Tony Blair Visits Kuwait


Tony Blair the former British prime minister visited Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait. In these photos you can see him shaking hands with Colonel Smith the former base commander.

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Patriot Missiles


While stationed at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait there were some Patriot Missiles there. Every time Saddam Hussein sent scud missiles south of the 38th parallel something would be sent up that way to take it out. Periodically I would check just to ensure they were still pointing north. If they were I felt everything was going to be A-ok.

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Buddhist Temple at Enoshima, Japan


While walking around Enoshima, Japan one of the landmarks was this buddhist temple.


Here is a view looking towards Enoshima Island in Fujisawa.

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HC-130 Daytime Parabundle Drop





Here are some different videos of a HC-130 performing routine air drops.

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General Ryan Visits Ali Al Salem


General Ryan visited Ali Al Salem airbase in Kuwait. While there he received a tour of the base by Colonel Smith and the facilities and also participated in reenlistment ceremonies.

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Funny Watch the Gap Sign


This was one of the funniest signs I’ve ever seen and it was taken at the jungle cruise ride at California Disneyland of all places.

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Inspirational Quote By Mario Andretti

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Pirate Ship and Mark Twain Riverboat Cruise


In Frontierland of Disneyland California there are a couple of ships where you can take a 15-30 minute cruise. One of the ships is a pirate ship and the other is the Mark Twain steamboat paddle wheel ship. While on the cruise you get a guided tour of different sights you can see in Frontierland.

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Indiana Jones Ride at Disneyland California


Here are some of the sights you can see while waiting in line for the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland of California .

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It’s a Small World Ride at Disneyland California


Here are some of the sights you can see at the It’s a Small World ride at Disneyland California.

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Castle at Disneyland of California


This is what the Castle looks like at Disneyland of California.

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Little Italy Bar & Grill in El Cajon California


I don’t typically write a lot of reviews, however in this case I need to give credit where credit is due. I went and ate at the Little Italy Bar & Grill in El Cajon, California for a special occasion and the food was amazing. The quality was great the price was very reasonable and the service was good. When I first got there I asked the waitress what was good on the menu and she said, “everything.” I said, “Don’t tell me everything because some things aren’t going to be good.” Well, she didn’t lie. Everything I ate was delicious. Granted I didn’t try everything on the menu, but I also didn’t leave there hungry. I left with a full stomach of great quality food for a reasonable price. That’s two thumbs up in my book.

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California Disneyland Toon Town


Here is a Mickey Mouse statue in the fountain in Toon Town of California Disneyland.

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Inspirational Quote From Bo Schembeckler

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Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Irvine, California

ココイチカレー、たまに無性に食べたくなる味。特に海外だと恋しく感じる。
CAには4店舗あるらしく、アーバイン店に行ってみた。
日本に住んでいた外国人にも人気があり、この味を求めて来るお客でいっぱい。
週末のお昼時は行列が出来ていた。
中国系と韓国系のレストランやショップに囲まれたショッピングセンター内にその店舗はあり、駐車場が無料なのがありがたい。

当たり前ですが英語のメニュー。辛さ・ご飯の量・トッピングを選べて比較的に日本とあまり変わらない。店員は地元の学生さんっぽい。
オーダーも英語のみ。でもアメリカにしてはサービスが良く、
注文するとすぐにカレーが運ばれてきたし、お水もすぐにお代わりを聞いてくれた。
でも店員さんを呼ぶあのチャイムがあったら便利なのになぁ〜。

肝心の味は「これよ!これ!」と安定のお味。
量は多いので食べきれず持ち帰れるか聞くと、To-Go Boxを持って来てくれた。
アメリカ式自分でやりなさいのあのお弁当箱だ。
値段はチップ料金が掛かるので日本より少々高く感じた。

お子様セットのお菓子はオレオクッキー♪

CoCo ICHIBANYA USA

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Death’s-head hawkmoth


I came across this moth and I had to take photo of it because it reminded me of the movie, “Silence of the Lambs.”

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Disneyland California


Things to be seen while walking down main street in Disneyland, California.

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Who Knew?

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?

Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose..

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of Apple Cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes…… Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection… To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer… If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt’s Tomato Paste boil cure.. Cover the boil with Hunt’s Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters… To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises… Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process…

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief…. it’s not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

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Weather View from C-130


Have you ever wondered what the pilot’s view looks like out of a C-130? Well now you can see for yourself. Here they are looking at the clouds and the weather that they will be flying into.

