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Bullet Points:

** Arizona girls just wanna have fun (right).

** Tessla Police Cars—I’m paying attention to this development. Will they be an improvement on gas police cars? They’re certainly fast, but will they last? You can fit one prisoner in the back of the car, meaning you’d need some sort of transport vehicle available for multiple arrest situations (Paddywagon).

** An interview with Isaac Asimov reveals he would fit right in with Soros, Schwab, and the rest of the Davos elite to shape the world in his image of social perfection. A green-house philosopher bureaucrat who never experienced the real world outside a library. “A human solution,” he says, to make the world into one “unit.” Yeah, good luck getting a consensus on that, Mr. Asimov. What about the concept of just leaving people alone?

** Could I pay some tax or fee to stop COVID-19, or does that only apply to climate change? This blog’s readers know that I want to do my part.

** Jordan Peterson on ‘the struggle of humanity‘ as represented in scripture.

** Doctor: You’re going to have to take one of these pills each day for the rest of your life. Patient: Why are there only three pills here? Doctor: Exactly!

** A movie line applied to the day (left): “Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”

** Is it the curse of eternal youth? Maybe. Sometimes, I scroll through social media and see a photo of a person I haven’t seen for a while and say, “Who is that wretched-looking person? They look like they’re a walking corpse.” Then I realize it’s been twenty years, and while I still look like a spring chicken – time has moved on for them. It’s not easy being me.

** In a perfectly woke world, things would be different. Why are there separate men’s and women’s clothing areas in department stores?

** “I love you more than bacon.” When anybody tells you that, you know that they’re lying.

** (h/t Stringshot) Iran made history yesterday by launching “Operation True Promise.” In our usual style here, let’s cut through all the noise currently clogging up social networks and incisively demonstrate the facts as thoroughly as possible while also pointing out how this was a game-changing and historic event that has brought Iran onto the world stage in a big way.

** “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is their right to strike down first of all.” -Frederick Douglass

** When a billionaire dies, who inherits their senators and congressmen? Maybe we should bury them alive with the carcass like the Egyptians did with the Pharoe’s dogs?


Viking Wars

Skeletons and artifacts from ancient medieval battles are preserved in the museum Visby-Gotland-Sweden. On July 22, 1361, King Waldemaro lV of Denmark sent an army of 2,500 men to the Island of Gotland, about ninety kilometers from the Swedish coast, where several battles occurred. Nearly 700 years later in 1905 a mass grave was discovered on the island and other pits were found over the years. The latter were found outside the gates of Visby, a fortified city, which remains part of its walls. Extensive archaeological investigations were carried out between 1928 and 1930 on the burial fines, and modern science provided new insights into what happened: ancient and dramatic testimonies of those bloody battles were also kept in the Museum of History in Stockholm, Sweden. In some cases, the violence of blows caused the camaglio (iron mesh/chainmail hood) to penetrate the victim’s skull.


This Day in History

The shot heard ’round the world. April 19


The Cleator Bar and Yacht Club

More here about Cleator, which is still an active gold mining area in Arizona on the crowd to Crown King. I’ve posted about the bar before and have been by there a few times. Sometimes the crowd there is “rowdy.” When it gets hot, and the good old boys are through their first six shots of Cuervo with beer backs, the guns come out and they shoot at stuff. Sometimes, the cars in the parking lot if they don’t like you. (youtube)


Boot Hill, Tombstone, AZ


Identify the Armor

Not an M32A1B3



Identify the Aircraft






For Old NFO


Parting Shot

53 thoughts on “Heliophobia

  1. IDA-
    1. T14E1 (M4A3) ARV
    2. Henschel Hs-129
    3. Nakajima Ki-34
    4. SNCASE Grognard Sud
    5. Air America
    6. Kawasaki P-2J

  2. “** Jordan Peterson on ‘the struggle of humanity‘ as represented in scripture.”
    Jordan Pederson gets so close, it’s frustrating. It sounds good.
    The Bible is not the collected wisdom of humanity.
    But without the “decoder key”,yeah, it IS “halting and partial and contradictory”.
    The beauty of studying it is to find the underlying themes and the hidden understanding that reveal it’s cohesiveness.
    When you know, you know.

