General Discussion, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Great photo, stella.

    God bless all those who serve.

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    Amazing photo. I didn’t get this article until after work tonight (via Ace), but it’s an old one and brings back memories of 2004, when war was actually protest-worthy to the Left.

    https://www.steynonline.com/6368/happy-memorial-day

    I wonder how Lynndie England is doing these days, after she took over three hundred different staged photos in a few hours, in one tiny event where nobody was even actually tortured, and sent them all to the NYT? She and her buddy requested this MOS. And the newspapers ran one new photo every day, of this tiny, staged event, for almost an entire year, above the fold.

    Every year, on Memorial Day, we should also, in addition to decorating graves, be burning giant bonfires with the big newspapers.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    OK, Memorial Day’s over, the government can go back to treating vets/serving like crap again until November.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      So true, so true……..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Life imitating sarcasm: needed to call the military personnel service office on an item involving my disability pay. Now this is an office which specifically handles this matter so the question should have been easy to answer. After a one hour and ten minute wait on hold I got my answer…call another office from a different branch of the military.
      New branch called, only a ten minute wait (workers obviously ended discussions of what I did over the three-dater’ early) they took my question, fielded it (remember, this is what thry are specifically tasked to do) and came to the conclusion that they don’t know. I should send everything I have, even though it makes no sense, and if they need more they’ll let me know.
      So, the workers solely tasked to manage this one small portion of the disability program have no knowledge of the specific law covering this case (not a rare case either) and no idea of what paperwork’s required.

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      • An hour and ten minutes!?! D: czar, I would have blown a gasket. And then to not get any answers either. I’m sorry.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          actually it ain’t that unusual when contacting VA or DoD activities that deal with VA related issues. It’s the first day back after a 3-dayer so you can expect a lot of the people who didn’t extend it into a 4-dayer by taking off Friday took off Tuesday. Then you have the back-at-work-after-a-3-dayer malaise. That probably added about 30 minutes to what would normally be about a 40 minute wait.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Actually crying not liking .

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  4. Wooly Phlox says:

    …and now, for something completely different. — John Cleese

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Watch it in full-screen if you can. So good. I know it’s a marketing tool, but I have no reason to believe that it’s fakery, but just people who like to practice trick shots.

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      • patternpuzzler says:

        These guys have some serious talent!! This is one of those videos I can watch over and over (on days I have no life) and enjoy it every time I watch it – with a grin on my face. You’re right, Wooly, it just isn’t the same when not in full screen.

        Not a thing on there looks like any fakery to me either, Wooly. Video of the Month for May, says my vote. Thanks.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Check their whole channel. It’s what they do. Bowling, pool, ping-pong. So many videos. Imagine how many takes for each shot? These folks are dedicated.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            Oh, trust me, I definitely subscribed! Looking forward to checking them out when, again, I find a lull.

            I suspect body memory and mindset have allowed them to subconsciously come up with some kind of fast measurements of weight, distance, angle, etc. to build a mental referential library. Makes me wonder if any of them are engineers!

            Somehow, I suspect there aren’t so many retakes for shots as it might seem at first glance. I’m sure they don’t do it right every time, but my money’s on a darn good skillset.

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          • lovely says:

            I saw something like this on a show, can’t remember the name of it and it may have even been one of these fellow who was the subject, but it takes one or two days of constant shooting, hundreds if not thousands of tries sometimes. Dedication and a nice payout.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      It reminds me of this guy. Saw him on a BBC VHS more than twenty five years ago, and just remembered the dude’s name. Michael Moschen.

      If you look up Dude Perfect as a YouTube channel, yep, that’s what they specialize in, trick shots.

      This is Moschen at a TED Talk, very low quality, but what skill in this guy.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Allow me to introduce one of the families you hear so much about in NOLA news, just imagine the Thanksgiving Day sit-down at their digs…

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/05/terrance_augustine_new_orleans.html

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      (Sorry, Stella!)

