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Deadly subtropical storm slams southern Brazil, Uruguay

Portions of southern Brazil and Uruguay were buffeted by strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas earlier this week as a cyclone churned just offshore. AccuWeather forecasters say this adverse weather was ushered into the area by a storm that the region does not encounter on a regular basis.

Cyclone Yakecan began to push rough weather over Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande Do Sul early on Tuesday. The cyclone slammed the area with robust winds throughout much of the day and caused significant tree damage and thousands of power outages.

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bradman wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 11:52 am insouciance> Had to open up the dictionary for that one. :D
Same here. Sometimes, when I see words like that, I think people use a Thesaurus just to mess with us.

My career field was medical materiel, not material. Whenever we sent performance reports, decoration recommendations, etc. up the chain-of-command we'd often get then sent back with corrections to change "materiel" to "material." We'd have to explain to them the difference and sometimes we'd have to pull up the AF website with our job description to prove "materiel" was the correct word.

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Number6 wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 2:53 pm Same here. Sometimes, when I see words like that, I think people use a Thesaurus just to mess with us.

My career field was medical materiel, not material. Whenever we sent performance reports, decoration recommendations, etc. up the chain-of-command we'd often get then sent back with corrections to change "materiel" to "materiel." We'd have to explain to them the difference and sometimes we'd have to pull up the AF website with our job description to prove "materiel" was the correct word.
{chuckle} Well i'll be damned. And i consider myself somewhat a war buff. i did not know that. i thought maybe you were messing with me. Had to look it up to make sure. :)
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There used to be a company called the Technical Materiel Corporation that sold radio equipment to the military and government. If you look at pictures of old gear, especially transmitters, it's usually by them or Collins Radio (since Art Collins was buddies with Curtis LeMay).

Both companies made solid milspec equipment using simple and proven designs, well executed and indestructable. If Russia was using it instead of Chinese transceivers they'd be winning in Ukraine, so it's lucky only our side has that design philosophy.

Neither company exists any more, though the Collins brand is still used by some aerospace conglomerate. The point is that even I know that the word really is "materiel."
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Brief tornado confirmed near Hazlet NJ during Friday's storms

Fueled by increasingly hot, humid weather, Friday afternoon's thunderstorms became quite dramatic over parts of the Garden State.

Hail up to the size of tennis balls (2.5" diameter) was reported in Cherry Hill, Camden County and Shamong, Burlington County.

https://nj1015.com/brief-tornado-confir ... e_vignette
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Fatalities reported after damaging derecho slams southern Ontario

A line of powerful thunderstorms rolled through southern Ontario and left widespread damage on Saturday afternoon.

The storms were set off by a cold front sweeping in, slicing through the heat and humidity that was in place. This resulted in torrential rainfall, hail, frequent lightning, and damaging wind gusts.

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Manhattan dodged a bullet last night. There was damage farther north up past Yonkers.
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Severe storms unleash deadly tornadoes in Germany

Damaging thunderstorms erupted across Western Europe Friday, May 20, producing three confirmed tornadoes in Germany. The volatile weather caused major damage to multiple cities and towns and was responsible at least one death, impassable roads and disruptions to railway travel.

"Forty-three people were injured in Paderborn, Germany, as a particularly dangerous tornado tore across the city's downtown area on Friday afternoon, 13 of them seriously," Mayor Michael Dreier of Paderborn said.

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i did not know. Now i do.

Probably read the word a million times and never put 2 and 2 together.

But then we're talking about a guy that didn't know the difference between their, they're, and there. 't was many moons ago.

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Be prepared for another Above Average Hurricane Year East Coast get ready.

NOAA predicts above average Atlantic hurricane season, releases storm names

For the seventh consecutive year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2022.

The NOAA's 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook predicts 14 to 21 named storms, meaning winds 39 mph or higher, with 14 being the average.

