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August 28, 2019

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henry

@kenvogel

MUELLER FALLOUT STILL RIPPLING THROUGH K STREET: GOP power lobbyist (& former congressman) VIN WEBER resigns from MERCURY PUBLIC AFFAIRS amid scrutiny of the work he did with MANAFORT & GREG CRAIG on behalf of allies of Ukraine's Russia-aligned government.

https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/1167480783981993984?s=21

Jack is Back!

AB,

Shared capability is NATO and part of our base agreements in the UK. I had a crew member who was French when I was stateside but not in hostility.

Most NATO members fly our machines.

Jane

I have 2 friends with generators so I can go there. But generators don't provide AC.

Another Bob

I wasn’t clear Henry.

Yes, I understand all USAF refueling is standardized. The question was about RAF tankers (if there is such a thing), not UK-based USAF tankers.

Mostly I suppose I’m wondering why we’re using B-2s to do a tour of the UK in the first place.

Another Bob

Thanks JIB. Figured it’d be something like that, but couldn’t fathom what benefit is derived from training RAF people on the B-2.

Jack is Back!

AB,

NATO refuting standards apply to all assets. Another reason we spend more than our partners. No aircraft of the US can be deny fueling by a NATO member. The B-2 is not new to Euro Ops. Easier to get to the ME and othetr bad guys than from Whiteman in Mizzuo.

Jack is Back!

AB, we train all our NATO partners in our capability. Just in case;)

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-hacked

Another Bob

But I do know that B-2 combat missions to the ME have been flown round-trip out of Missouri.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/459478-illinois-rep-shimkus-wont-run-for-reelection

Another Bob

Awfully distant “just in case” situation where B-2 is concerned. Only 20 of them, requirements for specialist hangaring, etc.

Jack is Back!

AB,

Maybe not any more with Iran rising. Sometimes speed Needs to be factored in. Believe me, this all about Iran waking up not necessarily a combat certainty.

Jane

Big thunderstorm here right now. What's going on there JIB?

Jack is Back!

You don’t move handicapped air assets if you don't have the infrastructure to accept and maintain them.

Sort of been planning for a long time. We and RAF are joined at the hip. Always have been. Good, the fear of God is now amongst the Iranians.

Jack is Back!

Jane,

We are warm, humid any comfortable. You can get in 9 if you tee off now.

Nothing is happening here for another 48 hrs.

The Infamous Ignatz

AB,
There are two main methods of refueling. The brilliant and effective air force method of a hydraulic boom extending from the back of the tanker [KC 135, KC 10 etc] that then is inserted by a guy in the tanker who has a small padded bunk and his own window and a joystick for extending the boom.
The navy and marines have a dreadful, pitiful and wholly inadequate system that involves a boom on the plane that extends out and then a large drogue that extends from the tanker [usually a C-130] that the plane to be refueled then flies his probe into.
The air force has drogues that can be attached to their booms in order to refuel navy/marine planes but generally each service refuels their own.
There used to be KC-135Qs which were specially designed to only carry and pump the special fuel SR 71s burned; JP-somethin or other.

Old Lurker

Jane "But generators don't provide AC."

Sure they do if that was the plan when installed. Since I am like you with high temps trying to sleep, that's the main reason I have them!

Old Lurker

A-bob "Odd how nobody actually in the FBI comes forward, isn't it?"

but but but Andy McCarthy assured us active agents and their bosses would rebel in force if anything at all like what Trump alleged when elected was actually occurring. In DROVES he said...

Femall.

Jane

OL,

Come down and give a class.

Jack is Back!

Iggy,

I was once tanked up by a K -97. Talk about retro :)

Old Lurker

Be right there, Jane. Soon as I can catch a plane flying INTO your weather! Need anything from Costco before I board?

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 15m15 minutes ago

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Jack is Back!

....KC-97....

Old Lurker

Ah. The supreme arrogance of the elites"

"Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond regularly ignored the company's policy against office romances with subordinates, a scathing new blog post alleges.

Drummond, who received $47 million in salary and equity last year according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, is the latest American executive to be called out in the #MeToo era -- with a blog post on Thursday describing an alleged extramarital affair with a former lover.

Twenty thousand Google employees worldwide walked out in protest in November after an explosive New York Times story detailed how the company protected top executives who were accused of sexual harassment -- including paying $90 million to one who allegedly coerced a subordinate into performing sexual acts."

clarice

Dynamite motion in Flynn case to compel Brady discovery by prosecutionhttps://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.109.0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2GBFXt7uGov10p0QtfD3F5_ljeuqdKCA5kqlbQ_zFHEKUDtZpWc8i9L7c

Captain Hate

Sidney Powell FTW.

Noo thread.

Jane

OL,

Yes I do. I'll send a list.

Another Bob

Yeah Ig, I’m somewhat familiar. Broke down and looked it up, yes the RAF has tankers. Converted A330s. They have drogue/probe only so are limited in what they can refuel. (For this tour of the UK, per video I saw, we apparently used our own tankers.)

I think the Navy and Marines would tell you the drogue/probe system is better as you can refuel helicopters ;)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Thanks for all the keto info!
Yes, I was just wanting confirm that PB is on the "good" list.

Weight loss has plateaued at 12 pounds so I'm looking closer at my diet elements. For example, I've continued eating boneless/skinless white meat chicken but skin and dark meat will provide more good fat.
I've snacked on nuts too frequently on nuts, thus planning to switch to celery and PB instead. I also saw a warning about "too much lettuce" but didn't click through so I'm not sure what that's about.

Old Lurker

Jim "Weight loss has plateaued at 12 pounds so I'm looking closer at my diet elements."

Jim, that seems to happen right about there for a bunch of us. For me it lasted a week or two and then the slope resumed downward.

anonamom

Jane, you buy a big enough generator, you can run your AC.

The littles ones people keep in their garages and roll out aren't what we're talking about here. We be talking about the big old eight foot by three foot by three foot things they put next to your house, that run for thirty minutes every month, and technicians come out to service.

Jack is Back!

AB,

No NATO ever ran the arctic circuit during my time. Maybe many years before Iggys service. But in the UK on TDY I go5 gas from a crewed UK platform. All pre 1995.

anonamom

Jim, nuts as an ad lib snack can be a big source of carbs. Measure out the portion the can gives you the carb count for--usually 1/4 c--and see how few that is, then figure out how many carbs you've been eating.
You've likely explained your "plateau" right there.

Go with the celery and cream cheese. ;-)

Jack is Back!

Amom,

If you go total KETO for food but drink a gall or red wine do you upset the apple cart?

Porchlight

New thread.

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