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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1764002)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another late-evening win.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763866)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunrise win.
Off to Wednesday Vets Coffee Club.
Winning.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1763794)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Medieval torture device

No. Not Medieval. Actually a bit more modern. To use one is not my idea of a wake up device.

So, not a cooking utensil?
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763791)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night win.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763708)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Tuesday morning, pre-outrage, win.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Free Kibble V (Message 1763504)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3


Today's Topics: "Name That Cat Breed" & "Protecting Pets in Winter"

16.3786 million meals fed so far.....
02.2916 million scoops of Kitty Litter donated.

Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1763501)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Yes I am keeping tabs on her, don't worry. The usual family issues continue, and her own escapades have abated for a while. She's been without the internet since last wednesday. The engineer was due to call today.

Good to hear it's nothing serious.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NFL 2015-2016 Season (Message 1763499)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
It would appear the NFL 'MVP' needs to learn humility and graciousness when things don't go as planned.

Most valuable crybaby...........":|<

He's only been in the League a couple years - still got some growing up to do. Hope some old veterans take him aside and impart some wisdom during the off-season.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763497)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Monday morning win.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763392)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night win.
FRA SuperBowl party ws a success. About 50 members and family, lots of different foods to eat, a good game, and not a whole lot of clean-up to do.
Winning.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1763391)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
When you have PTSD people despise you. And tell you so. Its better to be yourself than to pretend to be someone else. Let those who criticize you go drown themselves for being the callous back holes they are. Let them pretend to be whoever they want. But you need to be yourself not another one of them. If they don't like it, tough.

Which is why most people who have it
dont talk about it. And I myself think that is wrong. Its a disservice to all who suffer from it. And the public needs to be educated about what it is. And dispel the rotten myths that the media continues to perpetuate.
But Im guilty of not speaking out myself. My family only knows little snippets of what I have seen. I find I can only really talk to other Firefighters who have seen what Ive seen.
Ive posted in this thread more than Ive ever told my wife or my kids or my parents. Is that good or bad?

I am who I am now because of the things I went though. I think I have mellowed out a lot because of that.

James, you have hit on one of the reasons Veterans Service Organizations exist, and why Veterans suffering with PTSD and TBI are more comfortable discussing their issues with fellow Veterans than with civilians, sometimes even civilian doctors who have no clue what they went through. Having had firefighting training in the Navy, and fought a few shipboard fires, I can idebtify with what you have been throught, though not to the extent your fellow firefighters might.

When you speak the same language, and/or share the same experience base, it's easier to talk about what bothers you. As Mojo points out, those who have ne clue are baffled and repulsed by our tales and problems. They cannot relate to us, and so, in their ignorance, they fear what we might do or become. It isn't something they do intentionally, it's a natural reaction to something they do not or cannot understand. It's also natural to be angry at them for their fear, but anger doesn't help solve the problem, it reinforces their fear. They can be led to understanding, but it can take time and effort on all sides.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1763234)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
The only thing I can say it does when you have to live with it. LOL

Better that than a tragic death at too young an age.

Growing old is NOT for sissies. We are survivors.
And complaining about the issues of old age is one of the benefits we have earned. (8{P
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1763233)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Sunday afternoon win.
Sat out on the patio reading the paper in the sun after breakfast.

Soon off to Lemoore to help with the FRA Branch SuperBowl party.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1763228)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
(I just hope it isn't AnnieT - we haven't seen her for some time)

I thought Chris S. was keeping tabs on her. Perhaps he can give us an update.
Know she is having issues with her mother's care, and her own health....
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Free Kibble V (Message 1763007)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3


Today's Topics: "Therapy Cats" & "Shelter Bowl 50"

16.3694 million meals fed so far.....
02.2914 million scoops of Kitty Litter donated.

Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #251 (Message 1762907)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Saturday morning win.
Funeral for a family friend (and WWII Veteran) this afternoon,
but first, breakfast and music at Saturday Cup of Jazz.
Winning.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on moon, dies at 85 (Message 1762904)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thank you, Chris, for the correction. It was late, and I was working from memory (which often doesn't work as well as it should these days).

DeForest Kelly played the Doctor McCoy, James Doohan played Scotty.

A portion of his ashes, ¼ ounce (7 grams), were scheduled the following fall for a memorial flight to space with 100 others, including Project Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper. Launch on the SpaceLoft XL rocket was delayed to April 28, 2007, when the rocket briefly entered outer space in a four-minute suborbital flight before parachuting to earth, as planned, with the ashes still inside. The ashes were subsequently launched on a Falcon 1 rocket, on August 3, 2008, into what was intended to be a low Earth orbit; however, the rocket failed two minutes after launch. The rest of Doohan's ashes were scattered over Puget Sound in Washington. On May 22, 2012, a small urn containing some of Doohan's remains in ash form was flown into space aboard the Falcon 9 rocket as part of COTS Demo Flight 2.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dies (Message 1762786)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thanks Mark for the Route 66 link. My old friend Rusty Young on pedal steel......best studio pedal player around.

Another Glen Frey favorite of mine came from his brief TV acting career......Crocket and Tubbs can't hold a candle.

Saw very little of Miami Vice, but I remember an episode of Nash Bridges where Frey played a SFPD Captain whose daughter was kidnapped. Almost didn't recognize him clean-cut in a three-piece suit.....
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on moon, dies at 85 (Message 1762783)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Hey, he walked on the moon.
I should be so blessed upon my death bed.

A friend of mine used to work for a company called Celestis. For a fee, they would send a small vial of your ashes into space attached to a satelite or space probe. If memory serves, DeForrest Kelley (Mr. Scott from Star Trek) went to the Moon onboard the Lunar Polar Explorer.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on moon, dies at 85 (Message 1762782)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell’s passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which ran from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.

Such timing. Like Thomas Jefferson dying on July 4.

An explorer and a leader. He has gone on to his reward.

Bon Voyage, Astronaut Mitchell. Thank you for your service.


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