Thursday, 14 July 2016

09:58 – Barbara has her final meeting at noon for the charity golf tournament. Then she has to be at the at 0630 tomorrow, where she’ll spend the day volunteering at the tournament.

The garden is flourishing. Assuming it’s not raided by vegetable-iverous fauna, I suspect we’ll get quite a bit out of it this summer and autumn. Barbara’s plan is to eat as much of it as we want and give away the rest. I want to try dehydrating and canning some of it, just for the experience. I’ve never dehydrated produce, and the last time I canned anything I was helping my grandmother back in the 60’s. Speaking of produce, we have one apple tree in the back yard, which has hundreds of apples on it. They’re still small, but getting bigger by the week. They’re about two inches in diameter now, and starting to turn red. I suspect we’ll have a bumper crop from that one tree. I’d thought about planting a couple of dwarf fruit trees. I may still do that, eventually. They grow only high enough that you can pick the fruit without climbing a ladder, but the fruit is full-sized.

More kit stuff today.







88 thoughts on “Thursday, 14 July 2016”

  1. They’re about two inches in diameter now, and starting to turn red

    Sounds like a personal problem. 🙂

    Humor aside, have you attempted to taste any of those apples? They may be quite bitter even when ripe. We had such an apple tree in our yard and eventually cut the thing down as the apples were not edible and just left a mess when they fell from the tree.

    In my experience as youngen’ having fruit trees required three of four of the same type of tree for pollination to work properly. A single tree just did not function well on it’s own and generally produced inferior fruit, if at all. On the farm I was raised we had about 30 fruit trees, pear, apple, plum and cherry, several trees of each. But that caused problems of ripening as they all ripened about the same time. The cherry trees required netting to keep the birds out. We spend a couple of days picking the fruit and then many days canning the stuff. It was not an easy task due to the volume of fruit.

  2. Haven’t tried them, but we will. The tree was bare when we moved in here last December. I don’t know about self-pollination, but there appear to be a ton of apples and they seem to be ripening nicely. I guess we’ll see come late August or September.

  3. Even if they are not sweet enough to eat raw, there are many uses for cooking apples.

    So we all knew this was coming right?

    Transgender womanMAN is arrested for voyeurism at Target after ‘taking photos of a woman changing clothes in a fitting room’

    Shauna Patricia Smith, 43, was booked into jail on Tuesday afternoon
    She was booked into Bonneville County Jail under the name Sean Smith
    Smith was arrested on one count of felony voyeurism after the incident
    It occurred in the women’s fitting room at the Target in Ammon, Idaho
    A woman said she had been changing when the suspect took pictures

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3689001/Transgender-woman-arrested-voyeurism-Target-Idaho.html

    nick

  4. Someone posted the vocab tester earlier, so I took the test. I got 30150 which seemed suspiciously similar to others’ results.

    So I took it again, clicking randomly and ended up with 2450 or the bottom quarter. Apparently, “Your vocabulary size is like that of a 3-year-old kid in the US!”

    I’ve heard that chinese office drones are taught limited vocab ‘commercial english’ with about a 3000 word vocab. I’d think they would be a bit better off than a 3yo native speaker…..

    nick

    http://www.arealme.com/vocabulary-size-test/en/

  5. Regarding fruit trees.

    I’ve planted limes, oranges, grapefruit, and peaches. I’ve got my wife’s meyer lemon and the new grapefruit still in the bucket too.

    I just bought what was onsale the first couple of times. THEN I learned about the pollination requirement to have some related trees nearby. After that, I only bought self pollinating trees.

    It takes a couple of years for the trees to get established, but now I’m getting good crops from the meyer lemon and the lime. I’ve got ONE orange growing on the tree this year, but that’s one more than ever before.

    I am ruthlessly pruning to control the size and shape of the trees, which might have something to do with it, as might the poor sunlight. I need the trees to be wide and thin (word starts with an ‘e’) because of where they are planted, and for them to stay short.

    If you don’t get them in the ground, they’ll never be there to produce fruit! So plant some now~!!! It’s an investment in the future.

    nick

    Added, if you can, plant some avocado too. Taste, versatile, and a good source of fat…

  6. Fruit trees. If you are going to plant fruit trees do it sooner rather than later, unless you spend a lot of money on several year old trees it will be some years before you see much fruit. Regardless of what they say about dwarf fruit trees you have to keep them well pruned unless you are being chased by the NBA. Even with pruning my 25-30 year old dwarf trees seriously challenged a six foot ladder; I’ve started over now in a different state :-).

