Monday, May 29, 2017

Rain Forest



More rain on and off. Sometimes pretty heavy.  Most of this is pop up thunderstorms.   Enough rain has fallen now to move us out of the severe drought category, although we are still well below where we should be.


The May 23rd drought map shows no more red up here, and after this weekend, I suspect the darker tan area may go away.

There was water in the little pool down by the gate for the first time in months. That's where the dogs like to stop and soak on the way back from the mailbox , so they'll be glad of that.

Everything here is a dark green now in the forest. The trees are still stressed by the drought though, and when I drive into town after a thunderstorm I can see where the county has had to clear the roads of trees that fell down and blocked the way.





My exercise in logistics will be over in a couple of days. I plan to go to the grocery store and load up on fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, cheese, green olives, and a few other things I miss.

This month things got out of whack and so it really wasn't a valid test. I spent two days in Chattanooga, and then my wife has been gone most of the month.

Still, I didn't run out of anything important, and I used up a lot of cat, dog and chicken feed that needed to be used and replaced.

I had dried fruit, but I think fresh fruit and vegetables is what I missed most. And those bags of grated cheese my wife buys. I had plenty of canned cheese, and lots of frozen vegetables. I also missed going to the grocery store and just wandering up and down the aisles finding things I wanted.









These gear guides are really just survivalist catalogs.  Pricey at $10.00, but it's amazing , some of the things that you can buy these days

Down in the biggest store room in the house, I have a lot of camping equipment I bought when I was working at the state park on a senior citizen program. The camp store decided to get out of the camping gear business, and I bought most of the equipment at cost.  Looking through this gear guide, I can see that while my stored equipment is still functional, it's way behind the times.  At least it's paid for and on the shelf, though.



Since my last doctor visit, I've been cooking every day.  Ordinarily when my wife is off visiting the kids, I just heat up things out of cans. But that has a negative impact on your "sodium level" so now I am inventing different meals with frozen food.  Things like making rice, then mixing it with frozen stir fry vegetables, and putting some summer sausage in it.  Nothing on the level of people like Kymber or Lisa who post the wonderful things they cook up, or Rain the Canadian who does the same. But it's really more enjoyable food than canned stuff, even if I do have to wash dishes afterwards.


Well, Memorial Day weekend is over.  And that basically means summer is here.  Feels like it outside, but I'm still glad to see summer.



Thought for the Day:




"Some days you get the bear. Some days, the bear gets you."


I was rooting for the bear on this one.  Wonder why Ursus didn't finish the guy off? I would have.






Music for evening, the easy chair, and a cold Southern Comfort and Coke.




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017




Through many nations and over many seas having been
driven I come, poor brother, to make these offerings,
that I might give them at last for the service of the dead.

And I, in vain address ashes, unable to speak.
Since fortune has carried away your own self.

Alas, poor brother undeservingly taken away from me,
now however, not  withstanding  these things, by the ancient
custom of our parents
these offerings are handed over with sad service.

Take them with much fraternal sorrow
and for ever, brother, I salute you and farewell.

Gaius Valerius Catullus
57 B.C.









"Remember the past:  Let the elder men among us emulate their own earlier deeds, and the younger who are sons of those valiant fathers do their best not to tarnish the virtues of their race."

Paganodas of Thebes: Speech to the Boetian army before the battle of Delium, 424 B.C.




Thursday, May 25, 2017

A very partial list of reasons we should not allow Moslem immigration into our country.


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London, England Terror Attack: July 7, 2005



52 Killed

52 Killed, 724 wounded




Mohammad Sidique Khan

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Nice, France Terror Attack: 14 July 2016



 86 Killed.
434 Injured.


Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel

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Fort Hood Texas Terror Attack: 5 Nov 2009


13 Killed

13 killed, 32 wounded


Nadal Malik Hassan

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Manchester Terror Attack: 24 May 2017




22 Killed

22 Killed,  62 wounded, 4 missing



Salman Ramadan Abedi


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Paris Terror Attack, 13 Nov 2015



 130 killed.

