By the way I once visited the Washington Navy Yard, where one of the Enterprise’s anchors is on display. � That was a real treat to see.
I was in Seattle last year and looked out onto the Sound and knew that the navy yard was just a few miles across the way. Wish I could have gotten over there.
Um, I was referring to Washington D.C. I’d love to visit the naval facilities in the Puget Sound area, but the only place on the West Coast where I’ve been is San Diego – which I was lucky enough to visit at the day when the USS Midway crossed over to the pier where she became a museum ship. I still have the CV-41 baseball cap I picked up as a souvenir.
My apologies, I thought you were talking about Bremerton, WA. I didn’t know that DC had a navy yard, being on a river and all.
Thanks for the responses, guys. Appreciate the help!
Just went ahead and ordered AAP40 from Amazon. Looking forward to getting it.
I’m definitely gonna try and get into playing both AA42 and AAP40 online. What’s the standard in the community when it comes to playing the games online? Do the majority of you prefer playing by forum, playing by email (both of which are still somewhat confusing to me, but I’m sure I’ll learn with time), or TripleA? I’ve also heard about ABattlemap….What’s the general consensus on the best way to play?
I believe that the majority of the players active on this website who play Axis and Allies online use ABattlemap to play here on this website using PBF (Play By Forum), but I know that there are also several players who play using TripleA. I believe that play by e-mail is basically a thing of the past, but I could be wrong. I personally have only played online using ABattlemap, and yes, the very first time that I played, I was a little confused, but after the first round of play, I was playing online just like someone who had played online for quite a while (not actual gameplay, but posting correctly and such). It’s actualy not that difficult once you jump in.
Yep, we were married on board the Kingston Lady on the Waccamaw River south of Conway, SC. The cypress cove in one of the pics is where the actual ceremony occured.
We had a great wedding package… one check and most of it was handled… the location for the ceremony, our accomodations at a 4 star B&B, flowers, officiant… everything but her dress, my tux, and the rings 🙂 All we had to do was show up… Angel the day before, me the day of.
New York ‘lone wolf’ was one hour away from finishing his bomb
She also praised the New York Police Department, saying, “I think they handled it well.”
Officials with the NYPD, which conducted the undercover investigation using a confidential informant and a bugged apartment, said the department had to move quickly because Pimentel was about to test a pipe bomb made out of match heads, nails and other ingredients bought at neighborhood hardware and discount stores.
Two law enforcement officials said Monday that the NYPD’s Intelligence Division had sought to get the FBI involved at least twice as the investigation unfolded. Both times, the FBI concluded that Pimentel lacked the mental capacity to act on his own, they said.
The FBI thought Pimentel “didn’t have the predisposition or the ability to do anything on his own,” one of the officials said.
The officials were not authorized to speak about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. The FBI’s New York office and the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan both declined to comment on Monday.
Pimentel’s lawyer, Joseph Zablocki, said his client was never a true threat.
“If the goal here is to be stopping terror … I’m not sure that this is where we should be spending our resources,” he said.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly defended the handling of the case Monday, saying the NYPD kept federal authorities in the loop “all along” before circumstances forced investigators to take swift measures using state charges.
“No question in my mind that we had to take this case down,” Kelly said. “There was an imminent threat.”
Added Kelly: “This is a classic case of what we’ve been talking about �� the lone wolf, an individual, self-radicalized. This is the needle in the haystack problem we face as a country and as a city.”
Authorities described Pimentel as an unemployed U.S. citizen and “al-Qaida sympathizer” who was born in the Dominican Republic. He had lived most of his life in Manhattan, aside from about five years in the upstate city of Schenectady, where authorities say he had an arrested for credit card fraud.
His mother said he was raised Roman Catholic. But he converted to Islam in 2004 and went by the name Muhammad Yusuf, authorities said.
Using a tip from police in Albany, the NYPD had been watching Pimentel using a confidential informant for the past year. Investigators learned that he was energized and motivated to carry out his plan by the Sept. 30 killing of al-Qaida’s U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, police said.
Pimentel was under constant surveillance as he shopped for the pipe bombmaterials. He also was overheard talking about attacking police patrol cars and postal facilities, killing soldiers returning home from abroad andbombing a police station in Bayonne, N.J., authorizes said.
You’re correct about the current world we live in. I went to war to help our economic trading partners whose economies affected our own. Kuwait’s occupation did not directly affect us and despite the peaceful embargo threats, Saddam continued to assert his claim of rightful conquest. It was also our military stance after the ceasefire that prevented Saddam’s expansion and the embargoes embittered the Iraqis against us when we finally decided to dethrone him. History does not only consist of WW2 as an example. the same thing has been happening for millenia. Tibet and Kosovo are polar opposites of bellicose decisions. Rome fell from internal dissension and civil war when those energies could have been better spent keeping the borders secure in offensive actions. The problems we face now have always plagued empires. We just happen to be lucky enough to be somewhat isolated an our economic empire is falling apart due to our society’s inability to adapt to the fact that the world is changing.
We have to protect that empire and a soft and weak military will cause that economic empire to be taken advantage of. You can use post war Germany and Japan as examples of weak military and economic growth but remember that their economies were heavily subsidized by our military might protecting their trade from others who would take it from them. I’ll just mention the Ukraine for a contemporary example and you can research the history, both economically and politically and come to your own conclusion.