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i cant remember how to post video here. :lol:
current song.

song, worthy words.
https://genius.com/Robbie-robertson-sho ... sky-lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7UZPxu7H0
Showdown at Big Sky
Soldier of fortune
He's a man of war
Just can't remember
What he's fighting for
Start a revolution
Right before your eyes
When you hear the big bang
Don't you be surprised

Showdown at big sky
Darkness at high noon
Showdown at big sky
That day may be soon
And people, people
Can you hear the sound
From every village and every town
Let the bells ring out (ring those bells)
Hear the bells ring in
Let the bells ring out (everybody)
Keep them ringing, ringing

Can't predict the future
Can't forget the past
Feels like any moment
Could be the last
All you believers
Standing inside this room
Can't you see it coming
Shooting out across the moon

Save this place
- In the valley of tears
- By the river of time
From weapons race
- In the Book of David
- In the holy night
When it's laid to waste
- It will be written
- By the children of Eden
I said save this place
- And the Holy Ghost
Showdown at big sky
Darkness at high noon
Showdown at big sky
That day may be soon

And people, people
Can you hear the sound
From every village and every town
Let the bells ring out (ring those bells)
Hear the bells ring in (ring those bells)
Let the bells ring out (everybody)
Keep them ringing, ringing

Save this place
- In the valley of tears
- By the river of time
From the weapons race
- In the Book of David
- In the holy night
When it's laid to waste
- It will be written
- By the children of Eden
I said save this place
- And the Holy Ghost
- And the Holy Ghost
Who are these..flag-sucking halfwits fleeced fooled by stupid little rich kids They speak for all that is cruel stupid They are racists hate mongers I piss down the throats of these Nazis Im too old to worry whether they like it. Fuck them.
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Who are these..flag-sucking halfwits fleeced fooled by stupid little rich kids They speak for all that is cruel stupid They are racists hate mongers I piss down the throats of these Nazis Im too old to worry whether they like it. Fuck them.
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rainwater wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 10:02 pm good riddance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc
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rainwater wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 10:02 pm good riddance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc
i did not know Good Riddance was the real song title.........

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/green-d ... -your-life
Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this song when his girlfriend moved to Ecuador to live with her family and continue her schooling. He tried to be levelheaded about it, but to show his anger, he named the song "Good Riddance" and made "Time Of Your Life" the subtitle.

"It's about trying to be cool, accepting that, in life, people go in different directions," Armstrong told Rolling Stone. "People come into your life and it's wonderful, but they seem to go out of your life as quickly as they came in."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Ridd ... Your_Life)
To the band's surprise, the song became a hit at prom dances.[13][14][15][16] Because of the song's lyrics, which many graduating seniors interpret as nostalgic and reflective of their time in high school, it has become a staple song at proms. Armstrong remarked that, in retrospect, the lyrics make sense when viewed that way. "The people that you grew up and braved the trials of high school with will always hold a special place. Through all the BS of high school you hope that your friends had the time of their life, and that's what the song is talking about".[14]
Braved trials and bs goes well beyond high school.

Yesterday was the first full ride. Me and my son took off at 10 in the morning and we rolled back home after midnight. We took off with no particular place to go and ended up having the time of our lives. :)

btw......there's no option to post video's here.
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bradman wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 11:06 am btw......there's no option to post video's here.
This person still doesn’t know how to use the internet after 30 years of the internet as we know it. So it probably would not matter if it were still possible to post videos, ijs.
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rainwater wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 10:02 pm good riddance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc
We were supposed to wake up Green Day when September ended and here it is may already. Like that Robbie Robertson song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe7m1VzD2Fk

some STP
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First tropical storm forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY -- Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2022 hurricane season in the Pacific, formed Saturday off Mexico’s southern coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Agatha continued to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday and head towards land.

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Motor City wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 8:54 pm We were supposed to wake up Green Day when September ended and here it is may already. Like that Robbie Robertson song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe7m1VzD2Fk

some STP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfYy_il2-Q
And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter
Remember laughter?

