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   GO3 posted on Music  Was having a discussion with a co-worker last week on the never ending topic of "who's the best guitarist?" He mentioned someone to me who I hadn't thought of in ages and that's Les Paul. If you think about it, Les provided the basis for virtually every chord, riff, etc. we hear from all the modern greats. For your listening pleasure here is Les Paul and Mary Ford doing How High the Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkGf1GHAxhE

Here is a new rendition by Jeff Beck and singer Imelda May. Frankly, Jeff is not up to Les in his playing, and his enthusiasm level is about zero, or maybe he wants to be somewhere else. I like Imelda's vocals and she looks happy performing. JMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt-lKsOz9H0
June 9 at 23:36 EST .

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   Safetydude  Not quite the same as Les Paul who was a pioneer with the electric guitar.

One of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWl7WqU-
j2A
June 10 at 12:12 EST .

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   GO3  Very nice. Haven't heard a Flamenco tune in a long time.
June 10 at 23:12 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Apparently Jimi or Stevie Ray have not shadowed these doors.
June 11 at 23:32 EST .

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   GO3  Not saying others aren't talented - I sure as hell wouldn't be at their level - it's just my opinion that Les was the trailblazer for the next generations of guitar players.
June 12 at 00:19 EST .

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   Mike PHX  GO, no arguments at all. Les Paul and Mary pretty much gave birth to Jimi and Jimmy.
Getting into a discussion about who's the best guitarist is like getting into a discussion about who's the best...
Drummer. Stop! No! I will not be sucked into this!
June 12 at 02:24 EST .

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   GO3  Don't worry. I'm not taking this any further, so we can all have a relaxing day.
June 12 at 09:59 EST .

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   Safetydude  I have no verification of this.
Somebody told me they heard an interview with Eric Clapton where he was asked what it felt like to be the worlds' greatest guitarist?
"You'll have to ask Prince," he answered.
June 13 at 18:54 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Dude, I heard that also.
I'm skeptical...c'mon...Clapton? God?
June 14 at 02:34 EST .

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   GO3  I'm skeptical too. Clapton, ex-Yardbird wouldn't mention Jimmy Page? Prince? Has to be a joke.
June 14 at 09:34 EST .

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   Mike PHX  So, GO...who's the best drummer?
June 14 at 09:58 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quote: "The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

Name this 1999 comedy classic.
June 6 at 01:49 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: Red Swingline stapler.
June 6 at 22:41 EST .

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   GO3  Time's up. The movie is Office Space.
June 7 at 11:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  You beat me, GO3. I was going to answer it before it went second screen. Funny film.
June 7 at 11:43 EST .

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   GO3  Sorry about that. It was ready to slip to the second page. And yes, extremely
June 8 at 02:13 EST .

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   GO3  Don't know what happened up above, but anyway it was very funny, and I worked at such a place for about five years starting when the movie came out. It had everything down to a "t." We didn't have TPS reports though, but we did have a lot of cover sheets.
June 8 at 02:16 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 6 in military history:

1757 - Battle of Prague: Frederick the Great of Prussia defeats the Austrians
1775 - NY patriots prevent the Royal Governor from removing munitions from the city
1862 - River Battle off Memphis: Yank gunboats defeat Rebs
1898 - US Marines land at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1898 - Action at Santiago, Cuba: US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries
1918 - US Marines secure Belleau Wood
1943 - Aleutians Campaign: Japanese decide to evacuate Kiska

1944 - D-Day, Operation Overlord. Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day ). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June, and more than two million Allied troops were in France by the end of August. Photo: Amphibious shipping at Omaha Beach.

1944 - BG Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division, earns a Medal of Honor on Utah Beach. A little over one month after the landing at Utah Beach, Roosevelt died of a heart attack in Méautis, France. He had spent part of the day in a long conversation with his son, Captain Quentin Roosevelt II, who had also landed at Normandy on D-Day. BG Roosevelt was fifty-six years old.

1944 - Waffen SS murder Canadian prisoners at Normandy
1945 - Okinawa: Marines capture Naha airfield
1982 - 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO

   June 5 at 23:55 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 4 in military history:

1745 - Battle of Hohenfriedberg: Frederick the Great defeats Austrians & Saxons
1763 - The Chippewa capture Fort Michilimackinac from the English
1854 - Anti-Catholic Riot in Brooklyn: Radical Protestant preachers incite violence against Catholics, who retaliate, requiring the intervention of the 14th Militia
1918 - US & French halt the Germans at Chateau-Thierry
1940 - Miracle of Dunkirk ends: over 300,000 troops evacuated, prompting Winston Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches . . . " speech

1942 - Battle of Midway: Japanese lose four CVs, USS 'Yorktown' badly damaged. This was the turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy under Admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare." Painting: USN dive bombers attack Japanese carriers near Midway atoll.

