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Ten New US Citizens Aboard USS Constitution  
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Every fourth of July, the oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy, the USS Constitution, makes a cruise around Boston Harbor and is turned around to ensure even weathering. I just heard on the local news that ten people became US citizens aboard her today. That's doing it in style. Here's to those hard-working people who come here and do what it takes to become citizens.

Happy 4th!

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

The 4th of July is the best day to become a citizen. Last July 4th, Justice Sandra OConnor came to our town and gave the oath of citizenship to a number of now citizens.

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
just heard on the local news that ten people became US citizens aboard her today.

But become a citizen on the USS Constitution thats doing in style.  eyepopping 


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
thats doing in style



Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
That's doing it in style

I guess we agree, except for the grammar.  Wink


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Here's to those hard-working people...

Courtesy of M-W.com

Quote:
The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search box to the right.

Suggestions for hard-working:

1. hardworking
2. handworkers
3. handworker
4. heartwarming
5. hairdressings
6. wire-recording
7. well-ordering
8. Hardy-Weinberg
9. hairdressing
10. heartbreaking

BAB duck 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

There was a brother/Sister combo that also became citizens.

Sis took the oath in Kandahar and the brother was in Bagdad.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

That would be too cool to become a citizen on the USS Constitution.

How about a joyride for a few of us everyday Americans.



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 5):
How about a joyride for a few of us everyday Americans.

I've on board several times for tours, but it only leaves docking once a year to be rotated for even weathering, so you can imagine that gettin' a spot on board would be harder than getting Jerry Falwell to shake hands with Elton John.  Wink

Christened in 1797, she's a real beaut. At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Congratulations to ten new United States Citizens! Welcome and may you live well and prosper.

How cool is that becoming a citizen aboard the USS Constitution!


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!

Holy crap! Talk about armor.



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick!

I think you forgot a dot there. The beam is 43.5 feet, which would make 25 feet of armour a wee bit unlikely - let alone the weight problems.  Wink



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
Christened in 1797, she's a real beaut. At the water line, her hull is up to 25 feet thick! That's how she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides," with those Limey cannonballs from HMS Guerriere just bouncing off on 8/9/1812. Nice!

Twenty-five feet thick?!? She doesn't look that fat.

I was in BOS in '99 and made it to the Constitution right when they were locking the door for the evening. I was chatting up the sailor on duty, and discovered we were both from Texas. That goes a long way. My party and I received an after hours, take as long as you want, tour of the old lady. What a sight to see. I can't imagine having gone to battle in something like that.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
I think you forgot a dot there.

Sorry, took it from the museum website, and meant inches, not feet (John Holmes is rolling in his grave)  Wink .

Apparently TPASXM bought it!  Wink


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 11):
Sorry, took it from the museum website, and meant inches, not feet

You folks should really switch to metric!  duck 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
You folks should really switch to metric!

Aww hell, I probably would have posted 25 km thick.  Wink


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
You folks should really switch to metric!

No switch to standard measures.

The my truck gets 8 Rods to the Hogshead and that is the way I like it.

Besides I think the Consitution predates the metric system...Since it was here first, we should stick with the measures the builders used.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 14):
Besides I think the Consitution predates the metric system.

Almost. Wikipedia says:

Metric system: "The first official adoption of such a system occurred in France in 1791 after the French Revolution of 1789."

Old Ironsides: "Laid down: Summer 1795"



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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