General Discussion, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today’s vacation state is Wyoming. So many interesting and beautiful things to see there, including Yellowstone National Park, Devil’s Tower and Grand Teton National Park.

 

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124 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    Don’t know anything about this guy, really…I just like his videos….

    Good morning from Wyoming!
    BackRoad Biker Adventures

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    • Lucille says:

      From July 24th….

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    • Sharon says:

      I started watching this linked one and was hooked. I looked at his site and have subscribed. I think that’s the only site in the entire internetz that I’m subscribed to. I don’t know how else not to lose track of it.

      My 52 two year old son who lives south of Denver is an open road biker with a fine Harley. He’s actually president of the group he’s with. He’s the only fer real biker I know in my life but this guys talks like him, enjoys the open road like him.

      I’ve forwarded the link(s) to him. I think he will enjoy it. He doesn’t get to Sturgis every year and will not be getting there this year so he might enjoy riding along with this guy.

      A slice of real life.

      I was in Sturgis during the rally one year. Unintentionally. I was driving from MN to Denver to our son’s and decided to take the scenic route, which took me through Sturgis. In spite of the timing and my arriving late evening, I was able to get a good motel room – and before I left the town (it wasn’t Sturgis – it was a nearby town on one of the state highways that linked me down into Colorado) the next morning, I stood there and tried to soak up that Harley hum that filled the air, like distant thunder. Oh, my. I have always been glad I stumbled into that context as I would surely never have done it deliberately!

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      • Sharon says:

        Even though the town I stayed in wasn’t Sturgis itself, the surrounded towns are all filled-to-the-brim during the Rally with Sturgis attendees. I was a little concerned, being there as a lone female, of course – but every single biker-bunch I encountered (including those I rode the elevators with) were completely courteous and considerate.

        I know that is the persona that Jon’s group requires of its members, all ex-Marines (even though I know there is no such thing). If any of them act like jerks in relating to other people, whether other biker groups or the general public or LEOs, let’s just say – they are dealt with.

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        • michellc says:

          One weekend when we were traveling to race we stopped at a truck stop to get diesel and the parking lot was full of bikers. They all had Bandidos vests except for a few with training vests on or at least that was the patch on them. Two of them with in training patches left their bikes at the gas pump after finishing pumping. One of the other guys came over and you could tell he was angry, he pointed at the bikes, pointed at them and then pointed out to where the rest of the bikes were parked. They almost ran back to their bikes and moved them and then came back and apologized to the gentleman who had been waiting in line behind them.
          I ran in to go the bathroom and as I was coming out, one of the older guys yelled at the guy nearest the door and then another one apologized that he didn’t act like a gentleman.

          So they may be an outlaw gang, but they run a tight ship.

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          • Sharon says:

            Yeah – the Bandidos are what they are – and my son has described the very careful outlines of how other biker groups relate/or don’t relate to them, keeping some clearance.

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            • michellc says:

              I always talk to the bikers, because they’re always nice. They recently had a fundraiser for a young man’s family who passed away after a motorcycle accident, leaving behind his wife and a toddler and new baby. All different clubs participated in it and I didn’t see one who was not nice and respectful. Some didn’t like them all taking over the small town and thought they were going to be smoking pot and shooting guns in the road. I think many of them came away that they’re not drug addicts and axe murderers.

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              • Sharon says:

                The club my son works with has a fundraising ride every year where the funds are designated for some family with cancer that they have become aware of – not necessarily a family that has any direct connection with the bikers. It’s often a child – and on that day, if the child is able to be present, they are present, they get motorcycle rides, they are celebrated and hugged.

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                • michellc says:

                  I see them doing that as well. This young man wasn’t involved with any club, but was a neighbor to one of the bikers. They came from all over the country.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) I was just asked if the US government knew that the 9/11 attacks were going to happen. No. But Rick Rescorla did.
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1023470665960026113.html