  7. Hmmm. I just answered all of them correctly (there weren’t any really unusual words), and scored a 30,150, same as you did, which I assume must mean that’s the highest score available. It went on to say that I scored in the Top 0.01%, and “You are Shakespeare! You can even create new words that will expand the English dictionary.”

    Well, duh, I’ve already created new words and so regularly.

  8. Yep, 30,150 here as well. Must be the limit. There was one question (don’t remember which) that I didn’t know, and took a guess based on the roots of the words. It struck me as a bit of an odd methodology: it went from relatively simply words straight to ones that are pretty obscure. There didn’t seem to be much in the middle. I wonder how accurate it is?

    We create new words here all the time – it’s fun to play with language. Some few stick, most are immediately forgotten. I assume that most people have family-specific extensions to the language.

  9. This disturbing video of a young man being shot and killed by police was released this week. It is worth watching for several reasons. (assume for the moment that we want/need armed cops, and that they will shoot people, and that this is an appropriate response.)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3689591/California-police-release-Dylan-Noble-bodycam-shooting-footage.html

    It shows exactly what does and doesn’t happen when you shoot someone with a 9mm or 10mm, and a shotgun. If you’ve never seen video of a real shooting, and only know what you’ve seen in movies, this might be an eye opener. Anyone who carries should know what to expect. — this young man keeps moving and keeps coming toward the officers.

    It shows a remarkable amount of restraint and training on the officers’ part. They are giving clear instruction without a lot of conflicting commands. They aren’t too caught up in the moment to use the radio calmly. They are aware of where their muzzles are pointed. They give several opportunities to comply. Each time they shoot, they stop to see if the threat has been stopped. In short, they are as calm as possible, deliberate, and use as few shots as needed. They are not angry, aggressive, charged up, or too quick. They immediately call in the shots fired and ask for EMS.

    Look at the kid. He fails to comply (this is an automatic use of force escalation per cop doctrine.) He doesn’t follow normal sensible commands. He hides his hand, and it’s curled in a way that it sure LOOKS like he’s holding something in it. He moves deliberately toward the officers. Even when shot, he still moves toward them. Imagine if he was charging or rushing them. He clearly keeps reaching for his waist, and pulls at his shirt. (commentor points out that this is normal in a gut shot, no experience so no comment, but if true, should be part of cop training.)

    This one looks ‘by the book’. You can argue that the book is wrong, or needs changing, but this is about as far from some of the recent incidents as you can get.

    nick

  10. “I assume that most people have family-specific extensions to the language.”

    yep, this is very common in english anyway. pet names and shorthand language are part and parcel of small group, in group, family, and tribal dynamics.

    The guilds invented jargon to keep oursiders out…

    nick

  11. I scored 30,500 on the test. Some of the test’s synonyms were a bit of a stretch.

    Rick in Portland

  12. So I guess that first incident was an example of the new BLM date night. Str0ll on down the boulevard with your honey and knock down an old white guy and kick him in the face. Hey, yo, I’m an old white guy. Try that with me, tough guy. Except they never do, unless there are three or four or a whole mob. They go after old frail people and women.

    On the second case:

    “Cause of death has not been released pending an autopsy, as police need to look into whether his death was caused directly by the punch or a pre-existing medical condition.”

    Fuck that; how’ bout just doing your job and filing premeditated homicide, assholes.

  13. I suspect JimL is enough younger than the average age here that he was a victim of declining public schools in the 70’s or even 80’s. Also, many here read heavily, which can’t help but improve vocabularies, and more than a few us probably studied Latin, which probably at least quintuples vocabularies.

  14. “Hmmm. I just answered all of them correctly (there weren’t any really unusual words), and scored a 30,150, same as you did, which I assume must mean that’s the highest score available. It went on to say that I scored in the Top 0.01%, and “You are Shakespeare! You can even create new words that will expand the English dictionary.” ”

    RBT, apparently 30150 is not the 100% correct score, since I just got 30325, accompanied by the same comment as you got. I don’t believe I made any mistakes. Maybe the scores are weighted for difficulty of the questions?

