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Title: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on September 05, 2009, 09:38:35 PM
Hi,
I was missing that "No Topic" topic from the HM board so I started this one.
I saw this video and thought you all might enjoy it also.
It's an amazing "Heroic" war story, with very graphic surgery video, but worth seeing if you don't mind actual surgery footage.   

From a Vietnam vet who served as a Marine grunt in 1969:   As you might know, I'm working on the book WAR HEROES: Voices from Afghanistan.  One of the stories is about PVT Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol.  Army protocol says that medevac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him.  Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station.  Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in a sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated.  Again, the medical team ignored the protocol.  Here's a seven-minute video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point, removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team.  I've interviewed several of the people involved. Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA.  To me, this is one of the most amazing stories I've ever worked on.  I think you'll find the video pretty remarkable.
 
http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/rpg_surgery/ (http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/rpg_surgery/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 05, 2009, 09:54:33 PM
That's "above and beyond" Zip

Not really related, but I'm glad this guy lives out of range!, A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home.

Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.

The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities say nobody was hurt.

State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He tells WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a long time hobby. He says he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on September 08, 2009, 11:06:41 PM
Where is the "What are you listening to" topic?



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on September 08, 2009, 11:48:02 PM
So how do you post a picture? The insert image icon doesn't seem to work for me. I can post a hyperlink no problem, but no joy on images


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 09, 2009, 05:54:18 AM
Or, you can type the url, highlight it and clich the image button, it will put the tags in the appropriate place. Seems lots of people have nee having problems with figuring this out. I'm trying to find a combo or more versatile way to resolve this with V2.0.

For example:
Code: [Select]
[img]forum.eeticket.com/NP_Avatar.jpg[/img]
gets you this (http://forum.eeticket.com/NP_Avatar.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 09, 2009, 09:32:07 PM
Dish Network.  Channel 196.  9p.m.  There is a show called WTF.  Description:  Unbelievable stories you won't believe.  Looks like a show about morons.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on September 09, 2009, 11:53:08 PM
gotta tell you NP, when I go to  "help" and look at "posting", and the "Standard posting options" screen , I click on the insert image icon, the brackets show up. However when I go and actually try to post a reply, clicking on the insert image does not bring up the brackets. Strange!
Have I been banned from posting pictures?  I can clean up my act given another chance!
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 10, 2009, 07:52:55 AM
Great story Gore.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 10, 2009, 08:26:10 AM
gotta tell you NP, when I go to  "help" and look at "posting", and the "Standard posting options" screen , I click on the insert image icon, the brackets show up. However when I go and actually try to post a reply, clicking on the insert image does not bring up the brackets. Strange!
Have I been banned from posting pictures?  I can clean up my act given another chance!
 


Lets start here. Are you trying embed a picture that is:
a) already on the internet
    1) Paste the image location into the post form
    2) highlight the what you just pasted
    3) click the (http://forum.eeticket.com/Themes/2aces/images/bbc/img.gif) button

b) on your computer

   1) Click the additional options link below the post form
   2) Click the Browse button button
   3) Choose a picture to attach.




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on September 10, 2009, 08:27:36 AM
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Have I been banned from posting pictures?  I can clean up my act given another chance!

Nah, you just have to learn to code HTML.  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 10, 2009, 08:29:42 AM
Actually TiFe, the next version will put everything into HTML, no more of this BB code stuff.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on September 10, 2009, 12:17:38 PM
I just wanted to say that it is AWESOME to see all y'all here, I trolled over at the HM site (mostly CLP) to check up on everyone.  :nono:
I think once Precision Pest came over to the ticket, we couldn't keep everyone else away.  :wahoo:
 

 
WELCOME!



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 10, 2009, 04:22:53 PM
Yeah - but he hasn't been posting lately.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 10, 2009, 05:26:56 PM
The Pest has been very quiet as of late hasn't he?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on September 11, 2009, 01:50:59 AM
i am still here!!! just very busy of late! great steelers game tonite huh!  been following, just not much to say at the moment. but you know i will, when the time is right. was at locks the other day killing some bee nests for him! great to see him & nonuts!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 11, 2009, 12:57:01 PM
Hey MrR.  You've been rather quiet lately.  Been busy canning and freezing all those garden goodies?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: MsPeacock on September 11, 2009, 01:49:52 PM
I'd forgotten how good it feels to shut off the air conditioner, throw up the windows and breath in the beginning of fall....i'm lovin it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 11, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
Lucky you, my air will be running for some time right along with my electric meter.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: MsPeacock on September 11, 2009, 02:28:11 PM
ya know....i didn't grow up with air conditioning and i've never really gotten used to it .... when i lived in Savannah we had central air and i hated it ... i like the old window fans ... on one side pulling the air in and the other side pushing the air out .... and the sound of the fan is very soothing and helps me fall asleep ... i will run it all year round.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 11, 2009, 03:41:18 PM
Me too MsP.  I love a humming fan.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 11, 2009, 05:15:07 PM
Just got super fresh corn on the cob.  Kid went ot into the field and picked it right there.  On the way back home stopped by a stand where alady sells homemade pies every Friday.  I tried to keepgoing....honest.  Got a red raspberry.  Got to love my amish neighbors I tell ya!

A funny thing I noticed was a big man mowing his lawn on a Cub Cadet.  Riding around la-dee-da.....and right next door an amish neighbor kid was pushing a Reel mower around.  Considering our world sometimes, it was weird as hell. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 11, 2009, 07:44:38 PM
We have a reel mower. My kid hates it. I like it cuz it's fun to watch him mow with it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 11, 2009, 08:09:43 PM
I've yet to see a reeled yard that doesn't look just as darned nice as a mowed one.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on September 11, 2009, 09:30:26 PM
Hey MrR.  You've been rather quiet lately.  Been busy canning and freezing all those garden goodies?

Hi CLW!

Yeah, between that and a major league bout of sinus/ear infection I have read much more than posted. Thought I had it beaten but had to go back to the doc yesterday for another round of antibiotics. It has been hampering me for a few weeks... :(

As for the veggies, we have canned beets and hot pepper rings. We have a freezer full of brussell sprouts, green and wax beans and shredded zucchini to use in bread once it cools down. Also have kraut curing and garlic and onions stored away. My father in law put in a row of sweet corn and we cut and froze about 12 doz. Even with the loss of the tomato crop I am very pleased with the harvest this year. I still have to dig my potato crop once I lick this illness for good.

Speaking of reel mowers, I watched an Amish man cutting a hay field with two horses and a contraption that reminded me very much of and old school reel mower. Amazing to watch those folks operate, we sure have it good...or do they??? ;)

Mr R


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 11, 2009, 11:29:25 PM
After grabbing my very fresh corn and pie this afternoon, I saw a line of about eight amish kids walking down the road coming home from school with their little blue dresses and pants and hats on all laughing and waving.....they seemed so carefree....so "Little House".......so much less stressed than my kids after a day at school.  Why is that?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on September 12, 2009, 07:07:14 AM
After grabbing my very fresh corn and pie this afternoon, I saw a line of about eight amish kids walking down the road coming home from school with their little blue dresses and pants and hats on all laughing and waving.....they seemed so carefree....so "Little House".......so much less stressed than my kids after a day at school.  Why is that?
Because they aren't worried that their new school clothes came from store A instead of the mall.  They aren't worried that they don't have the latest gadget.  They aren't worried that the other little Amish girl isn't trying to sleep with their boyfriend.  They aren't bulimic or anorexic.  They don't have ADHD and even if they did, it does not hinder their behavior.  They like themselves.  They like their family. 

Sad for us really.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on September 12, 2009, 09:01:22 AM
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Because they aren't worried that their new school clothes came from store A instead of the mall.  They aren't worried that they don't have the latest gadget.  They aren't worried that the other little Amish girl isn't trying to sleep with their boyfriend.  They aren't bulimic or anorexic.  They don't have ADHD and even if they did, it does not hinder their behavior.  They like themselves.  They like their family. 

They also don't have high expectations. Are there any Amish engineers, doctors, physicists, musicians, artists? Although I yearn for that lifestyle, it has severe limitations.
Unless we go to a completely agrarian society, I can't see myself 'turning amish'
 
They do have their own unique set of problems (genetic, alcohohol abuse)
And I like indoor plumbing. :shakeass:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on September 12, 2009, 09:07:11 AM
Amish engineers - don't need them unless you are designing the new and improved horse plow.

doctors - You can be a midwife!

 physicists - don't need them either

 musicians &  artists - are for the devil!
: )


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 12, 2009, 09:22:07 AM
It's their belief system though. Their "way" has worked for them for centuries despite the ever changing outside world. I would never want to live that way but I respect it on many levels.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 12, 2009, 09:24:50 AM
When it comes to art,  they make beautiful furniture, clocks, baskets, belts, hats, boots, quilts, and a million other things.  There is an amish man - works for PennDot - who has a small shop out back and he fixes small engines.  If you have a weedwhacker, chainsaw, snowblower, lawn mower, etc that needs fixed he can do it CHEAP.  I had a chain saw that was giving me fits.  Husband took it some guy in Erie? Cost just about $100 bucks.  Lasted about a day and a half.  Took it to the amish gentleman who fixed it for $12 and showed me what was wrong so if it slipped up agan this is all you do.  And it did slip again and I fixed it in less than a minute.  Haven't had trouble since.  We use an amish ferrier to shoe the horses.  He lets me ask him dumb questions.  Like when his wife was pregnant for the first time I asked a thousand questions about amish giving birth.  The midwife is expensive and he's on a payment plan lol.  They have their own school in "downtown" Atlantic and they learn just about everything we did- then some.  Amish buggy's and what the different colors mean.  Everything they wear can indicate something to each other but we would never pick it out.  Interesting stuff.  Rambling..............

You're right Kimmi!   Right from the teachers mouth right there!     


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on September 13, 2009, 03:39:59 PM
Just got super fresh corn on the cob.  Kid went ot into the field and picked it right there.  On the way back home stopped by a stand where alady sells homemade pies every Friday.  I tried to keepgoing....honest.  Got a red raspberry.  Got to love my amish neighbors I tell ya!

A funny thing I noticed was a big man mowing his lawn on a Cub Cadet.  Riding around la-dee-da.....and right next door an amish neighbor kid was pushing a Reel mower around.  Considering our world sometimes, it was weird as hell. 

How much did the pie cost, Cindy? Maybe I'll go into the pie-baking business?




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on September 13, 2009, 03:50:11 PM
After grabbing my very fresh corn and pie this afternoon, I saw a line of about eight amish kids walking down the road coming home from school with their little blue dresses and pants and hats on all laughing and waving.....they seemed so carefree....so "Little House".......so much less stressed than my kids after a day at school.  Why is that?
Because they aren't worried that their new school clothes came from store A instead of the mall.  They aren't worried that they don't have the latest gadget.  They aren't worried that the other little Amish girl isn't trying to sleep with their boyfriend.  They aren't bulimic or anorexic.  They don't have ADHD and even if they did, it does not hinder their behavior.  They like themselves.  They like their family. 

Sad for us really.


Plus the exercise is really good for everyone.

Accomplishment is satisfying to the soul through challenges and attaining goals, even if that's a laborsome chore that gets done, a delicious pie baked, a dress that is hand-made, or a floor that's been scrubbed clean. 

I always feel much better if I have accomplished something with my day rather than been lazy.





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 13, 2009, 06:48:13 PM
Just got super fresh corn on the cob.  Kid went ot into the field and picked it right there.  On the way back home stopped by a stand where alady sells homemade pies every Friday.  I tried to keepgoing....honest.  Got a red raspberry.  Got to love my amish neighbors I tell ya!

A funny thing I noticed was a big man mowing his lawn on a Cub Cadet.  Riding around la-dee-da.....and right next door an amish neighbor kid was pushing a Reel mower around.  Considering our world sometimes, it was weird as hell. 

How much did the pie cost, Cindy? Maybe I'll go into the pie-baking business?



$5.00 - $5.50 - $6.00....depends on what kind.I have yet to decipher what makesonecostmore than the other.  I always get red raspberry or blackberry.  If Mr Who stops first he gets peach or elderberry.  We re-named Friday "PieDay" at our house.  She is out every Friday.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on September 13, 2009, 06:53:32 PM
Where is the pie lady CLW? Please give me directions. My favorite is elderberry! ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 13, 2009, 07:19:31 PM
I haven't had a decent Shoofly pie in ages. The ones in the douth aren't quite the same. Much like a key lime in Florida is akin to ambrosia whilst in the rest of the world they're some mediocre tart desert.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 13, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
Where is the pie lady CLW? Please give me directions. My favorite is elderberry! ;D
Take 285 towards Cochranton.  Almost 3 miles exactly turn right onto Lake Road.  She is the third place on the right.....right next to the railroad tracks.  Never know what kind of pies she will have but she will take orders!   We always stop and order a few around the holidays.   If she has sweet rolls out GET THEM!  They are to DIE for.  Best ever.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on September 13, 2009, 08:14:07 PM
Where is the pie lady CLW? Please give me directions. My favorite is elderberry! ;D

I was thinking about elderberry pie today.  I remember picking them for my grandmother and her sending us out two or three more times to get more because we never picked enough.  I haven't had elderberry pie in so long!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on September 13, 2009, 08:18:23 PM
Thank you. I know right where it is.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 13, 2009, 08:59:02 PM
Where is the pie lady CLW? Please give me directions. My favorite is elderberry! ;D

I was thinking about elderberry pie today.  I remember picking them for my grandmother and her sending us out two or three more times to get more because we never picked enough.  I haven't had elderberry pie in so long!
There is just nothing like a fresh home made pie. (Hence, PieDay at the Who house!)

We get so freakin' excited when we see her stand out for the first time in the spring.  We are so pathetic.  And last year she was out until nearly December.  This past PieDay her husband was manning the table and I tried like hell to drive by and about squealed to a harsh stop.  He laughed at me as I approached the table......"Well, you tried to keep going.  Didn't work I see."   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 14, 2009, 07:11:03 AM
Hey Short, good to see ya!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 14, 2009, 11:43:09 AM
Kanye West is an asshole.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 14, 2009, 11:50:01 AM
Quit sugar-coating it and tell it like it is LIfe.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 14, 2009, 02:05:52 PM
Gotta agree with that. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 14, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
What I'm waiting for is for the President to comment that Kanye West acted stupidly during the VMA's . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on September 15, 2009, 02:36:58 AM
thanks CLW.  I'm around, or trying to be.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 15, 2009, 06:14:21 AM
Well - after Leno's show last night I will amend my original statement to read Kanye West is sorry he's an asshole.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 15, 2009, 06:57:59 AM
:D  I saw it.  He's a lame asshole.  Sitting there all slumped in his chair like a six year old who got caught.

