General Discussion, Saturday, October 1, 2016

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  1. Wow! Stunning Autumn colors. My hubby is heading to Kentucky and Tennessee in a few weeks in hopes of getting some photos of the trees and mountains. Can’t wait to show him this one!

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Really enjoy this. Problem with living in the deep South is that if it ain’t green year-round, it turns brown and falls off overnight on one day on March. .

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    • michellc says:

      We have years that are like that, then sometimes we’re blessed with beautiful fall colors. Not sure which we’ll have this year, right now all the trees are still green.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Closest we’ll come is when the weed ‘popcorn/Chinese tallow’ trees start to change soon. They provide a bit of color, but on the downside they are fast growing, invasive and serve no good.

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        • michellc says:

          Somebody thought we needed China berry trees, I hate them, they drop berries everywhere, my dog who usually is smart enough to not eat things that might hurt him ate some last year and got deathly ill. We cut the stupid things down, have tried everything to kill the stumps including grinding them up and these stupid things continue to come back and we keep cutting. I think we’re going to be cutting these things back down for the rest of our lives.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Get a bottle of tree/brush killer and, using a cheap inch to inch and a half paint brush, brushh the killer on the fresh cut stump. I use that on wax myrtle, popcorn, oak, you name it – it works. If the stumps are too close to recut deadwood with a chainsaw just drill a few holes and pour some in. If hou have suckers you’ll have to cut each one and dab some on each cut but it kills ’em. You can also use the cheaper glyphosate in high concentrations (I got a gallon of 46% I’m going to use) the same way.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              People tend to concentrate on the tree trunk and branches as the main target in killing an unwanted tree, but with most deciduous trees it’s the roots. The roots are the center of life and until you do away them they’ll try to come back time and time again. Hmmmmm…seems there might be a message there…

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              • shiloh1973 says:

                As far as the roots go. You can try a dicamba/24D mix(WeedB Gone). Mix a little heavy and hit it well within the drip line. For suckers, they actually make a product called Sucker Stop. Works pretty good.
                https://www.amazon.com/Sucker-Stopper-RTU-16FL-OZ/dp/B001002BTW

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Just about anything that kills plants will kill stumps. I wouldn’t soend extra just because it is labeled for suckers, they arecthe same as the parent tree and what you used on it will work on the suckers.
                  I generally buy bulk/concentrated at my farm supply or on-line. It’s cheaper than buying the already diluted name brand stuff at the big bix garden supply. If correctly stored the concentrate lasts for a while. When diluting herbicide be aware that the pH and hardness of the water you mix it in has a major effect on how effective the diluted product will be. For small batches (5 gallons or less) I use distilled water as it doesn’t compromise the ability of the herbicide to kill weeds and I end up using less.

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                  • shiloh1973 says:

                    I sprayed weeds professionally for many years. To buy the ag grade stuff in Washington you need a license. Sucker Stop kills just the suckers and not the host plant. Personally
                    , I only use Ag grade herbicides and have for 30 years. The important thing to remember is to rotate the herbicide you use every few years so the weeds to develop tolerance. Using the same product year after year will make them resistant. I only mentioned weed b gone because anyone can purchase it.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Ran outta space. Wash State explains it, I have my ‘restricted’ licence but after my initial herbicide spray on ground I’ve cleared I use heavy overseeding with desirables and mowing. Takes a bit longer to get what I want but I don’t have those herbicide related issues to deal with. I also get the creeps as I sprayed and worked in heavily Ranch Hand worked-over areas and my father was with Ranch Hand. Tends to keep mebon the herbicide-light side.
                    I’ve found that stumps painted with the concentrated herbicides don’t do much else but die and the half-lives of the ‘cides tick off as the stumps, mostly hardwoods, slowly rot. I just need the stumps at a level where my mower blades don’t come into contact with them, nature can otherwise take its course.

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          • Howie says:

            Salt them. I use table salt on places I want no ground cover.

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  3. Howie says:

    Watching Matthew, Florida now in the cone. Watching this cold front. If it weakens and stalls he may sneak under it. The models predict a sharp turn to north on Sunday. If he travels further West before the turn all hell is going to hit florida. A Cat 4 or 5 on Wed. BOLO.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl#contents

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Posted to late for most to have a read.
    So, thought would repost, as it is very
    informative of Hillary’s untouchableness.

    Who will watch the watchers?

    Why no Indictment of Hillary…

    FBI Director Comey Took Millions from
    Clinton Foundation Defense Contractor.

    http://freedomoutpost.com/fbi-director-comey-took-millions-from-clinton-foundation-defense-contractor/

    http://truthuncensored.net/fbi-director-received-millions-from-clinton-foundation-his-brothers-law-firm-does-clintons-taxes/

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    • Howie says:

      They would have to arrest Obama too is why. He sent email to it. She sent email to him. That is why they wanted to erase the to and from’s. Anything to and from Potus had to be scrubbed.

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    • oldiadguy says:

      ImpeachEmAll

      I wished you had not posted these two links. These articles are attempts to destroy a person by innuendo. Nothing more. I have been pointing this out now for several weeks over at the CTH but to no avail. That is the reason I’m taking an indefinite break from the Last Refuge. I hope that I won’t have to leave this site as well.

      Take care

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        So, did you listen to the video around 7:58 plus?

        Apparently not.

        Why not?