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’ve put Rick up I believe here and definately next door a number of times. There was a number of us who believed that the first WTC attack was a failed mission that was to beresumed and when the Bohinka plot was foiled. One of the top plotters in Bohinka told investigators about a Ramzi Yousef cell in the US that planned on crashing airliners into US buildings in the DC area and later evidence showed buildings in other US cities including NYC were also targeted.
      The FBI received this intel in January 1995, fewer than 2 years after the first WTC attack (had someone at the CTH a few years back say to me “What 1st WTC attack?”) by Ramzi Yousef. It was all over the Fed intel lines too, the FACT that the guy who was responsible for the 1st WTC attack was working with a Philippine al Qaeda cell that included OBL’s brother-in-law that was working on flying planes into buildings in NYC and DC, some six years before it happened on 911, was known. The US government had six years to stop the plot.
      If you go back to the official Federal blathering on the 1st attack you’ll see that the Bureau had eyes-on the mosque the attack originated from and an inside guy but, excuse the pun, they blew it. They had the information and Rescoria, having an MI background, had worked it out too. He’d warned his employers and when they ignored his warnings he started practice evacuation drills. Morgan Stanley ignored his warnings and the FBI basically ignored the intel they had, this was no sur prise it was a massive bureaucratic failure. Rick saved a lot of people but had the right people charged with public safety have done their jobs there’d have been a lot fewer deaths.

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  3. 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’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
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    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™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
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    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
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    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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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  5. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, July 31st:
    Β· Sign H.R. 2353, the β€œStrengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” into law
    Β· Lunch with the Vice President and the Secretary of State
    Β· Travel to Tampa, FL
    Β· Remarks on workforce development and ceremonial signing of H.R. 2353
    Β· Make America Great Again Rally
    Β· Travel to Washington, D.C.

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  6. czarina33 says:

    Today is the last day of national picnic month. But I give you pemission to have one next month if you can’t get to it today!

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  7. michellc says:

    This stuff gets so old! Trump has done more for conservatism and our country than all of their darling ‘conservative’ Presidents and congresscritters. If he didn’t have to fight their darling conservatives every step of the way he would have already done even more.

    https://www.stridentconservative.com/walking-the-lonely-conservative-road-in-the-age-of-trump/

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I think the good thing about this ongoing fight is it’s brought the rteasonous Rats out of the underbrush for all to see. The eight years of Obama trying to unbdermine the country and Constitution shaped the fight between traitorous Left and the American right and this is bringing it to a deeper clarity. There’s a large middle ground that’s going to have to choose, get run over or pick a side.
      The Rats have tried to import masses of non-Americans in hopes their lack of knowledge and appreciation of Ameica, democracy and our base valuyes. Thdey’re promiosed a free ride at the expense of working Americans, the Rats want us to pay for our own destruction.
      Let’s pray that Trump gets a second term as that should give the Americans in Congress the chance to rip the scab off of this long festering Leftist carbuncle on the body American.

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      • michellc says:

        The lady who shared the article to a Oklahoma Conservative group is one of those Cruz supporters who still can’t get over it. She’s as bad as the rats thinking Mueller is going to lead Trump out of the WH in cuffs any day now.

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        • Menagerie says:

          Some of those Cruz supporters are really whacked. He seemed to attrack the white religious nuts out of the selection of voters. And just like blacks who refuse to admit Obama had any faults, they are the same way about Cruz.

          In all fairness I have to say I think there are plenty of President Trump’s supporters who act the same way. Over at the tree to even ponder whether or not one insignificant action of President Trump is right or wrong is to risk being hounded by a dozen people screaming troll in their online voice.

          Lots of people on the right are really screwed up too. Today’s world seems like it is all or nothing. People seem to expect you to never deviate from the ideology or you are their enemy. Such thinking, even when I am mostly in agreement with them, gets my back up.

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          • michellc says:

            I agree, Cruz supporters were worse than liberals. I’ve had liberals not be as rude and vulgar as some of them were to me. Some still don’t speak to me today.
            Some Trump supporters are just as bad, I never expected to agree with Trump on everything, heck I don’t think there is a person alive I agree with all the time. Yet, a few things he’s said and if I dare breathe I don’t agree or don’t like it, it’s like I just told them their baby is ugly. lol

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          • tessa50 says:

            I supported Cruz and still do, but he didn’t win the nomination. Nothing to get over and yes, the nuts are on both sides. Hard to have conversations with people that hold a very narrow view. ( I don’t mean that to be directed at you menage) Like you said, they are on both sides.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We’re getting set up for a head-to-head. I keep on thinking of those billion rounds of ammo DHS ordered for stocking.

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          • michellc says:

            I saw a Meme today: We should be telling the government what kind of guns they can have, not the government telling us what kind of guns we can have.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yeah, seems we sorta did that in the Constitution but times change.
              News and city have taken the latest black-on-black mass shooting to bury the story about the two NOPD officers fired and charged with assault after they beat the hell out of a Latino US vet for wearing a como t-shirt in a bar. Phew, nothing like a murder to take the spotlight off of NOPD’s crimes.

