Thur. Sept. 5, 2019 – still tearing up the coast…

Cooler but still humid. [74F and 97%RH at 6am]

Spent yesterday picking stuff up, and dropping it off.  I expect to do the same today.  I’m sore, dehydrated, and mildly sunburned.  No sir, I don’t like it.

Dorian is still making trouble, and for people who didn’t really expect it.  Preps people, you never know when it will hook north…

Speaking of preps, I forgot to mention that Taco Tuesday consisted of canned chicken from Costco, with a 2015 date, a pouch of chicken taco mix (in date), and a variety of sides and fixins.  The “Mexican Rice” was 2014, and tasted great.  Cool and dry seems to be the key.

Tonight was leftovers and included chunks of my failed pork roast, served as an open face sandwich and smothered in “Pork” gravy from a mix.  I didn’t look at a date on the mix, but it wasn’t yesterday….  I stock a large variety of gravy mixes, and large quantity too.  They are cheap, versatile, and even if you wouldn’t normally eat gravy from an envelope mix, they add variety and options to otherwise plain meals.  Add gravy to instant mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta for a better/different side.  They keep well and are easy to prepare, and will extend your staple foods if needed.  The kids loved the gravy and pork (which was very dry otherwise) getting seconds and thirds.  Success.

Between the holiday and all the running around doing pickups and dropoffs, I’m not getting much else done.  The garden prep work needs to be started, and some other home maintenance needs doing too.  No rest for the wicked I guess.

And on that note, I’ll schedule this and head for bed.

n

24 thoughts on “Thur. Sept. 5, 2019 – still tearing up the coast…”

  1. Add “stiff and sore” to the litany of complaints this morning. I would like to dip myself in Tiger Balm, but the mild sunburn precludes that. My hands are like paddles they’re so stiff.

    Getting older is not for the weak or faint of heart.

    n

  2. Brad, from yesterday:

    The problem is antiquated software that no one understands. Boeing probably crafted some critical software components 30 years ago, optimized them by hand for the 80286. The people who crafted it are long gone, and now, no one quite knows what they do. So they don’t dare touch the design.

    An antidote: Literate Programming in the Large

    You’re god-like figures, and your company doesn’t know it yet.

    I had the good fortune to work at a shop that did design and documentation well. It employed only a literal handful of programmers with maybe double that in support staff, and its day-to-day practices reflected the personality of the guy who ran the place. Being really good at what he did, he of course eventually got the boot.

    Added: At a subsequent job things were vastly different. The unofficial company motto: “There’s never time to do it right, but there’s always time to do it over.”

  3. Watch this video, and ask yourself a couple of questions.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7430597/Shocking-footage-shows-thug-punching-police-officer-taking-gun-firing.html

    –you can clearly see him raise his hands, but then there are more shots.
    –the arriving cops unload on him, you can see the one on the right firing.

    –wtf was the woman in the dress who leaves when the shooting starts doing?
    –wtf is the camera guy doing? Just watches cop getting pummeled.
    –wonder how the Cali cops feel about this story today?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7430427/Californian-governor-scraps-law-requiring-able-bodied-citizens-help-police-officers.html

    –what would you do in that situation?

    n


  4. –it’s pedos from top to bottom.

    Milo Y says the same. The Clinton/Prince Andrew/Epstein cover-up adds weight to the problem being more widespread among our glorious leaders.

  5. “Global Warming or Bad Data?”
    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/climate-global-warming-data-locations/

    “Garbage in…”

    “And climate science has always suffered from the problem of shaky and missing data. Seventy percent of the globe is covered by ocean, where data is hard to collect. Reliable weather records only go back to about 1850 and, in many parts of the world, are far more recent. Modern recording weather stations date only to the early 20th century.”

    “And many of those stations have a big problem. While they haven’t changed appreciably over the years, the land around them has changed, often profoundly, with the great growth in urban and suburban areas. The weather station that was put, say, in the middle of a Nassau County, Long Island, potato field in 1923 is still in the same spot. But the potatoes are long gone, and now it’s behind a strip mall, twenty feet from the kitchen exhaust fan of a Chinese take-out joint.”

    The engineer in me says all this Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Disruption is just nonsense. The temperature of the planet has been increasing since the end of the last ice age. Pray that it does not stop, or worse, reverse.

  6. “Red Flag Laws Spur Debate Over Due Process ”
    https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/09/04/red-flag-laws-spur-debate-over-due-process

    “In the year since Florida enacted its red flag law, Kendra Parris has defended nearly 20 clients against risk protection orders that could remove their firearms.”

    “The Orlando-based lawyer has long represented people who might be subject to the state’s involuntary mental health treatment provision. But when this new law, meant to protect against people who might be a harm to themselves or others, passed in the aftermath of the February 2018 Parkland mass shooting, she saw yet another opportunity for the state to potentially deprive certain people of their civil liberties.”

    ““It’s almost like a shiny new toy for law enforcement,” Parris said, “filing them left and right.””

    “Since the law’s adoption, Florida courts have approved around 2,500 risk protection orders, according to an August count by NPR.”

    Welcome to the 2019 version of SWATting.

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

  7. I think people should start filing Red Flags against their elected officials and cops. Be factual, but you can make anyone sound like a ‘roid rage ticking time bomb…

    which is part of why they are so dangerous to liberty. It’s a Star Chamber, you don’t have the right to face your accuser, you are subject to prior restraint, it attacks the 1, 2, 4, 5th amendments (off the top of my head), mental health accusations were a powerful tool for historical repressive regimes and current ones for that matter, and we know where that ends-gulags.

    n

  8. Everyone always leaves off the second half of the aphorism….

    A couple of bad apples, spoil the whole bunch.