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Jewels in the Crown that is new Orleans, this family.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      …jus… answering Czar honestly. Very honestly.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. It lampoons the culture which created Trayvon and Mike Brown, and has such pointed messages in it that the Wayans Brothers actually look through the “fourth wall” and say “Message!!” while grinning.

        I know quite a few blacks that have been profoundly influenced by this movie. It doesn’t celebrate black culture as much as it destroys it.

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    • lovely says:

      They remembered few details about Augustine, yet were not surprised he met a violent death.

      Survived by his unborn son (or as the Left likes to call him a mass of cells). May the unborn son escape the legacy of his family and father.

      The comments section is quite something.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And this is just one of ’em.

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  6. patternpuzzler says:

    Here’s our History tidbit listing for today. Hope you find something that rings your bell!

    The Day is May 30:

    1431 Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

    1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
    1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes first daily newspaper in US
    1806 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.

    1821 James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
    1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
    1848 Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million

    1858 Hudson’s Bay Company’s rights to Vancouver Island revoked
    1868 ‘Decoration Day’, later called Memorial Day, first observed in Northern US states
    1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden
    1883 Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12
    1890 First Dodger home run (Dave Foutz)
    1896 First car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
    1908 First federal workmen’s compensation law approved
    1908 Aldrich-Vreeland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System [passed in response to the Panic of 1907 and established the National Monetary Commission, which recommended the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. ]

    1908 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized
    1909 National Conference on the Negro is held
    1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua [see: https://infogalactic.com/info/United_States_occupation_of_Nicaragua ]

    1917 Jazz standard “Dark Town Strutters Ball” by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded
    1922 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000

    1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
    1937 Memorial Day Massacre – Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
    1941 First anti-semitic measures in Serbia
    1946 United Flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
    1948 A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless. [Interesting story; Vanport was hastily constructed public housing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanport,_Oregon ]

    1953 First major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
    1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
    1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
    1959 World’s first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England
    1964 Beatles 1961 record of “Cry for a Shadow” is #1 in Australia
    1964 The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” single goes #1 in the United States*
    1965 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
    1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
    1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
    1967 Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
    1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album “Beatles”
    1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drank LSD-laced apple juice
    1971 US Mariner 9 first satellite to orbit Mars launched
    1975 Wings release “Venus & Mars” album
    1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
    1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable

    1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson
    2012 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey, and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre

    2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt’s presidential election

    Bonus Video: The Beatles “Love Love Me Do” – with all their freshly scrubbed young faces:

    PS. I still have my copy of “Meet the Beatles” and the signature of an adolescent me all over it!

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  7. 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’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “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! (aka “doodahdaze”) 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™‚ 🍸 (Baileys 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’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    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™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    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™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  8. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    The people comparing the Republican health plan to what Obamacare said it was going to do are like if passengers on Titanic lifeboats complained that the menu on the Carpathia the next day wasn’t going to be as good as what they had been promised on the Titanic.

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  9. kinthenorthwest says:

    This is happening more and more in middle and high schools. Often the teacher is blamed no matter what the circumstances.
    Next time you wonder why there is a shortage of teachers, think about this. This is exactly why so many teachers are retiring as early as they can or going to other jobs.
    Many subs will NOT sub in Middle or High Schools.
    What is really interesting is that if minimum wage is upped in some states, beginning teacher salaries after 5-6 years of college will be less than burger flippers. Heck in some states substitutes who need at least a BA or BS don’t earn $15 an hour and put up with more crap than regular teachers do.(I am a sub and was a teacher).

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    • Disgusting. Sadly, the parents will side with the kid against the student most likely.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Here is the article that goes with it. Sorry I should have included it with the video.

        http://www.voxtribune.com/watch-brat-demands-grade-changed-f-passing-happens-next-sick/

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        • Someone is very near him recording the whole episode. I’m surprised that person didn’t get assaulted as well.

