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Off-Topic / Do you bury dead animals or trash them ?
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:47:02 pm »Message ID: 1218736
I prefer to bury but sometimes wild animals dig them up.  Today I found a dead cat under my deck,really wanted to bury the lil guy but all the maggots crawling on him and the smell had me dry heaving. Had to spray him with bu killer to get rid of the maggots(eyes,nose mouth...) it was a horror show !! I had to wear gloves and a mask and bags to keep them from crawling on me,then tuck my pant legs in my shoes.   Eating my  macaroni salad was a lil nauseating after that.  Once I see all the maggots gone I'm going to try another burial with heavy rocks on top and around him in the ground.

Off-Topic / Do you worry about being arrested in foreign countries,abduction...
« on: May 31, 2018, 07:17:56 am »Message ID: 1218598
and  how much do you love Canada ?

Off-Topic / Anyone been to Jakarta in 2018 ?
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:42:12 am »Message ID: 1218578
Curious if  Max Von Sydow has been spotted in the area getting ready for a big show ?

Off-Topic / cat owners dq'd from cat owner survey
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:24:43 pm »Message ID: 1218433
Guess they're looking for talking cats,grumpy,high society ones  ? Cuse me my cat licks its  own butt

Off-Topic / 9 yr boy makes $6,000 at a lemonade stand for baby brother's medical bills
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:54 am »Message ID: 1218300
Good boy,good ppl.  Imagine if anyone complained ?

Off-Topic / Kindergarten class starts every day with a meaningful handshake
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:11:40 am »Message ID: 1218299
Thank God the headline didn't state "fistbump"  There is still hope for the future then.

Off-Topic / Firefighter rescues dog trapped on roof, gets wet kiss
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:09:22 am »Message ID: 1218298
Would love to just rescue animals all day long. I'd save kittens stuck in boxes,dogs caught on their leashes...

Off-Topic / You might be a redneck if...
« on: May 30, 2018, 04:40:15 am »Message ID: 1218260
You cut your hair for the summer and spend the day jogging in the sun from one doctor's appointment to another...and it's still spring !!!!

Off-Topic / A World War II Mystery Is Solved, and Emotions Flood In
« on: May 28, 2018, 02:22:54 pm »Message ID: 1217991

U.S. Army Air Force/Kelly Family Research Project, via Associated Press
Hansa Bay, in what is now Papua New Guinea, during World War II.
After the B-24 bomber carrying Second Lt. Thomas V. Kelly Jr. was shot down off the coast of what is now Papua New Guinea in 1944, his parents had a gray tombstone etched with a drawing of the plane and the words “In Loving Memory.”

The 21-year-old bombardier’s remains were never recovered, and for years, his relatives rarely discussed the pain they felt over his death.

“There were Christmas songs that would come on that my mom couldn’t even listen to,” said Diane Christie, Lieutenant Kelly’s niece.

But in 2013, one of Ms. Christie’s second cousins found a website with information about the bomber he had been on. That led to years of archival research, culminating in a recent search of the ocean floor by a team of oceanographers and archaeologists.

A few weeks ago, Ms. Christie’s phone rang as she was shopping for groceries in Folsom, Calif. Her sister was calling to say that Lieutenant Kelly’s plane — nicknamed Heaven Can Wait — had been found.

“I literally walked outside Whole Foods, and I burst into tears,” Ms. Christie said. “And I’m like, where did this come from? I didn’t even know my uncle.”

Heaven Can Wait is one of 30 United States aircraft retrieved by Project Recover, a six-year-old nonprofit that collaborates with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or D.P.A.A., the arm of the Pentagon tasked with finding and returning fallen military personnel.

The group says its recoveries show how new sonar and robotics technologies make it far easier to find planes that crashed at sea, and that were once thought lost for good.

“It really opens up the possibility that more families can learn what happened to their family members who have been missing all this time,” said Patrick Scannon, the president of the BentProp Project, a California-based nonprofit that cooperated on the effort to find the B-24.

Since 1973, the Pentagon has recovered the remains of 2,381 United States service members and civilians, according to the military’s data. Of the more than 72,000 American service members from World War II who are still unaccounted for, approximately 26,000 are considered possibly recoverable.

The Pentagon says the number of missing United States service members identified worldwide has been rising in recent years, thanks largely to advancements in forensic science.

But as time passes, identifying remains grows harder, and it becomes more difficult to find surviving family members who can provide DNA samples, said Sgt. First Class Kristen Duus, a spokeswoman for D.P.A.A. in Washington.

“Time’s not necessarily on our side,” she said.

Before searching for missing aircraft, the Project Recover team tries to pinpoint the crash locations by interviewing veterans and analyzing historical records and modern satellite imagery. Then it searches with tools that can include thermal cameras and a sonar-equipped robot that looks like a torpedo and swims just above the seafloor.

The recovery and identification of remains from these underwater sites are conducted at the Pentagon’s discretion. Of the 30 aircraft that Project Recover has found so far, 27 are associated with 113 missing service members, and the remains of five airmen have been repatriated.

The Heaven Can Wait bomber was found last year in Hansa Bay, on Papua New Guinea’s northern coast, where five United States aircraft are believed to have gone down during World War II.

Lieutenant Kelly’s bombing mission on March 11, 1944, was part of an American effort to disrupt Japanese shipping and supply chains ahead of attacks that spring on a Japanese airfield nearby and another 360 miles northwest, said Michael J. Claringbould, a historian in Australia who specializes in World War II-era aviation in the Pacific. Many Japanese military personnel would eventually flee into nearby jungles and die of starvation.

Much of the research that helped the Project Recover team pinpoint the bomber’s location in Hansa Bay was conducted over several years by a team of family members led by Ms. Christie’s second cousin Scott L. Althaus.