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Looking Around The Rock


Here are some sights around Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait. As you can see there isn’t much to look at because it is all desert.

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Death Road


After Iraq invaded Kuwait and the United States forced the Iraqi military out of Kuwait while the Iraqi troops were retreating many were mowed down on what is known as “Death Road.”


Many of the tanks can now be found in tank dumps like these.

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C-130 Aircraft


While at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait I got to see some C-130 aircraft. I even got to fly in the back of one as a force protection measure when leaving Kuwait.

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Kuwaiti Towers


While on temporary duty in Kuwait I was afforded the opportunity to go downtown and see the Kuwaiti Towers for myself. Here is a nice arial view of the towers. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what type of aircraft this photo was taken from. Here is also another photo taken while driving by.

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Intricate Wood Carving


While in Japan I went to this building that had some very intricate wood carvings. I didn’t get on a ladder to inspect, but the wood appeared as if it was untreated and still looked very nice.

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Japanese Architecture


While in Japan I was amazed by the architectural structure of the building. Look at all the untreated wood to hold the roof structure. It is amazing that it lasted after all these years.

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Being a Great Dad


A young woman visits her parents and brings her fiancée to meet them. After an elaborate dinner, the mother tells her husband to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancée to his library for a drink. “So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man.
“I am a Torah scholar,” he says. “A Torah scholar? Hmmm,” the father says.
“Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she is accustomed to?”
“I will study,” the young man said, “and God will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies. “God will provide for us.”
“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the fiancée.
The conversation continues like this, and each time the father questions, the young idealist insist that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks: “How did it go, Honey?”
The father answers: “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.”

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Virginia Range Wild Horses to be Slaughtered in Mexico


Will these horses be rounded up shipped to Mexico to be turned in to dog food? Glue? Tacos? If you don’t want this to happen, get involved now.

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Japanese House with Garden


Many Japanese homes have a small yard and a nice garden with a walkway to the front of the house. This is because many Japanese people enjoy being artistic and taking care of their plants. The degree of difficulty and artistic design varies based upon each person, but no matter how they are they sure give you something beautiful to look at.

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University of Michigan Beats Houston With Buzzer Beater Final Shot


This year the University of Michigan men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA tournament. Prior to the tournament they had time off so their offense hasn’t looked very impressive, however last night they were able to squeak out a victory against the University of Houston with a buzzer-beater 3 point shot by freshman Jordan Poole to win the game and advance in the tournament.

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Bamboo in Japan

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How to Reason With Teenage Girls

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Humvee After Shootout


Here are the remains of a Humvee after a fire fight in Iraq.

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Steelcase is Everywhere


Growing up my neighbor worked for Steelcase, otherwise I would probably have no idea that Steelcase is an office furniture company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While driving up the I-5 north in California I passed a Steelcase truck. That was pretty cool to see them this far out west. I have heard that you will never see one of these trucks broken down on the side of the road because it is company policy that if a Steelcase truck ever breaks down the drive has to cover it up so the company doesn’t get bad publicity. Being that I’ve never worked for the company I can’t verify if that is true or not, but that’s just what I heard from one of the drivers.

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Humvee Hit by Improvised Explosive Device


Here are the remains of what once was a Humvee that was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

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The Italian Funeral

A Jewish man was leaving a convenience store with his espresso when he noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary Italian man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking in single file.

The Jewish man couldn’t stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the Italian man walking the dog and said… “I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I’ve never seen an Italian funeral like this. Whose funeral, is it?”

“My wife’s.”

”What happened to her?”

“She yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed her.”

He inquired further, “But who is in the second hearse?”

“My mother-in-law. She came to help my wife and the dog turned on her and killed her also.”

It was a very poignant and touching moment of Jewish and Italian brotherhood. Silence passed between the two men.

The Jewish man then asked… “Can I borrow the dog?”

The Italian man replied, “Get in line.”

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Bronze Bell at Japanese Shrine


While at a shrine in Enoshima, Japan I saw this big bronze bell. These bells have a nice ring to them. From what I remember about reading about them is that the people who make the bell don’t know if they have a good bell until after it is cast and they hear the ring for the first time.