    1. He struggles as a brilliant mind with foundational tenet, “it is the Word of God”. The longest distance in the [faith] world is between the head and heart…get to thinking too much and you go off course. In “The Case For Faith” Lee Strobel interviews Charles Templeton who walked away from all he had done with Billy Graham for the faith, even wrote a book, “Farewell to God”. Sad. But as LL had up the other day, “Don’t overthink”.

    2. Any book has a deeper meaning, when one actually knows the author personally. I’m very grateful to have a guide into the truth Ed. My natural eyes and ears are not able to perceive the endless aspects of Our Lords governing care for us.

      1. X2…brings to mind “I Can Only Imagine”…we will be awed for certain as The Text reveals Him to us….and so does nature.

  3. Identify the Armor:
    1. M32A1B2

    Identify the Aircraft:
    2. Henschel Hs 129
    3. early Boeing 247
    4. Sud-Est Grognard
    5. Beechcraft Model 18 or variant
    6. Kawasaki P-2J

    1. HogsbreathSS got the armor. It was “not an M32A1B2” – the earlier model. But they are very close, which is why the disclaimer. I don’t want these to be impossible to ID. With armor and aircraft evolution, sometimes the differences are almost too subtle.

  4. Fredrick Douglas is no longer quoted by the woke. They certainly don’t want to hear facts from a man who was actually held as a slave.

    Odd Ball’s other famous and appropriate quote for today: “woof woof”.

    1. Al. As Surly correctly says the aircraft if a Beech 18 or variant thereof. The reason the boots are spit shined is because those posing for the photo would appear to be members of the International Control Commission post 1973. The Commission had, from memory, members from India, Canada, and Poland. It was basically ineffective as the Polish member (Poland then being part of the Soviet Bloc) always sided with the Communists, the Indians deliberately shafted it by recognising North Vietnam but not South Vietnam (effectively siding with the Communists) and the Canadian was, irrespective of whether or not he tried to do his job, thus neutralised. Sorry if it sounds like I am ranting but I had no time for the Commission, which ran again from memory, from the late forties to the mid-seventies. If several of us had had our way we would have gone after the Indians and the Poles but that was a not a permitted option.

      1. More’s the pity. They would have brought in more Poles and Indians to fill the levy because the supply is inexhaustible, but it would have provided job security for you as they died accidentally of lead poisoning.

      2. Mike… great story… thanks for sharing. First I’ve heard of the National Control Commission having India members. Everyday
        I’m learning.

  5. In regards to Tesla police cars: NO!
    I’ve been a FF for 33 years and I can assure you that with the way our PD bangs up cars the last thing you want is to give them EVs with volatile battery packs.

    1. Anaheim PD tinkered with the notion of buying Mercedes Benz sedans to replace the Chevy Novas. The city could have afforded it, but the concern was one of perception from the taxpayers. The Mouse House, Anaheim Stadium, the Convention Center, hotel bed tax and a large industrial area paid almost all of the taxes. Bedroom portions of the city just were a drain on resources.

  6. I see a picture like the Air America shot & I wonder about the story behind it, I don’t wonder long as the world is full of stories I’ll never hear…

    If you find yourself in Tombstone AZ the tour of the Birdcage Theater worth the money.

  7. #1 Tank looks like an “assault tank”, only in a nicer green. It’s cool looking, and obviously new or freshly painted…I mean, a tank without scratches… But the rubber tracks (??) could make it the perfect post-Biden world grocery getter…you could park right up front and no one would dare park next to you (no door dings). (that’s all I got to say about what little I know…for me aesthetics matter)
    Asimov- Bored people with too much time on their minds who have lost their humility decide everyone needs to listen to them…because they are so smart. Started to read his stuff decades ago (HS maybe)…yeah…not for me.
    Forgot about “April Morning” (’88)…need to rewatch. Looking at Tommy Lee Jones…now I feel old.
    Arizona girls with guns in sundresses. It’s a ploy I tell ya…they got sumptin’ up their proverbial sleeves.

  8. Interesting “tow truck ” for tanks. At the elementary level, I’m often learning from y’all as I dig around to learn side items from posts and comments on V.M.
    Today I learned about 9 cylinder aircraft engines in the Sherman tanks. As well as the Chrysler 30 cylinder engines being installed in the M4A4 variant, and exported for the British.
    “It was born out of the necessity for a rear-mounted tank engine to be developed and produced in the shortest time possible for use in the M3A4 Lee medium tank and its successor M4A4 Sherman medium tank. Each had lengthened hulls to accommodate the A57.