    “New Jersey cops wore disguises to vandalize two vehicles owned by a man who filed complaints against them days earlier, prosecutors say

    Asbury Police officers Stephen Martinsen, 29, and Thomas Dowling, 26, have been charged with conspiracy, criminal mischief and weapons offenses
    Authorities say both men wanted revenge against retired professor and journalist Ernest Magnoli, 70, for filing complaints against them several days ago
    The county prosecutor’s office said the officers slashe all the tires and smashed the windows on Mignoli’s Jeep Liberty and Toyota Prius early Tuesday morning
    Martinsen has been suspended without pay. Dowling has been fired
    Both men face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges

    By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com

    Two vengeance-seeking New Jersey police officers angry at a local resident who filed complaints against them severely damaged two of the man’s vehicles out of spite after visiting his home early Tuesday morning, according to investigators. “

    n

  9. Or this one- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7433403/Officer-resigns-footage-shows-Taser-beat-disabled-man-sleeping-car.html

    “Officer resigns as shocking bodycam footage shows him Taser and brutally beat a disabled man who was sleeping inside his car while waiting for a friend in an Arizona parking lot

    WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
    The Glendale Police Department announced in a Wednesday release that Officer Joshua Carroll resigned from the department on August 31
    Shocking bodycam footage from a June 13 arrest shows Carroll detain David Dulaney who was asleep in his vehicle at a Glendale apartment complex
    Carroll can be seen hitting Dulaney in the head with his Taser and repeatedly punching the man
    Blood could be seen spilling everywhere and Dulaney is said to have need numerous stitches for his injuries
    Dulaney would eventually tell detectives that he had a learning disability as a child
    ‘I am extremely disappointed in the actions of this former employee,’ said Interim Chief of Police, Chris Briggs ‘”

    —————

    “‘However, it is important to remember that this type of behavior is not reflective of the excellent work that the more than 400 women and men of our organization do on a daily basis. We hold our officers to the highest of standards and, as was the case in this incident we will take swift and decisive action when conduct is not in line with the expectations of our community.’ “

    –like this came out of the blue? No one ever had any idea he’d have authority issues? Or that he would be so ignorant of the law that he’d keep demanding name and id when neither are required?

    n

  10. which is part of why they are so dangerous to liberty. It’s a Star Chamber, you don’t have the right to face your accuser, you are subject to prior restraint, it attacks the 1, 2, 4, 5th amendments (off the top of my head), mental health accusations were a powerful tool for historical repressive regimes and current ones for that matter, and we know where that ends-gulags.

    I have already been threatened with arrest by a federal official. That was after we had been to see our congressman who called the federal office in question and got us a temporary bypass of the “rules”. The desk supervisor called security on us but I stood my ground and she dismissed them after I said the congressman’s name. That was very unsettling.

  11. –like this came out of the blue? No one ever had any idea he’d have authority issues? Or that he would be so ignorant of the law that he’d keep demanding name and id when neither are required?

    According to the CBS Evening Snooze, Carroll had been disciplined multiple times in the preceding five years for excessive use of force.

    Make of that what you will.

  12. Speaking of ‘don’t be there’ this was in the news this week as it sickened staff at the hotel and first responders. So it went out as a warning in the first responder newsletters I get.

    https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/chemicalsuicide.htm

    “A relatively new approach to suicide – using toxic gases generated by the combination of consumer products or common household chemicals – has become more prevalent in recent years. The vapors, especially when trapped in an enclosed space, may exist in concentrations that can be hazardous to first responders and others.

    This page describes:

    The most common approaches and types of consumer products and chemicals used

    The signs to look for at the event scene and the hazards emergency responders may encounter

    Response considerations that first responders must be aware of”

  13. American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane.

    “An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer. The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.”

    Sure he was.

  14. Oh sweet Jebus. Contract negotiations.

    My wife had an AT&T manager come in a few weeks ago for an exemption from pole climbing classes, part of the contingency planning kabuki for strike situations. Someone’s contract is up next year.

    She told the patient we know all about ‘CP’ at our house, but a total strike exemption wouldn’t be possible. She went on to describe my alternative assignment in a call center with mandatory sales quotas for TV services sans the union members’ commissions.

    He still asked to get the paperwork started. At 300+ lbs, he felt he wouldn’t do well in “Poles and Holes” class (I’m not kidding about the name).

    If the union gets sporty, things happen like the spiking of the fiber line into South San Jose (Cisco) in 2008.

  15. at the very least, this is what happens when you have a low trust society. Everyone outside your family and clan is not a real person. Who cares if you kill or inconvenience hundreds if you get ahead?

    You can also look at it thru the lens of modern selfishness and narcissism, and a social milieu founded in envy

    n

  16. at the very least, this is what happens when you have a low trust society. Everyone outside your family and clan is not a real person. Who cares if you kill or inconvenience hundreds if you get ahead?

    You can also look at it thru the lens of modern selfishness and narcissism, and a social milieu founded in envy

    The union was very tribal in 2009, and then one of the rank and file broke the trust when he/she couldn’t resist the opportunity to show of $80,000 worth of sex change surgery in an hour-long broadcast on national TV at a critical point during negotiations.

    The union folded within 24 hours of the broadcast. That member of the tribe became an outcast, but, on an individual level, dramatically increased her income since she now works for a gender reassignment clinic.

    “Right” and “wrong” in the 2009 negotiations had multiple levels, and the label couldn’t really be applied to either side, individually or as a group. Lots of gray areas … as is usually the case in real life.

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