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The H3 Tunnels on Oahu


When driving the H3 across the island of Oahu will need to pass through the tunnels that go through the mountains. Here is the entrance to the tunnels on this elevated highway. The views are spectacular and the interesting thing is that the sun may be shining when you go into the tunnel and it may be raining on the other side so always be careful and slow down.

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Golden Places and Smiling Faces


In Thailand there are gold stores all over the country much like this one. The people are real friendly and always willing to help you find what you are looking for. Thai gold is a real yellow gold that differs from other types of gold I have seen. They don’t sell you gold by the ounce they sell it by the baht. That takes a little getting used to in forms of the conversion.

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Lizard in Thailand


Here’s a little lizard in Thailand. I’m not sure if it was a really big gecko or just some sort of lizard, but it wasn’t exactly what people wanted to see when they went in to use the restroom.

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The 90th Academy Awards are Over


Elvis Has Left the Building at the Oscars. Let the party get started and head over to the Governor’s ball.

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Hollywood Loves Trump


Hollywood will never admit it, but they love the Trump brand.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Newest Billboard About Gun Control

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Newest Billboard of Hillary Clinton


Hillary Clinton has committed many atrocities and still needs to be held accountable for her actions.

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American’s Are Dreamers Too


American’s are dreamers too. Why does Hollywood and liberals put foreigners before an American?

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Three Billboards Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Newest Billboard of Sexual Assault


Sexual assault and sexual harassment are serious issues that Hollywood, the Academy, and other employers should seriously be taking action to resolve. How can Hollywood be throwing political stones when their glass house is way too dirty? Harvey Weinstein is just the tip of the iceberg with people who have sexually harassed or sexually assaulted others by using their fame or position to get sexual favors. A message to all actors, actresses, Hollywood, and the Academy, “Stop pushing your political agenda when you have more serious issues to resolve!”

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Jimmy Kimmel Hosts the Oscars Again


Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Academy Awards…again. Let’s hope he keeps the event fun and lighthearted. Let’s also hope that he isn’t such of a liberal political tool. He was so much more funny when he was on the Man Show with Adam Carolla and much less of a political douche that he is now. Maybe if he is going to focus on serious issues and politics he can talk about Harvey Weinstein and so many other misogynistic men in the t.v. and film industry that use their position or popularity for sexual favors.

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The 90th Academy Awards the 2018 Oscars


The Oscars are a prestigious awards show that is usually hosted in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California where awards are given to candidates who did their job well either technically, artistically, or otherwise. In recent years we have seen where the Oscars have become more politically charged to push the liberal agenda or attempt to get people talking about hot issues or against a political candidate or political party. This year one of the hottest issues is gun violence and people will wear orange pins to show support for this issue. This shouldn’t even be a topic this year because American gun rights are protected by the constitution of the United States, however what The Academy, Hollywood, actors, and actresses should be talking about are such topics as abuse of power, sexual misconduct, equal pay for women, California not being a sanctuary state, or even smaller issues like homelessness or infrastructure improvements in not only Los Angeles, but in California as whole. You would think with all the like using the publicity, fame, and billions upon billions of dollars that the movie industry brings in that Los Angeles wouldn’t look like such a run down city with major homeless issues. Hollywood should be also talking about issues like boarder security, narcotics use within their industry, and sexual abuse, rape, workplace ethics. This is an industry that takes, takes, takes, from the American people, but doesn’t want to give back to help make America great again. Until something changes within the industry it is sad to see people of fame and power covet a small pyrite statue.

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Dolby Theater at the 90th Academy Awards


The Dolby Theater doesn’t look as glamorous as it has at previous Academy Awards. Are they making a statement? Has their budget been cut? Are they not as involved as they have been in the past? Perhaps they don’t want to invest as much money as they figure fewer and fewer people will be watching the Oscars because people are just not as interested in Hollywood turning everything political.

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People Will Wear Almost Anything


You never know what people will wear on the red carpet. Would you take a look at the size of those earrings?

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Security at the 90th Oscars


The stage is set for the 90th Oscars to begin shortly. The security has been tight this year with some enhanced security features as seen by the fake bushes, fences, and drapes to block any unauthorized personnel from being able to see the any of the activities. There is also an entire force of security personnel to protect the red carpet. Maybe Hollywood could start a security company to protect innocent children in schools like they protect their awards show. Also, looking at the new shrubbery wall enhancements made this year maybe this is what Hollywood, liberals, and the Democratic Party had in mind for Donald J. Trump’s proposed boarder wall.

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