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Wednesday’s Hero – 30 July 2014 – Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

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WASP
WASP
U.S. Army Air Forces

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1943 they were created when the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were merged together. The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined. Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP

You can read more about WASP here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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Silly Sunday

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After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year outside of New York City, New York scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a Los Angeles, California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Oceanside. Shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: “California archaeologists report a finding of 200 year old copper cable, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.”

One week later, a local newspaper in Houston, Texas reported the following: “After digging down about 30 feet deep in his pasture near the community of Sugarland, Bubba, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Texas had already gone wireless”.


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What would you do..

Ladies, get your tissues ready.

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Feline Friday

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Wednesday’s Hero – 23 July 2014 – The Forgotten 14

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The Forgotten 14
Samuel Gerald Dean, Edward Joseph Wolbers, Radamés E. Cáceres, Douglas Laurent Dauphin, Bert Garland Sauls Jr., Kenneth N. Markle, Louis Karp, James Henry Henderson, Douglas Vincent Schmoker, Howard George Sewell, George M. Durrett, Robert H. Watson, Harold Edwin Richards & James Dixon Fore
December 22nd, 1943
U.S. Army Air Corps

Three days before Christmas in 1943, two hours past midnight, 14 men climbed into an airplane and lifted into the dark sky over the slumbering hamlet of West Palm Beach. Their journey lasted but a few moments, and killed every one of them.

You can read more here and here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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Silly Sunday

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First day of school in Michigan.

The teacher began calling out the names of the pupils:

“Mustafa Al Eih Zeri?” “Here.”
“Achmed El Kabul?” “Here.”
“Fatima Al Hayek? ” “Here.”
“Ali Abdul Olmi?” “Here.”
“Mohammed Bin Kadir?” “Here.”
“Ali Son al Len” Silence in the classroom.

“Ali Son al Len” Continued silence as everyone looked around the room.
She repeated, “Is this the name of any child here?”

A girl stood and said, “I think that’s me, Miss. It’s pronounced Alison Allen”


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Feline Friday

I’m thinking of moving Feline Friday to another day possibly Saturday. Thoughts, ideas and suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve

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Corporate life

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The stars of a large Television Station were each called in to the Chairman’s office until only the newest, most junior star was left sitting nervously outside.

Finally, it was his turn to be summoned.

He entered the office to find the Chairman and eight directors seated solemnly around a table.

The Chairman turned to the young man and asked, “Have you ever slept with Miss Foyt, my secretary?”

“No sir, certainly not.”

“Are you absolutely sure?”, persisted the Chairman.

“Absolutely, sir. I’ve never laid a finger on her.”

“You’d swear to that on a stack of bibles?”

“Yes, I swear I’ve never had any sexual relationship with your secretary.”

“Good. Then you fire her!”

(Charlie Sheen has nothing to do with this post. I just liked his pervie smile> LOL)

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