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#175654 Oct 18, 2013
I tried to get the AMED course right out of flight school but wasn't able to but I did go to Fort Sam Houston when I came back from Vietnam and flew Medevac in Hawaii from 1975-77.
After another tour at Fort Rucker as an Instructor Pilot I again tried to get another Medevac assignment but because the new female pilots could not fly combat missions they were getting a lot of the Medevac slots so I switched to Chinooks.
We had a few female Chinook pilots too and one of them I worked for retired as a colonel a half dozen years ago.
One of the female Lieutenants got non-judicial punishment for having an affair with he male clerk and was forced out of the Army. It was unfortunate as all she had to do is go to the commander and tell him she wanted to see the other soldier romantically and they would have reassigned him to another unit near by and they could have done their thing. But she didn't as as the senior ranking person she took the fall.

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#175655 Oct 18, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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You wrote : "Well, if it is okay for Japanese to eat whale in Japan, is it okay for them to eat whale here in the USA?". Maybe. Didn't I say it was a question of culture? And, also, if the animal is an endangered species, that makes it different. I had no idea cats and dogs were endangered species. I do know that whales may be , though.
Thank you for the new word "cagogi".
So, Obama ate dog, probably did so in order not to offend his hosts. What's the big deal? I've eaten field rat and snakes, else the chiefs would lose face. What would YOU do? It was, hmmm, ok, I suppose, but not about to look for them in stores.
"Cagogi" is not a new word to the Koreans. But if you go to Korea remember "bulgogi" (bull!)(easier to remember) is beef and not something else.

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#175656 Oct 18, 2013
Also, in Korea they would have rabbits in the butcher show window. They were cleaned and skinned all except for one foot which still had fur. I was told that was so you did not think is was a cat!
I never notice anything in a butcher's shop with a cat paw on it though.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175657 Oct 18, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Yea, I've eaten monkey and a few things I probably did not know what it was. My Vietnamese interpreter said if she could eat it, so could eye.
Oh, they had a soup with looked like cherry tomatoes in it. They were not tomatoes and boy were they hot!
Me too, but in the case of field mice and snake, I knew. Other stuff, like you, I've no doubt eaten, oblivious to what they really were. Probably even here in Ottawa, who knows? If it's good, eat it, and don't question it. And never do a surprise visit to the restaurant kitchen!

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#175658 Oct 18, 2013
Oh, I got to Korea the day before Thanksgiving and wanted to get my Christmas shopping done as it takes a while to mail it back to the states. That weekend I took a new friend and we went down in the ville to see what that had.
We came across this tailor shop and they had a silky-looking smoking jacket in the window and it was red with green and my friend said he thought his dad would like it and I told him I didn't think he would and he asked why and I told him they were "marijuana leaves" on the red jacket!
I guess mike was stupider than I was about drugs.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175659 Oct 18, 2013
For Wojar and others who may be interested :

Saw a French film this week (Engl subtitles), absolutely delightful. Name : Haute cuisine

It's based on a true story about a female cook who is hired as the French President's personal chef (reportedly François Mitterrand), exceptionally acted by a non-actor, Jean D'Ormesson of l'Académie française. It's good, it's funny in its own way, it highlighs dishes that we could only dream of, with feuding between chefs as only the French could do. And it all happens , with flashbacks in Antarctica where she is the head chef for the French base and mostly at the Élyzée.

No doubt "not in theatres" near you but probably obtainable through specialty rental shops.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175660 Oct 18, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Also, in Korea they would have rabbits in the butcher show window. They were cleaned and skinned all except for one foot which still had fur. I was told that was so you did not think is was a cat!
I never notice anything in a butcher's shop with a cat paw on it though.
Rabbit is fairly common here. It isn't down your way? The Belgians do wonders with it, cooked in beer.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175661 Oct 18, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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"Cagogi" is not a new word to the Koreans. But if you go to Korea remember "bulgogi" (bull!)(easier to remember) is beef and not something else.
I understood it is not a new word to Koreans seeing as it emanates from there. It is to me.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175662 Oct 18, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>The Play Justice thinks he is also Play Grand Inquisitor.
How many split personalities do you have, Twinkerbelle? LMAO!

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#175663 Oct 18, 2013
This makes three years in a row Cape Town South Africa has had a major winter storm hit the area.
Must be man-made Global Warming.

Cape Town shivers in the snow

August 30 2013 at 10:29am
By SAPA

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/wester...