    In order to use existing tooling, five 250.6 cu in (4.1 L) Chrysler flathead engines (bore 3.4375 in or 87 mm, stroke 4.5 in or 114 mm)[1] were arranged around a central shaft, producing a unique 30-cylinder 21-litre (1,253 cu in)[1] engine in a relatively compact but heavy package.

    A total of 109 Lees and 7,499 Shermans were fitted with the A57. The M4A4 was largely supplied to the British, the US preferring the M4A3 with the more conventional Ford GAA V8 engine, and restricting their M4A4s to overseas use.[2]

  9. Isaac Asimov was a “philosopher bureaucrat”? Um, no, he was a writer, a very prolific one, and he talked about himself a lot so we can have some insight into his thinking. It’s clear, for example, that politically he was a pretty typical New York Jewish liberal. But he certainly was not some sort of visionary utopian; he was well aware of human cussedness and his stories reflect that. Maybe if an ideal society were run by robots . . . .

    By the way, what interview are you referring to? I’d like to see it but there’s no link.

    1. https://billmoyers.com/content/isaac-asimov-on-his-faith-in-the-power-of-human-reason/
      ASIMOV: Oh, absolutely. There is a morality in science that is further advanced than anywhere else. If you can find a person in science — and it happens, scientists are only human — who has faked his results, who has lied as far as his findings are concerned, who is trying to steal the work of another, who has done something scientists consider unethical, his scientific reputation is ruined, his scientific life is over, there is no forgiveness.

      Well, not all his predictions came true. :)

    2. Asimov also firmly believed in government-by-really-smart-people-because-dirt-people-are-too-stupid. Which is why in the Foundation Trilogy he pushed psycho-history, the use of psychology to control the masses by making facts untrue and untruths facts. You know, like the modern eneMedia and their constant pushing of un-truths as truths.

      I used to read his stuff while in high school, and there got to be a point where it just started to make me feel kind of queasy reading his stuff. What a big-ego self-centered liberal philandering misogynistic jackwagon.

      1. >believed in government-by-really-smart-people-because-dirt-people-are-too-stupid
        >>a pretty typical New York Jewish liberal
        I think you and JKS just said the same thing. [Actually most high-IQ liberals, Jewish or not.] Keep in mind that to those who hold such opinions, they are good people. This is not out of malice. They genuinely believe they are improving the world, uplifting the deplorable, a light unto the morons, etc. And when they get pushback, it’s not because they might be wrong. That’s not possible. Resistance to their hegemony is only because the fault lies in YOU. It’s a particularly nasty form of “distributed narcissism” which sounds paradoxical, except that it ain’t.

        Now that I’ve (predictably) pissed off at least a few readers, let me piss off a larger swath.
        Socrates (or at least what we believe we know about the man through Plato), was EXACTLY of the same school of thought.
        And! Socrates (that barefoot, perpetually unemployed, self-styled “gadfly”), if he were alive today, would be Antifa.

        Finally, I didn’t listen to the Bill Moyers link, but two things:
        1) reason is a tool, but it is NOT what motivates us, what inspires us, what drives us. As the saying goes, “a rational army WOULD run away.” Love is not rational. Nor is hatred, really. The willingness to stand by your fellow man in the line of battle, even unto death, and even if you don’t really like the guy next to you, is not rational. Your love of the small everyday stuff that is familiar to you, the place where you feel you belong, where you are rooted through “the ashes of your fathers”, in short your heimat, is not rational. Deep romantic love, especially love that persists beyond death, is not rational. But these are the things that give our lives meaning. By all means let us try to apply reason toward problem solving and how we interpret the world, but let us not forget that we are human beings. We are NOT self-propelled fungible economic units.