Eh, maybe he really feels bad.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 15, 2009, 01:37:55 PM
I learned how to block all of those stupid games from showing up on my Facebook without blocking the person who feels the need to put them there a hundred times a week!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 15, 2009, 02:17:49 PM
Do tell!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 15, 2009, 02:24:37 PM
Inquiring minds want to know! I don't spend too much time there. I am however tired of clearing out all those game and gift requests.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 15, 2009, 02:29:39 PM
I knew you'd want to know.

Just click on "hide" next to the app you see on your home page and two choices will appear.....block the user or block the app.   Just block the app and no more of those will appear.   I hear one will sneak in now and again but for the most part works pretty good.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 15, 2009, 02:30:22 PM
NP- the gifts and requests are a whole 'nother ballgame.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 15, 2009, 02:47:38 PM
The hide thing I knew about. It's the gifts and requests that tick me off.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: BlackWidow on September 15, 2009, 02:57:20 PM
Do what a friend of mine did...post on ur update in caps..please do not send me anymore apps or gifts..I will not accept them so don't waste ur time.
 
Have a friend of mine who did that. Had to do it couple of times but eventually ppl got the hint.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 16, 2009, 09:18:24 AM
Happiness is:  My daughter is scheduled to board a jet in 24 hours that will take her out of the desert and back to Jersey.   

She flew over Afganistan and Iraq on 9/11.  One thing the soldiers over there like to do is ask the crew on the KC-10's to fly an American flag for them on their missions.....then these beautiful certificates are given to then stating this flag is presented to (insert name here)....this flag was flown over (insert place) on sucn and such a date, yada yada yada with a gold embossed eagle and stuff.  She says they are really nice.  She flew three flags for herself that day  and is bringing one home for her grandparents (grandpa will seriously dig that) and us.  (But don't tell dad or the kids!)

I'm just glad she's coming home.  (ish) 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on September 16, 2009, 09:37:37 AM
I got one of those flags from a dad in my classroom a few years back.  It was flown for my class!! 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on September 16, 2009, 11:08:48 AM
great news clw.

hey btw, where is tife? hope he is ok... 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on September 16, 2009, 01:23:41 PM
Thanks for the thoughts BH. I am still nursing a sore shoulder/neck, so unless it is a lingering nerve issue I should be OK. I had the chiropractor give me some x-rays and he did some tests to make sure I didn't have a bulging disc or the like. Then I was able to get a deep tissue massage on Monday to try to unlock all my tight muscles & ligaments.
 
I had to stay home (no internet) on Monday because my daughter was running a fever & Mrs.TiFeMb is working now  :wahoo:  , then the van got a flat. We have PAX tires (run flats) but it still went flat. So I had to have it towed to the dealership and I had to deal with that stupid tire all morning yesterday.
 
DO NOT GET PAX/RUN FLATS ON ANY VEHICLE! (especially hondas)
 
Then I still had to watch my daughter because she had a fever (99-100ish). I had a blast and so did she. It really steeled my resolve to get back together with the family. I spent 2 extra days with my kids (without mom!) and we really had a good time. My kids REALLY make me feel like a dad & I like being around them. Plus they're just hilarious.
 
I'm in the kitchen & my daughter is watching movies in the other room. Out of NOWHERE, she asks,"Daddy, is #uck a bad word?"
 
 :rofl: :shocked:
 
So I had to wait on the coke & chips until I had a little 'discussion' with my precious daughter...
 
pray for my body, I still hurt!
 
Thanks all, I'm still trying to get through all the posts!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 16, 2009, 04:01:23 PM
I have a job interview tomorrow.  Wish me luck! 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on September 16, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
Best of luck to you CLW!!

Also, very happy to hear that your daughter is coming back stateside. That must be quite a relief for you. Thank her for me...

Mr R


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 16, 2009, 05:08:40 PM
Cool CLW, is it a full time gig? (and good luck)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 16, 2009, 05:53:07 PM
Break a leg!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: MsPeacock on September 16, 2009, 05:59:13 PM
Best of luck to you!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on September 16, 2009, 06:18:05 PM
I have a job interview tomorrow.  Wish me luck! 


I didn't realize there were any of those left to be had by anyone! Congrats and good luck!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 16, 2009, 09:48:24 PM
Thank you everyone.

Hope you are feeling better Tife.  We've missed you.

MrR. - I will.  Thanks. :)  And yes - I am more than relieved. 

NP - Part time but I have to get my foot in the door.   Things are not looking good where I am.  I am not impressed with the potential pay cut.   Nearly 15 years somewhere will get you a lot of pay raises and a whole bunch of paid vacation.   But I think I will stick around on a per diem basis for many reasons.  I will have to give up my weekend work-24-get-paid-for-40 gig which is bumming me out.  But I don't have the job yet!

Zip - I know!  I haven't interviewed in over ten years.  Should be interesting.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 17, 2009, 07:16:14 AM
Last night, i had a dream I met gore. He geocached some hiking boots for my little kids. When I found them, he was there smiling.

Nice dream - but where that particular randomness came from - I've no idea.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 17, 2009, 07:52:37 AM
That's messed up.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 17, 2009, 12:17:32 PM
 :)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 17, 2009, 02:00:47 PM
The interview went well.  Apparently I nearly had the job wrapped up (according to her) before I even got there as one of the unit managers and a supervisor who used to be RNAC where I am now just happened to get a chance to look through some apps and they both said "call her" and had some glowing recommendations.  I was pleased as I have always looked up to these two ladies.  But they want me to work second shift (2-10:30)  two nights a week.  I won't.  She didn't even look at the application which clearly stated I wouldn't work second shift.  That kinda pissed me off.  I let her know I am interested in the event they want someone for some first and third shift part time stuff  and she said I'd be on top of the heap.  We chatted for a long time and  got some coffee.  I liked her.  It wasn't a total waste of make-up.  :)


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 17, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
Gore, you're a hoot.


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Post by: TiFeMb on September 17, 2009, 02:56:01 PM
ouch. second shift bites. 3rd is so much easier.
 
nice to know that your hard work and integrity precedes you.
 
lets hope they 'create' a position for you or something else comes up.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 07:41:37 AM
I wasn't all hell bent on this.  No biggie.  Would have been nice. 
They are literally making up shit at work to give me hours.  For instance, this weekend I am going in to float between units for eight hours an do medicare billing on treatments then CLEAN WHEELCHAIRS!  Hose them and scrub them.  No shit  They actually hire an outside agency that goes around and does this at different facilities but are reverting to doing it ourselves as a money saving technique.  lol.  There is another girl who is getting her hours cut almost as bad as me who is all pissed about this wheelchair thing (normally she does 6a-6p then I relieve her for 6p-6a).  She stod there yelling "I didn't go to school to be degraded like this!  I'm not doing it!"  I told her to shut up and make sure you bring a putty knife......     


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Post by: TiFeMb on September 18, 2009, 08:47:50 AM
Quote
"I didn't go to school to be degraded like this!  I'm not doing it!"

DOING WHAT, GETTING PAID?  :what:
 
You have a great attitude CLW.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 09:47:05 AM
Hey, gotta eat, right?  :)

Honestly, I'm not thrilled at the prospect either but you can't bitch they ain't givin' you hours and bitch when they make shit up just so you can work just cause you think you're too special to do it.  With census so low they are in a bad spot and don't have to give me this time so I'm gonna snag it up.  I bet she shows up with old shoes in hand. 


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Post by: Burghdave on September 18, 2009, 11:05:55 AM
CLW:
 
Gotta kep the good ones like you around so that when H1N1 hits there will be someone to take care of the patients.  My hospital is forecasting that as much as 40% of the caregivers may be down with H1N1 during the peak period(s).
 
Hang in there - as an Administrator I did bed pans during a nurse's strike a while back - if you understand who you are serving (the patients) any job can be rewarding..  Without good wheeled transportation how would the patients get around in comfort?  By cleaning them you will probably find that some need repaired, thus also protecting patient safety..
 
It's all related....


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 02:07:58 PM
Thanks Dave.  That made it all the easier to go in and do it.  Really!  It is, indeed, all related.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 02:12:02 PM
She's back!  Well, in NJ.  That's good enough for me for now. 

Just ordered the biggest, most beautiful floral arrangement to be delivered this afternoon. 

Back to mowing.
How about this - I started mowing at like high noon today.  I have a pretty large piece to cut- and trim and whack.  It's so freaking perfect out I haven't even broke a sweat. I could mow all darnd day.  I love September in PA.  :D


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 05:06:31 PM
Sweet  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on September 19, 2009, 08:09:54 AM
Did anyone here know what yesterday was?


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 19, 2009, 09:30:18 AM
Yesterday was National Cheeseburger day. I suspect the answer you are looking for has something to do with the following though.

(http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/asian-skies/chinese%20flag%203.gif)


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 19, 2009, 06:27:46 PM
Hmmm... kinda cool, I'm watching the Edinboro/Slimey Pebble game streaming on the net. The quality is awful, but I get to watch the game. :)


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Post by: precisionpest on September 20, 2009, 01:28:50 AM
CLW, when i am slow i will help ya! :D


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Post by: Lifetime on September 20, 2009, 09:29:09 AM
I thought not.... Ok folks here it goes...
 
 
Friday 18 Sep 09
 
The high side... The US Air Force Birthday... Happy Birthday Skeeter Wings...
 
 
Low side.... No one seems to even care it was Prisoner of War and Missing in Action (POW-MIA) Recognition Day. No one noticed that Federal Buildings are, by law, required to fly the POW-MIA Flag...even the White House and Post Offices. 6 Days a year were set aside for this Black and White flag to be flown... Friday being one. There are over 88,000 Service men and women missing in the last 60+ years.
 
 
So... no...it wasn't about Hamburgers and Communist flags.... It was about Human Beings and those Human Beings are Americans...
 
 
Meadville had a POW-MIA Vigil from Friday to Saturday.... Mercer County does theirs on the weekend closest to 27 Jan. ....the anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. Mercer County has been doing this every year for over 25 years.
 
Mercer County still has one missing in Vietnam... Capt. Maurice Edwin Garrett from the West Middlesex/Mercer Area. Desert Storm may have hust got the remains back of Michael Speicher... jury is still out for now... We are still missing Altaie from Iraq and Bergdahl from Afghanistan. Someone has to remember. Our Government wants to bury them all.
 
Well, maybe next year ........
 
 
Yesterday was National Cheeseburger day. I suspect the answer you are looking for has something to do with the following though.
 
([url]http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/asian-skies/chinese%20flag%203.gif[/url])


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 20, 2009, 10:56:18 PM
I am fairly certain I am dying of boredom.  I am considering rearranging the over-the-counter meds in the med cart and cleaning the treatment cart.  Ugh.  I would almost rather have someone peel my big toenail off.  Slowly even. 


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Post by: Zipper on September 21, 2009, 12:00:09 AM
I thought not.... Ok folks here it goes...
 
 
Friday 18 Sep 09
 
The high side... The US Air Force Birthday... Happy Birthday Skeeter Wings...
 
 
Low side.... No one seems to even care it was Prisoner of War and Missing in Action (POW-MIA) Recognition Day. No one noticed that Federal Buildings are, by law, required to fly the POW-MIA Flag...even the White House and Post Offices. 6 Days a year were set aside for this Black and White flag to be flown... Friday being one. There are over 88,000 Service men and women missing in the last 60+ years.
 
 
So... no...it wasn't about Hamburgers and Communist flags.... It was about Human Beings and those Human Beings are Americans...
 
 
Meadville had a POW-MIA Vigil from Friday to Saturday.... Mercer County does theirs on the weekend closest to 27 Jan. ....the anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. Mercer County has been doing this every year for over 25 years.
 
Mercer County still has one missing in Vietnam... Capt. Maurice Edwin Garrett from the West Middlesex/Mercer Area. Desert Storm may have hust got the remains back of Michael Speicher... jury is still out for now... We are still missing Altaie from Iraq and Bergdahl from Afghanistan. Someone has to remember. Our Government wants to bury them all.
 
Well, maybe next year ........
 
 
Yesterday was National Cheeseburger day. I suspect the answer you are looking for has something to do with the following though.
 
([url]http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/asian-skies/chinese%20flag%203.gif[/url])




I participated in the POW MIA Ride for Freedom on Saturday and filmed it from the back of Mr. Zip's bike. He'll edit it soon and we'll post it on DirtyDogLive.com.

Last year's event is here:   http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html)



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Post by: Lifetime on September 21, 2009, 09:44:00 AM
I have participated in their Vigil and the Freedom Ride in the past. This year had some family health issues. It use to start at Conneaut Lake Park then I think it went to BT Scooters (now Wally's???) and now Fairway. One year I "babied" an ailing Harley on the run and did some maintainance after the ceremony at the Courthouse LOL. I use to be a member of the VVnW post years ago.
 
I think the last time I road in the run was with my "brother" a wounded Marine of the Vietnam War who's son was the First killed from Mercer County in the Iraq War... also a Marine. Part of the problem I had seen in the past on that run.... Everyone does the run and then a lot book before the ceremony. Has to make me wonder why they even bothered. It isn't too much out of their day to stay at the Monument to be a part of that ceremony. Then again... all they think about when the sun sets... is the run and not the real reason. If I sound pessimistic... well that is me.. I see this same crap in Washington during Rolling Thunder. It has become a "RALLY", much like Sturgis and Daytona, even Thunder at Cooper's Lake. I have seen some who think it is a "PARTY" and have observed drinking at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool area with covered beercans and some even urinating at the sides of the steps.
 
I commend you and Mr. Zip if you road for the right reasons. You don't need a Motorcycle to be part of it and you don't need to ride at all if you take the time to be at the ceremony or spend some time at the Vigil itself.
 
We hold our Vigil in Jan. outside in Mercer. I have to think that anyone there... WANTS to be. We have managed up to 100 people outside in the past but sometimes in all things... it wanes.
 
"Say their names and they will never be forgotten."
 
 

I participated in the POW MIA Ride for Freedom on Saturday and filmed it from the back of Mr. Zip's bike. He'll edit it soon and we'll post it on DirtyDogLive.com.

Last year's event is here:   [url=http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html]http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html ([url]http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html[/url])[/url]


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Post by: Zipper on September 21, 2009, 05:06:55 PM
An article... kind of sad, but true.
 
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19580208 (http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19580208)
 
 


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Post by: bighair80s on September 28, 2009, 07:32:22 PM
hey guys

ive been out sick, what? you didn't notice?  oh well anyhow we had it had pretty bad here.  thursday before last we spent the day at hamot hospital with a friend who was having a heart operation, two days later mike and i both got sick at the same time, i am still not quite well yet.  whatever bug we got it was a nasty one. either that or i am turning into a wimp  :D   


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 29, 2009, 06:50:48 AM
I noticed BH.  It has been quiet.  Hope you're feeling better.  And welcome back. 