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            I have a feeling until it appeared on social media the boy didn’t realize. If you notice according to the article the boy deleted all his social media sites.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          IMO that kid should be expelled from school. Any child who acts like that does not deserve to be in public school. But, then, I think I have said that before.

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          • There are so many kids exactly like him in the schools. When I was in school they just took you in the hall and paddled your butt. It was quite effective, even on the really big high school boys. I’m sure the same is true for most of the bloggers here.

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            Sadly I’ve had them and nothing is done. That is why I no longer do High Schools and some middle schools.

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          • patternpuzzler says:

            From the article: “Let’s hope the school β€” and the boy’s parents β€” do the right thing and give the boy some much-needed discipline.”

            This kid is way past discipline, and I am going to throw something out there. This is NOT to absolve this Yapp kid, butI suspect his dad modeled that behavior. That he’s a dojo doesn’t mean he’s a good dojo. This kid might just be passing on the behavior he’s learned is acceptable, now that he’s got the muscles and the DI scream. His bullying tactics are refined and he’s very, dangerously, aggressive.

            His behavior isn’t likely to be the one-off of good parenting. I wish the parents would be held accountable when their offspring do such things.

            Unfortunately, we all know responsibility and accountability are meaningless terms to a generation of parents, as well as our current generation of youth. The world is going to get extremely ugly in the not-to-distant future.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Not quite as bad as a few years back when thugs would shoot teachers or other students for totally stupid reasons.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        That hasn’t really stopped either. Since many schools in the bad areas have metal detectors and full-time law enforcement(not talking rent a cop) it has slowed down.

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  10. Wooly Phlox says:

    πŸ˜€

    Just bought this, and rode out the door with it:

    Early birthday present from the folks. I’m happy.

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  11. The Tundra PA says:

    I’m a bit late this week getting around to Clarice’s Sunday piece. It is excellent. I haven’t seen it linked here (though might have missed it). In case anyone else hasn’t seen it yet:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/democrats_and_islamists_share_the_edge_of_the_cliff.html

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  12. stella says:

    Latest FB post by Lake Superior Photo – ramps and morels:

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      Oh man I miss morels. They have them over towards the coast, but pros go out to hunt them and they are NOT friendly. They all carry guns and defend their hunting grounds. When I was a kid, I was the best finder of morels in the family.

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      • stella says:

        So delicious.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sounds like a morel quandary. Got a small suitable space? Try growing your own.
        http://www.gmushrooms.com/morel/

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        • shiloh1973 says:

          Thanks for the link. May have to try that. Finding the right shady spot on my 7 acres could prove interesting. All sagebrush and rocks.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Got a spot in the garage? I’ e seen folks do mushrooms in a wheelbarrow where they can move ’em around. Wonder how they’d grow on a mesquite base?

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            • shiloh1973 says:

              Think I found a spot under the front porch. Pretty much all shade. Just have to get the right soil mixture together. I live alone and don’t generate a lot of compost material. I will talk to my best neighbors, family of three, and ask them to kep their scraps.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                The clearance and big-box stores have cheap plastic storage bins that work great, just keep ’em out of direct sunlight. The lids work great for controlling moisture.
                The crap that passes for potting soil these days works great as they under-compost it – and leave lots of wood chips on it, lots like gorest floor. You can find out what dining amenities your particular mushroom likes and amend the soil accordingly. Remember, these things live alone in the woods, don’t overdo the growing, they do great on their own.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Oh, man. If Nyet gave us just that, and only that, for breakfast, I’d be satisfied.

      Shiloh, are you short? I’m terrible at finding them, even as a kid I was, but I’m pretty tall. My uncle was much shorter than me, and he claimed that was why he could spot them easier.

      Those are the white morels — less flavorful, but much bigger than the blacks, and a longer, later season.

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  13. jeans2nd says:

    For the musical ppl – new piano composition challenge.

    “A team of particle physicists…want to turn data generated by the Large Hadron Collider…into piano music…using a subjective interpretation to render the information aestically, rather than merely scientifically.”
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/could-particles-and-pianos-combine-to-provide-greater-understanding-of-the-laws-of-physics

    Why not? Go for it.

