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The new America or at least Oregon is Pot Smokers and Drinkers that sit around with free health and dental care while the rest of us that get up and work every day to pay for them to sit around on welfare, unemployment and say they are hurt and need disability. Last guy I hired two months ago is 63 years old and a very smart, very good worker. He said he's good for at least another five or six years for me. This new generation of punks better pull their pants up and do something for crying out loud. That's my rant and it's not Friday yet


Jan 25, 2023 at 09:15 AM
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Douglas L wrote:
I have a dream, the USAF will replace F-16 with F-15 for the Thunderbirds! Personally I think the F-15 is more photogenic with a much more powerful appearance.

I read that article too, Ray. I doubt the American public will be supportive of a wide scale arm conflict with China over Taiwan. I even doubt if the Taiwanese have the courage to fight a communist invasion like the Ukrainians fighting the Ruskies. I know a thing or two about the Taiwanese.

I have said in this thread several times, the several presidents preceding Trump made grave errors in believing
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Great insight Douglas. Back when I worked for a living one of my responsibilities was assessing printed circuit board manufacturers processes to add them to our approved supplier list. When I first took the job, we manufactured our own PCBs in house...then came the EPA severe regulations on effluents used and we had to shut it down. This made us reliant on outside vendors. Soon, the EPA regulations shut down most of our vendors. I had several friends working at Compact Computers and other companies so I asked them who was manufacturing their PCBs. They told me they were using Taiwan manufacturers. Amazing how our gov't shuts down in house manufacturing for infrastructure items and sends it off to China. They did the same thing with steel. They mine it in and around the Great Lakes then ship the ore to China for processing. Stupid.



Jan 25, 2023 at 09:26 AM
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Good Morning Douglas, your analysis is chillingly accurate my friend. You left out the fact that our real military, you know the ones that aren't men wearing skirts, are leaving in droves. All of these factors do not bode well for America I'm afraid, but let's just keep following Nero's lead and fiddle while it all falls down around our ears.


While LGBTQXYZ are being put at the spot light at every corner here, the CCP is telling their youth not to be a girly man. They actually ban male entertainers who are too feminine. Crazy world we live in.

Anyway, here is the sunrise from yesterday.

Red Barn in Sunrise by Douglas Liu,



Jan 25, 2023 at 09:37 AM
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Great insight Douglas. Back when I worked for a living one of my responsibilities was assessing printed circuit board manufacturers processes to add them to our approved supplier list. When I first took the job, we manufactured our own PCBs in house...then came the EPA severe regulations on effluents used and we had to shut it down. This made us reliant on outside vendors. Soon, the EPA regulations shut down most of our vendors. I had several friends working at Compact Computers and other companies so I asked them who was manufacturing their PCBs. They told me they were
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Well Ray, the US had been the leader in semiconductor manufacturing for decades, somehow the corporations found it cheaper and easier to have them made in Taiwan. Today without Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturing, the world economy will shut down. We put ourselves in this predicament. It's one of the reasons the US is risking an armed conflict with CCP to protect Taiwan. Under pressure Taiwan Semiconductor is reluctantly building a fab in Arizona. But they openly question Americans' work ethics. I am not saying this is right or wrong but the Taiwanese engineers work LONG hours without complaints. This kind of ties back to the issue Bill raised in his post above. Here we have people who don't even want to go back to the office to work, some even complained working at office is racist. You can't make that stuff up!



Jan 25, 2023 at 09:55 AM
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Hell, fresh air is racist Douglas! This has gotten beyond preposterous, and yet every day the boundaries are pushed further into the absurd, it';s almost like someone is trying to destroy our country..............wait..............


Jan 25, 2023 at 10:02 AM
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Back to something we can wrap our heads around .......................

















Jan 25, 2023 at 10:06 AM
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I've been going through some of my Canon 800mm files, when the atmosphere was right, that lens was incredible. I can say right up front, I ain't spending $20K on the RF 800 no matter how good it is.


Jan 25, 2023 at 10:11 AM
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Got some sad news today. My ex-neighbor texted me the house we raised our kids in for nearly 25 years burned down last night. If you have not heard, there were many tornadoes in and around the Houston area, so the Houston fire department was very slow responding. The house was fully engulfed in 30-40 foot flames by the time they arrived. No one was injured. No explanation for the cause at this time, the owner was not home. Cell phone images sent to me from my ex-neighbor.