Both the kids here had a nasty something last week and this morning I have a rockin' headache and stuffy nose. I'm not impressed.  Heading for the couch after this post.   The Tylenol/Advil/caffiene cocktail isn't helping.  Ugh.   


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 29, 2009, 06:53:21 AM
Both of you get back on your feet BH! I don't think you're turning into a wimp, that's too far of a journey for you! ;)


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 29, 2009, 07:15:06 AM
Yeah - there's somethin' gopin' 'round. Dealin' with it now myself. Not good. Wanna stay home, but have too much goin' on with folks right now . . . . 


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 29, 2009, 07:35:16 AM
Just heard from my wife, she's got chills, fever and aches going on as well.


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Post by: TiFeMb on September 29, 2009, 08:05:39 AM
I move out of the black mold trailer (band name  :what:  ) tonight, I am hoping that is the reason for my mutitude of symptoms too gross to relay here...
 
Everyone get well, winter is on it's way!


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Post by: bighair80s on September 29, 2009, 10:38:11 AM
 
 
wow, bunch of sickies we are  :D  ... yea, whatever is going around .. it aint' good. i am at work today and wish i were at home. hopefully we can all get it over with before winter. (wishful thinking?)

oh well.. anyhoo.. guess what else? today is the bh's 25th wedding anniversary! whoo hoo!!. we were going to go away but cant travel for another month yet due to medication changes. (that is going well so far, by the way) so we are just going away local for the weekend.  all of my brothers and sister are planning a family "anniversary dinner" too, we all are married in september. we have a ton of years under our belts. we always try to get together for a group dinner every year, it is pretty fun.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 29, 2009, 10:45:21 AM
Wow, congrats to you two! That's quite a milestone!


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 29, 2009, 11:14:50 AM
That's awesome BH.  Makes me smile.  I love big family get togethers minus gifts or expectations.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 29, 2009, 11:54:47 AM
Happy Anniversary! Sounds like the get together is nice. And for a GOOD reason. (My family tends to do the funeral thing and muse about reunions for other, happier reasons . . . . )


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Post by: CindyLouWho on September 30, 2009, 07:15:00 AM
Off to pick up the ferrier....two horses getting a nice set of padded shoes today....youngest has a half day of school so we'll have some hang out time this afternoon before heading to Erie for son's football game.  That about the jist of it.


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Post by: bighair80s on September 30, 2009, 08:28:28 PM
long day today. i accomplished nothing. i should have taken the deck furniture and got it stored away in the shop attic, should have....

i ate a half box of lorna doone cookies though.. that must count for something.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on September 30, 2009, 09:03:27 PM
I'll be in your neck of the woods this weekend!!

EDINBORO HOMECOMING HERE I COME!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 01, 2009, 07:42:53 AM
Quote
ate a half box of lorna doone cookies though.. that must count for something.

glad to see you're back to normal.  ;D


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Post by: bighair80s on October 01, 2009, 09:37:17 AM
 
Quote
ate a half box of lorna doone cookies though.. that must count for something.

glad to see you're back to normal.  ;D

yea, the appetite is up to par... lol


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Post by: E-L Man on October 01, 2009, 10:13:41 AM
BH, Happy anniversary to you and Mike. And, many,many more!  :-*


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Post by: IC2ITUC on October 01, 2009, 08:10:16 PM
I'll be in your neck of the woods this weekend!!

EDINBORO HOMECOMING HERE I COME!!
KIMMI,  I was going to go to the Boro Homecoming but I decided to reseed my yard at the beach house.  I have mixed feelings, wish I was there, especially for the game, but since I will be going to the Park next weekend, I also wasn't up to traveling all that distance 2 weekends in a row, from my home in Virginia.  Have fun at the Brunch, Boro Bar, Culbersons, Hotel Bar, etc.  Hope the Boro wins the game.  I'll miss the tailgating also! ;D


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Post by: precisionpest on October 02, 2009, 03:31:23 AM
kimmi! when you going back??? stop at the dry dock & ask for me!!! love to meet ya & the new guy? anyway let me know.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 02, 2009, 04:19:52 PM
Hey Zip, how are you feeling?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 02, 2009, 10:44:41 PM
http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ (http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on October 03, 2009, 02:17:32 AM
np!!!! btw i thought circuit city was bankrupt & gone?????
why are they still on your advertising???? just curious!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on October 03, 2009, 06:55:03 AM
Circuit City is now owned by a large electonics retailer and right now they use the CC logo and only sell online.
 
http://www.circuitcity.com/sectors/opt-outv2.asp (http://www.circuitcity.com/sectors/opt-outv2.asp)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 03, 2009, 08:00:24 AM
When did I mention circuit city lately? I must be losing it...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 03, 2009, 08:37:21 AM
You did a while back. We were talking about pre-paid gift cards to avoid purchasing for folks . . .

That WAS a while back!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 03, 2009, 09:01:08 AM
That was almost a year ago! Evidently Pest has a really good memory.


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Post by: IC2ITUC on October 03, 2009, 09:22:32 AM
That was almost a year ago! Evidently Pest has a really good memory.
Maybe those pesticide highs can have an opposite effect on PEST and they stimulate his memory banks!   ;D


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 03, 2009, 10:26:59 AM
Hey Zip, hope you are having a pain-free day.

Hope all you cold and flu sufferers are feeling better and get to enjoy some of your weekend.

I am working second shift today. I know they will ask me to do it again tomorrow....and there is NO doubt I will hate myself and the whole healthcare profession by the end of the weekend.  Short staffing blows.



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Post by: IC2ITUC on October 03, 2009, 06:57:49 PM
CINDYLW,  Are you going to join us on the Kaylee Belle for the Bloggers cruise next Saturday, or do you have to work?


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 04, 2009, 12:26:28 AM
Nah.  Won't be able to make it.  My sister arrives from Austin that day.  Will be on my way home from Erie at that time.  Have fun everyone! 


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Post by: Zipper on October 04, 2009, 07:53:06 AM
Just thought this was funny....
 
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/umedia/20091004/largeimage.77621e2901028b03671622e9d8c87a95.gif)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 05, 2009, 07:52:29 AM
Zip: BRILLIANT!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 05, 2009, 02:33:10 PM
So -

I'm talking to my wife for our mid-day hey-how's-it-goin'-I-love-you phone call and she tells me she was talking to my eldest daughter today. My wife said our grandson Jack is going to have a birthday party next Saturday and that my daughter invited us to his party.

I said. "Oh. that's nice. How old is he gonna be?"

She paused and said flaty, "One."

*sigh*

I'm not having a very good day.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 05, 2009, 03:07:29 PM
Hmmm, sounds very much like the phone call I had with mine today. For starters I don't feel all that well. So I e-mailed her this morning and told her I had thought about calling in sick. (which is very rare)

She emails me back asking me why I didn't call.

I answer back who was I supposed to call?

I speak to her and noon on our mid day call and was flatly told that she meant why didn't I call in sick.

I hate when I go on auto-pilot because it's really easy to trip me up. (I have no design diversity)

*sigh*

Edited: Made sentence 3 readable.  ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 05, 2009, 04:18:04 PM
Count it as a blessing that you get a call every day.
 
Hope you both feel better soon.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 05, 2009, 05:55:34 PM
That baby is one already?  Sheesh!

Hope you guys feel better.  I've had something creeping up on me for over a week.  I wish it'd just get here and go already.



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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 07, 2009, 02:07:30 PM
So how is everyone feeling?  Hope your colds and flus aren't spreading like wildfire through your homes.  And Zip?  Anyone heard from SC?  BH has been quiet too.  Hope all is well.

Busy here planning for my parents 50th anniversay party on the 17th.  At my place.  An announcement should be in Sundays Tribune.  All of my siblings are coming home.  It should be a super weekend.  I am hoping for decent weather.  I would settle for a precipitation-free weekend for that matter.   Cross your fingers.
 



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 07, 2009, 05:26:26 PM
Congestion. sinus infection, low grade fever, lethargy.

Good times.  :sick:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 07, 2009, 05:42:45 PM
On a lighter note, here's some news from down under courtesy or Reuters:

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Adult fans at one of Australia's most popular motor sport races, the Bathurst 1000, will be limited to one "slab" of beer a day -- or 24 375 ml cans -- as police focus on reducing alcohol-related crime.

The 24-can rule would also be placed on mixed drinks for the V8 car race starting Thursday which draws thousands to the rural town of Bathurst in eastern New South Wales state, the NSW police said Tuesday.

But more restrained spectators would be able to slake their thirst, if not their craving for alcohol, with up to 36 cans of low or mid-strength beer.

Wine lovers must make do with no more than four liters of cask wine per day and combinations of the options would not be allowed, the police statement said.

"This is one of the greatest motorsport events in Australia and for some it is a pilgrimage that they make every year," Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke said.

"Police respect people's rights to enjoy the race weekend, but will promptly act when the law is broken.

"Every year thousands of race fans attend and enjoy the event and Police will not allow their safety to be compromised by a drunken few.

"As such we will once again be focusing on alcohol related behavior," he said.

Police were also urging people traveling to Bathurst to drive safely and closely monitor their speed and fatigue.

The race runs from Thursday to Sunday.


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Post by: bighair80s on October 07, 2009, 06:58:58 PM
clw!!!!   congratulations to your mom and dad!!  that is wonderful, give them a hug for me, one for you too. sound like a super party you have planned.   its probably too much to ask for one more indian summer type weekend ha? we'll ask anyhow, cant hurt..

yes the snot is flowing here too. mike has a bad sinus infection and another cold. he has had some scary asthma problems with this too. he cannot take medications for relief as they are generally stimulants and cause arrhythmia in persons with v-tach. we were told his asthma is going to have to be addressed by a pulmonary doc it seems, (also because he takes sotalol, he has to be in a hospital setting to test asthma medications, soooo back to cleveland we will go.   he is starting to feel better today. we are tired now. ive been lurking but did not feel like posting....

other news. my mom is on a trip! she left this morning for vermont with some of my siblings and their spouses. just a nice little vacation to see the fall foialge and some other points of interest. this is her first real outing since dad died. (we were going to go too but cant travel right now) but anyhow, i am happy to see mom getting out and doing something finally, its so funny, today she called about 15 times from the cell phone to tell how the trip was going so far. she dragged her feet about going but she seems to be having a good time. life marches forward and we do heal it seems. 

yea, where is SC and also.... lock?  we saw him at walmart a little over a week ago. he had just had his stents put in two days prior and was doing great. hope he is doing well.

hi to everone else too...!!  :)


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Post by: Green Lantern on October 07, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
hello my fellow Pennsylvanians!  Your South East Neighbor here is just stopping in to give you all a happy hello. 

I don't know about you folks out there in Western Pa but down here in the Suburbs of Philly we have yet to see the trees changing colors but I got to think we are close. 

I am happy to have Halloween rapidly approaching.  Halloween is like the unofficial start to the Holiday season.  Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, St Patty's, Easter...... 

Holy Smokes!  No wonder some of us can't lose any weight.  We need to start celebrating non eating holidays like Flag Day and Arbor Day. 

Anyway, I thought I would just stop in, check on things and say hello.

Your Friend From The Other Forum - TalkPa

GL



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Post by: TiFeMb on October 08, 2009, 08:31:30 AM
Quote
"Police respect people's rights to enjoy the race weekend, but will promptly act when the law is broken.

 
how on earth would they enforce those rules? If you can only have a slab in your possession at one time it would work, but we're talking THOUSANDS of people!
 
That sounds like a race I would like to take a trip to see...
 
Quote
Holy Smokes!  No wonder some of us can't lose any weight.

 
I would recommend starting a cardio program NOW to counteract the effects of the season. I recommend the YMCA because it's just more laid back. If y'all have any questions, fire away. Also take a look at my triathlon training blog HERE (http://eeticket.com/content/tifembs-triathlon-training-test)


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Post by: E-L Man on October 08, 2009, 10:44:06 AM
Hey BH,,,, I'm still here and doing really well. It is just this weather that has me ticked. >:(
 
Sorry to hear of y'all's health and it must be very hard on Mike trying to dodge certain meds that maybe would help if they didn't counteract his regular meds. Sorry ya couldn't join the rest of the family on th NE outing but there will be other times I'm sure.
I'm just getting started with prepping the Car for the parade. I am carrying one of the girls (I think Junior Miss Pumpkin Fest) and my wife is carrying a few others winners (I don't know how many) in our red Ford pickup. Going to Chicago for a few days to visit one of my sisters and before we know it we will be watching the snow fall, eating turkey, hunting the elusive whitetail, Christmas and packing for Florida. Whew,,,where does my stamina go when I need it? You two get well soon! Luv yins! :)


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 08, 2009, 11:27:37 AM
Lock - you got a red Ford pickup? older model? Do you walk on the Ernst trail in the mornings? Cuz there's some older fellows I pass all the time there and I know one of 'em has to drive the nice old pickup parked at the Giant Eagle trailhead.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 08, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
This is crazy. Should make you laugh though.
http://www.wimp.com/bankrobber/ (http://www.wimp.com/bankrobber/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 08, 2009, 07:41:50 PM
So who's going to watch "the impact" tomorrow morning at 7:30?

I'll be at work, but we have TV's everywhere so I'll be watching.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 08, 2009, 07:59:10 PM
I'm gonna try to! that means no bike ride - but this oughta be cool as hell . . . assuming it doesn't blow the whole damn thing up.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 08, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
Lock - you got a red Ford pickup? older model? Do you walk on the Ernst trail in the mornings? Cuz there's some older fellows I pass all the time there and I know one of 'em has to drive the nice old pickup parked at the Giant Eagle trailhead.

Life, sounds like a nice one. Mine is a 2009 F-150 4dr, short bed.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on October 09, 2009, 06:38:48 AM
coughing coughing coughing sneeze sniffle coughing coughing coughing


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 09, 2009, 07:51:02 AM
Well, it was rather anticlimactic watching it on TV. Not nearly as exciting as Apollo 11.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 09, 2009, 08:15:01 AM
coughing coughing coughing sneeze sniffle coughing coughing coughing
Did all that fun catch up with you?  ;)  Hope you are feeling better soon!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on October 09, 2009, 08:20:10 AM
As much as I try to understand all of this... POTUS Obama has been given the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Never understanding a "prize" given by a foundation started by a man who invented one of the highest explosives short of atomic.
 
Now not understanding that part of it was efforts... (LOL) to strive and create world peace and less nuclear weapons through coming to a table...hmmm
 
Less Nuclear??? Who has been talking to Iran and NPRK? ? ? and has America and the other (known) Nuclear Nations lessened their Nuclear Weapons yeilds??? Now they make them smaller and more accurate. and known? ? ? I have Israel in my mind.
 