And it makes me wonder
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on
https://auralcrave.com/en/2018/07/15/st ... th-lesson/
The true meaning of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven
The lyrics then give way to Jimmy Page’s magnificent guitar, which unleashes a riff, powerful yet dreamy at the same time. It is considered by many the most beautiful solo of all time, but it isn’t the last word; the song still has something to say in the form of one last appeal to listeners:

And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll


The last verse is a synthesis of the message contained in the lyrics as a whole: no matter how great our faults or our dark sides are, we will always have the chance to listen to and understand both those around us and ourselves. Materialism and individualism will be always present, ready to tempt us, presenting their way as the simplest and easiest one to follow, but the choice relies on us andour intentions to unite mankind. This is the only way to find harmony, to be united and “not to roll”, overwhelmed by a life imposed by stereotypes.
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bradman wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 10:04 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfYy_il2-Q



https://auralcrave.com/en/2018/07/15/st ... th-lesson/
The true meaning of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven


Contrary to a popular growing belief, heaven can't be bought.
Yea it comes from within. Its why we cant trust violence, menacing, and projecting fear as our salvation because those things are toxic to the innards. They destroy from the inside out.
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Add conspicuous consumption to that list. It is an implicit form of violence, and it always detracts from the greater good.

The last line before fade-out is "And she's BUYING the stairway to heaven."

The Monaco Grand Prix always brings that one home for me, especially at the end when the horns on 200 yachts all go off at once. The race unfolds in a dream world where it's the culture that spun off the track.

In a perfect world, there'd be no Monaco.
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https://www.songfacts.com/facts/led-zep ... -to-heaven

Robert Plant spent much of the '70s answering questions about the lyrics he wrote for "Stairway." When asked why the song was so popular, he said it could be its "abstraction," adding, "Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics."

The lyrics take some pretty wild turns, but the beginning of the song is about a woman who accumulates money, only to find out the hard way her life had no meaning and will not get her into heaven. This is the only part Plant would really explain, as he said it was "a woman getting everything she wanted without giving anything back."

[snip]

This is rumored to contain backward satanic messages, as if Led Zeppelin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for "Stairway To Heaven." Supporting this theory is the fact that Jimmy Page bought Aleister Crowley's house in Scotland, known as Boleskine House. In his books, Crowley advocated that his followers learn to read and speak backwards.

Robert Plant addressed the issue in an interview with Musician magazine: "'Stairway To Heaven' was written with every best intention, and as far as reversing tapes and putting messages on the end, that's not my idea of making music. It's really sad. The first time I heard it was early in the morning when I was living at home, and I heard it on a news program. I was absolutely drained all day. I walked around, and I couldn't actually believe, I couldn't take people seriously who could come up with sketches like that. There are a lot of people who are making money there, and if that's the way they need to do it, then do it without my lyrics. I cherish them far too much.

[snip]

Robert Plant is a great admirer of all things mystic, the old English legends and lore and the writings of the Celts. He was immersed in the books Magic Arts in Celtic Britain by Lewis Spence and The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Tolkien inspiration can be heard in the phrase, "In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees," which could be a reference to the smoke rings blown by the wizard Gandalf. There is also a correlation between the lady in the song and the character from the book, Lady Galadriel, the Queen of Elves who lives in the golden forest of Lothlorien. In the book, all that glittered around her was in fact gold, as the leaves of the trees in the forest of Lothlorien were golden. >>

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There have been many weird covers of this song - even by Pat Boone if you can believe it - this article goes into it.
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http://flyinbrianrobinson.blogspot.com/ ... eaven.html
"Dear lady can you hear the wind blow, and did you know, your stairway lies on the whispering wind." There's a lot going on here. Blowing wind is a metaphor for popular opinion, just as it was in many other songs from this era. Now we see the flaw in materialism, represented by the lady. Her money is only good if people accept it. And her reliance on it has cut her off from those people to the point where she may not be able to hear them at all. "Dear lady" is a clue that the lady also represents the materialist part of ourselves, one of the "two paths you can go by."

"And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls." I really love this image. This song could have been about other people's flaws, but it's not. As time goes by, we inevitably grow more materialistic. One day we realize that we haven't lived up to the idealism of youth. Our material selves are now more important to us than our spiritual selves.