    Odd that the system doesn’t show a score in terms of number right vs number wrong, or maybe it does, but I had none wrong? I would certainly expect a properly designed test to at least show the corrected answers for questions answered wrongly…

    Enjoyed it anyhow. Thanks to Nick for the link. I wonder how the marketers will use my data gleaned from that site. If I start to receive lots of offers to join Mensa and suchlike, I’ll know.

  15. I will give Vegas odds Mr. OFD gets 50,000. He’s my hyperliterate hero! Do I get extra points for that?

  16. I think that the 30150 score is down one.

    I might not have noticed the switch from synonym to antonym the first time, or in haste I might have missed one. There were a couple that had me pause and think thru what they were looking for.

    When I chose randomly, I got a ‘slow down’ message several times. I guess they don’t think anyone would do it quickly…

    nick

  17. Like it or not, time for a prepping relevant @Dad story:

    I was reading today’s articles in my RSS Feed for Countryside Network and there was this general one on survival foods:

    http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/homesteading/emergency-essentials/the-best-survival-foods/

    The part on water (actually paragraphs in two areas). On submarines we “make” all of our own water out of sea water. When it comes out of the “stills” it is absolutely free of all minerals, as pure H20 as you can get. Pure H20 is quite ready to react with anything so the Engineering Laboratory Technicians (ELTs) add a “secret” mix of minerals so that the reactor (primary) system and steam (secondary) system are not only not dissolved, but that there is no buildup of “sludge”.

    What has this got to with storing water?

    The article talks about using distilled water for long term storage. Well distilled water tastes horrible. Since highly distilled water also went into the potable water tanks we would be drinking distilled water if something was not done to it. Well the Navy had a formula of minerals that would be added to the water to make it taste good. However the ELTs were creative and modified that formula. These formulas were a source of pride and there were actually contests to see which boat had the best water. Needless to say SSN 688, Los Angeles, was a regular winner.

    So may Dr. Bob can recommend of mineral blend for adding to distilled water.

  18. I think my result put me squarely between Jim L. and MrAtoz. Mostly public school, no Latin. Shockingly I’m younger than Mr. Atoz…

  19. Perhaps bad design. I remember one multiple-guess test I took decades ago in which one quuestion had zero correct answers. Choices A, B, and C were all correct; Choice D was “none of the above”; and Choice E was “all of the above”. I’ve also taken many such tests where one or more questions allowed only one choice, but had two correct answers, one of which “looked” wrong but was actually also correct.

  20. The article talks about using distilled water for long term storage.

    As an experiment, I drank mostly *alkaline* water for a year to see if there were any health benefits. I detected none. Last year I switched to mostly distilled water. It tastes fine to me. Critics of distilled water say it *leaches* minerals out of your body, but there is no proof of that. My joints are still fine and I’m doing the P90X3 workouts at age 61. I think advocates are correct in “most of your minerals come from what you eat” and “why not drink the purest water possible.”

    I’m considering buying a water distiller. Anyone have any recommendations based on actual use?

  21. I consider myself well read, I just have a terrible memory compared to most folks here. Thank the e-God above for e-readers with dictionaries. I’m back to reading on an iPad. The Kindle app on it is great, plus the iPad speed.

  22. 22800

    “★★★ Top 5.33%
    Your vocabulary is at the level of professional white-collars in the US!”

    Back to school, I guess… 🙁

  23. “I will give Vegas odds Mr. OFD gets 50,000. He’s my hyperliterate hero!”

    I got 100,000. It doubles as a bonus if you get a perfect score. They also emailed me just now to get my help designing more online vocabulary quizzes for illegal immigrants and musloids but I declined, as I have a very busy schedule up here.

  24. They also emailed me just now to get my help designing more online vocabulary quizzes for illegal immigrants and musloids but I declined, as I have a very busy schedule up here.

    Come on, Sir! How long would it take to devise a 100 word vocabulary? Start with “give me free shit.” Bonus for use of shit.

  25. I pride myself on avoiding “baby talk” around our children. I ask our eldest (aged 8 years) what she has, and she responds with “an enormous vocabulary” just for giggles. We entertain each other by using $10 words in conversation, which helps. But it’s never enough.

