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Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/30/2013 8:52:31 PM)


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So I'm at the hospital yesterday writing an electronic note at a thin client station by a window (by ra way, their system is so vastly superior to the POS we use in the office it's like QE II vs Pinta).

It's raining outside and I can see down to a smoking area outside the building. There is a little table with a sun shade but it's not doing it because the problem is not the sun. There are patients (all women) down their in their hospital gowns shivering in soggy blankets trying to take a couple of drags on their cigaretters. Most of them are holding their cigarettes with their IV board hands so they can hold the blanket with the other. It is REALLY pitiful.

It looks like a friggin' gulag. The boys at Club Gitmo are treated better. We have definitely gone off the deep end on persecution of smokers.


Just catching up on the AAR, saw this and can top this story:

So a guy I know is trying to give up smoking, and has started using the 'electronic cigarettes' - all the familiarity of smoking, including fake smoke, but none of the nasty stuff. He is really trying to quit but guess what, the Health & Safety crowd and Whitehall Mandarins have a policy for these -

he is only allowed to use them standing outside in the designated smoking shelter area - with all the real smokers [X(]

Mmm Government logic and bureacracy at it's best [8|]


"Whitehall Mandarins" [:D]

I think it is fair to say that the effect of tertiary cigarette smoke is a bit overstated. Hard to believe it is any worse than bowel gas and patients are actually goaded into releasing that evil vapor by nurses. It's even on the patient chart. For C-section patients first flatus is a blessed event that rivals the excitement attached to the baby.

It would be a hoot to set up a sign near the cafeteria that read "Vegan gas-passing area" [:)] with a big fume hood overhead.




Argos -> RE: The Hood (1/30/2013 8:59:47 PM)

Cap - your PM is full.




Chickenboy -> RE: The Hood (1/30/2013 10:32:49 PM)

Wow! I didn't think frying fish could gambol! [X(] How do they hold the dice and / or the cards? [&:]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 3:50:55 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Argos

Cap - your PM is full.


You should see my desk. [:)] I'll see if I can remedy that....but first a..err..another whiskey.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 3:51:40 AM)


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Wow! I didn't think frying fish could gambol! [X(] How do they hold the dice and / or the cards? [&:]



They learned their card skills from their cousins the....wait for it......sharks.




Onime No Kyo -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 3:52:05 AM)

What has two wings and a halo?

An Asian phone call.

Wing, wing.....halo?





I'll be leaving now.....kaythanksbye....[sm=scared0018.gif]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 3:55:36 AM)

It's now 500 Hail Marys and 10 Novenas. See you in April or May.




Onime No Kyo -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 3:57:58 PM)

Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.




Chickenboy -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 5:44:52 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo

Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 6:17:35 PM)

This reminds me of another scene from Love and Death...(recalled)

<chaotic Napoleonic-era battle scene in Russia...buddy is dying from wound>

Buddy: Could you give this ring to my beloved fiance? <pulls out ring, gives to Woody>

Woody: Nice ring. Do you mind if I ask how much you paid?

Buddy: 2000 Rubles.

Woody: 2000? I could have got you this for 1250.

Buddy: 1250? Not THIS very same ring..... <they begin arguing> [:D][:D]





Onime No Kyo -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 6:40:20 PM)


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Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?


Dude, one of the first things you learn being Jewish is that you have something to feel guilty for 24/7/365. You may throw a random holiday in now and then to make yourself feel better, but its only a passing fancy.




Onime No Kyo -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 6:41:51 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

This reminds me of another scene from Love and Death...(recalled)

<chaotic Napoleonic-era battle scene in Russia...buddy is dying from wound>

Buddy: Could you give this ring to my beloved fiance? <pulls out ring, gives to Woody>

Woody: Nice ring. Do you mind if I ask how much you paid?

Buddy: 2000 Rubles.

Woody: 2000? I could have got you this for 1250.

Buddy: 1250? Not THIS very same ring..... <they begin arguing> [:D][:D]




Oy vey.




Chickenboy -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 6:45:19 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?


Dude, one of the first things you learn being Jewish is that you have something to feel guilty for 24/7/365. You may throw a random holiday in now and then to make yourself feel better, but its only a passing fancy.


No, you said 'full-time penance', not 'full time guilt'. Let's just say that there are other religious affiliations out there that also have a mortal lock on the 'all guilt, all the time' approach to life. Penance is only a very short period, guilt is forever.




BBfanboy -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 9:26:18 PM)


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Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?


Dude, one of the first things you learn being Jewish is that you have something to feel guilty for 24/7/365. You may throw a random holiday in now and then to make yourself feel better, but its only a passing fancy.


No, you said 'full-time penance', not 'full time guilt'. Let's just say that there are other religious affiliations out there that also have a mortal lock on the 'all guilt, all the time' approach to life. Penance is only a very short period, guilt is forever.

Used to go to the priest to get forgiveness for my sins so that I could feel better about being human. Then I discovered I could forgive myself and feel better a whole lot faster! Surprisingly, I did not become evil - except for the WITP-AE addiction part.[;)]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (1/31/2013 11:42:50 PM)

Madras...troops for the Ramree landing line up to get deloused.

[image]http://a.abcnews.com/images/International/ap_india_maha_kumbh_festival_thg_130131_ssh.jpg[/image]




Onime No Kyo -> RE: The Hood (2/1/2013 1:40:26 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo

Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?


Dude, one of the first things you learn being Jewish is that you have something to feel guilty for 24/7/365. You may throw a random holiday in now and then to make yourself feel better, but its only a passing fancy.


No, you said 'full-time penance', not 'full time guilt'. Let's just say that there are other religious affiliations out there that also have a mortal lock on the 'all guilt, all the time' approach to life. Penance is only a very short period, guilt is forever.


Obviously youre not Jewish. [8|]




bradfordkay -> RE: The Hood (2/1/2013 3:12:14 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo


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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo

Bah! I'm Jewish, we do full-time penance.

Why are you still paying retail on penance? I thought you guys wiped it all out in one day on Yom Kippur or something like that?


Dude, one of the first things you learn being Jewish is that you have something to feel guilty for 24/7/365. You may throw a random holiday in now and then to make yourself feel better, but its only a passing fancy.



My best friend from my high school days (who is Jewish) always said that the Jews invented guilt, but it took the Catholics to make it profitable!




Chickenboy -> RE: The Hood (2/1/2013 10:46:55 PM)

Lord Admiral,

It's been a while since you regailed us with "Spot the Tank". Here's one for you-isn't this one of those SAS jeeps that lot used in N. Africa in WWII(a)?

ETA: On second thought, I don't believe her ensemble to be regulation. Those sunglasses are decidedly post-WWII! [:@]

[image]local://upfiles/6968/C93826522686442EBCB326A7CD2F3E14.jpg[/image]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/1/2013 11:15:59 PM)

FIX BAYONETS!!



Santa Maria! <makes Domincan baseball player good luck sign> Amigo, ju 'ave to warn people.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 8:09:33 AM)

I am reminded of the Halloween party....well....obliqluely. I mean the wardrobe malfunction part.


I just noticed, is that a twin Bren gun? I always wanted to be an AA gunner....no really. The turn is finally off to the ether. Rough week. Everyone here between 4 months and 18 years seems to have a fever of 102 F. It's almost as bad as the H1N1 craziness.

Something bad may happen to our digital ships and planes but it coudln't be helped.




Reg -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 8:14:45 AM)


Twin Lewis Guns......

Edit: ...though a closer look indicates the photographer may have taken liberties as some of the details such as the lack of a mount point under the magazine don't look quite right. You might be correct Cap!!





Chickenboy -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 1:40:25 PM)


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Twin Lewis Guns......

Edit: ...though a closer look indicates the photographer may have taken liberties as some of the details such as the lack of a mount point under the magazine don't look quite right. You might be correct Cap!!




Think it is a twin Bren, with an unusual magazine mount point. Was this drum an option for AA mounted-Brens or some other field expedient?




BBfanboy -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 2:39:10 PM)


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Twin Lewis Guns......

Edit: ...though a closer look indicates the photographer may have taken liberties as some of the details such as the lack of a mount point under the magazine don't look quite right. You might be correct Cap!!




Think it is a twin Bren, with an unusual magazine mount point. Was this drum an option for AA mounted-Brens or some other field expedient?

All this talk about mounting and Bren-da Lewis is doing funny things to my eyes and pulse. I suspect the subject is much more than double A though![;)]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 3:55:11 PM)

I guess it is some kind of tropical uniform. Seems like bug bites would be a problem.



************************March 13, 1943(c)************************



San Jose: Shigure shows up at night and is engaged by PT boats. The LCT's which were disembarking engineers have departed. One PT boat lost. In the morning, they go after the the line of fuel drums lashed together that is the landind dock at San Jose. We are sort of ready for them with a slightly fatigued squadron of P-39's flown in from Cagayan. The RCAF squadron is holding up well although they are running out of aircraft.

Morning Air attack on San Jose , at 78,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-30 Ann x 22
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7



Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 15
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Port hits 1




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:04:10 PM)

Cagayan: The poor lads there are visited repeatedly.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 19
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


We won that one but there isn't enough good **** (P-38's and Corsairs) to go around. I found a training squadron at El Toro (US) that had upgraded to Corsairs and used up the entire world inventory (except Peru). Idiots! Had to pay 100 pts to convert them to FM-1's.

Tojos. At least they seem to be running out too.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 136 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 16
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


More laggards...

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 15
F4F-4 Wildcat x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Gaak! More Tojos. The solution to this is to take Davao.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 10
P-40K Warhawk x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:44:54 PM)

Northern Oz: De Bettys, dey are attacking, senor. Normally, Darwin would have a more fuslome CAP but verything has been pushed forward. Probably these boys (or girls?) are operating from Koepang.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Johanne Justesen


The most dangerous part of the passage from Perth and the rest of Western Oz eastward towards Darwin. We have been sending lots of largely unescorted ships and JJ caught on. I'm not even sure where Kung Wo came from. Chinese lend lease?

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wyndham at 67,123

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:47:31 PM)

Davao: An attack by two regiments inflicts superior causalites on the Shinto Boys. Arty has arrived.

Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7315 troops, 255 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 293

Defending force 3668 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Allied adjusted assault: 18

Japanese adjusted defense: 40

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
132nd Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
161st Infantry Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
225th Field Artillery Battalion
21/22 Field Regiment

Defending units:
15th Garrison Unit /1
1st Engineer Co
Sasebo 8th SNLF /1
40th JNAF AF Unit
39th JNAF AF Unit
108th JAAF AF Bn




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:54:34 PM)

JJ is reinforcing the base of our salient and trying to make things difficult. They are trying to chop off the squid tentacles too.

That's OK, we wnat them to try, [:)]

India: Is there something special about Dacca? I am pretty sure this attack is the work of the devil.

Night Air attack on Dacca , at 56,38

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 10



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 1
Fires 666

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.176 Sqn RAF with Beaufighter VIf (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar




Cap Mandrake -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:55:56 PM)

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Some CAP have air radar



It's almost as if the AI is surprised. "Hory crap! These guys know what night fighters are"




Crackaces -> RE: The Hood (2/2/2013 4:57:45 PM)

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I guess it is some kind of tropical uniform. Seems like bug bites would be a problem


and exposure to things like leptospirosis ... However, this uniform might be somewhat effective in controlling tropical fungal diseases, as tight fitting clothing is strongly coorelated with promoting fungal growth .. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23180107, 2012; http://www.drghatan.com/infections.html, 2012) [8D]




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