Wednesday, 7 May 2014

07:50 – Barbara is on a day-trip today with her friend Bonnie Richardson. Bonnie got here about 7:00, and they left to drive to Greensboro, where they’ll catch the train to Raleigh. They’ll return sometime this evening.

I’m still filling bottles. This weekend we’ll start making up chemical bags for 90 biology kits and 120 chemistry kits.


36 thoughts on “Wednesday, 7 May 2014”

  1. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

    I guess running for a bus and hitting my head on a thick wooden post wasn’t such a good idea. Blood everywhere and a nice cut that needed stitches. In Flinders Medical Centre now hope to be out Thursday or Friday.

  2. Geez. I’m glad you’re okay, more or less.

    One of the hazards of mass transport that proponents never talk about.

  3. My left eye is okay but the orbit around it has fractures. They might operate or might let nature do it’s thing. Scraped my knees badly too, but at least I can walk, unaided now.

  4. I guess running for a bus and hitting my head on a thick wooden post wasn’t such a good idea.

    Damn, you must have slammed hard. My sympathies about the incident. I suspect they will just let nature take it’s course unless the socket is oddly shaped by the incident.

  5. Wow, sorry to hear it, Greg; that must have smarted! Hope no further damage.

    Mrs. OFD got all excited one day back at our old house and started to charge out of her office and tripped over a phone cable or something, fell, and broke her finger. That hurts like hell; anything with your hands and fingers is really painful. Her finger is still crooked and the wedding ring had to be cut off.

  6. “Yet everything they’re doing, from devaluing the currency to shutting down interbank ‘nostro’ accounts to regulating everyone on the planet, is EXACTLY what you would do if your goal was to destroy your banking system.”

    Exactly. And what we’ve discussed here a few times now. Everything our regime has been doing is seemingly designed to destroy the country and its people.

    Why?

    http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/the-next-shoe-drops-just-2-days-after-the-last-one-14402/

  7. “Texas Rangers are also investigating.”

    The baseball team? They’d do at least as well as the actual “law enforcement” whitewash which is undoubtedly coming up. That 93-year-old must have been a pretty intimidating lethal threat to the officer. One wonders what his response might have been if he’d shown up at this front door and gotten a look at me.

    As I said before, the training nowadays seems to be of two main directives: 1.) All civilians of whatever age, condition, etc. are to be perceived immediately as potential, and probably likely, lethal threats to an officer. 2.) Accordingly, the default setting is for the use of lethal or potentially lethal force via taser or firearm.

    Check out Radley Balko’s recent book on the rise of the robocop militarized police state in the country:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Warrior-Cop-Militarization-Americas/dp/1610392116/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399489932&sr=1-1&keywords=Radley+Balko

  8. Police have become a little trigger happy with tasers. When in doubt… TASE!!!

    OFD: Just a tip… If you go to the top right of the Amazon.com page and click on the word “Share” it will open a pop-up with a MUCH shorter web address for that Amazon product. For example, http://amzn.com/1610392116

  9. Thanks, Chad; I had no idea; thought the url was too long.

    The warmist agitprop specialists will demand Coleman’s head and I wouldn’t be surprised if this regime gets it, one way or another. As with much else, one must ask: cui bono?

    And the NH caper is instructive for two things: 1.) The dad got a little hot under the collar and brought up Unpleasant Facts and so was locked up for supposedly violating the two-minute rule; how many people get locked up in this country every year for that? Bullshit. And 2.) Note the rest of the sheep just sat there and stared straight ahead. If I’d been there I’d demand to be arrested, too. Tie up the department with bullshit arrests. Disorderly my ass. What’s disorderly is assigning garbage like that to kids and there being no review and no recourse, while real literature never sees the light of day anymore. Bastards.

    From the OFD Ethnic Studies Department:

    OFD notes that all pizza joints in central Maffachufetts are owned and run by either Greeks or Albanians. All gas stations in New Jersey are likewise by Iranians. And all IT recruiters who bombard my email and phones weekly if not daily are Indians.

  10. Miles_Teg, please tell us that someone caught your mishap on his phone and has posted it to YouTube already.

  11. Yeah, we wanna see this real bad. We promise to put up vids of us doing similar.

    Too bad they dint have this net stuff back in my day; among the gems are me in two head-on car crashes, neither anywhere near my fault and at pretty good speed, no one hurt in either case but vehicles totaled.

  12. Reading the article about the Texas cop – shot a 93-year-old woman multiple times – the same cop shot and killed someone in 2012. Now, maybe that’s coincidence, but…how many cops are trigger-happy enough to kill two people?

    Of course, there were no direct witnesses to what happened with the elderly lady, just him. So he will undoubtedly be cleared of any wrongdoing…

  13. Thursday 4 pm, been fasting since 8 am, still no op yet. I could eat a horse and chase the rider. Steve, no photos but when I get out I’ll take some photos of the post and blood if it is still there.

  14. Just been moved from my private room to a cattle class room, six or eight beds, sigh.

    Well, better in Adelaide than Harare.

  15. @Miles_Teg: Good luck with the op – doesn’t sound like any fun at all.