    I’ve never studied Latin, though high school French bored me for 3 years. I tend to learn from context, so strange words rarely concern me. I’m also not afraid to look them up.

    High school in the early 80s, and I thought it was fairly rigorous. It was, relative to the other schools around. But perhaps it was already in decline.

    Eh – I’ll pass it around & see what my friends think.

  26. I will give Vegas odds Mr. OFD gets 50,000

    I would think that New England accent would negatively impact

    I gots me a 22050 cauze I tain’t neer seen some a dem der words.

  27. Someone posted the vocab tester earlier, so I took the test. I got 30150 which seemed suspiciously similar to others’ results.

    So I took it again, clicking randomly and ended up with 2450 or the bottom quarter. Apparently, “Your vocabulary size is like that of a 3-year-old kid in the US!”

    I’ve heard that chinese office drones are taught limited vocab ‘commercial english’ with about a 3000 word vocab. I’d think they would be a bit better off than a 3yo native speaker…..

    nick

    http://www.arealme.com/vocabulary-size-test/en/

    29,100

    I am Shakespeare apparently. Nope, I am a good guesser!

    My Dad is 29,625.

  28. “When I chose randomly, I got a ‘slow down’ message several times. I guess they don’t think anyone would do it quickly…”

    I didn’t get the “slow down” message, but I didn’t have to stop and think, either, except for the “antonym of baleful” question, which gave me pause briefly.

    I have often had the same experience as RBT with badly-designed multiple-choice questions: there is frequently more than one correct answer or, perhaps worse, no strictly-speaking correct answer at all.

  29. 30,350. I think I missed the first switch from synonym to antonym.

  30. Re: distilled water

    I wasn’t at all impressed with that countrysidenetwork article. It’s full of errors and misinformation.

    No, drinking distilled water isn’t bad for you. You get all the “minerals” you need from your diet. But DI water is very expensive because of the heat energy required to distill it. Ordinary microfiltered water like that sold in supermarkets, Costco, etc. is just fine. It may be sold as mineral water or just bottled water. Whatever they call it, there’s no point to paying more for distilled. If you dislike your tap water, don’t buy a distiller. Buy a filter with an activated carbon element, which removes nearly all organics and other foul-tasting stuff.

  31. Pence as VP. Yet another boring and phony Tea Party cuckservative but a Midwest “Christian” counter to Manhattan Trump, I guess, and we all know how important the VP is, i.e., not very, unless the Incumbent National Administrator keels over or gets shot.

    Now we just have to wait with bated breath for Cankles to announce her VP choice, which might be good for boffo laffs compared to the giant yawn of Trump’s pick.

    But the big fun is coming next week; I was worried, ’cause the Price Chopper and Hannaford’s up here quit selling Moxie on the basis of some bull-chit packaging/labeling hassle but the former had it back on the shelf again today, yet they somehow kept the sign up about not selling it. Probably dumping their remaining stock, OR the Moxie peeps caved in and fixed the labels. So hopefully I will have my iced Moxie and pretzels to enjoy the Cleveland capers with.

  32. From an enewsletter for EM types

    Integrated Response in Active Shooter Events
    The InterAgency Board (IAB) released a new Training Trigger “Integrated Response
    Operations in Active Shooter/Hostile Events (ASHE)” (PDF, 413 Kb).
    The one-pager describes the types of complex coordinated attacks making headlines
    overseas (i.e., Brussels and Paris) as well as the active shooter incidents we’ve seen
    here (i.e., San Bernardino and Orlando): one or more perpetrators who are willing to
    die; pre-planning at the incident site; multi-capacity high-velocity ballistics; delayed
    secondary attacks; and complicated operational conditions by design.
    The IAB says a paradigm shift is needed when planning and coordinating effective
    response to these events. They specifically suggest adopting and training for the
    Rescue Task Force concept and incorporating Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
    (TECC) guidelines. For more detailed information on planning and response, see the
    IAB report “Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response: Best Practices and
    Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS” (PDF, 575 Kb).

