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My next favorite is moondogs.
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These are the pictures of the moon the Blood Moon that is about to go into a lunar eclipse! it looks like a star where I'm at!
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I see the bad moon rising..
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Berivan Elif Kilic
Now here is a courageous woman, and now mayor.
 
Things are changing, here and there … 
Forced to marry her cousin when she was 15, Berivan Elif Kilic was often beaten by her husband. Now she’s the mayor of her Turkish town.
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Dangerous for her, now she's a target for some nutjob whacko.
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Found, 4 antique chairs to go with our refinished kitchen table. Circa 1870's.
Not too sure if we are going to refinish them, we may just clean them up.
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Yes +Kevin Brady the patina is very important. These are going in to a very busy kitchen. 
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This young male is making use of the #deer   bed in our yard more often now.
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Victoria on Vancouver Island the air is very nice here.
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My next favorite is moondogs.
H/t +su ann lim 
 
These are the pictures of the moon the Blood Moon that is about to go into a lunar eclipse! it looks like a star where I'm at!
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New Chemical Element Discovered:

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by investigators at a major U.S. research university. The element, tentatively named Administratium, has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic number of 0. However, it does have one neutron, 125 assistant neutrons, 75 vice neutrons and 111 assistant vice neutrons, which gives it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles called morons.
Since it has no electrons, administratium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of administratium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second.
Administratium has a normal half-life of approximately three years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each reorganization.
Research at other laboratories indicates that administratium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, and universities. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings.
Scientists point out that administratium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts are being made to determine how administratium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising.
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This is how physics people tell April Fools jokes.  Then again since this element seems to be found at the best maintained buildings there has to be some good to it.
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Snow Train
Spectacular footage Train plowing through deep snow Arthurs Pass, New Zealand. Just to remind you winter is still nagging.
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They don't even have a plow blade on the front of the engine to deflect the snow, just a stub nose engine blasting along.
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Drafting People Over 60

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards.

Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35. 

For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a month, leaving us more than 280,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry.' We are bad-tempered and impatient, and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.. 

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10am. Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. Besides, like I said, I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch. 

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling. 

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however... I've been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training. 

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too... I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet. 

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head. 

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way. 

Let us old guys track down those terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple million pissed off 
Old farts with bad attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them. 

HEY!! How about recruiting Women over 50...in menopause!!! You think MEN have attitudes?? 
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!! If nothing else, put them on border patrol. They'll have it secured the first night! 

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I think I'm in love, +Richard Pattee !  ;D
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Command Vehicle
Saanich got a new police/ fire command vehicle. This time it is a full on proper vehicle the last one was an old used bus they picked up and converted. Moving on up.
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It has a single ham station +Dom Kapac  . I did not see any obvious HF capability on the outside. I suspect it will have limited amateur ability.
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Moe Berg

When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.

The answer was simple: Berg was a US #spy  

Speaking 15 languages - including Japanese - Moe Berg had two loves: baseball and spying.

In Tokyo , garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke's Hospital - the tallest building in the Japanese capital.

He never delivered the flowers.  The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.

Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo .

Catcher Moe Berg

Berg's father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and Yiddish.  Moe, against his wishes, began playing baseball on the street aged four.

His father disapproved and never once watched his son play.  In Barringer High School , Moe learned Latin, Greek and French.

He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton - having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.

During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris , and Columbia Law School , he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian - 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.

While playing baseball for Princeton University , Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort
of the two groups of partisans there.  He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic's Serbians.

The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.

Berg penetrated German-held Norway , met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy water plant - part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb.

His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.

The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
 
There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb.  If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war.  Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg,
a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb.  Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss graduate student.
The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill.

 
If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him - and then swallow the cyanide pill.
 
Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.

 
 
 
Werner Heisenberg - he blocked the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.

 
Moe Berg's report was distributed to Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb.  Roosevelt responded: "Give my regards to the catcher."

 
Most of Germany 's leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain and the United States .  After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Merit - America 's highest honor for a civilian in wartime.  But Berg refused to accept, as he couldn't tell people about his exploits.
After his death, his sister accepted the Medal and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown ,

 

 
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  • Richard
    DERC Deputy Emergency Radio Coordinator, Volunteer, 2010 - present
  • Vidon1
    Secretary, 2006 - 2012
  • Q College
    Senior Administrator, 2009 - 2011
  • Clark's by the Bay
    Sous Chef, 1993 - 1994
  • Royal LePage
    Sales, 1992 - 1993
  • Garvin Realestate
    Sales, 1989 - 1992
  • Chocolates by Pierre Cornet
    Sole Proprietor, 1986 - 1989
  • Minos
    Cook, Line manager, 1984 - 1986
  • St Lawrence House
    Chef, 1983 - 1984
  • Air Reserves 402
    Safety Systems Technician, 1976 - 1977
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Jack of all trades, master of none. Volunteer.
Introduction
VA7RPP. I enjoy; computers, amateur radio, and service to my community.
Bragging rights
An amazing wife, two great children. I sit on a board, loads of committees and I am still alive ;)
Education
  • Chambly County High School
    1976
  • University of Winnipeg
    General, 1977
  • Grant Park High School
    1978
  • University of Maryland, Munich
    General, 1979
  • Concordia University
    General, 1982
  • University of Manitoba
    Classics, 1982
  • Queens University Kingston
    Classics, 1996
  • Le Cordon Bleu
    Cooking, 1979
  • Victoria School of Business and Technology
    IT, 2006
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