Peace? ? ? Still fighting in Iraq and now more Americans may be sent to Afghanistan. And this has nothing to with ongoing military operations working under the nose of the media and citizens, in other obscure areas of our planet.
 
What were some of the promises.... less Nuclear, troops home from the Sand Box, Middle East negotiations, constructive talks with Iran and NPRK and.... cooperations reached between the Euro-Sino family. Medvedev and Putin laugh at this. Even Euro leaders laugh at our POTUS.
 
Question.... What was the Nobel Prize Panel smoking? ? ? the fumes of exploded Dynamite? Now I know his (Nobel) "intention" was to discover a safe, more effective way of helping construction. But, when the scientists at the University of Chicago (1939-1942) invented and put on line.... the worlds FIRST nuclear reactor.... do you think they actually thought of Hiroshima and Nagasaki??? Hmmmm do you think they thought about Nobels invention of detonators and dynamite and it's progression?
 
Talk means much less than actions.... to me all I have heard is hot air...
 
afterthought.... come January... will we still have a Guantanamo Detention camp? Or is it all words as usual.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 09, 2009, 09:03:31 AM
 ::)
 
tHE nOBEL pEACE pRIZE IS A JOKE.
 
Just don't blame the recipient for being nominated.
 
I agree though, get out of Iraq & Afghanistan and station them on the US/Mexican border and at every airport/port/train station. With live ammo.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on October 09, 2009, 09:25:12 AM
SeptemberInvitation letters are sent out. The Nobel Committee sends out invitation letters to individuals qualified to nominate – members of national assemblies, governments, and international courts of law; university chancellors, professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology; leaders of peace research institutes and institutes of foreign affairs; previous Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; board members of organizations that have received the Nobel Peace Prize; present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; and former advisers of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
FebruaryDeadline for submission. The Committee bases its assessment on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. Nominations postmarked and received after this date are included in the following year's discussions. In recent years, the Committee has received close to 200 different nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number of nominating letters is much higher, as many are for the same candidates.
February-MarchShort list. The Committee assesses the candidates' work and prepares a short list.
March-AugustAdviser review. The short list is reviewed by permanent advisers and advisers specially recruited for their knowledge of specific candidates. The advisers do not directly evaluate nominations nor give explicit recommendations.
OctoberNobel Laureates are chosen. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced.
DecemberNobel Laureates receive their prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place on 10 December in Oslo, Norway, where the Nobel Laureates receive their Nobel Prize, which consists of a Nobel Medal and Diploma, and a document confirming the prize amount. Are the nominations made public? The statutes of the Nobel Foundation restrict disclosure of information about the nominations, whether publicly or privately, for 50 years. The restriction concerns the nominees and nominators, as well as investigations and opinions related to the award of a prize.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 09, 2009, 09:45:08 AM
I'm a little confused on the timeline stuff. ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 09, 2009, 09:56:23 AM
The peace prize is very political in nature it seems. Remember, people like Yasser Arafat have received it before. Fredrik De Klerk (president of South Africa) shared it with Melson Mandella as well. Typically the award is given based on accomplishments and not intentions. I don't blame Obama for this, I do think it's rather premature though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on October 09, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
I think ALOT premature LOL...
 
Was POTUS 11 days before his nomination was accepted...
 
Senator for really less than a year BEFORE that
 
And a Community Activist before that....
 
 
 
How do you explain this????? WHY?!?!?!? comes to mind.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 10, 2009, 10:53:22 AM
I'm not convinced this was an accident:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33251920/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33251920/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on October 10, 2009, 10:57:41 AM
coughing coughing coughing sneeze sniffle coughing coughing coughing
Did all that fun catch up with you?  ;)  Hope you are feeling better soon!
  I think I picked up crud from The Boro.  I wish I would have just brought back a sweatshirt or something!!   I'm actually feeling a little better today.  I bought some super strength Mucinex. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 10, 2009, 11:11:07 AM
I was on mucinex-d for 4 days. Great stuff, but hate the side effects.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 10, 2009, 04:23:52 PM
coughing coughing coughing sneeze sniffle coughing coughing coughing
Did all that fun catch up with you?  ;)  Hope you are feeling better soon!
  I think I picked up crud from The Boro.  I wish I would have just brought back a sweatshirt or something!!   I'm actually feeling a little better today.  I bought some super strength Mucinex. 



Sorry you all are sick!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 10, 2009, 04:25:19 PM
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/thedog_Bash_smallad2.jpg)
 
 
http://www.dirtydoglive.com (http://www.dirtydoglive.com)
 


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Post by: Puffin on October 12, 2009, 01:40:45 AM
I guess the Nobel would be nice on the resume. According to the rules it can be awarded for achievement or aspirations.
So I will be running this year in the aspiration catagory.
I also want my bid to be completely transparent. I'm in it for the cash.
 


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Post by: bighair80s on October 12, 2009, 12:03:29 PM
clw!!!!   congratulations to your mom and dad!!  that is wonderful, give them a hug for me, one for you too. sound like a super party you have planned.   its probably too much to ask for one more indian summer type weekend ha? we'll ask anyhow, cant hurt..



other news. my mom is on a trip! she left this morning for vermont with some of my siblings and their spouses. just a nice little vacation to see the fall foialge and some other points of interest. this is her first real outing since dad died. (we were going to go too but cant travel right now) but anyhow, i am happy to see mom getting out and doing something finally, its so funny, today she called about 15 times from the cell phone to tell how the trip was going so far. she dragged her feet about going but she seems to be having a good time. life marches forward and we do heal it seems. 

yea, where is SC and also.... lock?  we saw him at walmart a little over a week ago. he had just had his stents put in two days prior and was doing great. hope he is doing well.

hi to everone else too...!!  :)


update,

mom called, she is having so much fun she said she wishes would have planned to stay another week! she couldnt stop talking about all the cool covered bridges and quaint farms and on and on and on.... i am so glad she got to go on this trip. she is excited to get back to see the grandkids though and honestly i miss her too.  ;)

so clw, how is the party planning going.  my brothers inlaws had their 50th in a huge horse barn and had a really fun party. (they have show horses)  it was casual and soooo fun, of course the weather was warm and there was outdoor games and such, a fun time it was.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 12, 2009, 01:45:23 PM
It's coming right along BH.  My oldest sister is here to help finalize things this week.  Going to pick up a few chairs from one friend and a couple tables from another friend tomorrow.  Got to order some flowers.  The rest will be food prep which my younger sister is helping out with a lot cause she is money strapped and wasn't able to pitch in on our gift too much as she is attending nursing school right now and is a single mom.....I said "girl you are a better cook than I" and she is pleased to be contributing and making things easier on the rest of us that way.  The brothers are arriving Friday.  The rest of the gang will start arriving Saturaday morning.  I think I have a grip on this thing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: OL FATTY on October 12, 2009, 04:19:10 PM
What seems to be the story with all the robberys around the area? Like Sagertown and surrounding areas? Don't these small towns have a police department or any kind of law enforcement? I see that the state is going to charge towns and boros a charge for state police protection. I lived in the Conneautville area for a number of years. If something happened in that part of the county and you need assitance at once, what would do? If you live out towards the Ohio line on Rt. 198 out of Conneautville, thats a long way from the state police station in the Meadville area. I'm not pointing fingers of anything like that, but as a former resident of that area for a lot of years, it kinda of makes me concerned. Does Conneautville have an officer of any police protection or anything? What about Sagertown? Thanks.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 12, 2009, 09:49:25 PM
Just saw this article on the PA state budget finally passing. The article is short on details. Did they really fix anything, or just push back the day of reckoning?
http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/10/12/daily4.html (http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/10/12/daily4.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 13, 2009, 09:49:27 AM
Holy moly!   50 kids were home sick yesterday from Jamestown elementary school.  They only have about 300 kids total.  They had a confirmed case of H1N1 here recently.  It's creeping up on us.  And I'm still not taking the vaccine.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 13, 2009, 12:02:32 PM
What seems to be the story with all the robberys around the area? Like Sagertown and surrounding areas? Don't these small towns have a police department or any kind of law enforcement? I see that the state is going to charge towns and boros a charge for state police protection. I lived in the Conneautville area for a number of years. If something happened in that part of the county and you need assitance at once, what would do? If you live out towards the Ohio line on Rt. 198 out of Conneautville, thats a long way from the state police station in the Meadville area. I'm not pointing fingers of anything like that, but as a former resident of that area for a lot of years, it kinda of makes me concerned. Does Conneautville have an officer of any police protection or anything? What about Sagertown? Thanks.


The economy is tough. People will do most anything to feed themselves or their families, or their drug habits...

I think the State Police handle those calls, and yes, it might take some time for them to get there. I am opposed to the new police protection tax....after all, isn't that part of what we're paying taxes for now? Reminds me of the Mafia days when you had to pay the mob for "protection".



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 13, 2009, 12:32:08 PM
PA is a commonwealth, right? I think you have some decent gun owners rights. I know a lot of people don't 'believe' in guns but hey, if you are out in the back forty and junior is trying to snitch your hard earned stuff....ya gotta protect your family.
 
Even if it's buckshot  :o
 
I am looking into getting a conceal/carry for a lot of the same reasons you mentioned, but the Homeland Security Committee has yet to approve that endeavor...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 13, 2009, 12:52:54 PM
The tax would be for municipalities that have over 10K folks who opt not to have a local police force. I can see both sides of the story. (Times bein' what they are and all.)

If you have over 10K folks, should you have at least one cop on the beat paid for by local taxes?

And now for something completely different:

I watched a PSA the other day about folks wanting Columbus Day to no longer be recognized as a National Holiday because of all the atrocities committed by Columbus, and because he paved the way for the eventual African slave trade. The commercial featured folks of varying ethnic backgrounds indigenous to this Continent (which is a fallacy, they migrated here too - just a long time before Columbus got here) and folks of African American descent.

One the one hand, I can understand not wanting to celebrate someone who was essentially a murderer. (Although the Chinese still celebrate Mao. Maybe they need a PSA. Oh - yeah - there's no First Amendment there.) However - in that local part of the world in the Aztec and Mayan cultures, there were slaves and atrocities such as human sacrifice . . . so - um - - - does that make the complaint about Columbus slightly hypocritical?

I mean - it's not like folks in the area were guilt free innocents. Ya know? There were also certain elements of the indigenous folks on the western coast of Africa that made a lot of coin selling their 'interior' brethren to the slavers too . . . 

Anyway . . .

I get a little irritated at myself for being from White Northern European descent sometimes. I mean - every damned bad thing that has happened over the past 3 or 4 centuries can be traced back to my ancestry. Right?

Perhaps there should be a Guilt Day wherein public apologies are issued to anyone who's been downtrodden by another group. For example:

- People who have physical handicaps could be apologized to by professional athletes for not making their sport more accessible to everyone.

- Italian folks could apologize to Native Americans and African Americans for Columbus. (With Spanish / Hispanic folks kicking in since their Queen funded the trip.)

- Swedish people could apologize to the folks on the North Coast of England for the Viking raids.

- Egyptians could apologize to the Jews for the whole slavery thing, but then the Jews would apologize to the Egyptians for the whole first born son dying thing.

- People of Japanese descent could apologize to those of Korean descent for the whole WWII rape camp thing.

- Tutsi's and Hutus could apologize to each other for 1994 in Rwanda.

- Turks could apologize to Armenians for the WWI genocide.

- Serbs could apologize to Croats.

- The US could apologize to Vietnam but then the Vietnamese would have to apologize to the Hmong.

- Etc.

As a species - we sure are a sorry lot.

I don't think "ethnicity" has a damn thing to do with it . . . .


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Post by: bighair80s on October 13, 2009, 06:45:37 PM
got an email from my other brother and sister in law today. they got back from utah about two weeks ago (not the ones that went to vermont this week) anyhow they sent this video, it is not a video  they took, but one that shows the road they were on. they went to utah, (canyon country and the north rim of the grand canyon and various points) we were asked to go on this trip too, couldnt go (medical issues remember) dang we missed a fun time, i loooove the southwest...  anyhow that road reminds me of wolf creek pass  little... :D

anyhow here is the text of the email:

Quote
This is the road we told you about that we had to go down to get to the bed
 & breakfast we stayed at in Utah.  REMEMBER THE BRAKES ON OUR RENTAL CAR AT
 THIS TIME WERE METAL ON METAL!!!


here is a video:

The Moki Dugway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5mdW2Uro9A#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 13, 2009, 10:45:10 PM
BH, I think I would have backed down. Slower gear ratio.  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 14, 2009, 12:34:17 AM
There's was, and is a lot of fuss over Michael Jackson. This clip from 60 Minutes might put it in perspective. Have a little patience, you will have to endure a commercial. I think you find the info interesting. I will not make any recommendations as to volume control on this one. ::)
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5345034n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5345034n)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 14, 2009, 10:33:25 AM
"This is the road we told you about that we had to go down to get to the bed
 & breakfast we stayed at in Utah.  REMEMBER THE BRAKES ON OUR RENTAL CAR AT
 THIS TIME WERE METAL ON METAL!!!"
 
I wouldn't have wanted to walk down that road, much less drive it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on October 14, 2009, 01:56:07 PM
and i thought 322 was bad! lol!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 14, 2009, 02:21:19 PM
US 60 through the Salt River Canyon AZ is cool. Not hair raising - but neat. Travelled that with bh's sister and brother-in-law back in '92.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on October 14, 2009, 04:17:45 PM
good times ha life?  that road up to mount lemmon is pretty hairy though isnt it?

we were "sort of" adventurers since the early 70's. my dad bought a motor-home with a few bucks my grampa gave us. we had already been on a few excursions out west  but after we got the motor-home we went on month long family adventures. the memories of those trips are some of the best memories we have as a family.  i will tell you this, crossing the country in a car is one thing, a 27' motorhome is another, my dad was fearless... lol.  he drove up mountainsides and down the other. from sea to shining sea, desert to plains. we did not go to the usual touristy places, we saw the land, the scenery, the wide open spaces, "gods creation" dad called it.  all of us kids have kept our love of the southwest and go, sometimes in groups. as often as we can. in fact all of us went about  6 years ago. some drove, some flew. we all met in arizona for a week. (minus three of the grandkids that were not born yet) that was the last time dad made the cross country "caravan" trip. we have precious videos and pictures of that trip. it was truly a blessing to have us 6 kids, their spouses and the parents be able to do such a thing and have a ball.  we are so grateful to have had the opportunity.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 14, 2009, 05:23:40 PM
I have friends that have an annual family meet up on Lake Havasu. Between them they usually rent 3 houseboats in the middle of the summer and go camping on the water for a week.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on October 14, 2009, 08:09:25 PM
that is cool np, lots of families are spread out over a wide area. that is good idea.

what is weird about my family is that all of us live within 15 miles of each other and we still travel thousands of miles to go on vacation together.  lol  :D
edit to add a funny pic- all of us-we had it taken on our family trip to arizona 6 years ago. can you find mike & i ?  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 14, 2009, 10:11:28 PM
got it. that was easy BH, y'all ain't changed a bit!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 14, 2009, 11:30:25 PM
this is a neat pic.
 
http://cellar.org/2009/juscause.jpg (http://cellar.org/2009/juscause.jpg)
 


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Post by: E-L Man on October 15, 2009, 08:08:45 AM
that is cool np, lots of families are spread out over a wide area. that is good idea.

what is weird about my family is that all of us live within 15 miles of each other and we still travel thousands of miles to go on vacation together.  lol  :D
edit to add a funny pic- all of us-we had it taken on our family trip to arizona 6 years ago. can you find mike & i ?  :D

Upper back right! ;D That is a really cool keepsake. Not many chances to get together like that with a lot of siblings. Beautiful.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 15, 2009, 08:48:03 PM
It's snowing here at my place.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 15, 2009, 09:49:09 PM
It's 78 here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 15, 2009, 11:25:00 PM
thanks NP!!  50 here


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 16, 2009, 07:01:47 AM
0700 = 32 degrees.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 16, 2009, 07:48:00 AM
Ditto - 32 degrees. Woodstove is fired up.

