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ShawnBoucher

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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Merp17 for a status update, Minionland has given me absolute confirmation that I am disorganized and easily distr   
    Minionland has given me absolute confirmation that I am disorganized and easily distracted. Certainly I have finished projects but they pale to all of the various stages of WIP all about me. Including a 3x3 staircase to the top of my wall only 6 blocks high now. I ran by today and thought oh yeah I forgot I started that. 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from enigma21000 for a status update, I don't like drama but I would like to know what is going on. Today I find that Xelph   
    I don't like drama but I would like to know what is going on. Today I find that Xelpho's house is gone from the server. Then I read Pcat is out of retirement. Is the server creating havoc on the community? 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Dalitasdrain for a status update, Early out from work yay! Unfortunately some idiot tried to sabotage the product. Hope   
    Early out from work yay! Unfortunately some idiot tried to sabotage the product. Hopefully they not only find and fire this rat but also prosecute them as well. Food allergies are no joke. In my book thats nearly attempted murder.
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to enigma21000 for a status update, I was just checking my profile and saw that i joined Gopher's Minions website just ov   
    I was just checking my profile and saw that i joined Gopher's Minions website just over a year ago,now i feel even older!
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to Shadowlyn for a status update, You know its been a while when you login and have 185 notifications   
    You know its been a while when you login and have 185 notifications
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to Dalitasdrain for a status update, So i set myself the challenge to not watch any of gophers new W3 or Fo4 vids just so   
    So i set myself the challenge to not watch any of gophers new W3 or Fo4 vids just so I can binge watch them later... 2 days in and I'm feeling the abstinence... oh at least I'm r watching the 2nd chapter of the FO3 series which is nice 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Merp17 for a status update, At one point I am sure I heard Gopher say he played stealth type characters before he   
    At one point I am sure I heard Gopher say he played stealth type characters before he started making videos. I really would love to see that type  of build done by him.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Dalitasdrain for a status update, Ok I'm current again well current on Gopher's channel the rest will have to wait. A c   
    Ok I'm current again well current on Gopher's channel the rest will have to wait. A couple day's of vacation sure create's quite a back log of YouTube video's.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Apocalypso for a status update, Back from Washington D.C. A good trip overall. Flew Delta so the last day was awful.   
    Back from Washington D.C. A good trip overall. Flew Delta so the last day was awful. A two hour flight followed by a 4 hour flight...completed in 24 hours. But other than that it was awesome stayed in Alexandria VA nice area. Walked the whole mall, 5 museums, Arlington Cemetery and Jeffersons Memorial. Quite a trip I need a nap. 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Merp17 for a status update, Back from Washington D.C. A good trip overall. Flew Delta so the last day was awful.   
    Back from Washington D.C. A good trip overall. Flew Delta so the last day was awful. A two hour flight followed by a 4 hour flight...completed in 24 hours. But other than that it was awesome stayed in Alexandria VA nice area. Walked the whole mall, 5 museums, Arlington Cemetery and Jeffersons Memorial. Quite a trip I need a nap. 
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to Merp17 for a status update, I have just changed my background pic to this... Wing Commander James Edgar 'Johnnie'   
    I have just changed my background pic to this...

    Wing Commander James Edgar 'Johnnie' Johnson DSO & 2 Bars, DFC & Bar, commanding No. 144 (Canadian) Wing, on the the wing of his Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX with his Labrador retriever 'Sally', at Bazenville Landing Ground in Normandy.
    31st of July 1944.

    (nb He is seen here wearing an RAF issue Battle Dress Blouse in Khaki often worn by Australian pilots in the Middle East and Italy)
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    Johnson had been interested in aviation since his youth, and applied to join the RAF; initially rejected, first on social, and then on medical grounds, in August 1939 he was eventually accepted. An old rugby injury caused problems during his early training and flying career, resulting in him missing the campaigns in the Low Countries and France and the Battle of Britain. In 1940 Johnson had an operation to reset his injured collarbone, and began flying regularly.

    He took part in the offensive sweeps over German-occupied Europe from 1941 to 1944, almost without rest.

    By late June 1944, Johnnie Johnson surpassed the record 32 victories of "Sailor" Malan which was highly publicized by the press. Johnnie emphasized that "it was the duty of any leader to have their pilots destroy as many enemy aircraft as possible, not gain personal victories". "Teamwork was essential to ensure a maximum offensive and defensive effectiveness, flushing out and stalking the enemy to bring as many guns to bear as possible".

    In early July the three Canadian Spitfire Wings, 126, 127 and 144 were formed into two Wings, Nos. 126 and 127 with Johnnie Johnson commanding 127 Wing comprised of 404, 441 and 442 Squadrons of the RCAF.

    On August 23rd, Johnnie Johnson shot down two FW190s and his aircraft was hit for the first time by enemy fire. After the combat, he found himself separated from the Wing ( a most dangerous situation) and he proceeded to join a formation of six aircraft after a friendly wing waggle from its leader. He discovered too late that he had inadvertently joined up with a formation of Me109s! Miraculously he escaped by pulling up and climbing into the sun at full power. When the supercharger kicked in he got the extra boost of speed that he needed and he escaped safely but not without taking a cannon shell in his wing root. Upon returning to base he obtained another Spitfire and again went right back into combat.

    On the 27th of September 1944, Johnnie Johnson dove out of the sun to claim his 38th and final aerial victory. Through 515 operational sorties he was fortunate enough to only be holed once.

    In March of 1945, Johnnie Johnson was promoted to Group Captain and given command of No. 125 Wing (in an administrative role) but he often led the Wing or a Squadron.

    Johnson was one of the highest decorated pilots to emerge from the War and continued his career in the RAF serving in the Korean War until his retirement in 1965 with the rank of Air Vice Marshal.

    (He died on the 30th of January 2001 - aged 85)
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Dalitasdrain for a status update, I am officially on vacation! Ten days free of work. 6 days visiting Washington D.C. w   
    I am officially on vacation! Ten days free of work. 6 days visiting Washington D.C. with the wife.
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to JustTheBast for a status update, Telling Gopher he's “doing it wrong! ” since 2012.   
    Telling Gopher he's “doing it wrong!” since 2012.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Merp17 for a status update, If I was at a stream when it happened I still click on the youtube video and let it p   
    If I was at  a stream when it happened I still click on the youtube video and let it play through while I do other things. I woke up from my nap today and my wife was like "OMG your boyfriend won't shut up he just keeps talking and talking" lol Guess I need to mute the sound now too 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from HighNinjaFly for a status update, Yesterday I watched Saving Private Ryan and was stunned to realize that movie is 18 y   
    Yesterday I  watched Saving Private Ryan and was stunned to realize that movie is 18 years old. Time has really slipped by since I stopped celebrating New Year's.
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to Apocalypso for a status update, Please watch the latest CGP Grey's video about people with split brain hemispheres. R   
    Please watch the latest CGP Grey's video about people with split brain hemispheres. Really creepy stuff.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Merp17 for a status update, Yesterday I watched Saving Private Ryan and was stunned to realize that movie is 18 y   
    Yesterday I  watched Saving Private Ryan and was stunned to realize that movie is 18 years old. Time has really slipped by since I stopped celebrating New Year's.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Shadowlyn for a status update, Sore and a little tired. Restarted my job working at a candy factory. You would not b   
    Sore and a little tired. Restarted my job working at a candy factory. You would not believe the amount of work it takes to make a Snickers bar or that most of that work is done by hand.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Apocalypso for a status update, How I just learned this today baffles me. Guess I need to pay more attention. Congrat   
    How I just learned this today baffles me. Guess I need to pay more attention. Congratulations Sir Andrew Wiles for solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Incredible. 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from HighNinjaFly for a status update, How I just learned this today baffles me. Guess I need to pay more attention. Congrat   
    How I just learned this today baffles me. Guess I need to pay more attention. Congratulations Sir Andrew Wiles for solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Incredible. 
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to Apocalypso for a status update, Rest in peace, Professor Snape.   
    Rest in peace, Professor Snape.
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    ShawnBoucher reacted to TheLazyGrizzly for a status update, RIP David Bowie   
    RIP David Bowie 
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from HighNinjaFly for a status update, I need more time off. Between catching up on FO 4 and trying to stay current on Gophe   
    I need more  time off. Between catching up on FO 4 and trying to stay current on Gopher's  vid's who has time for work.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Apocalypso for a status update, I need more time off. Between catching up on FO 4 and trying to stay current on Gophe   
    I need more  time off. Between catching up on FO 4 and trying to stay current on Gopher's  vid's who has time for work.
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    ShawnBoucher got a reaction from Jarzek for a status update, I'm sure this is the norm for many of you but for me it's a complete novelty. 60 fps   
    I'm sure this is the norm for many of you but for me it's a complete novelty. 60 fps at ultra high wow. Why did I use consoles for all those years?
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