    Link to pdf
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwjyloSE6PPNAhWFKyYKHTiEBxUQFggeMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.interagencyboard.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fpublications%2FExternal%2520IAB%2520Active%2520Shooter%2520Summit%2520Report.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGqH-Qy-x0mGDUmJiQxuCc_VVyCYQ&sig2=_ebrhh779jPgONTCxbDxdA&cad=rja

    Looks like the might finally be considering getting some fucking AID onto the scene while they can save some lives.

    nick

  33. Minor t-storm and some rain for a while; sun is back out, sky is blue, and it’s still kinda humid.

    Work on back corner got interrupted but I got some ground cover down and prepped for hanging the kayaks and canoes and doing the back perimeter fence. Also re-arranged the go-bags for the vehicle and otherwise the day was devoured by locusts, as they say, with time spent on the phone with various VA people concerning appointments.

    And more time on the phone with state tax bureaucrats; they audited us in 2009 and now we have to re-file 2010-2015, on TOP of dealing with the new demand from the IRS that we owe them $40k now, on TOP of the grand they’re taking out each month already. So now I’ll be spending a good part of the next week or two compiling five years worth of tax documents here and trying to retrieve more from wherever; wife’s employer still hasn’t sent her 1099 which should have been here in January.

    I liked/like it better sweating the pounds off in the yard than doing this stuff. MUCH better.

  34. I am so glad that Texas does not have a state income tax. I do expect to have one in the next ten years as the state becomes more about the FSA.

  35. Yuck, I hate tax stuff. The quarterlies are due so it’s special, state(s) and federal forms. I always wait for our CPA to comb the books before filing. Nevada has a biz tax and bond tax, UI; Texas UI; it’s mid-year so many states have a report for sales; fed forms. Illinois and Pennsylvania have UI, but we haven’t had employees there for 6 years, they still send me emails even after I called and said “we don’t HAVE employees there.” Yuck. One employee is now living in CA. Double yuck, I haven’t even looked at their requirments.

  36. CA is freaking disaster. Good luck with that. I would convert the employee to an independent contractor. And TX unemployment is expensive. What is UI ?

    I sell software in CA from Texas. So of course, CA keeps on wanting to audit us to the point of an auditor trying to force his way into our Sugar Land, TX office. I had to threaten the guy with physical violence and the cops before he left. The dude actually put his hand on me to push me back.

    There is no way that I am going to pay taxes to CA nor allow them to audit us. They send us letters every year which our office manager promptly trashes.

  37. “What is UI ?”

    “Unemployment Insurance”

    I’ve recently set up an LLC and can’t wait to have fun with THAT in regard to state and Fed tax forms.

  38. To clarify, are Lynn and MrAtoz complaining about California or about Canada? California seems more likely but I’m not sure.

  39. UI in CA has several components. The UI is 3.4 to 6.2% and a training fund tax of 0.1%, both of the first $7000. There is a state disability fund tax of 0.9% up to $106k. Plus there is imputed income for meals and lodging provided at work.

  40. To clarify, are Lynn and MrAtoz complaining about California or about Canada? California seems more likely but I’m not sure.

    I was complaining about California. I was assuming that MrAtoz was complaining about California so I joined in.

  41. If the German people, by which I mean the ordinary schlubs, not their rulers, have any balls, they’ll start burning Angela Merkin in effigy. Then stop bothering with the effigies.

    Note, however, the likely contrafactual leading that assertion.

  42. I’ve recently set up an LLC and can’t wait to have fun with THAT in regard to state and Fed tax forms.

    My father told me I was an idiot five years ago when I bought my commercial property and did not put it into an LLC. The problem was that I would have had to pierce the corporate veil and personally guarantee the mortgage loan. That piercing is fatal to the corporate shield. And, I just cannot do all that paperwork nowadays.

  43. @RBT, thanks for the critique on the Countryside Network article. Yes, I had noticed some questionable information. I have found that sometimes there is something to be learned from an inaccurate article. I am a verify and cross-check sort of person who looks in depth to the qualifications of the author and sources.

    Well, the poor victim mooslem scum have pulled off another attack in France. What is it going to take for the world to understand what islam is about. We need to start by dropping nukes on all mooslem “holy” places followed by dropping all mooslems into the rubble.

    We have a double terrorist problem, one with the mooslems and another with blm. Neither of these groups have a moral cell in all their numbers. Both the left and right hands have to be watched.