1944 - Allied forces liberate Rome
1944 - The USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60 ) Anti-sub Group takes U-505; first USN capture of a foreign warship at sea since 1815
1945 - Okinawa: 6th Marine Division secures the Orokoe Peninsula
1976 - Puerto Rican nationalists detonate a bomb in the Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, sparking rioting in some areas
1989 - Chinese troops fire on democracy advocates in Tiananmen Square, Beijing; hundreds die

   June 4 at 00:48 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  She was born in London and also passed away in London from bone marrow cancer. To say she had a cross-over talent is putting it mildly. Her range was amazing. From Tom Jones opposite Albert Finney, to the controversial The Killing of Sister George, A Man for All Seasons, and as Section Officer Maggie Harvey in The Battle of Britain, and finally as Lara, Superman's mother in the first two Superman films. She attended and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA ), and she also also wrote children's books, including "In Search of Unicorns" and "Lark's Castle."

Personal quote: "I beat up John Huston [on the set of Freud] and he's a very big guy. He made a hideous joke about Monty [Clift] and I just saw red and laid into him. Monty was worried about his eyesight and Huston said he'd get him a guide dog for Christmas. I hit Huston with tremendous force and he staggered back against the wall. I'm very, very strong."

   June 3 at 02:35 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I have no idea...but she's my kind of chick.
June 3 at 04:14 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Susannah York?
June 3 at 06:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  Lovely and talented actress, in addition to being tough.
June 3 at 07:08 EST .

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   GO3  Yes, Susannah York. True story - no, really. She and I shared a compartment on a train from Frankfurt to Trier. She was polite but kept her nose buried in a book for the entire trip. She got off at Trier and I helped get her heavy suitcase from the top rack. Gave a nice thank you and then left. Ahh, what could have been.
June 3 at 07:51 EST .

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   GO3  Forgot to add this was in the late 70s.
June 3 at 07:53 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 1 in military history:

1774 - British close the Port of Boston in punishment for the Tea Party
1861 - Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Va

1862 - Battle of Seven Pines: Confederate Gen. Joe Johnston is wounded, and relinquishes command, which will go to Robert E. Lee. The battle was the culmination of an offensive up the Virginia Peninsula by Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, in which the Army of the Potomac reached the outskirts of Richmond. Ultimately, both sides claimed victory, although the battle was tactically inconclusive. Nevertheless, it was the largest battle in the Eastern Theater up to that time (and second only to Shiloh in casualties; about 11,000 total ). Gen. Johnston's injury also had profound influence on the war: it led to the appointment of Robert E. Lee as Confederate commander. The more aggressive Lee initiated the Seven Days Battles, leading to a Union retreat in late June. Painting: Union troops attack during the Battle of Seven Pines.

1877 - US troops authorized to pursue bandits & Indians into Mexico
1915 - 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
1917 - The French Army "Mutinies" begin: Troops go on strike. Order is restored in about four weeks, with minimal violence, and the Germans never learn of them
1941 - Germany bans all Catholic publications
1944 - Allied forces begin covering much of Britain with smoke screens, as troops crowd assembly areas for D-Day
1948 - Cease-fire ends Israeli War for Independence

   May 31 at 23:48 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  I just read on Ldot that last week was the 40th anniversary of the debut of Star Wars. This fits in with my question to all you movie fans here, and it concerns a 40 year technical plot hole in the series. The special ceramic looking (? ) body armor that storm troopers wear seems to stop no blasters, even the smallest ones, from penetrating and wounding/killing the trooper. 1. So, why do they wear it? 2. Why do these supposed technical sophisticates not improve it?
   May 28 at 04:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good quiz, GO3, but I will leave the answer to others, since I have no idea.
May 28 at 06:42 EST .