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          • tessa50 says:

            I had forgotten all about that.

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      • Menagerie says:

        There are two Hispanic bakeries I pass a lot. Like just about every other food business I see that has it’s name and signs up in Spanish you can sure read the one that says Food Stamps Welcome.

        I would be willing to bet the vast majority of those who speak Spanish as their native tongue and get food stamps are citizens.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Illegals have been given a fasttrack to ‘food stamps’and other safety net items. I don’t think we can get real numbers on the citizens versus illegals as it’s not in the enablers; best interests to do so. Under Obama the gates were opened for illegals and the POtuS team members signed them up for gift bags.
          I think you’d have to go area by area as you have different Latino groups predominating in different areas but again, I’m not betting on anyone getting an accurate count.

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  8. Morning everyone πŸ™‚
    Beautiful, amazing pictures today! I would love to be there.

    Today’s painting is Girl with Seashell at Beach by the famous painter Jessie Wilcox Smith:

    These may not be seashells, but the pretty pink look of flowers of the next two creatures seemed to go with the painting. The first of these 3 Blaschka’s is Bougainvillia fruiticosa, so I’m guessing I’m not the only one that thinks it looks like flowers!

    This Tubularia indivisa broken Oaten Pipe Hydroid also looks like beatiful flowers – wasn’t there a Dr. Seuss illustration like this?

    This last Blaschka sea creature, the Melibe australis – Southern Melibe, really does look like it came from a Dr. Seuss book, and not reality, but it is real!

    Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  9. Lucille says:

    30 images of Wyoming we can’t stop looking at
    https://matadornetwork.com/trips/30-images-wyoming-cant-stop-looking/

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    • Sharon says:

      On our dry pastureland in NE MT, we had something we called Canadian thistle that looked something like that – thorny, tall, with pink flowers. They were a plague if they got in the edges of the fields and got picked up by the combine during wheat or oats harvest.

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      • stella says:

        Sharon, I have been plagued with Canadian thistle for several years now, and just this year found a weed killer that actually works on it! It takes a couple of weeks to completely kill the plant, but it is the real deal. Called Thistle Down by Monterey Lawn & Garden Products (in case anybody is interested). It’s not cheap, but worth every cent.

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        • michellc says:

          We have this weed that is some kind of mint and it totally takes over and the animals won’t touch it. Finding something that kills it is not easy, we finally found one thing that works, but you have to repeat it every few weeks. We’re slowly getting it killed out, but I think it will be years before we totally eradicate it.

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        • John Denney says:

          My Grandma’s hundred year old cookbook has a section on housekeeping, where it says that to kill an ant colony, pour a bucket of boiling water into the nest and stir well.

          I’m thinking a modern day steam cleaner would work well, too.

          If it works for ants, perhaps it will work for weeds – steam the roots in place!

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      • stella says:

        PS: Canadian thistle originally came from Russia, I read somewhere or other. It’s a nasty weed with roots that go many feet under ground. If you pull them, they become even more vigorous, putting up new shoots that grow like wild fire.

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        • stella says:

          Noxious weed – Canada Thistle

          https://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/thedirt/2013/04/iowas-noxious-weeds-canada-thistle

          Canada thistle has an extensive root system so it is very difficult to get rid of. Each plant has a fibrous taproot along with wide spreading horizontal roots.

          Each small section of root can form a new plant which helps the weed to spread quickly. They can also spread by seed.

          The seeds are small, light brown and tufted for dispersal by the wind. Another reason this thistle is on the list, the seeds remain viable in the soil for over 20 years! That means that the seed can sit in the dirt for several years and wait for the right conditions to grow.

          Canada thistle can grow 2 to 5 feet tall and are split between male and female plants.

          Canada thistle invades natural areas, like prairies, especially if there has been some disturbance to the soil already. Once it is established, it spreads quickly and displaces native plants, growing in circular patches t hat can spread 10 to 12 feet in one season. It has been declared a noxious weed in 43 states and is one of the most tenacious agricultural weeds.

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        • Sharon says:

          Yeah – we had another one (more prevalent) called the Russian thistle, but it was just basically the round tumbleweed type thing that rolled along, once it had dried up. The Canadian thistles were an entirely nasty, different type of animal.

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Wyoming. Home of Walt Longmire, one of the best cowboys ever to step off the page and into television.

