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   Jun-22-18 morfishine chessforum
morfishine: A very good friend of mine's wife's (she's French) grandmother hid Chuck Yeager when he was shot down over France in March 1944. Eventually he escaped to Spain and returned to England.
   Jun-22-18 moronovich chessforum (replies)
morfishine: Hello! <moronovich> Do you know if Denmark got in all their "friendlies" before World Cup Play started? These are critical for building team chemistry. Look at Argentina, I think most if not all their friendlies were cancelled and they have looked awful
   Jun-21-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I just caught this comment by yourself: <...My hatred is for hypocrisy and double standards> I could not have said it better myself. 'Hypocrisy' & 'double-standards' just get my blood boiling. One thing I try to do is remain consistent
   Jun-18-18 Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 (replies)
morfishine: POSINGYOO The game title is completely accurate: it means nothing
   Jun-18-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
morfishine: Offside is an issue. Its so hard for the ref to call correctly because his eyes have to be in two places at the same time. I don't think eliminating the offsides rule will drastically change the game as some say. For example if my team leaves a player in the opponents side while ...
   Jun-18-18 V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 (replies)
morfishine: This is an anastasia mate with one arm missing. Its a stasia mate
   Jun-17-18 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
morfishine: <Mazymetric> Thanks, now it makes sense, Anand bears a striking resemblance to Jeff Goldblum lol
   Jun-17-18 E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 (replies)
morfishine: Zenit is a Russian football club from St Petersburg. Spartak is a Russian football club from Moscow and are the country's most successful club I assume the reference Zenit vs Spartak showcases the World Cup being played in Russia at this time
   Jun-16-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
morfishine: Go <sydbarrett>! Old <OCF> is playing chicken s__t not hardly betting He who hesitates, gets run over. You can catch him with a couple of select homers!
   Jun-16-18 N Kasimov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978
morfishine: Powerful and instructive game by White! Nice notes
   Jun-16-18 Your Next Move (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
   Jun-16-18 Taimanov vs Psakhis, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-16-18 Shabalov vs A Lesiege, 1993 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 chessforum (replies)
   Jun-15-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-14-18 G Jones vs V Dobrov, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-14-18 Duras vs Spielmann, 1912
   Jun-14-18 Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1934
   Jun-13-18 Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-13-18 Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-13-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
   Jun-13-18 Shabalov vs Gelfand, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Owen vs Morphy, 1858
   Jun-12-18 K Burger vs D Byrne, 1952 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 M Matto vs A Mossiaguine, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 N Ziemann vs C Roelli, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Blackburne vs Bird, 1879
   Jun-12-18 M Efroimski vs T Munkhchuluun, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   Jun-11-18 A Zwaig vs Miles, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Theodor von Scheve (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Samuel Shankland (replies)
   Jun-10-18 American Continental (2018) (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Showalter vs Tinsley, 1899
   Jun-10-18 A Planinc vs I Bilek, 1971 (replies)
   Jun-09-18 P M Kotsur vs D Frolov, 1997
   Jun-09-18 S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-09-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
   Jun-08-18 G Leighton vs L Kaushansky, 1982
   Jun-08-18 Wesley So (replies)
   Jun-08-18 J Cukierman vs Duchamp, 1929 (replies)
   Jun-08-18 Theodore Slade
   Jun-08-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
   Jun-07-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-07-18 Caruana vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-06-18 Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 (replies)
   Jun-06-18 Ditmas HG vs A D Wedderspoon, 1972
   Jun-06-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-06-18 Miguel A Quinteros
   Jun-04-18 Stephen L Curry (replies)
   Jun-04-18 Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
   Jun-04-18 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935
   Jun-03-18 Bill Melvin
   Jun-03-18 offramp chessforum (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Gufeld vs Smyslov, 1975 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 J Nogueiras vs Miles, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Kan vs Lasker, 1935
   Jun-02-18 Carlsen vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Zagrebelny vs N R McDonald, 2000 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 H Hunt vs J W Rogers, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Anand vs W So, 2018
