General Discussion, Monday, August 22, 2016

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143 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, August 22, 2016

  1. shiloh1973 says:

    Well, Washington State is on fire again. I have one going about 12 miles north of me. Lots of evacuations, buildings lost, and it even jumped the river. I hope this picture shows up. Crud, can’t post the picture. Here is a link to the local news station. They have photos.
    http://www.khq.com/story/32808269/hart-road-fire-burning-near-davenport-in-lincoln-county

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    Coffee and bacon breakfast in the great outdoors:

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  3. lovely says:

    Assange lawyer dies

    Top lawyer John Jones QC, known for representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has died.

    “With immense sadness we share the tragic news of the death of John Jones QC,” said a statement from his legal firm, Doughty Street Chambers, where he was the head of its international criminal law team. It did not provide any details on the nature or location of his death.

    Jones specialized in war crimes, counter-terrorism and extradition and defended a number of high-profile suspects in war crimes covering the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, among others. He was representing the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Saif.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/19/assange_lawyer_dies/

    πŸ€”

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  4. shiloh1973 says:

    Just found out a dear friend lost her house in the fire. It is now up to 5,00 acres and threatening a small town on the Indian Reservation on the other side of the river.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      How awful. Has Obama visited the area? Is that a stupid question?
      Hope your friend is OK otherwise — we can replace the house, not a dear friend!

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        I think she is ok. They had a lot of livestock. I hope they could save some of them. They are like family to her and her husband. I don’t think Obama could even find us with a map and a guide.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We have the lake and pumps, we’re also cutting back away from the house to make anything other than a grass fire reaching us harder to happen. At the first sign of a fire coming we’re prepared to flood ground on the fire side, do a back burn around the house to kep the grass fire as far out as possible, bury the propane tank and pray like mad.
          The roof’s steel and the walks are concrete so if we can keep any fire well away we should be able to minimize damages. One neighbor bought a water cannon off of a scrapped cargo ship and runs its pump off of a diesel truck engine, he can toss a respectable stream 50 yards.

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          • shiloh1973 says:

            I have a pretty good perimeter of my own. I also have my pick up with a canopy fully stocked with everything I would need to rough it if my house is gone. The problem in this area is the high winds we get. I had to evacuate a couple of years ago. The wind was blowing 60MPH. Hard to slow that down.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yeah, I remember the winds out west. Predominant winds here are from the west sonwe have our primary barrier there. It’s a crap shoot, best battle plan gies south at first contact, but ya feel good at least making a plan.

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              • shiloh1973 says:

                Yup, most of my barrier is west and south of the buildings. I try to keep the lawn as green as I can with the dry season we have here.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Ours turns brown overvwinter. We trim it close when it browns and I can burn it whenever the need be, I actually do burn it just about a few weeks before it’s scheduled to come out of hibernation.
                  Just one of the things you have to deal with living outside the city limits but we had a helluva fire problem in NOLA during the Katrina aftermath that no one talks about.

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      • lovely says:

        Obama has been golfing on Martha’s Vineyard the entire time 😐

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    • lovely says:

      So sorry Shiloh!

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  5. ZurichMike says:

    How about this?

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  6. lovely says:

    Stella, your picture choices are always beautiful, but this one is just stunning, it brings back so many memories.

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  7. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Ms.WeeWeed, ain’t got no BLM boat, you got one?

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| ( and Czarina πŸ™‚ 🍸 )
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ ctdar! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  9. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  10. stella says:

    Somebody next door just called me a “Hillary concern troll”. Never thought I would be called a troll on my own site.

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  11. shiloh1973 says:

    Fire update. The beast is laying down pretty good right now. We have air support and it is really making a difference. They just stopped the fie from reaching some beautiful homes along the river. It is supposed to be 50% tonight with 45% humidity. That should help keep it down quite a bit.

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    When Carson Boutte was asked what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted to give lunch to people who were affected by the flood.

    “He said he wanted lunch β€” but not for himself.”
    “He said, β€˜Really, I know all the poor people whose houses flooded, … what I would really like to do is bring them lunch,’ said his mom, Lanie Boutte. “I suggested sandwiches and chips, and he added cookies.”
    “Later that night, the thought of making maybe 500 lunches herself was overwhelming.”
    β€œSo my husband suggested pizza,” she said. β€œI said I would spend $100 since that’s what I was going to spend on Carson’s present. I decided to post it on Facebook in case any of my family wanted to chip in, too.” It got bigger.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/22/pizza-birthday-present-flooding/89099734/?hootPostID=65f476b2b0daa9421711fc1d209f88ea&AID=10709313&PID=4003003&SID=is6wvo90tr003byc00dth

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