    Driving the backroads to Cleve today, loooong LNG trains are rolling again. Fields as yet unplowed, odd. Coming home, coal cars w/a few LNG tankers mixed in. Things are looking up.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Fascinating. Reminds me of mushrooms.

      Specifically John Cage, a former atheist who had to change his tune (heh) after he attempted to create truly random, indeterminate music, and then became one of the world’s foremost amateur mycologists. He noted that if he had applied the same techniques to mushroom hunting, he’d have died within a month of starting.

      https://infogalactic.com/info/John_Cage

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    • czarowniczy says:

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        That was fascinating.

        Not surprising that the bigger, less dense stars produce a low-freq chaotic waveform, and the smaller, more dense stars a high-pitch, tightly-controlled waveform. Like piano strings, or guitar strings. Or kittens vs. alpha lions, for that matter.

        None of this is an accident. If it was all truly random, there would be no beauty, and everything would look like static on an old television, and sound like it too. Just like John Cage’s indeterminate “music” experiments, it would be ugly and nonsensical.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          The more you see how the universe, from subatomic to the universe itself, operates and how it’s all connected you can’t say it’s all accidental with a straight face.

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        • patternpuzzler says:

          Mathematics certainly plays its part. I’ve always been a big fan of the Fibonacci Sequence. The number of things Fibonacci underpins just boggles the mind. Nautilus shells, the geometric unwinding of embedded sunflower seeds, the Golden Mean.

          I’ve felt sorry for some people when I’ve tried to explain the Fi sequence and its significance. I may be doing it badly, but they never seem to get the bottom line, which is… God.

          It can only be God’s work. It’s a little new-agey, but this “Sacred Geometry” is the site I’ve come up with that gets to the Creation part and avoids math overload. It’s truly incredible, this Fibonacci Sequence. http://www.spiraloflight.com/ls_sacred.html

          This one is for the mathematically inclined: https://math.temple.edu/~reich/Fib/fibo.html

          Wooly, I believe what you are speaking of in terms of music – the mathematical relationships between everything and everything else – everything is energy, soundwaves have a shape and they are either resonant or dissonant. Without the right mathematical formulas, music is ugly and nonsensical. So are a lot of other things.

          Order vs. Chaos.

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Help. My computer is making a beep-boop (sort of) sound. I thought it was something I am doing, but it isn’t. I remember a long time ago there was a sound that I didn’t recognize and it was AIM or something. But, I don’t have AIM.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      From your speakers, or coming from within the case itself, like the beep when you turn it on?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2476777/constantly-playing-usb-device-connected-disconnected-sound.html

      This program is recommended in the thread:

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

      I’ve been having the same problem for the last week or so, and I’ve been wondering why. I have an external USB wireless adapter with antennas on it, and I only ever get the “disconnect” sound “Beep-boop”, and never the “connect” sound “boop-Beep”. Seems to happen at random times.

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      • stella says:

        Same thing with my wireless (bluetooth) speaker.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Thx Wooly, but I don’t know what to do with that. I contacted the Geek Squad and was told to turn off the things in the thought bubble at the bottom right of this screen. Only problem is, I don’t know what those things are, so I am afraid to turn them off. Sometimes things quit working and I don’t know how to make them work again. 😦

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          A while back I changed something and now have to sign in each morning to wordpress and go through all the extra sign in stuff at my bank.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Me, neither, but it looks like it monitors USB connections and disconnects, so I think you could use it to figure out what device was just disconnected (or caused that sound) at 4:16 PM today, for instance. That would at least narrow down which device is randomly disconnecting.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Oh! Okay.

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            • Wooly Phlox says:

              Or, conversely, it could be Russian, NK, or Deep State hackers.

              πŸ˜€

              But I just chin up, carry on, and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, just to be sure.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                The Geek Squad did some work just before this started, so I figured it was probably a switch that got turned on that wasn’t on before. πŸ™„

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                • Wooly Phlox says:

                  Has it occurred to you that our own jeans2nd IS the geek squad in one person?