   Jun-01-18 Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   May-31-18 Adolf Anderssen
   May-31-18 Anderssen - Morphy (1858)
   May-31-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   May-31-18 Ulf Andersson vs P Littlewood, 1982
   May-31-18 Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2016
   May-30-18 A Heimann vs B Stillger, 2017 (replies)
   May-30-18 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   May-30-18 V Sanal vs H S Gretarsson, 2012
   May-30-18 Reti vs Duras, 1908
   May-29-18 W Jacobusse vs S Potter, 2008 (replies)
   May-28-18 Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 (replies)
   May-28-18 M Elgohary vs K Elfelo, 2008 (replies)
   May-27-18 Swiderski vs Schlechter, 1906 (replies)
   May-26-18 Wang Yue (replies)
   May-25-18 Alekhine / LaMothe vs Blanchard / Cartier / Manseau / Ma, 1923 (replies)
   May-24-18 Mednis vs Timman, 1974 (replies)
   May-24-18 Huebner vs Portisch, 1980
   May-22-18 Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1905 (replies)
   May-22-18 D Bojovic vs M Zarkovic, 2008
   May-21-18 C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946 (replies)
   May-14-18 F Beltz vs A Guerrero Rodriguez, 2008 (replies)
   May-13-18 Capablanca Memorial (2018) (replies)
   May-13-18 Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 (replies)
   May-13-18 US Championship (Women) (2018) (replies)
   May-13-18 R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 (replies)
   May-13-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018 (replies)
   May-13-18 Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun, 2018
   May-13-18 Women's World Championship (2018) (replies)
   May-13-18 S Cao vs V M Golod, 2001 (replies)
   May-12-18 Paul Keres
   May-12-18 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
   May-12-18 V Gashimov vs Gelfand, 2009 (replies)
   May-12-18 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 (replies)
   May-11-18 J van de Mortel vs Bronstein, 1995 (replies)
   May-11-18 D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1956
   May-11-18 A Curnock vs A J Mackenzie, 1904
   May-11-18 B Hayden vs NN, 1952 (replies)
   May-11-18 B Hayden vs W A Winser, 1948 (replies)
   May-10-18 A Shaw vs C Chase, 1984 (replies)
   May-10-18 Kavalek vs Velimirovic, 1964 (replies)
   May-10-18 A Lukin vs A Planinc, 1965
   May-10-18 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1959)
   May-10-18 Arthur J Bellaire
   May-10-18 P Maletin vs Shirov, 2018 (replies)
   May-09-18 Christian Bleis
   May-09-18 Gunsberg vs W Gunston, 1904 (replies)
   May-09-18 C Bleis vs K Haznedaroglu, 2005 (replies)
   May-09-18 E Safarli vs A Donchenko, 2017
   May-08-18 Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun, 2018 (replies)
   May-08-18 A Volokitin vs Morozevich, 2006 (replies)
   May-07-18 Delchev vs B Kelly, 2002
   May-07-18 S Maroroa vs J Wilson, 2008 (replies)
   May-06-18 Janowski vs Didier, 1900 (replies)
   May-06-18 Csom vs L Seres, 1999 (replies)
   May-06-18 P Strauss vs P Funk, 2000
   May-06-18 M Kravtsiv vs V Kazakovskiy, 2016 (replies)
   May-06-18 Karpov vs Csom, 1977 (replies)
   May-05-18 Norwegian Championship (2017)
   May-05-18 Russian Team Championship (2018) (replies)
   May-05-18 P V Nandhidhaa vs P Karthikeyan, 2016 (replies)
   May-04-18 Xie Jun vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1996 (replies)
   May-04-18 G Guseinov vs M Ezat, 2008 (replies)
   May-03-18 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   May-03-18 Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 (replies)
   May-03-18 P M Kotsur vs Sveshnikov, 2008 (replies)
   May-02-18 S Chashchev vs A Balaian, 2013
   May-02-18 Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2018 (replies)
   May-02-18 Carlsen vs Leko, 2007
   May-01-18 Ljubomir Ljubojevic
   May-01-18 Igor Vasilievich Ivanov
   May-01-18 Reshevsky vs S Bernstein, 1936
   May-01-18 J Moreby vs P Roberson, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-30-18 Nazi Paikidze (replies)
   Apr-30-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
   Apr-30-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
   Apr-30-18 R Vidruska vs O Badelka, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-29-18 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-29-18 A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 D King vs Larsen, 1990 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Apr-27-18 Mamedyarov vs Navara, 2018
   Apr-27-18 S Brenjo vs D Bojovic, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 A Wang vs I Krush, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-26-18 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Topalov vs R Mamedov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Jansa vs A Planinc, 1974 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Brody / Rosen vs Pillsbury / Fazy, 1900
   Apr-25-18 A Kovacevic vs Tringov, 1993 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 P Tregubov vs Efimenko, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-24-18 Gashimov Memorial (2015)
   Apr-24-18 M Pluess vs E Ruefli, 1987 (replies)
   Apr-24-18 Larsen vs Deep Thought, 1988
   Apr-24-18 James A Black
   Apr-24-18 Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 (replies)
   Apr-24-18 M Bartel vs A Belezky, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Navara vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Blackburne vs K Pitschel, 1873 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 T Goutali vs L Pan Zhang, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-23-18 Jennifer Yu vs N Paikidze, 2018
   Apr-22-18 Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-22-18 P Lafuente vs H H Hernandez, 2004 (replies)
   Apr-22-18 I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (replies)
   Apr-21-18 R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 Caruana vs Lenderman, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 (replies)
   Apr-21-18 B Kreiman vs L Christiansen, 2002 (replies)
   Apr-20-18 Adorjan vs A Planinc, 1974
   Apr-20-18 A Planinc vs Quinteros, 1974
   Apr-20-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-20-18 Akobian vs A Liang, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-20-18 Kasparov vs Navara, 2017
   Apr-19-18 A Planinc vs Ribli, 1973
   Apr-19-18 Navara vs R Mamedov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-19-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
   Apr-19-18 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-19-18 C Guillermo Poch vs A Planinc, 1971
   Apr-19-18 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Apr-18-18 Keres vs Petrosian, 1949 (replies)
   Apr-18-18 A Planinc vs Najdorf, 1971
   Apr-18-18 V Brond vs A Planinc, 1971
   Apr-18-18 C Sumiacher vs A Planinc, 1971
   Apr-18-18 J A Rubinetti vs A Planinc, 1971
   Apr-18-18 Pilnik vs A Planinc, 1971
   Apr-18-18 Svidler vs Kramnik, 1999 (replies)
   Apr-17-18 Huebner vs A Planinc, 1970 (replies)
   Apr-17-18 H Gerenski vs A Planinc, 1970 (replies)
   Apr-17-18 Tringov vs A Planinc, 1970
   Apr-17-18 A Planinc vs Miklos Kovacs, 1970
   Apr-17-18 A Planinc vs Z Mestrovic, 1970 (replies)
   Apr-17-18 A Planinc vs S Garcia Martinez, 1970
   Apr-17-18 A Planinc vs K Honfi, 1969
   Apr-17-18 Caruana vs T Petrik, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-16-18 Fischer vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
   Apr-16-18 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
   Apr-16-18 B Enklaar vs A Planinc, 1973
   Apr-16-18 Timman vs Tal, 1973
   Apr-16-18 NN vs F von Mauvillon, 1804
   Apr-16-18 D Sadzikowski vs A Mista, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-15-18 Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973
   Apr-15-18 Timman vs A Planinc, 1974 (replies)
   Apr-15-18 Keene vs Robatsch, 1971 (replies)
   Apr-14-18 A Planinc vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977
   Apr-14-18 G Barcza vs A Planinc, 1969
   Apr-14-18 Vidmar Memorial (1969)
   Apr-14-18 M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-14-18 G Forintos vs A Planinc, 1969
   Apr-14-18 Unzicker vs A Planinc, 1969
   Apr-14-18 Karpov vs Velimirovic, 1976 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Apr-13-18 J van Foreest vs L'Ami, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 F Olafsson vs C H Alexander, 1957 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Vitiugov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Pillsbury vs Magnus Smith, 1900
   Apr-13-18 F van der Elburg vs Ivan Popov, 2013
   Apr-12-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   Apr-12-18 G Meier vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-12-18 Spassky vs A Planinc, 1975
   Apr-12-18 A Planinc vs Korchnoi, 1975
   Apr-12-18 G Forintos vs A Planinc, 1974
   Apr-12-18 S Garcia Martinez vs A Planinc, 1973
   Apr-12-18 Ribli vs A Planinc, 1973
   Apr-12-18 A Planinc vs Timman, 1973
   Apr-12-18 K Langeweg vs A Planinc, 1973
   Apr-12-18 A Planinc vs Ulf Andersson, 1973
   Apr-12-18 D Marovic vs A Planinc, 1973
   Apr-12-18 Albin Planinc
   Apr-11-18 G Barcza vs A Planinc, 1972 (replies)
   Apr-11-18 A Planinc vs J Sofrevski, 1972
   Apr-11-18 Petrosian vs A Planinc, 1972
   Apr-11-18 Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 (replies)
   Apr-11-18 B Ivanovic vs M Cebalo, 1986
   Apr-11-18 W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-10-18 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Apr-10-18 Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 (replies)
   Apr-10-18 Li Chao vs G Quparadze, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-09-18 Yifan Hou vs Naiditsch, 2018
   Apr-08-18 Larry Evans vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1958 (replies)
   Apr-08-18 Carlsen vs Vitiugov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-08-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 (replies)
   Apr-07-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892
   Apr-06-18 Vitiugov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-06-18 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Apr-06-18 E Inarkiev vs D Temirkanov, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-05-18 Y Afek vs Psakhis, 1990 (replies)
   Apr-05-18 Naiditsch vs M Bluebaum, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-05-18 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   Apr-05-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian, 2018
   Apr-05-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-05-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
   Apr-04-18 Caruana vs Naiditsch, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-04-18 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-04-18 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-04-18 David Janowski (replies)
   Apr-04-18 Schiffers vs A Schulz, 1866
   Apr-04-18 G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 (replies)
   Apr-03-18 Fischer vs Fine, 1963 (replies)
   Apr-03-18 K Wight vs H R Jung, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-02-18 G Meier vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-02-18 J Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 (replies)
   Apr-02-18 Aronian vs Naiditsch, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-02-18 M Bluebaum vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-02-18 Naiditsch vs Vitiugov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-01-18 M Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-01-18 B Hare vs K Budge, 1958 (replies)
   Mar-31-18 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-31-18 Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938 (replies)
   Mar-30-18 Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 (replies)
   Mar-30-18 Igor Bondarevsky (replies)
   Mar-30-18 Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937
   Mar-30-18 Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 (replies)
   Mar-29-18 Panno vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Mar-29-18 R Palme vs P Michel, 1938
   Mar-29-18 A Pridorozhni vs S Grishchenko, 2017
   Mar-29-18 Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 (replies)
   Mar-28-18 F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 (replies)
   Mar-28-18 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-28-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Mar-27-18 Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-27-18 Aronian vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-27-18 Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 (replies)
   Mar-27-18 Kramnik vs NN, 1999 (replies)
   Mar-26-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-26-18 Mamedyarov vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-26-18 W So vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-26-18 G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014
   Mar-26-18 Karpov vs Topalov, 2002
   Mar-26-18 S Sjugirov vs A Kveinys, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-25-18 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921 (replies)
   Mar-24-18 Myagmarsuren vs H MacGrillen, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-24-18 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-24-18 Mamedyarov vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-24-18 Tal vs Koblents, 1957 (replies)
   Mar-23-18 Ding Liren vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-23-18 Caruana vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-22-18 Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 (replies)
   Mar-22-18 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-21-18 E Stransky vs V Machala, 1973
   Mar-21-18 Pokorna vs N Gaprindashvili, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-21-18 John Nunn
   Mar-21-18 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-21-18 Caruana vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-20-18 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
   Mar-20-18 Polugaevsky vs Nunn, 1980 (replies)
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  takchess: During WWI, My grandfather's class at Lowell Textile unamously enlisted upon graduation in the Yankee division and shipped to France. They fought under French leadership which wasnt liked by Pershing. So disliked that they were disbanded as a division after WWI.
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  takchess: The last piece of being disbanded may be inaccurately remembered by me. 26th Infantry Division
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  morfishine: Thanks <takchess>! That is a very interesting story and much thanks for the link to the 26th infantry division
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  morfishine: <al wazir> I don't think the birds found the sugar water by smelling the sugar water. I think the birds were attracted to the feeder, then found their sugar treat. I also believe birds are capable of learned behavior, no doubt. In other words, once they find a feeder that provides food, they will return repeatedly. And their returning and resulting feeding ruckus attracts other birds. I installed a bird feeder up and inside my oak tree via rope throw line over a stout branch. This was after numerous failed attempts to find a hanging location that was squirrel proof. It was hilarious. I'd use my ropes and have the feeder set right in the middle of my back yard, but it passed too close to my back patio. The squirrels figured this out and ran along the fence, then to the house and then to the patio where they would leap bodily towards the feeder which was about 5 feet away. Sometimes they were successful, other times they would collide with the feeder but fail to latch on and fall spinning to the ground. Either way, bird feed was hurled in all directions on each impact while those squirrels that managed to hold on to the feeder, ate what was left, then jumped to the ground. It was a riot but too much feed was being deposited in my back yard which attracted rats. Time for a new plan

This resulted in me flinging a rock tied to the end of a rope over a high limb (15 feet high about 8 feet from the trunk of the tree, too far for the squirrels to leap). I then lowered the rock and tied a feeder loaded with feed, then pulled it up to about 6 feet off the ground anchoring by tying the opposite end to a fence.

The point about all this gibberish is I usually don't get a lot of bird traffic; but within a day, there were numerous birds flittering around the feeder. A pair of cardinals were the regulars, but there were blue jays, sparrows and titmice. Since the feeder was hoisted up inside the oak, it was very difficult to see from the outside. These birds may've smelled the feed. Or maybe birds, just by habit, check everything that looks promising until they find food

*Note: This is a work in progress posted here so I can make changes and corrections


Jun-11-18  Troller: <tga> Thanks for kind words. Of course the scale of the German advance in 1941 was almost ridiculous but it is often forgotten that at the time Soviet was not considered a major military power. They managed however to turn it into a war of attrition in which case Germany would slowly but surely be outnumbered. I appreciate the revisionist idea though, this is what brings advances in science. Btw, was not there something about Hitler being terrified at the prospect of repeating Napoleon's campaign?

<Morf> Hilarious read. As owner of a small farm with an organically run apple orchard I have had done a lot to attract birds the last couple of years. Squirrels are comparatively rare where I live and not really an issue (lucky me I gather!). An interesting guest this year has been a nesting pair of kestrels in what was actually meant to be an owl house behind the farm. Hopefully they will return next year.

In the orchard we have numerous small birds helping us in the never-ending battle against leaf-eating larvae. So during long winter evenings one can always build some birdhouses from leftover wood...

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  morfishine: <Troller> Thank you very much for that information, especially mentioning Kestrels! I had not heard of that species. In Florida, the prevalent hawks are red-tailed & red-shouldered.

Kestrels are a beautiful and fascinating little hawk. Reading up on this species led me to falconry, which is very interesting too:


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  moronovich: Good evening <morfishine> !

Nice new avatar (though my personal favourite is the old cup of coffee;).Seems you are ready for the world cup!

And did you recieve my e-mail,2-3 days ago ?

All the bets
and all the best


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  morfishine: Yes sir dear <moronovich> and I responded and I wish Denmark the best in this World Cup 2018!
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  takchess: Falconry

I was interested in the origin of wrapped around your finger when I found this.

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  morfishine: <takchess> Thanks a lot! That is really interesting!
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  Tiggler: <Morf> I happened to notice the WWII speculations here on "what if ... ".

My favorite one is "What if the Manhattan Project had produced its bombs 15 months earlier than it did?"

It's hard to imagine a greater boon to mankind: no need for D-day, no 45 years of Soviet occupation of eastern Europe, 3-4 million less holocaust deaths, millions less German, Russian, British, American and other casualties, not to mention all the protracted suffering in the Pacific war.

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  morfishine: Hi <Tiggler>! Thanks for dropping by! There are quite a few intriguing "what ifs" coming out of WWII. I especially enjoy those that had a realistic chance of actually happening. I think the bomb could've been produced earlier, but there was no urgency until Einstein warned the US that R/D should be undertaken immediately since Germany was already working on the bomb. Only then did the project commence

One "what if" I wrote a paper on was 'What if the P-47 Thunderbolt was designed from the ground up to carry the necessary fuel for long range missions?' We know the old story of how the Bolts were deployed to Europe at the end of 1942 and as long range bombing missions escalated in 1943 it was obvious the bolts did not have the range, and thus bomber losses became cost prohibitive. Somebody in design royally screwed up (neglect).

Then the darling P-51 Mustang was mated to a Rolls Royce Merlin engine in the fall of 1943, and presto, the Allied had a war winning long range fighter.

Sadly, the bolt also proved to be a successful long range escort fighter (range almost as far as the Mustang) once the external & internal fuel tank issues were finally resolved (spring 1944), but only after the Mustang had taken over escort duties

In other words, if the plane had been designed initially with all the drop tank hard points and maximum internal fuel cells, the US would've had a war-winning long range escort fighter a full year before the Mustang arrived. We wouldn't have needed the merlin powered Mustang. Those horrendous losses suffered by bomber command between Aug - Oct 1943 would've been largely reduced and the Luftwaffe would've been placed permanently on the defensive having lost air superiority over Germany much sooner

At least that was the premise of my paper

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  thegoodanarchist: < Tiggler: <Morf> I happened to notice the WWII speculations here on "what if ... ".

My favorite one is "What if the Manhattan Project had produced its bombs 15 months earlier than it did?"

It's hard to imagine a greater boon to mankind: no need for D-day, no 45 years of Soviet occupation of eastern Europe, 3-4 million less holocaust deaths, millions less German, Russian, British, American and other casualties, not to mention all the protracted suffering in the Pacific war.>

What if, in your scenario, Hitler prioritized the jet fighter, Me-262?

(by the way, it is a beautiful twin-engine jet. If I were a billionaire I'd buy one and restore it to flight)

So the Me-262 goes into combat operations and is mass produced in early 1943!

Now your A-bomb mission faces a more serious obstacle than the propeller-driven fighters (e.g., FW-190) that were slightly outclassed by our P-51 Mustang. How to ensure you get your bomber + A-bomb over Berlin to drop?!

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  thegoodanarchist: <Then the darling P-51 Mustang was mated to a Rolls Royce Merlin engine in the fall of 1943, and presto, the Allied had a war winning long range fighter. >

That was such a bad-ass plane that some countries had them in their air forces well into the 1960s, IIRC.

It was faster than anything the Germans had up until the jet fighters came out. By then of course it was too late for the Luftwaffe.

Yeager had multiple jet kills against the Germans, in his P-51. A bad-ass pilot for a bad-ass fighter plane!

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Coincidentally, I wrote a short 5-6 page paper centered on the question: "If the ME-262 was ordered to production earlier as a fighter, could this have changed the course of the war?"

I approached this question from an offbeat angle. My premise was if the Allies succeeded in their invasion, it wouldn't have mattered. Why? A successful invasion allows the Allies to forward deploy its tactical air assets (9,000 planes) and other short range attack planes to newly built airfields in France and eventually Belgium.

In other words, the ME-262 had to materially assist in repelling the invasion. Otherwise the war was lost even if it was deployed earlier as a fighter.

I thought this was an interesting angle

*The disc I had this paper saved to was swiped clean! This was a huge disappointment though I think I could re-create the paper. What was most sorely missed were the supporting production numbers and relevant dates. For example, we know approximately ~1,400 ME-262's left the production line by wars end. Many never became operational. I recall that if production was started sooner, about ~1,000 more planes would've been produced.

Part of the problem with the air effort began much earlier after the Polish campaign. Hitler forbade the increase in pilot training, which was urged upon him by his Air generals. His reasoning was 'There's no reason to increase above 360 pilots per month. We are only producing 370 ME-109's per month'. Such ridiculous reasoning was a great unknown benefit to the Allies

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> The Mustang got its great speed due to its Laminar flow wing:


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  morfishine: Glad the Germans never caught on to this! lol
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  thegoodanarchist: <Part of the problem with the air effort began much earlier after the Polish campaign. Hitler forbade the increase in pilot training, which was urged upon him by his Air generals. His reasoning was 'There's no reason to increase above 360 pilots per month. We are only producing 370 ME-109's per month'. Such ridiculous reasoning was a great unknown benefit to the Allies>

Germany's fate was sealed when they declared war on the USA. It was only a matter of time. Long ago I read that the US produced 90,000 aircraft during WWII, or maybe even 90,000 <combat> aircraft. Can't recall the source, though.

But the limited training imposed by Hitler didn't make any sense regardless. It's always a good idea to have a reserve of well-trained combat troops for all roles, not just fighter pilots. The US was able to allow their pilots to finish a tour of combat duty and roll out, but the Germans never had that luxury.

Same for the Japanese. After Midway, they were stuck rebuilding their naval air force, instead of just reinforcing it. One historian said that the Japanese could have had 1,000 more trained pilots and combat naval air, if they'd foregone building Yamato.

