story:
The letter was given to the Yeoman, telling him to type it up. Once typed and upon reflection, the Yeoman went looking for help in the form of the XO. The XO shared it with the OD and they proceeded to the CO's cabin and asked if he really wanted it sent. His reply, "I wrote it, didn't I?"
As a side note, twelve days later, on June 22, 1942 J.W. Coe was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions on the S-39.
The "toilet paper" letter reached Mare Island Supply Depot. A member of that office remembers that all officers in the Supply Department "had to stand at attention for three days because of that letter." By then, the letter had been copied and was spreading throughout the fleet and even to the President's son who was aboard the USS Wasp.
As the boat came in from her next patrol, Jim and crew saw toilet-paper streamers blowing from the lights along the pier and pyramids of toilet paper stacked seven feet high on the dock. Two men were carrying a long dowel with toilet paper rolls on it with yards of paper streaming behind them as a band played coming up after the roll holders. Band members wore toilet paper neckties in place of their Navy neckerchiefs. The wind-section had toilet paper pushed up inside their instruments and when they blew, white streamers unfurled from trumpets and horns.
As was the custom for returning boats to be greeted at the pier with cases of fresh fruit/veggies and ice cream, the Skipjack was first greeted thereafter with her own distinctive tribute-cartons and cartons of toilet paper.
This letter became famous in submarine history books and found its way to the movie ("Operation Petticoat"), and eventually coming to rest (copy) at the Navy Supply School at Pensacola, Florida. There, it still hangs on the wall under a banner that reads, "Don't let this happen to you!" Even John Roosevelt insured his father got a copy of the letter.
The original is at Bowfin Museum in Hawaii:
https://eugeneleeslover.com/.../Infamous_Toilet_Paper...
This page tells the story of the "Infamous Toilet Paper Letter" written and sent in 1942 by the CO of the USS Skipjack in an effort to get re-supply of a most important commodity. Updated 1/18/2013 to add photo of original document.

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: June 12, 2022, 04:09:43 PM »
What every pilot fears. The dreaded Cumuloviagris Cloud seen here forming over S. Carolina. ATC says stiff to severe turbulence all quadrants.

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