  44. We need to start by dropping nukes on all mooslem “holy” places followed by dropping all mooslems into the rubble.

    No one’s yet come up with anything better than my idea: get some boars, the kind that weigh several hundred pounds, and fly them to the Middle East. Shortly before they get to Mecca airspace, irradiate the pigs, strap them into red, white, and blue parachutes, and then give them viagra. Boot them out the hatch over the city. The Islamorrhoids will be facing the combination of their worst nightmares. Except “facing” isn’t quite the right word, as the little blue pills will be giving those boars certain urges. Do this during the hajj for maximum effect.

  45. I suspect JimL is enough younger than the average age here that he was a victim of declining public schools in the 70’s or even 80’s.

    I went to an experimental elementary in Norman, OK in 1967 to 1969. It was the new open concept where there was not a single wall in the school. The noise and distraction were simply amazing. I can remember teachers yelling at the top of their lungs as other classes trooped through our “space” going somewhere. File cabinets and movable blackboards did nothing to alleviate the issues.

    After a couple of years in Lake Jackson, TX schools where the traditional was performed as expected, we moved to Houston where I attended the amazing Houston Independent School System along with 100,000+ other students from 1971 to 1974. Busing was being implemented and expectations were dropping so fast that mere attendance was good enough to be advanced to the next grade. I made straight A’s in 9th grade and am fairly sure that I did not learn anything. The kids sitting in the back of the room who rode the unairconditioned bus an hour to get there and an hour to get home made sure of that.

    Also, many here read heavily, which can’t help but improve vocabularies, and more than a few us probably studied Latin, which probably at least quintuples vocabularies.

    Ain’t no Latin here, Boss. I did study German in 11th grade in which the teacher informed me that I could barely speak English, much less anything else. I have studied Fortran, C, Basic, C++, Pascal, HTML, Smalltalk, and a host of other computer languages though.

    I do read a lot of SF, speculative fiction as it is known nowadays. But I read mostly indies now and very few mainstream authors. In fact, I am not sure if there are any mainstream SF authors anymore as SF books, unlike SF movies, seem relegated to dark corners in the few remaining bookstores.

  46. “I’d say the girl got what she wanted.”

    Can’t fix stupid and can’t fix suicidal wishes, no matter how phrased in PC-Speak.

    “How much more can the EU take ?”

    A lot, apparently. The political leaders refuse to back down from their adoration and subservience to infinite unlimited immigration by swarms from the “religion of peace.” No balls in evidence so far in France or Germany or the U.K. Balls in evidence, however, in Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. And we can expect much more of the same Over There and Over Here.

    Book title from decades ago, by the late James Burnham: “The Suicide of the West.” Also see the late Enoch Powell’s “infamous” “Rivers of Blood” speech. And/or “The Camp of the Saints.”

    “We have a double terrorist problem, one with the mooslems and another with blm. Neither of these groups have a moral cell in all their numbers.”

    Correct. And now add the organization “Anonymous” to those groups; they probably have mega ability to conduct cyberwar against whomever.

    Once again, tediously, from the historical perspective: we can thank the communist Long March for the falling chips, the roosting chickens, and the whirlwind to come. In effect, they pulled the spine out of the Christian West and castrated it, over half a century. And this is what we have to fight with, against terrorist guerrillas at home and musloid terror worldwide.

    Princess is presumably in Brittany this week, still too close to Paris in my opinion. But my opinion counts for shit around here with regard to these matters.

  47. I’m in favor at this point of combining both Mr. SteveF’s and Mr. DadCooks’s ideas. Do the boars first and then the rest. Meanwhile hunt down and deport all musloids already here, and send them out with our progs, SJWs, BLM, and RINO traitors. (large cargo aircraft and ships piloted by robots that develop terminal systems issues over the north Atlantic). Then we’ll set up labor battalions composed of the FSA and put them to work on national infrastructure repair and maintenance.

  48. Please note that Anonymous is not an organization. It has no leaders, except in the sense of opinion leaders who can proclaim a goal and persuade others to go after it. From what I know as someone with no involvement whatsoever with Anonymous, yes, some of the SJW douchebag “members” are likely to reflexively support BLM because all pigs are racist murderers, and some other douchbags will support unlimited Islamorrhoid immigration to the US because they hate the US.