        2) Morality of scientists. Gimme a fucking break. Yes, we would expect that scientists have integrity and value objective truth, but no, they are not better than anyone else. FFS. I’m trained as an engineer and as a physician, and I’ve spent my life in academic research doing “science”. Believe me, it’s as full of ambition, greed, politicking, and flat out narcissism as anything else. The shit I have seen pulled. We all have. If you haven’t been ripped off at some point in your academic life, all it means is that you’re such a useless piece of crap that you have nothing WORTH stealing, either because you’re very new to the game, or you’re a lazy moron with no ideas or accomplishments. That’s the problem of someone taking credit for your work. That’s bad, but “locally” in the sense that the wrong person got credit, but at least the work was solid. The even worse thing, a “global” problem, is when someone fakes data. That is where the world is screwed because they are being led to believe in something untrue. And I’ve seen too much of that as well. I’m not even going to get into plagiarism, which is yet another kettle of rotting fish. Are scientists WORSE than other people? Probably not. I just have experiences and stories because that’s the environment I’m in all the time, but there is no reason to think they are better than anyone else.

          1. You obviously have little respect for your betters, who would assure you that you are.

        1. Honestly, I’d pay good money to see an hour of you and Peterson chatting, maybe even a little debate. That was terrifically said from a very interesting perspective.

          1. That’s very kind. I loved the pre-fame Professor Peterson giving his undergrad lectures at U of T, dressed like Mr Rogers in a cardigan. There are still videos of that Peterson on YT. Then he became famous/notorious. Still good. (A favorite of mine from that era is his talk with Camille Paglia.) Then the poor man had his breakdown. And then he got mixed up with The Daily Wire, which is a nasty piece of work. But Peterson seems to be more on track these days, though I haven’t followed him nearly as closely. He’s a good person.

  10. 1.Isaac Asimov: highly entertaining as a writer and most importantly, kept the “science” in science fiction.
    2. Israel/Iran (or vice versa, if you prefer): I’m not (in any way, shape or form) a sudent of history, but …
    I’m old enough to remember people saying (in regards to Germany and the Sudetenland in 1938), “If only we had told him, “NO” and had put a stop to his silliness then.”
    History may or may not repeat, but it sure rhymes.
    BTW: SIMPLICIUS leans just a bit; it’s rather noticeable but I’m seeing that most people have been bending one way or another in this ongoing conflict: for the past 75 or more years
    3. What I find it impossible to understand is that almost everyone is oblivious to the fact that we’ve entered WWIII. If I have to delineate this — OK! I’ll stand alone up there and y’all can throw (rotten) tomates at me.

      1. last (perhaps), but not least:
        did Iran have access to any satellite info? whose? is Joe (or State) involved? Vladomir Vladomirovich?
        or is Volodymyr Oleksandrovych selling info received from the US?

        1. The guy writing about “Operation True Promise” showed his bias: “Unlike Israel’s barbaric and savage genocide aimed primarily at civilians,”.
          Makes me question his narrative.
          Yet he has some pretty detailed analysis.

  11. Ah, the Battle of Visby. So many dead that many armors weren’t salvaged, thus giving historians a good look at all sorts of types of armor of ‘the common man’ (being armors of not-knighly classes.) Like the coat of plates, literally a coat or vest of leather with iron or steel plates. Good armor, easy to make and maintain and, being ‘munitions grade’ (mass produced armor for the common guys,) easy to adjust for different sizes. Good stuff.

    One can do the same thing with aluminum sheets or steel or even UHMW plastic to make a modern version, good for stab and slash protection. Not gun proof, but something relatively lightweight that could be used under or over a more conventional bullet-resistant vest to provide… protection from stab or slash, which many bullet-resistant armors don’t stop.

    1. True – In most battles, the armor was stripped from the dead and repaired/resold/repurposed. Much of the armor (if worn at all) by the fyrd or equivalent formations of unarticulated infantry was made of boiled leather, which was effective against many of the weapons wielded by other unarticulated infantry in the melee where it became difficult to tell friend from foe. Boiled leather was somewhat effective against archery fired at range. Against a bodkin fired point-blank, no, but that’s not how those wars were fought. Most armor was homemade, as the Lord High Executioner points out. Metal plates were sewed onto boiled leather, work over some sort of jerkin, possibly of thinner leather, and helmets were handed down for hundreds of years. Maybe reshaped by a smith to fit the wearer, but the metal was good enough. It has little resemblance to the museum-quality armor displayed because the leather rotted, and the metal was repurposed into a bowl or something useful.
      Storied Cavalry (Andalusian war horses, etc.) came along very late in history, and most knights were not wealthy. They were required as a condition of their feif to bring X number fyrd and X number archers for X number days and to be properly equipped as knights, but the standards were loose. Horses were vulnerable to crossbows and longbows and most refused to charge hedgehogs of infantry armed with spears unless specially trained. Some earldoms offered that sort of training and had paid men at arms who were very effective (Huscarls, for example) but that was only the case with wealthier fiefs. Many knights threw up a mot and bailey to defend themselves against their countrymen and local bandits. They were not difficult to construct, were remarkably effective but did not compare to cost and complexity of stone fortifications.
      The Lord High Executioner and I agree on these points (or have in the past) because that’s the reality of the time. As the centuries and generations passed, things changed very slowly in most of Europe. Invading Norse/Danes arriving in France (Normandy), Jutland, Fresia and England were first and foremost farmers looking for land. They did go Viking and raid because they had better ships but they settled and brought their own brand of law and civilization that contributed to the formation of English Common Law, for example.
      End of rant.

      1. Rant accepted and added onto.

        Until stirrups were imported from the Far East, many cavalry battles, including those of Charles Martel and his Merry Band of Headbreakers, and definitely the great battles of the Byzantine and Persian (heavy cavalry as we know it, without stirrups of course) started as mounted battles with lances held overhead and thrust forward and downward and often ended up as infantry battles as the warriors ended up off their horses and on their feet.

        The introduction of stirrups into European warfare allowed the strong seat and use of double cantle saddles (seat back and front, where the rider is held basically in a seat (think cowboy saddle with a backrest) rather than just sitting on a pad (think English saddle) allowed the use of couched lances, where the rider holds the lance under his arm clenched to the side (you know, like you see in the tournaments in the movies) and allows the rider to use the weight and stability of the horse to transfer all that power down the shaft of the lance into the opponent. Though the overhead stabby down thingy was still the only way to really reach people behind a shieldwall which is why you see that move illustrated on the Bayeaux Tapestry.

        To add to what LL said about ‘farmers wanting to find land.’ As to Scandinavian influence in Europe. Funny how a warming trend that allowed the Scandinavian kingdoms to produce surpluses of food which allowd surpluses of children (predominantly males) which is what really drove the ‘Viking Age of Conquest and Exploration.’ All those 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th sons (who could not inherit lands nor have a good chance of marrying into lands (which, weirdly, were ‘owned’ in a lot of areas by the women (and she could divorce the cad, too, rather easily) had to do something to get fame, fortune and babes. BABES. Chicks. It wasn’t one big frat party, it was love starved men wanting to find some ladies to dance with. (Which, curiously, is something that Commie China has been experiencing more and more and more lately due to their ‘One Child Only’ policy which has left them predominantly male oriented (and the female ChiComs who come over here mostly want to stay here….)(OOOppppssssss!)

        A lot of English Common Law comes from the Danelands. Things like ‘Slaves have actual Rights’ and ‘The Common Man has as many rights as The Lord’ are directly traceable to those silly ‘Danes’ and their weird ideas about equality and legal structure.

        Regarding arrows, I recently saw a ‘historian’ talking about someone finding a bodkin-style arrowhead and that meant that the arrowhead was only found until the 13th century. Even though bodkins and piles (the two ‘standard’ styles of ‘armor-piercing’ arrowheads) were found on the friggin Mary Rose and were used by English colonists who came to America. Oops, Mr. ‘Historian.’ By the way, the Native ‘Americans’ really hated bodkins and piles as fired out of high powered ‘self bows’ (longbows and ‘medium’ bows of between 70-150;bs pull, much more powerful than a lot of Native American bows… Of course, the same Native Americans really really hated projectiles fired out of firearms and air guns even more, so… And, historically, the Central and South American Natives weren’t too happy about Spanish crossbowmen either. “Oh, look at me, big mean Jaguar Warrior! Those foreigners are way to far away to hit u…………. (thud.)

        1. >A lot of English Common Law comes from the Danelands.
          Yes! Thank you. Contrary to Little Ben’s gaslighting, Western and more specifically English/American moral philosophy and jurisprudence are not just “Athens and Jerusalem”. We are Greco-Romano-Germanic (I’m putting the Nordics under the broad Germanic category for linguistic, and other, reasons). All the above as the foundations and building blocks, plus Christian mortar and capstone to hold it together.

