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Jack is Back
The Hammock, Florida
I am an ex-expat and own and operate a family sports legacy museum in Florida.
Interests: Golf, tennis, fitness, biking, sports memorabilia collecting, travel, politics, cooking, wine and reading crime/mystery especially nordic crime and mystery.
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NK, Abromovich will be okay. He has more in sterling and USD than he has in roubles. Plus Arsenal's Usmaninov got hit twice as hard. Good. Chelsea is the richest club in the BPL next to ManU. Well capitalized.
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From the Downtown 5 - 0 - 5 Club these two items stand out: Obituary: Sy Berger, the designer of the modern baseball card, has died. He will be laid to rest in a shoe box somewhere in an attic. Travel News: The world's largest travel guide publisher has declared Queens, New York, the best place in the U.S. to visit next year. And if you don't believe it, neither does anyone who lives in Queens.
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To My Conservative Friends: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To My Liberal Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2015, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wished.
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One thing missing in all this oil-NG talk is efficiency. In the last 25 years NG efficiency in generating electricity has grown from the mid 30% to over 50% now. Same with oil in the form of technology in car engines (MPG). Even in aviation, both jumbo jets and commuter jets have highly efficiency improved engines. BTW those technical advances in aviation are repeated in the NG generating combined cycle turbine technology. Efficiency is a big part of lower NG and oil prices. It will continue to be a big part not just upstream but downstream.
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Happy Birthday (A)B!. CH, I speculated last night that as soon as the Cuban thing wears off he will do a "Nixon to China" by going to North Korea or Iran. I think his regime's strategy is to keep pulling Boehner and McConnell's chain to keep his base (and in a way Warren's) motivated. He is not done by any means.
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Slaap Lekker. Off to bed. We have an early morning tomorrow.
Sue, considering they have a fake POTUS why not a fake sports team?
Forget Army and Navy. They both need to find a way to beat Air Force:) DoT, did you see the article in USNI on the Navy goat? If not I'll email it to you.
Gus:) I love you GUS but can't stay up to be with you real time. But my mornings are always brighter reading you and your oil burners.
This is what spoiled brats do to make sure they still think they are relevant. How dare the American public tell this manchild little punk-thug that he is irrelevant. He'll show you and guess what - under Boehner/McConnell it will only get worse. Next shoe to drop (of many more) is Obama goes to North Korea or Iran - take your pick.
BTW, we are watching A Christmas Carol and the story and its underlining moral reminds me a lot of Ezekiel Emmanuel and his dictat on dying off at 75. Anyone who has ever read the story knows what I mean, I think.
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Mrs. JiB's cigar making family in Belgium says Cuban cigars are a shadow of themselves and they have been partnering with DR and Honduran ex-Cuban makers. I wouldn't know but I do trust them since they have been making stogies since 1868 and many years with Cuban partners.
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iggy, I think that Stewart vid was pure propaganda. I don't think he was ever jet quaified or B-58 for that matter. He may have riden in the back seat where the Whizzer sat but I don't see how AF would let him fly the bird. BTW, IIRC, it was a short-lived weapon simply because it was never designed to accommodate non-nuclear ordinance and the Rooskie radar improvements sent it to low level flying which was not in its design spec.
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iggy, They still have those car shops surrounded the field outside the fence? MM, Just as importantly, why is that ray-gun on the table?
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A "Hustler":) Haven't seen one in years. Almost got one of the seats as an "Observer" (BombNav) out of school at Mather but got a Buffer instead. Would have gone to MM country at Bunker Hill. TK, did your dad work for Convair?
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henry, Funny story about street cars in Milwaukee. Do you know the Wisconsin Electric corporate HQ building on West Michigan St.? Well Wepco aka WECo was originally organized to build electric plants and distribute power to the Milwaukee Electric Street Car company. Wepco originally built their headquarters building to a design and specification that would allow it to be converted to a hotel if "electric streetcars" didn't work out:) Back to the Future: Geronimo!
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Very, very late to this thread and comments but my late Belgian MIL would always request my help by asking for "a tall man in a low land". In fact that was the title of a humor book by a british comedian of his travels in the Netherlands and Belgium: Tall Man in a Low Land. Problem is that the Dutch may be the tallest people on Mother Earth. Its all that milk and cheese.
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Enough about football. How about some humor and Christmas cheer? The Oxford University a cappela choir doing Mariah Carey;s "All I want for Christmas is You". Also time for bed. Slaap lekker and tots morgen,
CH, Are you saying a senior with 3 years of playing is not a "veteran" player? Now if he was referrig to a sophmore I would agree with you but I think Gruden is a football coach first not a grammartician. I just disagree with you guys. I think he is a very smart and knowledgeable football analysist and I have some HOF friends who agree with me. He doesn't want to come back to coaching but stay where he is. But let me ask you something. Would you prefer him over Trestman in bringing a guy like Manziel into the biggies?
One Super Bowl makes you a meh kind of expert in pro football. I can dig that. We have Cowher and now Gruden. But for talent in the X and O's I will go with Gruden.
CH, I am, of course, following the Gruden v. RGIII kerfuffle and Gruden is right in my opinion. RGIII was more himself in the Giants game. But Gruden is showing lots of guts going up against Snyder. Lets see how they do against the Iggles who need to win that game. BTW, I like John Gruden just for his insane approach. He is knowledgeable in a Belicheck kind of way.
MM, Did you see my post on the bar mixing glass?
In Re: DiFi and her report from my combat avaition community.
CH, Are you suggesting he is the 2016 Fred Thompson? I agree. Whoever wins the Iowa-NH-SC trifecta better be a committed campaigner. Door to door, caucus to caucus and lots of media buys. I see Jeb as a floater not a mover.
OL Is there any chance to change that to 117 days or more? Mrs. JiB's friend went to school with him at Occidental and her husband in Ponahu. They are committed leftsists with a sense of being patriotic and sensible. You all know the type. Everytime I bring him up its like bringing up JC at a Baptist conventiion. DOOM™©®