If they'd gone down that road, Guadalcanal would have been a far different campaign than it was. But in the end, we would have won the war of attrition anyway.

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Thanks for your input here. I have an interesting piece of information regarding my wife's family and the war effort. Her mother was living in Hiroshima when it was bombed on Aug 6, 1945 but luckily, she was out of the city when this happened. Her brother Kyoshi was a pilot in the Kamikaze corps stationed at Atsugi (which was near where I was stationed when I was in Japan).

I had the opportunity to speak with him with my wife interpreting. His story was fascinating and he was a very generous fellow. From what he told me, Japan's problem regarding the air campaign was the polar opposite of Germany's. We know that Germany suffered from severe pilot shortage from the fall 1943 til the end of the war. Pilot training just could not keep up with demands. While Speer miraculously increased airplane production despite the heavy bombing, there was not enough skilled pilots to man these planes.

Japan's problem was the opposite. With the US strategic bombing and submarine warfare campaign crippling aircraft production, Japan actually found itself with a surplus of pilots and a scarcity of planes. Japan's pre-war pilot training was too strict and limited in numbers of pilots produced that they had to relax standards. Thus by April 1945, Japan had 5,000 fully trained pilots on hand with maybe 1,000 combat ready aircraft.

Of course, "fully trained" only means they had completed the 12 week course, In One year! This was due to the lack of planes and fuel. But they had those pilots

I have a special story about Kyoshi I'll share later


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  morfishine: Yeah, the great thing(s) about the P-51 Mustang were its Laminar flow wing and internal fuel storage, which made it simpler for external hard points


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  thegoodanarchist: <morf> thanks for the story from Kyoshi. The Japanese were not a match for the US industrially, but man-to-man they were respected as tough opponents by our soldiers. "Death before Dishonor", and they meant it.
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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Prior to one of his precious training flights, Kyoshi was instructed if heard a loud "Bam" to have one of his wingman inspect his plane for damage. At this stage of the war in the summer 1945 US warships were prowling along the coast of Japan, eager to shell the inland and let loose with their anti-aircraft batteries against wayward Japanese planes.

Kyoshi was flying along south of Shikoku when he felt and heard not one, but two "Bams" real close to each other. He gazed up and there was a baseball size hole in the canopy. His eyes wandered downward and he saw a corresponding hole in the floorboard of his cockpit right beside the steering column. Through the hole, he could see the ocean far below. The AA shell had passed upward directly between his legs (missing the family jewels by inches) barely missing his head. He figured that was enough luck for one day so he turned around and flew home.

You may wonder since he was in a Kamikaze unit, how did he survive? Well, his unit was finally organized for orders and divided into three flights (groups of about 40 planes). The first group was ordered out and no one returned. The second group was ordered out and no one returned.

Kyoshi was in the third group when his unit was ordered to stand down. Japan had surrendered. Great fortune for Kyoshi!


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  thegoodanarchist: <He gazed up and there was a baseball size hole in the canopy. His eyes wandered downward and he saw a corresponding hole in the floorboard of his cockpit right beside the steering column. Through the hole, he could see the ocean far below. The AA shell had passed upward directly between his legs>

He is double lucky! The first way is obvious - the shell didn't go though him. (Sounds like a 3" shell? USN even used up to 5" guns for AA purposes.)

The second way is that he is lucky it wasn't a Bofors 40 mm shell. Those had proximity fuses that made them detonate near the target, sending shrapnel eveywhere. (Or, it was a 40 and the fuse failed).

Other notes: How good were our gunners who fired upon him! Direct hit of the cockpit is simply astounding.

This note is totally unrelated, but interesting. One of our submarines got credit for sinking a train in WW2. They were hanging out near the Japanese islands, by an estuary that had a bridge over the river that feeds it.

The captain notices a train passing over the bridge a certain time every day (the Japanese trains are very punctual). So the control room watch was able to well-time a torpedo attack on the bridge stanchions, which was successful and collapsed the bridge with the train on it.

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Fascinating, is this what you were referring to regarding blowing up a Japanese train:

another article:

The only difference is with these articles, USS Barb landed a party of volunteers who planted explosives on the tracks, which eventually destroyed the train. What guts!

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  morfishine: A very good friend of mine's wife's (she's French) grandmother hid Chuck Yeager when he was shot down over France in March 1944. Eventually he escaped to Spain and returned to England.
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