Sweating shall commence shortly.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 16, 2009, 07:16:09 PM
 
 
Anyone here have a great dentist they would like to recommend?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 16, 2009, 07:41:55 PM
The only dentist I know in town is Dr Finton. I can't speak from personal experience but my parents seem to be very pleased with him.

If it's a root canal you need done I do know just the guy to go see, but he's in Erie.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 16, 2009, 09:53:32 PM

 
Anyone here have a great dentist they would like to recommend?

 
Dr. Tom Fox on the eastside of Conneaut Lake in the professional building is very good! I've been going to him for several years. What I like most about him is he doesn't ruin your teeth by drilling them out to the size of a rain barrel just to sell you dentures later. He does exceptionally nice crown work also. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 17, 2009, 12:29:28 AM
It's been a tough 2nd half of the year for me. The first half wasn't so bad, but I'm still recovering from this painful surgery, plus losing my "baby" Joey on Thursday evening, and now... dental stuff.
 
Still I'm counting my blessings. Every time I feel sorry for myself I see someone so much worse off than I am, and it instantly humbles me and reminds me to stop whimpering.
 
† Life is good.
 
 


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 17, 2009, 09:29:05 AM
Storey is the fellow we go to for our family. the hygienists are nice women and he's a decent enough fellow. He's right next to Two's Company on North St.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on October 17, 2009, 09:36:08 AM
bournias at the intersection of pine and grove. (for what it is worth...)

 i am sure all the ones recommended here are good.  i know what you mean, dental issues are no fun at all....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 18, 2009, 06:08:53 AM
At 10:30 last night went to do the regular night time routine and discovered we had no water. Checked the as far out as the pressure switch and there was power there. When it gets light this morning I'll check the relay box and hope the relay is at fault. Then worry about where I can find one on Sunday. I sure hope it's not the pump.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 18, 2009, 09:06:05 AM
Tipes! I hope so too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 18, 2009, 09:13:02 AM
Take away my lights but please don't take the water!  Hope you got the problem solved early on today.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 18, 2009, 09:28:07 AM
All is back to normal. Turned out the contacts on the pressure switch needed cleaning. I was very upset when I took the pump relay apart and saw the capacitor drain on the multimeter. That meant the relay was good and the problem was with the pump. Checked the power coming to the relay box and got nothing so back to the pressure switch and found that there was power going in to, but not out out of the pressure switch.

So I cleaned the contacts and heard the comforting hum of the well pump come on some 44 feet down.   Having water is good!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 18, 2009, 09:36:52 AM
Why did you write the first paragraph in chinese?

Glad it was only a temproary pain in the ass and not the wallet!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 18, 2009, 10:18:17 AM
This is the first paragraph in Chinese.   ;D

一切都恢復正常。原來的接觸壓力開關上的需要清潔。我很開心,當我把泵繼電器外,看到電容漏的萬用表。這意味著繼電器是好的,問題是與泵。檢查的權力來的繼電器盒,得到什麼,以便回到壓力開關,發現有權力去了,但不是出了壓力開關。


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 18, 2009, 11:25:50 AM
All my friends, they think they're comics.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on October 19, 2009, 01:26:22 PM
Gore: I see Tig went on a joy ride in a spaceship up your way...  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on October 19, 2009, 05:37:47 PM
I'm around.  See y'all were pretty busy.  Sorry I fell off the face of the planet.  Was sick with piggy flooooo, yes confirmed.  Picked that lovely up on our trip to children's with the booglet.  Had to take him back down for recheck on his cysts in his head.  Now there are 2 and excess fluid build up.  Still waiting on the results of more tests.

Had to do the homecoming thing for the daughter.  Gawd, all those single use dresses cost a fricking fortune!

Lost 2 kitties, one got out and when it came back, the stupid dog got hold of it and snapped it's neck.  The other got out, we think went off to die.  When he showed back up, bleeding out of his mouth and lost 1/2 his body weight.  Took him to the vet, vet found sudden onset tumors in his tongue, mouth and down his throat.  Had to put him to sleep.  He was around 16.  Not getting anymore for a while.  Too heartbreaking. 

I started making jewelry for teen schnikies friends and such.  Sold a few pieces right off my body wearing them and the kids love em.  Plus it's really relaxing to just think up designs and make. 

So that's the run down.  Ugh.  Gotta go to ghetto mart now, out of milk and TP.  WTF?  I think we are full of crap.


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Post by: Zipper on October 19, 2009, 07:23:44 PM
I'm around.  See y'all were pretty busy.  Sorry I fell off the face of the planet.  Was sick with piggy flooooo, yes confirmed.  Picked that lovely up on our trip to children's with the booglet.  Had to take him back down for recheck on his cysts in his head.  Now there are 2 and excess fluid build up.  Still waiting on the results of more tests.
Had to do the homecoming thing for the daughter.  Gawd, all those single use dresses cost a fricking fortune!
Lost 2 kitties, one got out and when it came back, the stupid dog got hold of it and snapped it's neck.  The other got out, we think went off to die.  When he showed back up, bleeding out of his mouth and lost 1/2 his body weight.  Took him to the vet, vet found sudden onset tumors in his tongue, mouth and down his throat.  Had to put him to sleep.  He was around 16.  Not getting anymore for a while.  Too heartbreaking. 
I started making jewelry for teen schnikies friends and such.  Sold a few pieces right off my body wearing them and the kids love em.  Plus it's really relaxing to just think up designs and make. 
So that's the run down.  Ugh.  Gotta go to ghetto mart now, out of milk and TP.  WTF?  I think we are full of crap.


OH MY!!!

You are better from the flu I take it? How bad was it?
 
Sorry to hear about your kitties.
It can be so heartbreaking.
 
I saw a guy walking an absolutely gorgeous pointer at Woodcock Dam one afternoon. He told me that his dog has killed 3 groundhogs, and that he just does it instintively. The pointer was a rescue dog, from someplace in Pittsburgh he said.
 
(http://www.breederretriever.com/photopost/data/529/medium/shorthaired_pointer_german.jpg)
 
I will likely adopt another dog when the time is right. There are so many needing a decent home, and I can provide a good one, so I am sure we'll have another. Mr. Zip enjoys having them around also. It helps keep the home alive.
 
I'd love to see your jewelry designs.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 19, 2009, 08:16:20 PM
Both of my dogs are groundhog killers BIG time.  When we first got our male, he was bringing in one or two a day  back pasture alone!  When we got him a buddy, the two of them were raking in three a day for weeks!  Haven't seen one in a long, long time.

So tell us- first hand- what is this flu thing like?   There are two confirmed cases in our school.  They put out a mass recorded call to all of us and sent a letter home today.  My youngest went to school today at about 90% and now I really regret letting her go.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 19, 2009, 10:22:46 PM
I heard my nephew was not feeling well, so they took him to the doc for H1N1 testing. Results aren't in yet.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 19, 2009, 11:55:51 PM
No H1N1 vacine available anywhere around here. Nor will our family doc be dispensing it when it is available. A friend who is high risk due to heart disease told me his family doc is saying the same thing, plus they are out of regular flue vacine. His cardio doc says they dont give shots of any vacine that isn't heart related. Health Dept is running the show, and will schedule Medical services , emrgency and first responders as the 1st priority, then kids, pregnant women, and high risk medical conditions.
The net of that is maybe I might get one by Jan!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 20, 2009, 06:52:18 AM
My coughing her head off, watery-eyed, kinda lethargic 12 y.o. is staying home today.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 20, 2009, 06:54:02 AM
I have armed myself with this mega-sized can of Lysol.  Spring waterfall scent.


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Post by: bighair80s on October 20, 2009, 12:12:37 PM
it is sort of surrounding us. two people at work have very sick kids. one from conneautville and said a recorded message was phoned out to stay home from school if any symptoms. i guess there are about 50-60 kids out sick there so far this week and confirmed h1n1. my neices are both sick and that is out another direction.

we got an email from cleveland clinic (automated) to say that all heart institute patients with certain heart diagnosis should get the h1n1 vaccine but that they did not have any vaccines at this time... (what the heck did they bother emailing us for?)  we are trying to lay low. it appears getting a mild case of h1n1 is about the best you can hope for at this point if you have to get it.   i know it is dumb to panic but when the rubber hits the road and people are dropping like flies all around you... i just worry about mike for obvious reasons. i cant help myself.
 
if you look real close i bet you can see my hair actually turn gray(er) right before your eyes.


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Post by: bighair80s on October 20, 2009, 12:18:20 PM
oh gee, i forgot to say hello to SC...

HELLO SC!!


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Post by: precisionpest on October 20, 2009, 05:08:31 PM
hey SC!!!

zip, i still have scooter!!???

he does need a big place to run around, i have to keep him on a chain, when he is outside, inside he rules the roost! unless dyna tells him! lol!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 20, 2009, 09:00:11 PM
.....we are trying to lay low. it appears getting a mild case of h1n1 is about the best you can hope for at this point if you have to get it.   ....


I just wondering about this "laying low" thing. How long would one have to do that to be "safe"? A month? 6 months? A year?

Take vitamins.

IC2ITUC:
Tell us all about the miracles of Zinc and silver. I have heard that viruses can't live with zinc, which is why zinc losenges work so well on a sore throat, and also silver helps protect against viruses. I heard something about the "silver spoon" being that wealthy people ate off of real silverware, so they were ingesting minute amounts of silver with each meal, helping to safeguard them against common illnesses, while the "common" people used lesser quality utensils. Any truth to that?



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Post by: Zipper on October 20, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
hey SC!!!

zip, i still have scooter!!???

he does need a big place to run around, i have to keep him on a chain, when he is outside, inside he rules the roost! unless dyna tells him! lol!


Scooter is cute too. We don't have a big fenced area. We have a smaller one out back for them to use when they need to go out, but I had to keep Joey on a leash when we walked out in the yard. In his younger days he was a runner. He would wiggle his way outside if he could find an opportunity, take off, run across the road (never stopping) and then wander all around the neighbor's yard marking his way. He would come home, but I was so afraid he would get hit by a car. We knick-named him "SKP" for "Escapee". He would wait for someone to open the door just a bit too far and ...bing... out he would go.

We got an electric underground fence. I spent days walking him around the perimiter, then decided to let him try it on his own. He took off running, ran right through the shock area, did a backflip when he got zapped, and kept right on going across the road. This is not the norm. Most of the time the radio controlled fences do work. Joey was a rescue dog, and I think because of that he loved his freedom.

I would have to jump in the car and coax him back by offering him a "ride", which he loved. Or let him come home on his own, which meant another run across the road.

Our DirtyDog never leaves the yard, or I should say hasn't. I can take him outside and throw a ball, and he'll run all over till he's tired.

There is a new neighbor dog across the road, a St. Bernard puppy. (He's already HUGE!!!) anyway, he and the DD have seen each other, but the St. Bernard hasn't left his property yet either. He sits at the edge of the driveway or their yard, and looks over here. I went over one day to play with him (before my surgery) and make friends. We roughhoused a bit. I couldn't do that now because I am not fully healed, but he is a big boy!





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Post by: bighair80s on October 20, 2009, 10:40:36 PM
.....we are trying to lay low. it appears getting a mild case of h1n1 is about the best you can hope for at this point if you have to get it.   ....


I just wondering about this "laying low" thing. How long would one have to do that to be "safe"? A month? 6 months? A year?

Take vitamins.




a year?

 i was speaking out of my own situation.  perhaps gore would know how long , he was going to stay in the bunker away from the public for the same reason  i guess.   we are laying low just till mike gets to cleveland for his pulmonary visit. he has a new onset of asthma and no medication for it. he takes sotalol for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and cant take the medication for asthma.   any flu at this point is pretty dangerous for him.  any vitamin  or medication can trigger his condition and can be deadly. perhaps i am too much of a whiner. sorry guys, ill keep it to myself from now on.


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Post by: Puffin on October 21, 2009, 12:28:47 AM
I tried Walgreens, and they are not doing H1N1, and then they repeat the matra " Health Dept".
Health Debt now says Oct 30 , 10 to 4 at the highschool.
My family doc agreed to write a prescription for Tamiflue just in case my Lotto number doesn't come up.
I also heard someone talking on the the weather channel, that those born before 1950 might have partial immunity or immunity. Weird!
BH, they have a priority list Mike can get on for, maybe thru his Doc?


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 21, 2009, 08:47:11 AM
BH: CONTINUE. You educate everyone with your knowledge and I get to pray for Mike. Win-Win.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 21, 2009, 09:29:07 AM
I dropped off masks, hand sanitizer and Lysol to my folks house yesterday and told then to stay home. 

BH, I've never thought of ya as a whiner.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 21, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
bh - you ain't a whiner- so quit it.

Think folks will refrain from Trick-or-Treating due to flu-phobia?