    I have also been known to walk into posts. Done it twice. The last time really got my attention: it was a low post in an Austrian train station, meant to keep people from pushing baggage carts up to the train track. I was looking up at the train schedule and didn’t see it. Just at crotch height, and I hit it square on. Didn’t require a hospital stay, though I wasn’t so sure of that for a few minutes…

  16. I’ve never walked into a post, but over the years I have bashed my head on more than a couple of low-hanging signs.

    Which reminds me. I’ve always wondered when doorways were standardized at 6’8″ (2.03 meters). I guess someone decided that no one could possibly be taller than 6’8″, which was actually a pretty reasonable assumption back then, when probably not one in a hundred thousand men was 6’8″ or more.

  17. Heights have definitely changes. When I lived near Boston I visited some of the historic houses preserved from the 18th century. I’m just under 6′ and had to duck through the doorways. The ceiling beams were maybe 6’6″, certainly way too low by today’s standards.

    But it’s odd – in England, the houses from the same period tend to have very high ceilings, 9′ or 10′. Maybe not workers’ quarters, but those of the middle and upper class. Perhaps the colonists, even the wealthy ones, were just too poor to afford the luxury?

  18. Nutrition makes a huge difference. Food rationing in Britain lasted well into the 50’s, and kids, particularly boys, born from around the mid-thirties to the early fifties are noticeably shorter than those born before or after that period.

    And of course there’s Elizabeth Stride, one of the canonical Ripper victims. She was known as “Long Liz”, probably because she towered over other women, who averaged well under 5 feet. She was 5’5″.

  19. Just been moved from my private room to a cattle class room, six or eight beds, sigh.

    Really. I didn’t think anyplace had those any more. By my observation even the two bed room is about gone, All private including the bath. (well not really private as there seems to be a parade of staff constantly.)

  20. And the strange effects of hunger or plenty on the following generations. Fascinating stuff that has come out in the past few years…

  21. I bashed my head multiple times during helicopter flight school. Who knew the aluminum on UH-1’s was so hard. When I went home on leave, I was ducking through every doorway and I’m only 5’10.5″.

  22. Who knew the aluminum on UH-1′s was so hard.

    It’s not, your head is soft.

  23. Reading the article about the Texas cop – shot a 93-year-old woman multiple times – the same cop shot and killed someone in 2012. Now, maybe that’s coincidence, but…how many cops are trigger-happy enough to kill two people?

    An overwhelming majority of police will go their entire careers without ever firing their weapon in the line of duty. Most won’t even draw their weapons in the line of duty. Those that do will probably only do it once. So, any officer that has shot two people on two separate occasions is HIGHLY suspect.

  24. Doorways in our house here are at my exact height, so going through I have to be careful I’m not be-bopping or rushing through them. Ceilings seem low to me but they’re probably nommul. Some years ago I helped to chaperone a middle-school field trip that our daughter was on, down to Boston (nightmarish). Anyway, one of the stops was the Paul Revere house, the oldest standing structure in Boston, dwarfed, like the Old State House, by surrounding buildings. I practically had to crawl on my hands and knees through there; they must have been like hobbits then. Guys like G. Washington and T. Jefferson must have seemed like Godzillas in those days.

    “…any officer that has shot two people on two separate occasions is HIGHLY suspect.”

    I wonder if the departments now like this sort of thing; keeps the public nervous and scared; a “rogue” officer might kill your uppity ass, so better immediately hit the prone groveling position with hands intertwined on head and face in dirt. They must also not be worried anymore, like they were back in my day, about lawsuits, as the brass and town/city fathers/mothers always back them up 100%.

  25. “I wonder if the departments now like this sort of thing; keeps the public nervous and scared”

    This is a silly question. OF COURSE THEY DO! To Protect and Serve has become To Oppress and Scare.

  26. Yeah, I understand that Canada is not immune, and that the RCMP is going down the same path.

  27. I was feeling a bit silly today, so thus the question. Rhetorical.

    And I see from an article yesterday on Lew Rockwell’s site that the next big scary issue the regimes want to terrify us with is wottuh.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/dr-tim-ball/always-keep-the-populace-alarmed%E2%80%A8/

    “Global warming seemed like an easy control agenda until nature took over. Instead of acknowledging their science was wrong the UNEP, IPCC and national environment agencies simply moved the goalposts to climate change and more recently to climate crisis. Now that is failing a move to a new goalpost, water, is underway to pursue the real objective – total control. As always it is cloaked in righteousness (green). Who could oppose a desire for clean air or water?”

  28. In 1990 I visited family friends in Cornwall. My bedroom had a very low entry door, which I noticed but still walked in to.

    Had the op at 7 PM last night, two plates put in my face. Now Friday 7.24 pm, getting back to normal. Hope to be out tomorrow. The lovely nurses want to have their wicked way with me but I am fending them off.

  29. “The lovely nurses want to have their wicked way with me but I am fending them off.”

    Damn. You hit yer head worse than we thought!

    Plates in your face? Holy chit! That sounds pretty drastic.

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