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#175664 Oct 18, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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No, I am not comparing apples to oranges. I'm comparing reality. Universal health care is just that, universal. You sometimes pay for something you're not availing yourself of, but some day, you may just profit from it. You are now profiting, as, are you not covered by a universal health plan? What would you do without it?
You may have Life Insurance (don't know why they call it "life", lol).Do you feel cheated because you have to die for someone to collect it? Would you feel cheated if you were 25 and healthy as a horse and never in need of medical attention, yet paid into the system either via premiums or taxes? You'd change your tune once you have a serious accident or when you get older and those damn little and big ills start to invade your body. It all evens out in the end, Rogue, this collective thing. IF Obamacare endures, take a survey in 5 years, and see the positive approval rating it will receive.
NOT apples and oranges. We ALL pay collectively to keep our nations going. What we pay in taxes may not always be well administered, but heck, it still keeps us going.
Ah, but life insurance is based on risk factor like smoking, diabetes, driving race cars. But in health care I have to pay for people driving Kamikaze cars in races.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175665 Oct 18, 2013
I sure would like to know just how much ObobbleHead Care has cost us to date. Staggering, I'm sure. Five years of planning and the Healthcare website may already need a complete overhaul? Someone tell me they're kidding.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175666 Oct 18, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Ah, but life insurance is based on risk factor like smoking, diabetes, driving race cars. But in health care I have to pay for people driving Kamikaze cars in races.
Wrong . Once more. Again. Encore.

What about house and car insurance. Are the premiums not based on claims in general? Many accidents, fires, claims multiply, what happens to your premiums even though you may not have made a single claim in 50 years? And don't forget, and not unlike smoking, driving race cars and so forth, you pay for negligent home owners who smoke in bed and reckless drivers.

As they were saying on the news here today, with socialised medicine, the usually-healthy young subsidize the older generation who need more medical attention. And so it goes, the young will age, like we all do and it'll be his/her turn to claim more medical expenses than the up-and-coming generation. Water seeks its own level, as they say.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175667 Oct 18, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
I sure would like to know just how much ObobbleHead Care has cost us to date. Staggering, I'm sure. Five years of planning and the Healthcare website may already need a complete overhaul? Someone tell me they're kidding.
Obamacare is a good thing.

Computers, software, are malfunctioning

Please tell me what the former has to do with the latter.

If the road is washed out in front of you and you can't proceed or may have to do so with much difficulty, are you going to blame the poor quality of your automobile?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175670 Oct 18, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Obamacare is a good thing.
Computers, software, are malfunctioning
Please tell me what the former has to do with the latter.
If the road is washed out in front of you and you can't proceed or may have to do so with much difficulty, are you going to blame the poor quality of your automobile?
ObobbleHead Care is a good thing? For whom? Businesses? No. It is a financial burden on them. So they drop coverage, now the individual has to pay for his own. I doubt the average working joe can afford it. What does the former have to do with the latter? Nothing, because ObobbleHead Care is not a good thing. An omen has been presented! Every expert I've listened to has said it will collapse under its own weight (I agree). Higher premiums and a lower quality of care is NOT a good thing.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175671 Oct 18, 2013
Oh Path, the washed out road bit - I'd blame the person that planned the route. The quality of my car?????? LMAO!

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175672 Oct 18, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
Oh Path, the washed out road bit - I'd blame the person that planned the route. The quality of my car?????? LMAO!
A deluge like Katrina does that to the road - you blame the planners? Not too good at analogies, are you? Shall I down the ante and serve you a dose of parables the way I do with Rogue? Unfortunately, and not unlike the hapless apostles, he doesn't get 'em. Will you?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175673 Oct 18, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
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ObobbleHead Care is a good thing? For whom? Businesses? No. It is a financial burden on them. So they drop coverage, now the individual has to pay for his own. I doubt the average working joe can afford it. What does the former have to do with the latter? Nothing, because ObobbleHead Care is not a good thing. An omen has been presented! Every expert I've listened to has said it will collapse under its own weight (I agree). Higher premiums and a lower quality of care is NOT a good thing.
We shall see.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175674 Oct 18, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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A deluge like Katrina does that to the road - you blame the planners? Not too good at analogies, are you? Shall I down the ante and serve you a dose of parables the way I do with Rogue? Unfortunately, and not unlike the hapless apostles, he doesn't get 'em. Will you?
That's why we have boats, Path! Hmm, and I thought Katrina was a Hurricane.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175675 Oct 18, 2013
BTW, in your analogy, the people would be the cars and the washed out road would be Healthcare.gov ! Omen?

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