130 Killed, 368 Wounded



Abdel Hamid Abaaoud

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Orlando Terror Attack: June 12 2016



49 Killed

49 Killed, 53 wounded.



Omar Mateen

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San Bernardeno Terror Attack: Dec 2, 2015



14 Killed

14 killed, 22 wounded.



Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik,

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Chattanooga Terror Attack: July 15, 2015




5 Killed

5 killed , two wounded


Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

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Beirut Terror Attack: 23 October 1983





241 killed
220 Marines, 18 Sailors, 3 Soldiers

241 killed, 128 wounded




Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini

I could go on,  but you get my point.  Importing Moslems into the United States is nothing less than suicidal.  It doesn't matter whether an immigrant kills you, or their kids do. You are just as dead. 






The God's Truth:


The night of the Manchester Bombing, I watched some of the late night news shows. More coverage was given to the accusation that President Trump asked two Intelligence Department Heads to tell the truth about the Russian interference scam than was given to the attack. The Talking Heads of MSM treated the terror attack as a side show.






Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester Bombing








Because I'm not watching the news much anymore, I didn't know this had happened until I read a comment on the last post CC had written.






Went upstairs and turned on the TV.   Pretty much Deja Vu in how the news covered it. I first turned  to Fox, but as soon as I saw Shepard Smith was the talking head of the moment, I changed channels. I'm not listening to that whining champion of Islam, period.  Switched over to the major networks, but couldn't find anything other than their normal asinine programming.  Tried CNN, if only for some access to European news personnel, but Anderson Cooper was Contrived News Networks talking head, and I won't listen to him either.




Eventually I did find some coverage. Seems like the particular singer putting on this concert, of whom I have never heard, attracts the younger crowd. The audience was primarily made up of girls and young women, aged 6 -26, according to Sky News. So this terrorist was out to kill females and children.  He used a suicide vest filled with nails and pieces of metal like small nuts and bolts. Looks like he left out the marbles on this one.

Until the various governments in the Western world start preemptive actions against Islamic terrorists, this kind of thing will just go on and on.  I saw one commentator on an American news network piously explaining that in the West, we treat these events as "criminal", so we really can't do anything until after a crime has been committed. He sniffed and made a snide comment about "places like Russia' where the security forces act preemptively .

Personally, I think the Russian model is the only way this kind of thing will ever be stopped.






 But it's easy for people like this creep on television to take the high road, since he didn't have any family at the arena. I always think of the attitude adjustment Geraldo Rivera got during the Paris attacks, when his daughter was missing there for several hours.  He went from being a preachy, pro-Islamic fool to being a realist. " Trump is right, we've got to bomb these animals....." in one easy lesson.

The clip below is from the night of the terrorist attack on the concert in Paris. Geraldo wigged out and was all for bombing Islamic Terrorists. Shepard Smith just about wet his pants "oh, Geraldo, you can't say that! You are just upset".  The best part of Geraldo's comments have been edited out of this clip, but it's all I can find on the web from that incident.








When the Europeans let the Islamists come flooding into their countries, they set themselves up for this. It started a long time ago, when England was withdrawing from her colonies after WW2, and France pulled out of North Africa in the 1950's.  When the European Union decided to start letting in hordes of unvetted Moslems, it was the final nail in the coffin. Thanks, idiotic Socialist leaders and the people who voted for them.








 I'm not overlooking the fact that our country elected Barrack Hussein for 8 years of rule, and he did the same thing just as fast and as hard as he could.




The people who bear the responsibility for what happened last night, and for all these attacks, are the political leaders who let it happen.  The same is true here in America. The individuals who let this disease into western countries bear the total responsibility for the consequences.











I noticed  this morning, on the little ticker going across the bottom of One America News, that Sweden has admitted 96% of murders committed in Sweden are committed by "foreigners." I wonder who they could mean?




So now, we'll go through the same routine. Then in a week or so, Manchester will disappear from the public consciousness, and the only people who will remember it will be those who lost loved ones, or those who were maimed, and their friends and family. It'll be business as usual for everybody else.

Thought for the Day: