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  1. Miragedriver
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    This is a daily battle with all my children! I lead by example and lecture until I'm tired. Feels like a loosing battle some times...:(
    They are all hard headed and independent like me......:eek:
     
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    awesome kid, only one??? I loved going to work with My DAD! one of his students let my Dad give me my first flying lesson, in a throw over yoke Cessna 195, radial engine tail dragger, on Christmas day 1964, and later that year I "crashed" a C-130 flight simulator at Sewart AFB, Tenn.

    I can remember going into "base ops" and smelling all that old electronic equipement, loved all of that! Get that chick into a real aeroplane quick, we do have to get together Bub, my babies are gonna be 19 this year.
     
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    Somehow, this did not surprise me

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/07/buddhist-monk-caught-with-millions-of-meth-pills/

    "A Buddhist monk is facing some bad karma after being caught with more than 4.6 million methamphetamine pills, officials said.

    U Arsara was driving a Toyota Kluger from Shwe Baho village in the town of Maungdaw in Rakhine state, in Myanmar, when he was pulled over Sunday by members of a narcotics task force.

    Cops found 400,000 pills in his SUV and then 4.2 million more – along with a grenade and ammunition — at his Shwe Baho monastery, police Chief Kyaw Mya Win told The Irrawaddy, a Burmese news site.

    One million kyats – about $769 — in cash also was found in the vehicle, according to a statement from the office of Myanmar’s leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

    “This is not a normal case, and when we were informed that the monk was arrested, we were all shocked,” Win said.

    The disgraced abbot was a former leading monk in the downtown Baho monastery in Maungdaw before moving to Shwe Baho village, where he lived in his own compound, town resident U Khin Maung said.

    “It causes us to lose respect from other religions, and [causes] embarrassment,” said Maung.

    Myanmar is one of the world’s top narcotics-producing countries, manufacturing massive quantities of meth as well as opium and cannabis.

    In September 2016, Maungdaw police confiscated more than 15 million amphetamine tablets found in the compound of a construction company, where they were stashed under piles of bricks and in a sand-covered truck, according to The Irrawaddy.

    Last year, authorities confiscated a record 98 million meth tablets, after seizing 50 million the year before, Agence France-Presse reported.

    The number of drug prosecutions also spiked by about 50 percent from 2015 to 13,500, which police said reflected the growth in the local drug trade.

    Asked about Arsara’s case, the director general of the Religious Affairs Ministry, Soe Min Tun, acknowledged some surprise.

    “It is not a very common case, but not impossible to happen. What will happen to the monk is that he will have to give up his monkhood right away and face trial as an ordinary person,” he said."
     
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    A Myanmar official really said the Buddhist monk is facing "bad karma?" I think not. I've read at least six articles and no else quotes this irony that can only be seen from a Western romanticized perception. Too bad Trump is the messenger of media fake news. It's true that the media lies. It's just Trump is a hypocrite when comes to perpetuating fake news himself. Myanmar Buddhists engage in hate not love campaigns against minorities in the country. Not facing bad karma for that? Where Tibetan Buddhists live in India, they beat up Indian taxi drivers who dare to make money from foreign tourists visiting because only Tibetans can make that money. How about those Nepalese Sherpas acting like gangsters protective of their monopoly on the mountain climbing business where they make tens of thousands of dollars per foreigner who want to climb Mount Everest.
     
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    Pray for Blane this week, he is supposed to graduate Airborne at Benning, then heading to Bragg,,,,Baxie was a little chagrined by what makes the grass grow green?? BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD!.

    Pray for Blane, jumping scares the old airplane driver, and pray for Mitch, he's doing well and likely headed on his first Far East Tour this fall?? Amazing young men, proud of the girls for choosing a couple of gung-ho Patriots, real ones.

    Pray for Jeremy as he serves in Kentucky, he may be headed for Bragg as well, and Dan has retired but serves in the Guard in a "Bridging Unit".

    My Dad flew lots of paratroops at Bragg, first in the C-119, and then in the C-130, in fact my Dad's oncologist decided that my Dad probably flew him as he was a frequent flyer at Bragg, when we were stationed at Pope AFB.
     
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    Yep, in fact when my Dad went to Vietnam, I got out his old B4 bag, and tried on the oxygen mask, didn't fit well, but smelled funny, real green live rubber! just like sis is wearing here, only my Dad's had a strap, no helmet for "trash haulers".
     
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    @bd popeye @Air Force Brat @Jura @Equation @FORBIN @Bernard @SouthernSky @tphuang @Bltizo @vesicles @navyreco @Miragedriver @Blackstone @SamuraiBlue @test bd

    I have completed my US ROnald Reagan in 1/350 scale. Here's the thread on SD where you can see it all, but the link starts at the final several posts which comprise the air wing and the addition of a couple of hundred of personnel on the deck.:

    Jeff Head's 1/350 scale USS Ronald Reagan, CVN-76

    Here's some of the pictures...a LOT more at the thread above:

    Model-01.jpg Model-02.jpg Model-04.jpg Model-05.jpg Model-08.jpg
     
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    Well, the Dali Lama's life style is not what one expects of a monk is it.?
     
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    All great powers would inevitably corrupt.
    There's no exception.

    Buddists are held to the highest position in Myanmar. When people have that much power, they will think of ways to profit from it.
     
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    I gave Mollie her first flying lesson this past Sunday, a real buzz for the two of us, Mollie and Baxie had flown with me a year or so ago in my instructor's 1961 C-172, and both really liked it. I had intended to let them go with me in the Ercoupe, but the instructor was an older gentlemen, and running short of time, told the girls to pile in the C-172, in order to complete my check-out for solo in the Ercoupe, they did.

    So yesterday Mollie was in Kali with her Marine, and they checked out the USS Iowa, today they checked out the USS Midway, and Mollie was blown away, she said Dad, I just wish you could have been here??? I do too sweetheart, but I'm so proud that she is "blown away" by the Midway, that flying Gene runs deep!
     
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