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 21, 2009, 09:54:14 AM
Good point. I don't think people will deny the kids trick-or-treat time unless they are sick. I'm sure there will be a handful that will not go out or won't answer their doors out of fear.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 21, 2009, 10:02:36 AM
I heard we had 132 absent from Conneaut Lake schools yesterday due to flu.  There are a couple confirmed cases of H1N1.  Mine was one of them.  She had a cold.  Sent her in today.  I'm sure some of the absences were out of fear of sending their kid. I've decided I want us all to just get it here and get it over with so we can just get on with it for the rest of the winter.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 21, 2009, 10:03:40 AM
It was also reported to me that Cambridge Springs had 125 absences.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 21, 2009, 12:50:28 PM


 i was speaking out of my own situation.  perhaps gore would know how long , he was going to stay in the bunker away from the public for the same reason  i guess.   we are laying low just till mike gets to cleveland for his pulmonary visit. he has a new onset of asthma and no medication for it. he takes sotalol for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and cant take the medication for asthma.   any flu at this point is pretty dangerous for him.  any vitamin  or medication can trigger his condition and can be deadly. perhaps i am too much of a whiner. sorry guys, ill keep it to myself from now on.


That wasn't meant to be mean-spirited. I'm just wondering how long "laying low" would do any good. Something like this just keeps going around and around and around.

I could lay low for a year, and then come out and catch it anyway.

EVERYONE should take their vitamins. Again, not aimed towards you. I take multivitamins daily, plus additional calcium, and more.

BTW, my nephew tested negative for H1N1, but is still ill with a low fever. Common flu?


BTW: I think using your plastic mac cards for purchases is wise. I am sure there are plenty of germs hitchhiking rides from persons to people on dollar bills and coins. Of course, you still have to punch in your password codes on those germ-incubators at the checkout.
Sigh....







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Post by: TiFeMb on October 21, 2009, 12:54:38 PM
Quote
Of course, you still have to punch in your password codes on those germ-incubators at the checkout.

hand sanitizer wipes are the bomb. We pick up a bunch every time we visit Chik-Fil-A (they offer them for the kids play area) We use 'em for everything the kids could touch. I would imagine you would get strange looks fron the cashier by wiping down their swipe card machine but so what.
 
I like to call it Hiney (HINI) flu.  :shakeass:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 21, 2009, 01:13:02 PM
Plus that's a good place to get your shot.  :shakeass:
 
An interesting article regarding the "Hiney Flu" contageous period.
 
http://www.examiner.com/x-10514-Gwinnett-County-Democrat-Examiner~y2009m10d5-The-TRUTH-about-H1N1-and-what-were-NOT-being-told (http://www.examiner.com/x-10514-Gwinnett-County-Democrat-Examiner~y2009m10d5-The-TRUTH-about-H1N1-and-what-were-NOT-being-told)
 
 
 :sick:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on October 22, 2009, 12:23:00 AM
My wife normally travels one week a month on business. She's not traveling until at least after H1N! shots are available. Plane's are just pipes that hold a lot of germs!
For Halloween, maybe dress your kids as operating room docs or nurses. Mask's and all> Just thinkin!
Laying low works too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 22, 2009, 06:47:26 AM
They're offering H1N1 shots at the airport here now. It's $35, but there's a lot of people getting it.


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Post by: shortcircuit on October 22, 2009, 10:48:06 AM
Eh, it wasn't that bad comparatively.  The persistent fever got me the worst.  Almost 2 weeks, fever up to 104.1 at one point.  The coughing hurt at first too.  But it went away pretty quickly.  Only thing i took was mucinex-d a few days and when the fever got really high, alternated ibuprofen and tylenol. 

I'll get some pics posted asap of the jewelry.  Hafta resize what i have.  they are huge.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 22, 2009, 02:40:54 PM
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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 22, 2009, 08:21:20 PM
104 fever is pretty serious. Glad you did okay.
 
I hate the coughing. With this abdominal surgery I recently had, I had a shallow tickle and a cough for a couple of weeks because of the tube they put down my throat. And it made it worse because we use our abdomen every time we cough... oh the pain.... and it did hurt to laugh too.
 
Hey, I saw this on the Trib:
Hydetown Halloween party canceled due to swine flu concerns:
http://www.meadvilletribune.com/breakingnews/local_story_295144849.html (http://www.meadvilletribune.com/breakingnews/local_story_295144849.html)
 
I say have the party... and pass out shots of Jack Daniels to chase away the bug....
....or Bicardi 151 ... that stuff will kill any old germs! Just don't get too close to a match.
 
 ;)


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 22, 2009, 10:31:52 PM
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....or Bicardi 151 ...

fond memories of flaming shots by the light of the glowing lava lamp...
 
*still at work*
ugh


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 23, 2009, 01:52:08 AM
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*still at work*
ugh

 
more of the same, production issues...
 
I teach a Spin class in 5 hours
 
wahoo. stone crab claw season is upon us
 
http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910210309 (http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910210309)


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Post by: Puffin on October 23, 2009, 11:50:06 PM
I'll take 3 jumbo's please.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on October 24, 2009, 07:11:57 AM
Our school system decided not to send out mass messages about cases of H1N1 because of the fear factor.  I think more parents are doing the right thing and keeping their kids home.  I hope this changes some of the perception of people taking time off from work rather than pushing themselves and their children to go when they know they shouldn't.  I got my flu shot.  The county keeps running out of H1N1.  I've had a few cases in my class and have been fine.  I arm myself with Clorox wipes daily!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on October 24, 2009, 08:34:47 AM
Kimmi,
 
I agree with you. Many years ago before my retirement, I use to actually holler to embarass workers who were too damned cheap and tight to stay home from work if they were sick, sneezing and polluting MY air with bugs. My angle was... what gives YOU the right to put me into a position of catching your infirmity because YOU don't want to use YOUR sick leave.
 
Now in my work place..it seemed that management loved these people so they could show that Sick Leave hours were under an acceptable limit and they got bonuses in THEIR checks. The rest of us got squat unless we ended up sick and actually stayed home. What we got was the use of OUR EARNED sick leave and a scolding from Management when we got back... Go figger...
 
We all know that schools are a hot bed of disease... one child ill turns into many and... where do the sick children stay while sick... within the home that contains the family..another hotbed to those who go to work and spread it there... A vicious circle... We do what we can. When you confine more than one person in a room..it stands to reason... one contagion turns to 2...4...8...16 real fast.
 
 
 
Our school system decided not to send out mass messages about cases of H1N1 because of the fear factor.  I think more parents are doing the right thing and keeping their kids home.  I hope this changes some of the perception of people taking time off from work rather than pushing themselves and their children to go when they know they shouldn't.  I got my flu shot.  The county keeps running out of H1N1.  I've had a few cases in my class and have been fine.  I arm myself with Clorox wipes daily!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 24, 2009, 09:45:19 AM
I agree totally....anyone with a brain does....stay home if you're sick!  But let me tell ya, if you call in sick where I work, you may actually be told - I shit you not - "We are not accepting call offs today, you have to come in, if you don't you will be written up and disciplinary action will be taken".  Now that would not deter me.  I'd say something like "Write me up then.  You will be hearing from my attorney as soon as I receive that paperwork.  I am not coming in so please apply my acquired sick hours for today.  Thank you."  But I have seen people come in out of fear.  The supervisor on my shift is awesome and if the supe on the prior shift does something like that she sends them home.  Ahhhhhh, short staffing.  Got to love it.

We got the mass call and the letter home too.  Lots of H1N1 flying around Conneaut Lake schools I'm told.  I only personally know two cases.  I think a good chunk of the absences were parents just keeping kids home out of fear.  I mean one day something like 50 kids are out - send letter - and 132 kids are out the next day?  I heard some where that 25% of Cochranton school was absent on either Wednesday or Thursday. 



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 24, 2009, 10:30:17 AM
One of the high schools down here shut down and declared no classes for 3 days. Where my kids go to school the policy is if they go to the clinic and are running a fever they get sent home with a note that says they are not allowed to come to school the following day. I'm fortunate enough to be able to do almost all my work from home and have worked from home when I should have been resting.

I think the whole no calling in sick thing is the companies trying to prevent people from taking unscheduled days off. They know how many they get and when they're out they have to dip into their vacation time or go without pay. Mandating that you have to come in sick or not is reckless behavior by the employer. If you're a contractor, different rules apply. But when you're sick you're sick and that's something that doesn't need to be shared at work.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 24, 2009, 10:52:17 AM
Hey NP, the flying Who is heading to Alaska today for a week.  Maybe two.  Classified mission of some sort.  She's really excited about it. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 24, 2009, 11:25:05 AM
Is she going to Elmendorf or Eielson? Tell her to wave hi to that chunk of my soul I left there.

I hope not Eareckson (the black pearl) because she won't have anything to do off duty.

Watch for the calls from the 907 area code! Depending on where she is there will be a 4 or 5 hour time difference since the feds reduced the time zones in the state from 4 to 2.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 24, 2009, 01:43:05 PM
Eielson.  Near Fairbanks I believe?  Won't her cell work from there?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 24, 2009, 04:08:34 PM
Her cell should work from Eielson no problem as long as she's with a major carrier. It's warmer than normal for this time of year. At least she didn't have to go in January or February. If you have little ones in the family she'll be right down the road from Santas house in North Pole, AK. Munchkins love getting mail from the North Pole. ;)

This is of course assuming that she'll have some time.

It's a bit more remote there than Crawford county too.

 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 24, 2009, 04:17:40 PM
I checked it out on Google maps.  It's just 14 miles from North Pole.  She expects to have lots of free time.  We're with Verizon so I suspect she'll be able to use her cell.  She's in the air on her way as we speak. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 24, 2009, 10:36:26 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33459423/ns/health-cold_and_flu (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33459423/ns/health-cold_and_flu)
  Obama declares swine flu national emergency Order could speed up treatments by waiving certain medical standards


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 24, 2009, 11:38:46 PM
An interesting health article:
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32957460/ns/health-heart_health/?ns=health-heart_health (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32957460/ns/health-heart_health/?ns=health-heart_health)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 25, 2009, 12:01:02 PM
Gore, there is a place - North Pole, AK- that is 14 miles from Eielson AFB....that's what we were referring to....not the North Pole.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 25, 2009, 10:42:39 PM
-gore

LOL!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 26, 2009, 06:32:15 AM
I think little Who will be fine. The temperatures there done start to really drop until the end of November. By January though it's beyond chilly. Santa's colo? That's funny.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 26, 2009, 07:05:17 AM
Nothing wrong with a vacation home here and there.  Santa deserves it.

Reports are that Alaska is quite beautiful. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 26, 2009, 07:16:52 AM
North Pole Alaska , , , hmph. Friend of mine lived there for about 14 months early this decade. Said it was remarkable. He enjoyed the summer, but said the winter was difficult. Took some getting used to.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 26, 2009, 07:41:41 AM
Summers in Alaska are phenomenal! The fact that they last all of 6 weeks is the the kicker.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 26, 2009, 09:44:07 AM
Was up from 7 am Saturaday til noon on Sunday then slept 2 hours.  Ended up unexpectedly working a double.   I agreed to do it in exchange for last night off.  Gotta love short staffing.  I could be working 80 hour weeks right now if I wanted.  As it is, I did one 16 hour shift for the week.  Have to say I slept HARD last night but still feel a bit hungover.  Looks beautiful out there this morning!  Anyone trick or treating this week? 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 26, 2009, 10:02:55 AM
Our trick or treat is always on the 31st no matter what. It's going to be a scary one this year from the parental perspective being on a Saturday night and all.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on October 26, 2009, 10:19:36 AM
Was up from 7 am Saturaday til noon on Sunday then slept 2 hours.  Ended up unexpectedly working a double.   I agreed to do it in exchange for last night off.  Gotta love short staffing.  I could be working 80 hour weeks right now if I wanted.  As it is, I did one 16 hour shift for the week.  Have to say I slept HARD last night but still feel a bit hungover.  Looks beautiful out there this morning!  Anyone trick or treating this week? 


Just a reminder that the Dirty Dog Live Birthday Bash is this coming Sunday, a perfect ending to a Halloween Weekend of fun festivities. Plus the money goes to two very worthy charitable causes. Details at: www.dirtydoglive.com (http://www.dirtydoglive.com)
 
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/thedog_Bash_smallad2.jpg)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 27, 2009, 07:57:44 AM
Wonder where Foodie took off to?  Mr R. has been awfully quiet.  As well as sonshyn. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 27, 2009, 08:34:27 AM
I've been wondering that myself as well.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 27, 2009, 05:53:21 PM
Yeah.  Hope everyone is well.  So many bugs going around.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 27, 2009, 06:04:07 PM
Bugs Bunny?  ???   ;D


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Post by: E-L Man on October 28, 2009, 07:17:06 AM
Bugs Bunny?  ???   ;D

 :huh:     :confused:    :what:   OH!!!  :rofl:

 
I'm glad somebody got it. I was a little worried there for a while! 8) ;D


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Post by: Mr. Ripley on October 28, 2009, 11:09:16 AM
Don't know about the others, but I am still around.

I have been absorbed lately in some family history research involving Romania and Austria, and have been spending alot of time on non English web sites. Although I have a reasonable grasp on broken German (my father and grandparents spoke it) I thank the web gods for Google translations and Babelfish.

My grandmother's family was chased out of Romania by the Russians in the final stages of WWII. Despite being constantly harassed on the ground and from the air my great grandfather led the whole family on an over 500 mile walk to Linz Austria. They stayed in a former POW camp, my father was born in this camp. Needless to say, nobody in the family ever wanted to talk much about it.
 
Seems no one over there wants to discuss it either... :-\
 
Sorry for boring you all a bit,
 
Mr R


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 28, 2009, 12:16:20 PM
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Sorry for boring you all a bit,

Quite the contrary, I find your research fascinating! Keep it up & keep us posted.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 28, 2009, 12:30:58 PM
I'll second that.  I love that kind of stuff.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 28, 2009, 01:05:58 PM
Mr. Ripley -

Not boring in the least! Names and dates as espoused in history books are dry and boring, but history as it impacts those 'on the ground' is never a boring thing. I hope you blog about your discoveries. I for one will read it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on October 28, 2009, 02:12:56 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments.

After almost 14 years of family tree research I find it ironic that the most difficult story to put together is one which the whole cast of characters were people who were alive during my lifetime...

I was recently considering a blog post about POW camps and their influence on my existence. My maternal great, great grandfather was a Union soldier in the Civil War and survived several months at the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp. This was before he was married and sired 15 children, one being my great grandfather.

We are all a miracle of a very specific chain of personal historic circumstances. It is difficult to take life for granted if you understand how a change in even the smallest detail in your ancestry may have robbed you of your opportunity to be.


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Post by: E-L Man on October 28, 2009, 10:43:16 PM
Who told the joke on here about the weatherman, indians and firewood gathering and where is it located?  I would like to copy it to read to the "Geezers" at next weeks breakfast since I am in charge of telling jokes. ???


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 29, 2009, 07:51:59 AM
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...read to the "Geezers" at next weeks breakfast since I am in charge of telling jokes

...Glad to see you have a 'position' there Lock.  :D
 
Hermitage: What do you do that has you up at almost 3am  ???
 