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  11. Lucille says:

    Oh, my, a person could spend days here: https://quoteinvestigator.com/about/

    What is the purpose of this website? This website records the investigatory work of Garson O’Toole who diligently seeks the truth about quotations. Who really said what? This question often cannot be answered with complete finality, but approximate solutions can be iteratively improved over time.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Very interesting articles By Katherine J. Wu from SMITHSONIAN.COM

    Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm
    July 26, 2018
    Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tractβ€”and the differences can have consequences for fertility
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dads-pass-more-genetics-their-sperm-180969760/

    How Dad’s Genes Can Prepare Mom for Parenthood
    July 31, 2018
    Even fathers who don’t provide childcare to their offspring have a way of securing their kids’ futuresβ€”by ramping up mom’s hormones
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-dads-genes-can-prepare-mom-parenthood-180969793/

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  13. 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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  14. Yesterday I gave a bike to a kid who had to walk an hour and a half to get home, at midnight. I looked at him, determined I could trust him, and said, “Here, take my bike.” It’s a nice bike, too, like $400.00 out the door, and my favorite mode of transport. He brought it back, like I knew he would, at 12:30 today. I trusted him, and I was right to do so. Now his bossman knows he’s trustworthy.

    On Sunday I “loaned” $60 (I’m poor, see) to a black dude who said he needed to feed his kids. Because of course he said that to a nice, gullible mark like me. I’ll never see that money again, and I know it. This guy now keeps turning up like a bad penny, and is the most deceitful person I’ve ever met. Pseudo-religious jargon comes out of his mouth all the time, about “Blessings” and stuff, all the time. I have discernment, in spades (no pun). The guy is a snake. He came back the next day to retrieve a bike I’d been storing for him in landlord’s shed, telling me he needs to sell it to the bike store in order to, naturally, feed his kids, and said it was worth $1200.00. Bull crap. Liar. Later that day, he comes back on a nice motorized scooter. I looked at it and him, like “WTF?”. He said he got it online, and from California, one week shipment. He’s lying, and I can tell. He obtained it somehow, but he told me he paid $1100 for it. Why is he “borrowing” money from me and everyone else if he can afford to buy that thing? He was literally pounding his chest like a proud gorilla (no racism intended), because he had this nice-a** scooter. With no tags. I’m not a mark. Then he tried to ask me for ten bucks so he could put gas in it. I told him, “I have nothing, dude. I’m in between jobs. You think because I’m a white guy I’m rich?” Tonight he was rolling up in my back alley, on that tagless scooter, looking for a half a BLUNT he thinks he lost in my alley. Really? Tell me he bought that scooter with his money. It’s been a very strange week. I hope whoever’s scooter that really is gets it back.

    Tonight I gave my favorite raincoat to a girl who works next door at a clothing shop. She was very grateful, as she has a two-mile ride on her bike, and I know I’ll get that raincoat back tomorrow.

    It’s been a strange week. I bet this mofo shows up tonight.

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    • I told that girl, when I gave her the raincoat, that there may be some weed in the pockets, and that I didn’t check. She said, “There won’t be in the morning.”

      LOL

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    • I’m actually hoping he shows up tonight.

      I’ve never knocked anyone out before. That would be sweet.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Wooly, your big generous heart brings me to tears. And, I am glad you have that one guy figured out.

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      • Thank you, ausmom. It was a $60 lesson. Just call it tuition for needed education.

        He didn’t show up last night. Maybe because I texted him:

        I’m not someone to be preached at. I’m not a Mark, either. And nobody on this block, let alone this city, trusts you. Go find Marks elsewhere. And though I once, for a minute, considered you my brother, you’re not. I’m no mark. Don’t come back.

        I told former bossman yesterday, “When you get a new prospective hire? Send him over to me, to hang out for three days. That’ll be the interview, and I’ll tell you if the person is trustworthy or not.” I trusted him on day one. By day three, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with him. They always show themselves, over time. “Lets drink a few beers!” By day three I will see through you.

        I do have a big, generous heart, because I’ve been given so much. I’m also gullible.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I disagree with you. I think some people are gullible. I think you have such a generous spirit you are willing to allow someone the opportunity to be trusted. This jerk failed.

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  15. Lucille says:

    Absaroka Ridge near Cody, Wyoming – Partial moon eclipse, June 6, 2012

    Photo Credit & Copyright: Mack H. Frost

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