                  I’m just trying to help by doing Google searches, like I do when these things happen. When my friends say “Help.” I try, to the best of my ability.

                  I’ll be prepping and doing dish again on Thursday.

                  C’mon, Jeans. These are your friends. Help a sista out!

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                The Russians! Of course, it’s the Russians. πŸ™„

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            I understand. I wish there were a key on my keyboard, that, if I depressed it, my PC would tell me exactly why my hard-drive-running light is active and why exactly my hard drive is running like a maniac. Why is it doing that? What is it doing?

            I have no way of knowing.

            Who knows? When my salad guy is over on the line making something on the six-burner, I can turn my head and ask, “Hey. What are you doing?” and get an answer. When my HD light is blinking like a crazy person’s eyes, there is actually no way for me to figure out just what reading, writing, and processing is taking place. I just have to look askance at my PC and say, “Okay, you’re doing something. I hope it’s not something bad.”

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    • lovely says:

      Wish I could be of some help Aus!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Thx. I have a couple of things to try.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Has anyone suggested filling the bath tub with hot water and dropping the computer in?
          I don’t recommend it myself, but I was wondering if anyone else may…..

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            No, no one mentioned that. Thank goodness. It was so late last night and I was so tired and frustrated, I might have done it. 😯

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        • nyetneetot says:

          As a serious response: it may be a USB device not plugged in fully or going to sleep and waking back up. If you are comfortable, you may try turning everything off, unplugging anything and everything, (if it’s a notebook take out the battery) then count to 20 before reversing the process and finally turning the system back on. If it’s still doing it, there is a long process of elimination that could be done, but I’m not sure taking up the daily thread would work for that.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I have to meet a friend later this morning. I will try that when I get back. Funny thing. It hasn’t done it this morning.

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          • stella says:

            That’s why I mentioned my bluetooth wireless speaker. It makes that noise when the laptop goes to sleep.

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            • nyetneetot says:

              Most of the modern notebooks have the Bluetooth hardware tied to the system via the USB bus. I’ve had Bluetooth mice be put to sleep due to a power saving setting in Windows and had to make some policy or regerstry change to get it to stop.

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    Found an article on HuffPo that actually compliments vets and – best sit down here – Gen Flynn. Seems this good stuff was one of the Gen’s ideas.

    “In 2010, Army Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn (yes, that Michael Flynn), then a senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan, wrote a stinging critique of the military’s failure to collect and act on information about the local drivers of violence and insurgent influence. β€œLethal targeting alone will not help U.S. and allied forces win in Afghanistan,” he wrote.

    These guys are going in and doing the “hearts and minds” in terrorist territories, both before and after the troops are there.

    Of course, HuffPo demands more gov $$$, but these guys are finding their cash in Silicon Valley and other places. No wonder Obama fired Gen Flynn.

    Perhaps the good Gen is best off on the outside. My bitcoin is on the vets and the Lord.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/war-on-terror-smart-power-veterans_us_5925a378e4b0ec129d316c5f?section=us_politics

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    Just took this pic, and texted to to my Momma. She texted me back a verse from Psalm 108, I told her to hold my beer. It was quite a sky near sunset.

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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

    My cousin’s orangery in FL. 2015, around Christmas. What a sky.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I see a fluffy white, happy Tucker in those clouds. Looking up and to the right, paws on the ceiling. I took this pic more than two years ago. And yet, there he is.

      πŸ˜€

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  19. Wooly Phlox says:

    I don’t know who these two people are. Cool pic, though.

    πŸ˜‰

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  20. Wooly Phlox says:

    I wish I could have seen the look on Paul’s and Art’s face when they heard this for the first time:

    I bet it was priceless.

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  21. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Ms.WeeWeed flying Air Cap tonight!!!!! Keep the visor down………Armed and Ready!!!!!!!!!!

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