I am thinking about incorporating myself (LLC), I've had this idea bouncing around in my brain for years and I think it is time to give it a shot.
 
Everywhere I go, I see women, young and old, running by themselves and that is DANGEROUS. I always comment about it when I see them & I have spent years trying to convince women NOT to continue this behaviour. But I still see women in that alone, vulnerable position UNARMED and usually with an Ipod stuck in their ears.
 
So instead of complaining all the time I came up with a solution; I would rent out my services and run with them on their schedule. Sort of like a personal trainer but basically security.
 
I need a catchy name and (oh boy) I know y'all will come up with some doozies.
 
rent a man or something.
 
This is a serious proposition though. I have had 3 women ask me for this service in just the past week. Unless I am missing something. :what:
 
I still have to iron out the business plan & price point but I need the catchy name first.
 
NP: This is part of what I was talking about where I needed a host, the other piece is the personal triathlon training.
 
Kimmi: I am really interested in your thoughts on this matter because you fit into my target group, women who need to work out safely.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 29, 2009, 08:35:00 AM
They could call me anything they want Tife. Just let me be there with them at 3am!  ::) ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 29, 2009, 08:42:45 AM
Hermitage,,,,that's the one and thank you for having a sharper mind than I.
I should clarify "Geezers". It is a mixed group of retirees from my church that go to breakfast every wednesday morning at 8am at Russels on Linesville-Hartstown road. After orders have been taken ,I have been appointed to read some jokes,etc. and other interesting things that pertain to "Geezers". ???
 
Thanks again Hermitage for digging this up for me. :) 


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 29, 2009, 10:13:40 AM
My daughter is quite impressed with Alaska NP.  Says it is nothing short of absolutely breathtaking.  "Jaw dropping".  BUT says there is no way she could live in the dark so darned much.  Says she has hardly seen the sun shine all week. The first time she went in the air she could hardly focus on her work because the view was so amazing.  But the darkness.  And the cold.  Not appealing.   


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 29, 2009, 11:03:24 AM
I hate to tell her this but it's not even dark time there yet. In December she would much less Right now she is seeing a loss of sunshine at a rate of 7 or 8 minutes per DAY. IT will be much darker by the time she leaves. I bet she's having a helluva time with her sleep schedule too.

It hasn't even started to get cold there... yet.

Glad she likes it though. It's pretty magical there.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 29, 2009, 03:15:37 PM
Sheesh!  Look at those zucchinis!


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Post by: TiFeMb on October 29, 2009, 03:22:53 PM
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Sheesh!  Look at those zucchinis!

 :rofl: :shakeass:
 
Come on Lock! Ya gotta bite on that one!
 
Fat pitch right over the plate!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 29, 2009, 04:21:45 PM
On what? Those little things? LOL. A friend of mine must grow hundreds of those things and I ask him how he gets rid of them. He says after a while he just has to start looking for unlocked cars!  ;D ;D


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Post by: CindyLouWho on October 29, 2009, 05:26:36 PM
Man I know it!  The first year I put zucchinis in my garden I put in six plants.  WRONG!  Went down to four.  Then three.  This year 2 and still more than I could ever use!  But ya have to have two!  What if one is bad.  Right?  Two is max for me.  Plants that is - Tife.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on October 30, 2009, 08:43:13 AM
hey, lifefeeds...

kol told mike to tell me hi for you...

hi back to you!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 30, 2009, 11:24:36 AM
I just found out I'm $0.06 overdrawn on my paypal account and the bank is charging me $36.00 for the overdraft!!!  >:(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 30, 2009, 11:33:10 AM
Paypal is a racket, plain and simple. I'd rather not have to use them at all. eBay bought them a few years ago. that way they get to charge for auction listings and money transfers.

See this link (http://www.aboutpaypal.com/) for some horror stories.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 30, 2009, 12:14:32 PM
I just found out I'm $0.06 overdrawn on my paypal account and the bank is charging me $36.00 for the overdraft!!!  >:(
No way!  Wow.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 30, 2009, 01:50:58 PM
Fried. My brain is fried. By the end of the day today I'll have done a 64 hour week. I'm grateful I have a job, but I would like to see my next birthday too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 30, 2009, 02:35:19 PM
My accountant (nonuts) volunteered to go over to the bank and plead my case and they agreed that was pretty harsh over 6 little pennies and they removed the overdraft charge.  ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 30, 2009, 02:39:05 PM
NP - is it all worth it though?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 30, 2009, 02:55:44 PM
NP - is it all worth it though?

In that I have a job and can put a roof over my family and myself... yes. There are psychological tolls though. I didn't see my daughter for over 48 hours this week. That hurt and the guilt was horrible. In the end it's better than the alternatives though.


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Post by: bighair80s on October 30, 2009, 04:19:56 PM
hey, lifefeeds...

kol told mike to tell me hi for you...

hi back to you!

hey lifefeeds....  got your message. just wanted to let you know and mike says hi too.


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Post by: Zipper on October 31, 2009, 12:55:42 PM
Don't forget everyone! Tomorrow is the big event.
The Fairway 12 Conneaut Lake
Dirty Dog Live's 2nd annual Birthday Bash and Fundraiser
10 great bands and a buffet!
$12 per person, or $20 per couple.  :)
Includes the all day, ever changing, fresh, tasty buffet!
12 noon until closing time.
Net proceeds to go to the Meadville Community Soup Kitchen and Meadville Council on the Arts.

Details at www.dirtydoglive.com (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on October 31, 2009, 11:03:43 PM
Zipper,,,,,,what happened to the big CLP postcard. Are you working on that or did you send it to Gore also. He only put three out of the seven boat cruise photos on there. ???????? ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on November 01, 2009, 12:12:43 PM
Yeh Gore, go ahead if you will. I appreciate it. Maybe in my next life I will be more PC compatable.  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 02, 2009, 10:22:56 PM
Last year my wifes "Project Angel Tree" had 32 needy kids on it.
This year 67.  Jeez.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on November 03, 2009, 06:46:31 AM
Last year my wifes "Project Angel Tree" had 32 needy kids on it.
This year 67.  Jeez.

I have a feeling we might need two trees this year.  So sad. 


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Post by: bighair80s on November 03, 2009, 07:02:16 PM
went to my youngest nieces birthday party sunday. (my youngest brother's little girl) my brother finished the floor in his sunporch. it is all natural stone and mortar. thisis the same brother that built the 2-1/2 story foundation stone fireplace.  my dad taught him the craft of a stone mason. all my 4 brothers are pretty good artists/craftsmen in this field even though they dont do it for a living anymore. i just thought i would share a pic with you guys. 

dad would be very proud.


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Post by: GROK on November 03, 2009, 07:26:13 PM
Nicely done! I love stonework. I had Amish Stonemasons do my walls and they did a fantastic job.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on November 03, 2009, 09:42:33 PM
Just beautiful.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 03, 2009, 11:14:34 PM
The stone work is really nice, but the stones themselves are very nice too!
 


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 04, 2009, 07:45:39 AM
Hey Zip -

How did things go at the Fairway 12 on the 1st?

We're still in the process of putting together a set list for our little group. We're up to speed now - but want to polish a bit.


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Post by: TiFeMb on November 04, 2009, 12:52:15 PM
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...our little group.

refresh my memory, the name of your group again?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 04, 2009, 10:39:23 PM
We have this friend we keep an eye on. 64, widow, slight disability. Works part time at Wal-mart.
We make sure she's ok, Get her taxes done ect.
I just did her 2010 medical plan enrollment for her.
Wal-mart has pretty good Med insurance.
This year her bi-weekly costs for coverage will go up 20% over last year. For her plan the minimum deductible went up + $250, and the out of pocket maximum went from $3000 to $5000.
Live better,spend less, except for healthcare!
Next year she gets Medicare.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 05, 2009, 01:09:33 AM
Hey Zip -
How did things go at the Fairway 12 on the 1st?
We're still in the process of putting together a set list for our little group. We're up to speed now - but want to polish a bit.


We had a blast!
 
OMG the bands were exceptional, everyone did so well and people loved them. Everyone wanted to know "Which one is Emil?" (Emil and the Palookas) and every single band got compliments from the audience. I had so many people ask about the bands, and compliment me on the night. That's really a compliment in itself!
 
The food was excellent. The Fairway 12 laid out a fresh spread of food all day long,  & everything was delicious. At the end of the night I went to settle up the food bill and they DONATED all of those meals to the benefit! Outstanding!
 
The Hula-hoop Troop (Pixie Forest Productions) did some fire eating and fire-belly dancing that kept everyone interested, as well as hula-hooping shows. Very pretty girls with hula-hoops!
 
Cootie Harris chose the best drummer from the challenge, (photos on http://www.DirtyDogLive.com (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/)) and we gave the winner the first ever "Cootie Award".
 
And then we surprised Cootie with a Lifetime Achievement award, which we presented to him. It was a beautiful laser engraved oak-framed wall mirror (done by G&W Engraving) with a photo I took of him playing the drums recently at a Jazz Jam. I think he was very touched, and definitely surprised.
 
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/LisaCootie11_01_09.jpg)
 
It was a really fun night, plus we raised a nice chunk of money for two very worthy non-profit groups. The Meadville Community Soup Kitchen brought some terriffic baskets for the Chinese Auction, and we had door prizes, and 50-50's.
 
I was very concerned while putting this together about the attendance, because of the economy, and the flu, and all of the other factors. The night before was a big Halloween night with parties everywhere, and the parade, and so much going on, but we did fine and had a real nice crowd, especially considering all of the above circumstances.
 
All in all I am very pleased. We managed to make our 2nd year Bash a success, and are looking forward to #3 next fall.
 
I'll be posting a slide show soon. I overdid it a bit that night because of my surgery, so it's taken me a few days to get my strength back and get back into the groove. My stomach is still swollen and sore in some places, so I probably shouldn't have been so active, but it needed to be done. Jack Adams had the flu, and he was supposed to Emcee and play a set, so I ended up being the emcee (learned a new job skill) and the bands stretched their time slot a bit to fill in the gap. It all worked out beautifully.
 
I think the bands had fun listening to each other too. Friends were made, great music was made, we made some dollars, and memories. ~~It's all good. :)
 
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/ShadowsForce_11_01_09.jpg)
 
(Shadow's Force)
 
Check out the light show Don Cox provided for the night!
 
 


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 05, 2009, 08:11:07 AM
Excellent!

Glad to see that! Sorry we couldn't play this year - just one of those times . . . .


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Post by: Zipper on November 05, 2009, 08:51:58 AM
Well... keep us in mind for next year! The most fun for me was watching every one else have a good time, and the band members all enjoying each other's creativity.
 
 
.....
 
On another note....
http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_308004254.html (http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_308004254.html)
 
Keeping my fingers crossed that the final count holds true to the current reported tabulation.....
 
 
(http://www.sc.iitb.ac.in/~janas/Fcros.jpg)
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 05, 2009, 11:42:17 AM
Yeah - I think maybe it's time for a change there . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 05, 2009, 03:25:53 PM
Doing R&R today. I've put in way too many hours lately and it's caught up with me.

I'm also in quiet reflection over the loss of a friend who departed this world too early at the age of 50.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on November 05, 2009, 03:33:52 PM
Aw NP, I'm so sorry.   Hang in there.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 05, 2009, 04:35:42 PM
NP - was that the fellow that played guitar?

Read about that.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 05, 2009, 04:36:38 PM
He passed on October 31st. I didn't find out until this morning. I knew his wasn't all that good, but it was still a bit of a shock.

Yes LIfe, it was him.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 05, 2009, 06:19:18 PM
Doing R&R today. I've put in way too many hours lately and it's caught up with me.

I'm also in quiet reflection over the loss of a friend who departed this world too early at the age of 50.


I'm so sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 05, 2009, 06:30:23 PM
So sad about those who lost their lives in Texas.


His name is being reported by CNN as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/05/texas.fort.hood.shootings/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/05/texas.fort.hood.shootings/index.html)







Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 05, 2009, 06:49:56 PM
FOX held out on the name until it was officially released.... Ol' Wolfy on CNN Blurted it out as soon as he got it.... This man is a convert and a Psychiatrist. I think he was stationed in Washington DC then transfered to Ft. Hood.The other two suspects no info as I can find.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 05, 2009, 08:42:22 PM
So tragic.  All those families......


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Post by: Lifetime on November 06, 2009, 07:51:45 AM
I found some corrections on things I thought I had right....
 
According to a relative of his... he was a Muslim all his life.
 
Now my take
 
Things I don't understand...
 
1) He has been in the Army since High School.
 
Did he JUST show this side of himself just within the last 6 years?
 
2) He was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital prior to this assignment. He was WITNESSED to have said ANTI AMERICAN and MILITARY things, in FRONT of his collegues and superiors. Where was the intervention then??
 
3) He was PROMOTED to MAJOR not that long ago and with a bad OER... WTF? ? ? When I was in and we got a bad EER...there was NO promotion in your future.
 
4) He was an officer and being such, unless there was a contract that REQUIRED he stay a certain time.... he could have resigned his commission. In doing so, they may have been able to release him from the service... which he seemed to want as he had NO DESIRE to be assigned to SW Asia.
 
Now, what I see as a possible scenario... UPPER RANKING MANAGEMENT at Walter Reed came to a disasterous conclusion. "Let's get rid of this troublemaker by giving our headache to another command and to add to the fire..lets cut him an assignment to SW Asia. Then he will be out of OUR hair and be a problem for someone else."
 
This type of crap is prevalent in the military chain of command.... from when I was part of the machine to present I would bet. Units and Commands weed out the slackers and non producers by re assignment so their over all efficiency looks good.
 
This is the same thing that happened behind the My Lai Incident in Vietnam. The upper Command needed another Division and decided to activate the Americal. Instead of getting the needed personnel from training Brigades as a whole, they sent a request to existing Divisions who were already in Theater to volunteer up some of their supposed battle hardened men. Well that opened those divisions to "clean out" their unwanted headaches as opposed to giving up their efficient and effective members. So the Americal ended up with a lot of not so good soldiers and it was part of the factor of Pinkville. Those other units cleaned house and "dirt" resurfaced as someone elses headache. In no way am I beating on all members of the Americal... They have a great history of service to our country, especially during WWII.
 