    That said, Anonymous is not an organization. Self-identified Anonymous members cover the political spectrum. In particular, the more capable members are more likely to evenly cover the political spectrum.

  49. Your domestic plans need considerable work, DH. If you expect proud members of the FSA, especially second- and third- generation members, to be worth anything at all in a labor battalion, uh, I have this flask I’m going to need to you fill, because you have got to be on something.

    No, the only way to get any use out of the FSA is to chuck them into the bio-diesel vats.

    And I’m OK with that!

  50. I lived in a dorm, Walton, at Texas A&M University for three years that was built by the CCC in the 1930s. It did not have air conditioning (it barely had heating) but it did have a toilet and shower between each pair of rooms. Was a great place to live on campus except September and May. The dorm had a eight inch CCC stamp all over the place.

    I firmly endorse building a lot of new stuff by new CCC. Dams and Dorms ! Houston needs sidewalks just about everywhere., a new CCC could fulfill this wish.

    My father-in-law’s father used to drive a wagon to the nearest CCC camp in upper state New York. He would haul away their kitchen trash. Made great pig slop. And the cook would slip them some #10 can of peaches, etc. My FIL thought those were great, tasted a lot better than their normal three meals of potatoes.

  51. The out-of-work laborers in the Depression I CCC bore as much relation to the putative FSA laborers in the Depression II CCC as a field of hay does to a pile of compost. The FSA has been rotting in their Special Snowflake brand of Entitlement Sauce for generations.

  52. The out-of-work laborers in the Depression I CCC bore as much relation to the putative FSA laborers in the Depression II CCC as a field of hay does to a pile of compost. The FSA has been rotting in their Special Snowflake brand of Entitlement Sauce for generations.

    I know. But getting three meals a day is worth a lot, especially when the food stamp program is shut down. Tough times are coming. Of course, if we start that civil war thing morphing to eleven new countries, all bets are off. The death toll may be spectacular, especially for us past our prime folk.

  53. “Please note that Anonymous is not an organization.”

    Noted, understood, and previously known, also, lol. Yeah, it’s very ad-hoc.

    “No, the only way to get any use out of the FSA…”

    No work, no eat. And then get chucked into the bio-diesel vats; I’m soft as a sneaker full of baby-shit but I believe in giving peeps ONE last chance.

    And speaking of new regions and new countries:

    Howler Number One: “”We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states,”

    And once taken over, revert to Zimbabwe level. Good luck with that, General.

    Howler Number Two: “We know that we are owed land, we are owed monies, we are owed restitutions and we are owed reparations. That’s going to be a continuing process.”

    By whom??? Not me, fummamucker. I didn’t own slaves and you didn’t pick cotton, you dimwitted fuckwad.

    http://freedomoutpost.com/new-black-panther-leader-calls-on-blacks-to-establish-a-country-within-a-country-in-5-southern-states/

  54. The Ninth Circuit is infamous for shit like this. Everything is a crime, everything is a Federal crime, and we are all criminals, esp. us Dirt People. But even the Cloud People get tripped up sometimes, when other Cloud People are angry with them. Or they get in the way of something.

    You probably commit a Federal crime when you bark at the kids walking on your nice grass lawn. Esp. if they’re not of the same race/class/ethnicity as YOU. Check yer privilege.

  55. “Backup, backup, backup!”

    To external hardware or network and then disconnected from any other network.

    So cyber-crime is now like shitty street crime, where you hand over your wallet and they kill your ass anyway.

  56. Commercial grade can racks are sized to hold #10 cans, are made from welded aluminum, and are very expensive.

  57. Re: can rotators (food cans, you dolts….)

    Many do-it-yourself projects/plans/videos on making your own. No idea of cost comparison. Here’s one: http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Rotating-Canned-Food-Shelf . Uses 2 1/2 4×8 plywood sheets. And some 2″ wood screws. And a router and saw.

    Many other plans are available via your favorite search engine.

  58. Martial law next week here?

    “If these implications are proven true, that the sitting US Attorney General is actually scheming with Black Lives Matter to take down America in order to unconstitutionally declare martial law, it would also prove the Obama administration is more than guilty of treason, something many of us have known for years. Taking this very real probability into account, last week’s orchestrated violence makes perfect diabolical sense, fully explaining the two high profile, coldblooded murders where police at point blank range fired repeated rounds into defenseless Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge on early Tuesday and equally defenseless Philando Castile in Minnesota on Wednesday, followed the very next night by the coordinated preplanned ambush assault on police officers as the chaotic, bloody lead-up to next week’s already highly contentious GOP Convention where all hell will likely break loose as promised by the multiple warring enemy camps now converging in Ohio.”