          >female ChiComs who come over here mostly want to stay here
          Yes, though that’s changing. I’m meeting increasing numbers of Chinese here in the US who intend on going back to the PRC after making some money or connections here. They cite better quality of life back home (less sacred diversity is a big one) and they’re put off by our (“our”) penchant for and forced celebration of sexual deviance, perversion, and mental illness.

          1. forced celebration of sexual deviance, perversion, and mental illness. — It’s certainly big in the media and in some areas of the country but in my daily life in rural Arizona, I don’t see any of it. I have to tune in to this or that to encounter the freaks and misfits who bask in the spotlight. There is a lot of push-back against perversion in the circles I find myself in, but that calm and steadfast love of beauty, light and peace is not what propels the elites (our betters), the media or what passes for culture in many parts of the land.

          2. Back when I was working for a university in their admissions office, I got to process a lot of applications from ChiComs. Talked to a few, and often the ChiCom government basically held the students’ families hostage until said students returned to ChiCom Central.

            Then, starting in the 2000’s, came the “I’m here and not going back” movement by a lot of ChiCom females.

            Sad to see the trend reversing again. Sadder that the crazy ChiCom government seems safer to live under than our national socialist regime.

          3. @Beans. Hostages for another reason as well.
            So I normally have as little to do with people from the Mainland (for those who don’t know, that means PRC) as possible. (This is as much THEIR choice as mine. I am an apostate in their eyes.) But I ended up friends with a med school classmate from the PRC. (He was a mutant too.) This guy said to me, “You have to be careful around people from the PRC. At least one in ten of us is an informer who keeps track of what the other Chinese do. They report to the Party. This is supposed to keep us in line.” I asked, “What about F? She is really nice.” Friend replied, “Yes, I like her. But you never know. Also understand that some of these informers aren’t doing it willingly. But their families back home are essentially hostages to get them to BE informers. Hell, YOU might be an informer. I don’t think you are. You’d have to be a really good actor. But YOU NEVER KNOW.” So I asked him, “What about you?” He laughed. “Oh, I could be. I’m not, but how can I prove that to you?”

            My parents had said much the same thing about people from Chicom land (which is a subset of the mental construct called China; it is not traditional Chinese culture by any means)”. I got burned a few times by Chicoms back in the early 1990’s. Nothing big fortunately (but as an impecunious grad student I didn’t HAVE anything), it was more them putting the blame on me for crap they pulled. Ironic that people living the collectivist Marxist dream exemplify the philosophy of “every man for himself and damn the hindmost”. But I was a different person (blue pilled nice guy) back then.

  12. Iran
    Several YouTube posts about end times Biblical prophecies and current events stir thinking. Far from a scholar, I can’t judge the accuracy. Examples include Iran’s nuclear facilities located in what was called Elam, the Euphrates river drying up, Russia and China forming alliances, etc.

    What I am certain of is our feckless ‘leaders’ don’t know what is going on and wouldn’t tell us, the public they supposedly serve, if they did.

      1. The “Future” we were told to expect in 2024, back in 1980, is not quite what was promised. There have been remarkable technical innovations. The Internet, computers that we’re using to access this platform, and powerful cell phones that can access GIS/GPS are examples. USGOV embracing Satanic principles was never part of the bargain.

        1. I have yet to determine why The Left…and their Liberal supporters…desire society to regress, their intent can’t merely be about control. Tomfoolery at best, moronic destruction (aka shooting one’s own foot) doesn’t even begin to describe their approach, yet they believe in their rule to be the ones to impose backwards travel onto the rest of us. Bizarre and demented.

          1. looking at the “True Believers” only, not the greedy ones in it for the money or the sick/power hungry ones with perhaps a brain tumor, the answer in the title that best describes them.
            True Believers/Liberals/socialist-Progressives “know” that their beliefs are correct: any deviation is heresy (or a lack of education, if they’re being kind).

            Years ago, I knew a dentist who had an extreme aversion to alcohol (for no reason I could ever determine nor one he would ever discuss); Jewish, who would not only abstain from drinking the requisite four cups of wine at the Seder, but would not attend a Seder at anyone’s house who followed this ritual.
            Were he of an alcohol-abstaining Christian sect, I might be able to understand it better.

  13. Those P-2s are from Japanese VP-4, out of Hachinohe! I got a ride on one back in 1974 when they came to Hawaii! That front MAD station seat is wild!

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