Motivational Pic Thread v2.0 - - New Rules - See Post #1

canman

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Doesn't surprise me at all. I went to Catholic school until the eighth grade. Some of the toughest, meanest women I ever had contact with. Even looks like the Habit's they wore. School Sisters of Notre Dame. I think I have to thank them at least for teaching me how to be disciplined in life.
 

rg1911

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We have been spending some time in Wyoming looking at property and plan on moving there next year. One of the realtors we talked to mentioned Kanya West had bought property nearby and I said "who's that"? He said he's some famous rapper guy that's married to one of the Kardashians. I told him I didn't really know who either of them are or really give a shit about supposedly famous people, he said, "You'll fit in fine here"
Yup. We moved to Laramie three years ago and love it, despite the winds and winter. Note that vehicle licensing and property taxes are surprisingly high compared to Colorado Springs. Came as a bit of a shock when the house was finished.

Cheers, Richard
 

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I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...

If you have C Rat cans and chicklets you are ready for the home, and those mre's I ate in 81-89, the ones I kept, the plastic outside literally dry rotted out and crumbled. I threw them out last week.

I bought a new case last week and they are like a buffet compared to what I ate back then.
 
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There was a reason that they use to burn people at the stake.
Winter traditions[edit]
Krampus[edit]

Main article: Krampus


Krampus

The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions, the Krampus is a mythical horned figure represented as accompanying Saint Nicholas. Krampus acts as an anti–Saint Nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children.[2] Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains, hammers and bells. This figure is believed to originate from stories of house spirits such as kobolds or elves.

Perchten[edit]

Main article: Perchta

Originally, the word Perchten (plural of Perchta) referred to the female masks representing the entourage of an ancient goddess, Frau Perchta, or Pehta Baba as it is known in Slovenia. Some claim a connection to the Nordic goddess Freyja, though this is uncertain. Traditionally, the masks were displayed in processions (Perchtenlauf) during the last week of December and first week of January, and particularly on January 6. The costume consists of a brown wooden mask and brown or white sheep's skin. In recent times Krampus and Perchten have increasingly been displayed in a single event, leading to a loss of distinction of the two. Perchten are associated with midwinter and the embodiment of fate and the souls of the dead. The name originates from the Old High German word peraht ("brilliant" or "bright").

Sometimes, der Teufel is viewed to be the most schiach ("ugly") Percht (masculine singular of Perchten) and Frau Perchta to be the most schön ("beautiful") Perchtin (female singular of Perchten).
 

Uncivil Engineer

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Well.... Isn't that special!

Apparently Wyatt Derp up top there is laying down a gauntlet! Bare hands, eh? Can't wait ;-)

Cheers,

Sirhr
Any relation?


Incidentally, this charming lass has a film career. You have to be at least 18 years old to go back into that part of the store.
 

Dirty D

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Tony, the retired CEO of Tabasco is a great friend. And this video rocks!!!


Tabasco rocks!

Cheers,

Sirhr
On my first trip to Avery Island we toured the plant, back then we walked on the catwalk between the casks. The last time I toured the plant it was more like looking in the windows. I still have my grandfathers Tabasco tie collection.
 

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I would have posted this in the song of the day thread. However, this is a motivational thread. So I will put it here.

Some of you may not remember an entertainer by the name of Martha Raye. I was a kid then and only remember her as an old lady doing the poly-dent commercials on television.

Yes, I am that old. Nevertheless, through the magic of the internet, I've discovered a lot about Martha Raye.

Did you know that she is the only civilian given an exemption to be buried with full military honors in the cemetery at Ft. Bragg? She was a tireless entertainer who toured for the USO during WWII. She was also wounded twice in Vietnam while helping the wounded.

Her final years were plagued with ill health, Alzheimer's and the loss of both of her legs. She was given an exemption to be buried in Arlington cemetery but she requested Ft. Bragg.

She was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She had received her prized Green Beret and the title of Lieutenant Colonel from President Lyndon B. Johnson, himself.

From 1964 to 1973, Martha traveled from camp to camp in isolated areas throughout Vietnam making eight (8) visits. She would stay "in-country" from four to six months at a time--usually at her own expense--to be with the troops she so dearly loved. She used the nurse's aide skills she learned back in the 1930s, and surgical techniques she picked up during World War II to help treat the wounded.