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/07/joachim-hagopian/dallas-police-massacre-aftermath/

  59. I went pokemon hunting with my daughter in our neighborhood tonight. That was … interesting.

    My daughter’s health has improved somewhat now. She can walk 300 ft in one stretch now. Used to be 100 ft just six months ago.

    BTW, the pokemin hunting is done using your smartphone. It turns your camera on and shows you on the screen where the pokemon is. Still very buggy but looks very addictive. These guys are going to make a fortune. Or go broke, I have no idea which.

  60. And, like most of Fuckhead Delano Roosevelt’s great ideas, the CCC was just one step away from CCCP.

  61. We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states,

    Fine. Let them turn those states back in to African shitholes where they can live in mud huts, spear alligators while dancing in their loin clothes. They can also have their own currency, 8 million zwats to the American dollar with an annual average income per person of 100 zwats as none of them will be working.

    Esp. if they’re not of the same race/class/ethnicity as YOU

    Electric chair for you if you call them faggots.

    last week’s orchestrated violence

    I think it was planned to take the focus of the news media off of the Cankles illegal activities with her email and other nefarious deeds.

  62. “http://www.homedepot.com/p/True-Temper-10-ft-Aluminum-Handle-Fruit-Picker-2324500/100466198”

    Thanks. I may have to get me one of those. Barbara’ll like that better than my original idea of making her climb the tree and shake it.

  63. Fruit pickers on the end of a pole are so … old school. What you want is a drone to pick the fruit. A drone with a claw would be acceptable, but for maximum points you want a drone with a laser, to burn through the stem and let the fruit fall naturally.

  64. “I think it was planned to take the focus of the news media off of the Cankles illegal activities with her email and other nefarious deeds.”

    Oh my goodness gracious! Our dear leaders would NEVER get people killed to distract them from what they they’re doing!

  65. I thought we were living thru the movie “Wag the Dog” for the last year. Very good movie by the way, worth watching for the ideas, but also for performances from Hoffman and Deniro. Someone seems to have taken it as an instruction manual, instead of a commentary.

    nick

  66. And, like most of F***head Delano Roosevelt’s great ideas, the CCC was just one step away from CCCP.

    Way better idea to me than just handing out food stamps to people. People should work to earn their welfare. And, they built lots of stuff, some of it was even useful.

  67. some really great handcraft work got put into the national parks

    True art, in a time when craft was rarely celebrated as art.

    n

  68. Or was that the WPA?

    either way, better to require some work than none,

    n

  69. CCC != CCCP. By a lot. CCC did a lot of things that needed to be done. And those men worked for their pay, unlike the leeches drawing the checks today. Nobody made them work except the rumbling in their bellies.

    There are a lot of dirty sidewalks, weeds in cracks, broken bottles, etc., all over the place. I figure we could have the cleanest streets and the best-kept parks in the world if we’d let ’em starve if they don’t work for it, then put the work up for bid.

    Heartless bastard.

    edit: can’t use angle brackets here.

  70. “Heartless bastard.”

    Hater.

    But agreed, so I am a heartless hater bastid, too.

    If I was in the same boat, I’d jump at the chance to work at stuff all day, get paid, and have room and board, good healthy outdoor chit here, at least, not like in the Soviet gulags. (we could do the gulag thing for violent criminals, though). It would build self-esteem, pride, work ethic, learn some skillz, etc., but I gather few give a chit about that stuff now. Much easier to lay on your ass all day with the pixels and processed junk food.

  71. Lynn – Oyster Creek Park on Highway 6 has lots of Pokestops and Gyms. It is very crowded though from what I have been told.

    I play Ingress, the first game from Niantic and enjoy it. I playtested Pokemon Go and they really polished the UI for release. Most of the bugs seem to be server timeout issues. If you want to save battery, turn the camera off by using the A/R slider when catching a Pokemon. Or just get external battery packs. I prefer Anker’s products.

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