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bradman wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 10:31 am http://flyinbrianrobinson.blogspot.com/ ... eaven.html
"Dear lady can you hear the wind blow, and did you know, your stairway lies on the whispering wind." There's a lot going on here. Blowing wind is a metaphor for popular opinion, just as it was in many other songs from this era. Now we see the flaw in materialism, represented by the lady. Her money is only good if people accept it. And her reliance on it has cut her off from those people to the point where she may not be able to hear them at all. "Dear lady" is a clue that the lady also represents the materialist part of ourselves, one of the "two paths you can go by."

"And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls." I really love this image. This song could have been about other people's flaws, but it's not. As time goes by, we inevitably grow more materialistic. One day we realize that we haven't lived up to the idealism of youth. Our material selves are now more important to us than our spiritual selves.

Money doesn't buy happiness. To be "rich" has nothing to do with money.
One of the most overhyped songs, ever, really is also one of the best songs, ever. It really is. So much Zeppelin is so incredible, 50 years later.

Their stuff holds up.
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ProfX wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 10:31 am https://www.songfacts.com/facts/led-zep ... -to-heaven

Robert Plant spent much of the '70s answering questions about the lyrics he wrote for "Stairway." When asked why the song was so popular, he said it could be its "abstraction," adding, "Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics."

The lyrics take some pretty wild turns, but the beginning of the song is about a woman who accumulates money, only to find out the hard way her life had no meaning and will not get her into heaven. This is the only part Plant would really explain, as he said it was "a woman getting everything she wanted without giving anything back."

[snip]

This is rumored to contain backward satanic messages, as if Led Zeppelin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for "Stairway To Heaven." Supporting this theory is the fact that Jimmy Page bought Aleister Crowley's house in Scotland, known as Boleskine House. In his books, Crowley advocated that his followers learn to read and speak backwards.

Robert Plant addressed the issue in an interview with Musician magazine: "'Stairway To Heaven' was written with every best intention, and as far as reversing tapes and putting messages on the end, that's not my idea of making music. It's really sad. The first time I heard it was early in the morning when I was living at home, and I heard it on a news program. I was absolutely drained all day. I walked around, and I couldn't actually believe, I couldn't take people seriously who could come up with sketches like that. There are a lot of people who are making money there, and if that's the way they need to do it, then do it without my lyrics. I cherish them far too much.

[snip]

Robert Plant is a great admirer of all things mystic, the old English legends and lore and the writings of the Celts. He was immersed in the books Magic Arts in Celtic Britain by Lewis Spence and The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Tolkien inspiration can be heard in the phrase, "In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees," which could be a reference to the smoke rings blown by the wizard Gandalf. There is also a correlation between the lady in the song and the character from the book, Lady Galadriel, the Queen of Elves who lives in the golden forest of Lothlorien. In the book, all that glittered around her was in fact gold, as the leaves of the trees in the forest of Lothlorien were golden. >>

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There have been many weird covers of this song - even by Pat Boone if you can believe it - this article goes into it.
yea on the album innercover of Led Zeppelin IV

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The inside illustration, entitled "The Hermit", painted by Barrington Coleby (credited to Barrington Colby MOM on the album sleeve),[33] was influenced by the design of the card of the same name in the Rider–Waite tarot deck.
The Hermit

The Rider–Waite version of the card shows an old man, standing on a mountain peak, carrying a staff in one hand and a lit lantern containing a six-pointed star in the other. In the background is a mountain range. .

According to Eden Gray, his lantern is the Lamp of Truth, used to guide the unknowing, his patriarch's staff helps him navigate narrow paths as he seeks enlightenment and his cloak is a form of discretion.[1].....
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carmenjonze wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 10:52 am One of the most overhyped songs, ever, really is also one of the best songs, ever. It really is. So much Zeppelin is so incredible, 50 years later.

Their stuff holds up.
KQ(a local rock station that i've been listening to since the 70's) started Memorial day weekend at 9:00 AM Friday with the top 500. 60's, 70's and 80's. Stairway to Heaven was somewhere around 35. At the moment, they're finishing up with the top ten. It reminds me of the siren call..

It brings back a lot of memories of what we were fighting for in our youth.

Makes me wonder if i haven't gotten fat and lazy.

It's where i give credit to MC. He's never given up the fight.
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