Mr. Althaus, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said his project began on Memorial Day five years ago with an online search for information about Lieutenant Kelly. “It snowballed from there,” he said.

He later sent Ms. Christie and three other family members to the World War II archives at the University of Memphis, where they photographed more than 800 documents associated with the plane and its crew from the U.S. Army Air Force. (The U.S. Air Force was not established until 1947.)

He also spoke by phone with a scuba diver in Belgium who had once lived near Hansa Bay and offered guesses about where the bomber might have crashed.

Mr. Althaus said the point was never to find the plane, but simply to honor Lieutenant Kelly and the other 10 men who had been in it. “Each has a family and a future that they didn’t get to inhabit,” he said.

The bomber was found in Hansa Bay last October, the year after Mr. Althaus’s aunt contacted Project Recover.

Using Mr. Althaus’s research as a guide, the team’s scientists found the plane’s debris field after 11 days searching about 10 square miles of the bay’s seafloor with scanning sonars and underwater robots. Project Recover would not comment on the cost of the mission, although Dr. Scannon said that large ones typically cost $200,000 to $400,000.

The Pentagon has not yet decided whether it will try to recover and identify the 11 crew members of Heaven Can Wait, Lt. Col. Kenneth L. Hoffman, a D.P.A.A. spokesman in Hawaii, said in an email. He added that selecting a site for excavation could take months or even years.

Ms. Christie, 61, said by telephone that receiving Lieutenant Kelly’s remains would provide even more closure for her family. She has now read all of the letters he wrote home during the war, she said, and his grave in Livermore, Calif., has recently taken on new significance for her.

To honor Lieutenant Kelly and the other crew members, a B-24 bomber flew over the cemetery three times on Sunday. A 21-gun salute and flag-presentation ceremony were also held.

“It was wonderful,” Ms. Christie said.

In his correspondence, the young bombardier’s tone is often optimistic, even as he acknowledges the hardships and dangers of his assignment. In one letter, he digresses to say he took a break from writing to eat a quart of ice cream.

Ms. Christie said she was struck by how very young her uncle had been, and by his constant concern for how his family was dealing with his absence.

“If we are lucky we might get home by next Christmas, but it’s hard to say for sure,” Lieutenant Kelly wrote on Feb. 1, 1944, shortly after his 21st birthday.

“How are Mom and Dad?” he wrote on Feb. 29, less than two weeks before he died aboard Heaven Can Wait. “Are they doing a lot of needless worrying?”

Off-Topic / Any surveys that always dq you ?
« on: May 28, 2018, 05:56:58 am »Message ID: 1217897
I've clicked on dozens  of "Samplicious  survey for males" and every single time auto dq.Must have to do with drugs,diseases and such.

Off-Topic / Do you like Cats
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:16:16 am »Message ID: 1217869
the musical ? Always freaked me out seeing ppl dressed as and acting like cats 

Off-Topic / do you like milk
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:13:21 am »Message ID: 1217868
chocolate ?

Off-Topic / do you like chocolate
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:12:16 am »Message ID: 1217867
 milk ? I like it until summer.

Off-Topic / Connecticut surgeon saves, adopts baby born with rare birth defect
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:05:08 am »Message ID: 1217863

a woman smiling for the camera: Dr. Christine Finck and the Isabelle, the baby she adopted nearly 13 years ago.© Provided by Fox News Dr. Christine Finck and the Isabelle, the baby she adopted nearly 13 years ago.
Now the surgeon-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Christine Finck has performed countless operations. But it was one procedure she performed nearly 13 years ago that changed her life forever.

In 2006, Finck, an attending physician at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia at the time, received a call late one snowy, February night.

“I wiped the sleep from my eyes and listened to the neonatal intensivist tell me about a premature baby being born at another hospital with gastroschisis,” she recalled in a blog post. 

Gastroschisis is a rare condition where a baby is born with its intestines outside of its body. Just over 1,800 cases occur each year in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I was struck by the small peanut that greeted me,” she wrote, adding that she learned the baby’s name was Isabelle.

From there, Isabelle remained in Finck’s care as the young girl underwent many surgeries. Finck described the first year of Isabelle’s life as “extremely rough.”

“She was on intravenous nutrition and fought many infections. I was her primary surgeon and I would take care of her every day. I would always end my visit by holding her tiny hand,” she recalled.

Finally, a few months later, Isabelle was ready to be discharged from the hospital, though she still had a feeding tube in her stomach and a “big IV line under her collar bone."

It was around that same time Isabelle’s biological mom informed Finck she would not be able to adequately care for her.

“She shyly stated that she just could not keep her. There was no family that could help,” Finck continued, describing the night the baby’s mother approached her.

“I can take her,” Finck recalled blurting out in response.

Surprising herself by her quick reaction, she immediately called her husband, John. He didn’t hesitate to “yes" either, she recalled.

“I think watching her frail but tough spirit made me just feel a special connection with her,” Finck told Fox 61, describing her decision to take Isabelle home. 

All these years later, Isabelle, now in seventh grade, told the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation she is “glad [her] mom was [her] surgeon because she could take the best care of me.”

"She’s kind and sweet, she helps me with my homework and always looks forward to playing with me,” Madeline, Isabelle's 9-year-old sister, told the foundation.

Hallmark chose to feature Finck’s story in its campaign this month. Finck, who also has a son named John Michael, told the news station she hopes the campaign “raises awareness of adoption and how positive that can be, not only for a family, but for kids."

“It’s not uncommon that on a daily basis that I see children that my heart goes out to," she added. "I wish I could help everybody."

Off-Topic / Ellen Pompeo has purse stolen
« on: May 27, 2018, 06:53:48 am »Message ID: 1217694
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