Look at the links after watching the videos and read about this remarkable woman who is largely forgotten today. If not for the magic of the internet, I would only remember her as some old lady doing commercials for poly-dent. She's deserved every award and bit of recognition bestowed on her.

Her citation for the Presidential Medal of Freedom reads:

"A talented performer whose career spans the better part of a century, Martha Raye has delighted audiences and uplifted spirits around the globe. She brought her tremendous comedic and musical skills to her work in film, stage, and television, helping to shape American
entertainment. the great courage, kindness, and patriotism she showed in her many tours during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict earned her the nickname "Colonel Maggie." The American people honor Martha Raye, a woman who has tirelessly used her gifts to benefit the lives of her fellow Americans."





https://www.uso.org/stories/1804-martha-raye-healing-through-humor

http://www.war-veterans.org/Maggie.htm
 
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sirhrmechanic

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I would have posted this in the song of the day thread. However, this is a motivational thread. So I will put it here.

Some of you may not remember an entertainer by the name of Martha Raye. I was a kid then and only remember her as an old lady doing the poly-dent commercials on television.

Yes, I am that old. Nevertheless, through the magic of the internet, I've discovered a lot about Martha Raye.

Did you know that she is the only civilian given an exemption to be buried with full military honors in the cemetery at Ft. Bragg? She was a tireless entertainer who toured for the USO during WWII. She was also wounded twice in Vietnam while helping the wounded.

Her final years were plagued with ill health, Alzheimer's and the loss of both of her legs. She was given an exemption to be buried in Arlington cemetery but she requested Ft. Bragg.

She was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She had received her prized Green Beret and the title of Lieutenant Colonel from President Lyndon B. Johnson, himself.

From 1964 to 1973, Martha traveled from camp to camp in isolated areas throughout Vietnam making eight (8) visits. She would stay "in-country" from four to six months at a time--usually at her own expense--to be with the troops she so dearly loved. She used the nurse's aide skills she learned back in the 1930s, and surgical techniques she picked up during World War II to help treat the wounded.

Look at the links after watch the video and read about this remarkable woman who is largely forgotten today. If not for the magic of the internet, I would only remember her as some old lady doing commercials for poly-dent. She's deserved every award and bit of recognition bestowed on her.

Her citation for the Presidential Medal of Freedom reads:

"A talented performer whose career spans the better part of a century, Martha Raye has delighted audiences and uplifted spirits around the globe. She brought her tremendous comedic and musical skills to her work in film, stage, and television, helping to shape American
entertainment. the great courage, kindness, and patriotism she showed in her many tours during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict earned her the nickname "Colonel Maggie." The American people honor Martha Raye, a woman who has tirelessly used her gifts to benefit the lives of her fellow Americans."





https://www.uso.org/stories/1804-martha-raye-healing-through-humor

http://www.war-veterans.org/Maggie.htm
Col "Maggie" Martha Raye was accepted into the Green Berets...

To my knowledge, the only woman ever to wear the beret.

There used to be a memorial to her at the SF museum at Bragg. But so much has changed in 30 years....

Sirhr
 

sirhrmechanic

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This is priceless.....

HEADLINES FROM THE DNC : TRUMP MANIPULATED ELECTION BY INVOKING A IMPEACHMENT PROCESS TO DISTRACT VOTERS FROM DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES "..... can you see it now?
Just a odd thought, but if you step back and take it all in you can foresee the next Democratic story about TRUMP.
Look at the top candidates they are pushing. They will say TRUMP is influencing and manipulating the process again. By his "plan", he is forcing candidates who are Senators off the campaign trail for Senate hearings and not being with the people to get votes.
Yes, I know this sounds farfetched, but hey, the Democrats are so far out of it, they will come up with anything.
Meanwhile they continue to move forward and demand a REPUBLICAN candidate and his staff be at their hearings. Do you see it? If you understand how deceitful and twisted the Democrats are, you can see this will be the next step they take after the Senate tosses their B.S. out the window.
After TRUMP wins in 2020 and they claim the 2020 election is corrupt and illegal..... just like the 2016. All this B.S. is brought on by their own means...
 

rg1911

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I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...

I happen to like B rats. Well, not all.
I remember mentioning that to my 1st Class Petty Officer. A couple days later, I came back to my berth on board and found 2 cases leaning against the door. The embarked Marines spent days looking for the missing cases.
And that's nothing compared with how he got thousands of dollars in parts to fix our electronic gear.
The man was a jewel. Navy finally did something right and promoted him to Chief.