        You would request similarly about it,
        I wished you had not posted these two links.

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        • ImpeachEmAll says:

          Perhaps it would help
          to better understand
          your point if you listed
          what you describe as
          attempts to destroy
          a person by innuendo

          Was there not a receipt
          of 6 million in one year?
          Have a listen around 9:58

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        • oldiadguy says:

          Did I listen to the Savage link, no. I don’t have an hour and forty minutes to spend listening to Savage. His voice gets on my nerves. Also, I’m tired of hearing the same thing over and over.

          I went over and started at the 7:58 mark as you suggested and listened for a few minutes. It was as I thought.

          “You would request similarly about it,
          I wished you had not posted these two links.”

          I’m sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about here.

          Take care

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          • ImpeachEmAll says:

            Might be wrong; but perhaps
            you would have responded,
            I wished you had not posted.
            the video, also, as it is one more
            attempt to destroy a person
            by innuendo.

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Golden Years using a computer…

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Their Cell phone…

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      • ImpeachEmAll says:

        still learning (never too old…)

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I got a new phone that I am really excited about. It is a Jitterbug and is a flip phone with large buttons, and large numbers and letters showing up on the screen. It is not a touch phone, which is what I have had for two years and never warmed up to.
        https://www.amazon.com/Jitterbug-Flip-Easy–Phone-Seniors/dp/B01DRV2BBY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475330952&sr=8-1&keywords=jitterbug+phones+for+seniors

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Build your own. I made a couple about 10 years ago.

          https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/51

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          • stella says:

            When my mother died (in 1997) they still didn’t have touch-tone service where she lived (in the Thumb in Michigan), so even the button phones would pulse dial, as well as computer modems (strange sounding).

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            • nyetneetot says:

              Weren’t we talking about pulse vs. tone dial for modems last year, or am I remembering something for work?

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            • nyetneetot says:

              AT : This prefix begins all but two commands you issue to the modem locally, and tells the modem ATtention! commands to follow.

              D Dial. Use the D command to dial a telephone number from the command line. The format of the command is as follows:
              ATD [string]
              The string parameter can contain up to 45 characters, the phone number and dial modifiers. The dial modifiers instruct a modem how to place the call. Do not use any added characters, such as parentheses or hyphens in the phone number.
              +++ — Escape Character Sequence. After you have connected to another modem, you may need to return to command mode to adjust the modem configuration, or, more commonly, to hang up. To do this, leave your keyboard idle (press no keys) for at least one second, and then press the plus sign (+) three times. This is one of the two commands that do not use the AT prefix, or a carriage return to enter. After a moment, the modem will respond with OK indicating you have been returned to command mode.

              P : Pulse dialing. Also known as rotary dialing, this dial modifier follows the D command and precedes the telephone number to tell the modem to dial the number using pulse service. For example, to dial the number 123-4567 on a pulse phone line, type “ATDP 1234567”.

              T : Tone dialing. This modifier selects the tone method of dialing using DTMF tones. Note: Tone and pulse dialing can also be combined in a dial command line when both dialing methods are required. For example, to dial the number 123-4567 on a touch-tone phone line, type “ATDT 1234567”.

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  6. lovely says:

    Beautiful picture Stella! I hope your Stella enjoys the fall air and that her shots go smoothly.

    Have a wonderful day Stella folks! ❤️

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  7. stella says:

    The push is on to defend Hillary against Trump’s reminders about Bill’s past, and her attempts to cover it up. This is just one of a few good articles about Hillary’s involvement, which was very direct and pretty well documented:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/hillary-and-the-rodeo-queens/article/2004640

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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! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| ( and Czarina 🙂 🍸 )
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (2008 Château Haut Brion)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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. Thanks for that, No-man! I needed a good breakie to “cool off” for a few minutes. I KNEW I could come here and find some SANITY.

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Well. This is encouraging……. Mornin’ all.

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  11. nyetneetot says:

    Apple customer not happy with customer service in Apple store:

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    • nyetneetot says:

      I’m going to guess it’s connected to the anarchist/socialist revolution crap.

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    • lovely says:

      Not looking I have a clown phobia.

      Liked by 2 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Started sonetime back with some clown who dressed up like a clown and allegedly tried to lure kids into the woods in a suburban neighborhood. Now it seems to have become, thanks to social media, a prank. There are posts all over the internet of people in creepy clown masks pulling pranks in stores, banks, you name it. Louisiana had a redux of the ‘creepy clown with a knife trying to lure kids into the woods’ prank. Father in the neighborhood was interviewed and gave the soeech I would, to the effect that they aren’t going to wait fir the rather ineffective policevto respobd and search for the clowns, parents are carrying defensive tools and will deal with this clown themselves. It’ll stop after one or two of these clowns gets hurt.

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  12. Howie says:

    Krazy Kane…I have never seen anything like this it is going around in a circle…amazing…

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  13. amwick says:

    AP just reported that the boy shot in Townville, SC has died. Prayers for his family. This is so very sad, we will be traveling through there tomorrow.

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  14. texan59 says:

    It’s 5:00 somewhere! 😆

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  15. texan59 says:

    I don’t care who ya are. This is funny. Slick holds up teh Won on AF1. 😆 😆

    Liked by 5 people

  16. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Thought it would be a good idea to repost
    Howie’s Hurricane post from yesterday.
    This storm looks to be one that will only
    get more ugly with time – much damage.

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