Jan 25, 2023 at 10:20 AM
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OMG, Ray, that sucks!!!! The pain of replacing the house recedes when compared with the pain of the loss of any one of the persons in it. Somebody musta been lookin' out for 'em.


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Douglas L wrote:
While LGBTQXYZ are being put at the spot light at every corner here, the CCP is telling their youth not to be a girly man. They actually ban male entertainers who are too feminine. Crazy world we live in.

Anyway, here is the sunrise from yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52647039376_b050b68dbf_h.jpgRed Barn in Sunrise by Douglas Liu,


St Anthony's Douglas.
Suzanne and I visit there when we get a hankerin(hunger) for food at the Ten Oaks Tavern!
Great capture!
Dan



Jan 25, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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Well Ray, the US had been the leader in semiconductor manufacturing for decades, somehow the corporations found it cheaper and easier to have them made in Taiwan. Today without Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturing, the world economy will shut down. We put ourselves in this predicament. It's one of the reasons the US is risking an armed conflict with CCP to protect Taiwan. Under pressure Taiwan Semiconductor is reluctantly building a fab in Arizona. But they openly question Americans' work ethics. I am not saying this is right or wrong but the Taiwanese engineers work LONG hours without complaints. This kind
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It usually all boils down to greed! Cheap , non-union labor at very low prices. That is an incentive to most large companies.
Dan





Jan 25, 2023 at 10:59 AM
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Took this one on Sunday night, before the B-777 departed the next day.

Got really lucky with the streaks in the sky, from an unknown aircraft.









Jan 25, 2023 at 11:32 AM
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Ray Swindle wrote:
Got some sad news today. My ex-neighbor texted me the house we raised our kids in for nearly 25 years burned down last night. If you have not heard, there were many tornadoes in and around the Houston area, so the Houston fire department was very slow responding. The house was fully engulfed in 30-40 foot flames by the time they arrived. No one was injured. No explanation for the cause at this time, the owner was not home. Cell phone images sent to me from my ex-neighbor.

https://www.rayswindlepix.com/img/s/v-10/p1423589147-4.jpg

https://www.rayswindlepix.com/img/s/v-10/p1423567159-5.jpg



So sorry to see this....When I went back to my hometown in China to visit, I went to see the tiny apartment where we (parents and 4 kids) lived until I was 17, it's about 200 sqf, one bedroom one living room, a very small kitchen which also served as the space where we showered, no toilet. There were two public toilets on the same floor for 12 families. People still lived there when I went back 4 or 5 years ago.
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St Anthony's Douglas.
Suzanne and I visit there when we get a hankerin(hunger) for food at the Ten Oaks Tavern!
Great capture!
Dan



Thank you Dan! Yes it's the barn at St Anthony's, my favorite location for sunrise nearby.
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JayDavis wrote:
Took this one on Sunday night, before the B-777 departed the next day.

Got really lucky with the streaks in the sky, from an unknown aircraft.



Love the tone of the sky, great shot!



Jan 25, 2023 at 12:59 PM
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That really suks Eddie, sorry to hear about that and glad no one was there or got hurt or died.
Shame to see all those memories burned up.



Jan 25, 2023 at 01:16 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I've been going through some of my Canon 800mm files, when the atmosphere was right, that lens was incredible. I can say right up front, I ain't spending $20K on the RF 800 no matter how good it is.


Jim, be a sport and buy it, I might want to borrow, until my arm is tired (~10 minutes), at the random airshow I will see into you at.




Jan 25, 2023 at 06:47 PM
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Well, if you put it that way............................


Jan 25, 2023 at 11:18 PM
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Actually, although I waffle a dozen times a day, I think I'm going to wait and see about the RF 200-500/1.4 production schedule. As much as I loved the 200-400 that might be a bit more versatile. Don't hold me to it, I'll change my mind several times before dawn.................


Jan 25, 2023 at 11:21 PM
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Jim,

"I'll change my mind several times before dawn................."

You have no monopoly on that characteristic!!!

Have a good day,
Dan



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