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   GO3  Let me clarify. It's not a quiz, because it's really a huge inconsistency. In the real world if there is no advantage to the armor then soldiers would take it off and have the same mobility as the rebels.
May 28 at 09:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ok, I'll clarify, too. Maybe not a quiz, but certainly a good question.
May 28 at 09:45 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 28 in military history:

861 - The Vikings sack and burn Paris

1754 - French and Indian War: The Battle of Jumonville Glen was the opening battle of the war where Lt. Col. George Washington's small band of militiamen and Indians defeated the French and Indians near Ft Duquesne. The battle was fought near what is present-day Hopwood and Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. A company of colonial militia from Virginia under the command of George Washington, and a small number of Mingo warriors led by Tanacharison, ambushed a force of 35 Canadiens under the command of Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville. Washington and Tanacharison surrounded the Canadian camp killing some in the ambush, but most of the others were captured. Painting: Washington's forces surround the Canadian camp at Jumonville Glen.

1813 - Second Battle of Sackett's Harbor: Americans defeat a British attack from across Lake Ontario
1940 - King Leopold III surrenders Belgium to the Germans
1940 - Norway: Anglo-French forces capture Narvik
1945 - Okinawa: about 100 kamikaze raid Allied fleet, inflicting considerable damage but sinking only one destroyer
1954 - USAF Maj. Arthur Murray takes the Bell 'X-1A' to 90,440 feet
1991 - Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa

   May 28 at 00:29 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Pet Peeves  Here's my peeve of the week: In the last three years I've come to the conclusion that powers of attorney aren't worth the paper they're written on. From cars to houses there always seems to be some problem in names, formatting, etc. causing me to handover more effort to the time (and money ) bandits in our society. I'm wondering if service members going overseas are being fed a bunch of malarkey just to make them feel good about their loved ones at home being able to make major transactions in their absence. What if a serve member is in an austere theater and can't get to a scanner, fax, legal assistance etc. so his/her spouse can make things happen at home? Not counting my original PoA, I'm on my third attempt to get this straightened out. Any legal eagles out there care to comment?
   May 28 at 00:03 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Not a legal eagle, and I sympathize, I have a 45 yr old PofA for DH, a DAV. I had to wait forever to get into the Records office at the Orlando VA but watched as my copy was finally officially entered into their records. They wanted a current notarized copy, a hassle but finally done,
June 10 at 06:13 EST .

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   GO3  My immediate concern is that our recent financial transactions always run into the same roadblock: the PoA. It never seems to be good enough for car dealerships, title companies, etc. So my question is: What's the point? Sometimes the solution is to get a limited PoA for the specific piece of property or individual transaction. This is ludicrous if the deployed party can't get to a JAG or legal assistance, which is why they did a general PoA in the first place. Idiotic bureaucrats and lawyers, but I repeat myself.
June 12 at 10:06 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Haven't seen any quizzes lately, so forgive me if I do another 007 question.

In Skyfall (2012 ), it is not stated directly, but implied by a feature shown in 007's ancestral home (pictured )in Scotland and the layout of the grounds, that the Bond family belonged to which of these denominations?

a. Presbyterian
b. Episcopalian
c. Roman Catholic
d. Methodist

   May 25 at 00:52 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  OK! . . . This is a guess . . . Presbyterian?
May 25 at 13:45 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Sunni
May 25 at 17:15 EST .

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   GO3  Not Presbyterian which was the official Scotland denomination. The Bond family home had a secret tunnel underneath the moor to the chapel known as a priest's hole. These were used to shelter Catholics and priests who continued to practice their religion during the period when the Church was outlawed and they refused to obey the authority of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian ). So the answer is "c" but it would be difficult to answer if you haven't seen the movie.
May 25 at 22:15 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 23 in military history:

1862 - Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia. The Valley Campaign was Jackson's famous spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Employing audacity and rapid, unpredictable movements on interior lines, Jackson's 17,000 men marched 646 miles in 48 days and won several minor battles as they successfully engaged three Union armies (52,000 men ), preventing them from reinforcing the Union offensive against Richmond. Concealing his movement in the Luray Valley, Jackson joined forces with Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell and captured the Federal garrison at Front Royal on May 23, causing Union General Banks to retreat to the north. Painting: Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign.

1864 - Battle of North Anna River/Totopotamy River/Haw's Shop/Hanovertown, Va: Three day fight begins
1939 - USS 'Squalus" (SS-192 ) sinks off Portsmouth, NH; 26 die, but 33 are rescued next day
1945 - German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to the Royal Navy
1945 - The Allies dissolve the "Dönitz Government," and abolish German sovereignty
1960 - Israel announces the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

   May 23 at 00:07 EST .

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