My point is that this may have been avoided if there were protocols followed the right way. Our security is dependent on watching those outside and within our military and security forces. When we drop the ball... this can and does happen. My prayers go out to the victims and the families. I do hope "pee and scunnion" is brought down on the powers that be in Walter Reed for this breech. Heads should roll, even those with stars on them. A trust seems to have been broken. IMHO


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Post by: CindyLouWho on November 06, 2009, 08:16:38 AM
If there is any shread of truth in that, I hope someones head hits the chopping block down the road.  All they need to do is back track carefully and see the who, what, when where and why.  But what what I was wondering is - have we become so damned complacent or wrapped up in ourselves and our own lives that we don't see what's going on with the people around us at all anymore?  Do we just blow shit off and figure the next guy will step up to the plate and do something, expose the problem, intervene some how?  I'm as guilty as the next guy I suppose.  I'm hoping that tragedies like this help us all open our eyes and care a little bit about the person standing next to us. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 06, 2009, 08:59:21 AM
Lifetime -

I think you might onto to something with the headache passing thing. My wife talks about stuff like that happening while she was active duty. Regardless of reason (or more truthfully lack of reason) - I hope the families can find some solace . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 06, 2009, 09:19:43 AM
That same kind of thing goes on in large corporations as well. It used to be the "questionable person" did not merit dismissal so they got shuffled to another department. Now they are "right sizing" and removing from their positions in a legal manner, dubious as it may be.  Having never been in the military I can't say how things operate there.

The situation is not good at all. I too hope that they families get through this and some measures are identified and acted on to prevent this type of event from ever happening again.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on November 06, 2009, 09:20:54 AM
As a 12 year active duty Army officer, I can tell you that we had a saying "F--- Up, Move Up". I rather shocked an LTC when he was promoted to Full Bird by congratulating him then saying "You know what they say Doug, F--- Up...Move Up" He took it in stride though.
On a more serious note though, this needs to be investigated to it's fullest. Expect repercussions in the ranks given this break of trust.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 06, 2009, 10:03:37 AM
I have seen this kind of thing happen with union employees as well.  They have a whole bunch of seniority and fuck up and the boss knows what a pain in the ass it is going to be to get any real discipline in so they get moved on up or over and everyone gets the confidentiality story when they want to know what was done about it.  I work in a facility where half the staff is union and half is not and a lot of unfair stuff goes down.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goe
Post by: Zipper on November 06, 2009, 06:50:53 PM
I saw Precision Pest a the DDL Bash (BTW a slide show is up now.)
http://www.dirtydoglive.com/birthdaybash09.html (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/birthdaybash09.html)
 
I got to see Scooter afterwards.
Scooter is adorable! So fuzzy and cute, and so is Scooter's Mama.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on November 07, 2009, 10:28:29 AM
Central office - that is where crappy teachers go when it is no longer safe for them to be in the classroom!  This shit goes on everywhere!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 07, 2009, 03:32:59 PM
the dead, injured, and their families, they deserve all the comfort, attention and help. their grief is only beginning. there will likely be more deaths as some are reported "critical".  i have no sympathy for mass murderers. he made his choice. unfortunately,he chose for them too....   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 07, 2009, 08:14:21 PM
So... our tax dollars are currently going to keep him alive in the hospital, then to prosecute him, and then to keep him alive in prison.

And he was a psychiatrist. Do you think he knew he had issues?




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 07, 2009, 08:35:00 PM
If you really want to be outraged...
The Biography Channel showed a documentary on Richard Speck, which I had seen many years ago. It's on YouTube, and is in several parts. They had shown it on TV again (recently) also.

He was in prison for murdering 8 student nurses in 1966. He died of a heart attack in 1991. During his time, he got injections of female hormones and grew breasts, was filmed doing coccaine, having sex with other inmates, and essentially "living it up" on the taxpayers dollars.
 
This is part 5. The actual footage is at 1:59 (time) into the video if you want to watch it. A&amp;amp;E Biography - Richard Speck - Part 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6AVjzTfw1Q&feature=related#normal)

Quote from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speck)

"In May 1996, Chicago television news anchor Bill Kurtis received video tapes from an anonymous attorney that had been made at Stateville Prison in 1988. Showing them publicly for the first time before a shocked and deeply angry Illinois state legislature, Kurtis pointed out the explicit scenes of sex, drug use, and money being passed around by prisoners, who seemingly had no fear of being caught; in the center of it all was Speck, performing oral sex on another inmate,[40][41] ingesting cocaine, parading in silk panties, sporting female-like breasts grown from smuggled hormone treatments, and boasting, "If they only knew how much fun I was having, they'd turn me loose."[40] The Illinois legislature packed the auditorium to view the two-hour video,[40] but stopped the screening when the film showed Speck performing oral sex on another man.[41]

From behind the camera, a prisoner asked Speck why he killed the nurses. Speck shrugged and jokingly said "It just wasn't their night."

I think the first time I saw this documentary was when I became in favor of capital punishment.

Likewise, they shouldn't even bother keeping this guy Hasan alive in the hospital so he can stand trial and live off of the taxpayers even one more day. No doubt to his guilt. Busted in the act.
He should be worm food by now.





 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 08, 2009, 12:22:26 AM
Zip, strange you mentioned Speck. I worked a summer job in 1966, at the Republic Steel South works at 106th and Torrence in Chicago. I remember the police coming into the mill to notify the father of one of Specks victims. Don't remember her name, but i remember the day, and the events clearly.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 08, 2009, 12:25:06 AM
Gore, I like the idea of life in a military prison for this guy. Let him be reminded of what he did everyday of the rest of his life, by those he was serving with.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 08, 2009, 09:51:06 AM
Lethal injection.  They should use it a lot more than they do. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 08, 2009, 10:35:19 AM
Meh - I think bullets are cheaper. Ropes are too. Guillotines were efficient.

The only reason I would ever be a proponent of the death penalty is because it's more or less cheaper. (If you don't count appeals costs with the lawyers and all.) I think life in prison is a far worse punishment . . .

Reason being we're all subject to the 'death penalty' anyway - it's what happens in the meantime that makes the difference.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 08, 2009, 10:54:27 AM
"he will spend the rest of his days in the United States Disciplinary Barracks in Leavenworth, Kansas under an intense suicide watch  which will insure he lives a long and miserable life...."
 
Still too good for him, and costing the taxpayers, though I suppose that also means it's creating a job for someone.
 
Who are the other Leavenworth death row inmates, and why are they there?
 
I found an interesting article though I am not sure if it pertains specifically to Texas costs:
 
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty (http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty)
 

 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 08, 2009, 11:29:27 AM
Meh - I think bullets are cheaper. Ropes are too. Guillotines were efficient.

The only reason I would ever be a proponent of the death penalty is because it's more or less cheaper. (If you don't count appeals costs with the lawyers and all.) I think life in prison is a far worse punishment . . .

Reason being we're all subject to the 'death penalty' anyway - it's what happens in the meantime that makes the difference.
I totally agree.  Bullet, rope, whatever.  I think the real pigs who brutalize and terrorize people to death should experience the same fear of looking death in the face- only KNOWING it will come.  Cheaper is a plus. Just think of the money and the good that could be done with it.  Instead we are providing three square, a warm soft bed and cable TV and who knows what else.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 08, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
What about caning, like in Singapore?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 09, 2009, 07:50:52 AM
Here is my take....
 
The United States Military, I believe, still has firing squad as a method.
 
I have believed from the first day of this atrocity that HE is not the only one who should have his/her gonads/ovaries in the fire. His peers have remarked more than once of his unbecoming remarks about the military/POTUS/war in the sand box.  He had BAD OERs as a lower rank to Company Grade and yet they promoted him to Field Grade. I cannot believe that his behavior did not cause flags to go up and them not be noticed.
 
It takes superiors to PROMOTE and they had to be of higher rank than the promoted level so I see ranks as being either LTC, Colonel, and all levels of General... Brigadier to 4 star. Those are the ones who should be investigated and if found derelict in their duty to the mission and safety of those involved, should pay dearly and not with just an assignment to THULE, Greenland. This overlook resulted in direct loss and injury of life in a heinous manner.
 
The first thing I would do as I interviewed people at Walter Reed/Bethesda/Ft Hood would be to follow the paperwork... His OERs and who signed them and his promotion board and who signed his promotion papers. If the Army has done one thing...there is almost ALWAYS a paper trail. My time in the military is represented in a pile of folders over a half a foot thick and that is 2 hitches. I can't picture his file from about 1991 to present.
 
I am not negating nor downsizing the Major's involvement...that is a fact. What I want to see is the heads of those who overlooked their responsibility to their brothers/sisters and members of our society. I feel their fingers were on those triggers as well. This is beyond religion and ideology.... it is about what was the right thing to do when needed.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 09, 2009, 11:01:11 AM
i dont know... i think we are so damn politically correct its gotten to the point we cant even utter the words "politically correct" without seeming to be judgmental. and god forbid we look like we are "judging" something or someone in todays world. so much so that we cant even use discernment about anything without being labeled. i believe this has permeated our culture and is NOT a good thing. it explains the reason no action is taken to discipline people in protected group status but only to shuffle them from place to place. people are afraid of being called out as being discriminatory or worse yet, have some action taken against them.  do some research on the roots or political correctness. it has an amazing power structure in society.

 political correctness is a progressive idea with utopian intentions (state defined/enforced compassion) but with sometimes disastrous results.  a contrived morality if you will. (and progressives are always harping about conservatives pushing values  ::) )... it is ironic.
 
how about an example of unintended consequences:

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/09/abc-fbi-knew-hasan-tried-to-contact-al-qaeda/ (http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/09/abc-fbi-knew-hasan-tried-to-contact-al-qaeda/) 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 09, 2009, 01:09:54 PM
Contrived morality . . . interesting term. We've been contriving for milennia. I agree with you about the irony of the 'left' pushing ideals - but when you conflict with them, well . . .

Tolerance takes a leave of absence.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 09, 2009, 04:18:12 PM
"War and sickly seasons"
 
Under those conditions, quality control of personell in the military is not a priority. Rentention and recruitment are.
The system failed on this guy, and maybe there were PC considerations, but when all is said and done I think they will say nothing was done out of necessity.
Here's a stunner that might give a hint to the problem.
75% of American youths between 17 and 24 cannot qualify for the military because of no HS diploma, a criminal record, or are physically unfit.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/MILI02_20090901-215808/289871/P90/ (http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/MILI02_20090901-215808/289871/P90/)
Under those conditions, would there be incentive to lower standards?
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 09, 2009, 04:38:15 PM
Bring back the draft and those issues are covered.... I was 277 pounds when Uncle Sugar said he needed me.... Jenny Craig had nothing over on 8 weeks of basic training in Ft. Jackson SC in July. 50+ pounds lighter in 2 months and able to do things I never could in High School.... GEDs offered to those who had less as well as classes in learning English was also offered at no cost to the immediate consumer. It was not unusual for some who went in with no HS diploma to have actually earned a degree.
 
2 years of mandatory service accomplishes a lot.... It employes as well as teaches self reliance. I offers guidance to the roving souls lost in adventures of lesser values in society. I am not saying it is perfect.... but I think Generations have been helped to contribute to the growth of our country, not to mention themselves and their families.
 
Even in the 60's we had places for different people.... we had a Hindu who wore a turban in one of my training classes and when I was in FT Gordon.... we trained Iraqi officers and had no problem with the praying schedule and finding Mosques off base for them. I know this sounds small but this was in the 60s and early 70s. We had conscientious objectors as well.... This adjustment isn't new.... what is new is how far PC goes.... and now we may have seen another backlash.... time will tell.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 09, 2009, 06:46:59 PM
It seems you can do just about anything you want to anyone and nothing of much consequence is going to happen in our culture nowadays.  Really.  I mean, if you have the balls to open fire and kill a dozen people in the open, do you really care about any wife or kid sitting at home waiting for you at the end of the day?  So you haven't lost anything there.  So how bad can prison be?  I say toast 'em.  Show these POS people there is a consequence.  Just toast 'em. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 09, 2009, 10:07:44 PM
I was listening to Fox News and had to aggree that this appears to be an act of terrorism, rather than just a guy who stumbled off of the edge of reality. The guy had tried to contact AlQaeda and that the FBI was watching him.
 
And the politically correct police don't want the reporters to focus on the Muslim background and connection.
 
"He was a Muslim first, and an American second, he said", stated a formar classmate of Hasan's.
 
I agree with Lifetime, heads should roll for this one, from the bottom to the top.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 09, 2009, 10:40:25 PM
I just wonder if this guy was under the "stop Loss"
If that was the case maybe his poor performance rating, and wackyness didn't mean as much as it should have.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 10, 2009, 08:12:49 AM
Hey MsP.  Long time no see.  And where's Pest been?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 10, 2009, 07:33:32 PM
i watched the memorial service at fort hood today. it was gut-wrenching. i will say this though. as the camera panned out over the sea of uniformed service men and women i was overwhelmed with pride for the united states military. a picture of order, discipline and respect for authority. they will never get the credit they deserve for the sacrifice they make, but they do it anyway. such is the way of real heroes. god bless them all.

we just got back from having our annual drink and get together "bite to eat" with some friends who celebrate a very advanced birthday today... 200+ years. it was a little somber this year...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 10, 2009, 09:26:54 PM
I sat down and watched while President Obama read the names and they posted their pictures....I liked the personal information he attached to each.  I cried.  Boy I cried.  And I'm not a cryer.  Young kids.....one 21 y.o. girl was pregnant....men and women all the way up to their mid 50's leaving wives, husbands and children.  It hurt to hear.  I wondered afterwards, why they don't do this for each and every life we have lost in this war.....or any conflict out there.  Although it hurt, I appreciated getting to know just a tiny bit of who they were.   Seeing their faces and hearng the little snippets has weighed on me all day.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 11, 2009, 07:32:03 AM
In Vietnam, they would hold a smaller scale ceremony such as that, after the battle and the results are in. Our Chaplains would have the service, rifles/helmets/boots/tags and a roll call was given. It wasn't done in such a place as the one you saw on TV... some in places full of mud or red dust and it wasn't done so the Home Crowd could see, but, it was done so that members of those units that they were from, were given the chance to honor them, pray for them, and most of all.... remember them. So..this is done.... but where most of the big media can't see.... more private.
 
I appreciate the challenge coin from POTUS but I would also like to see that coin given to EVERY member of the military. They are ALL members of the POTUS's "special circle".
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 11, 2009, 11:23:18 AM
I've been to one Military funeral in my life. He was a retired AF Major and a wonderful human baing. The ceremony was held on Elmendorf and was gut wrenching at best.

Speaking of things up that way... CLW, is little Who still in the great white north or is she on a beach some where?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 11, 2009, 02:02:38 PM
OK then... ALL OR NONE! Is one death any more significant than the others? Could we have also did the same for those in the Pentagon?
 
I have challenge coins that were given to me as part of a particular group and circumstance, but am alive to enjoy the unique bond it brings. Just this morning at breakfast, I was challenged and produced the right coin. As one of ur group passes away... we do our best to bury or inter the coin with that person. I have personally placed a coin in the hand of some who had their final rest. Their challenges are over. "Traditions and intrinsic special value" remains intact...
 
 
 
.... I would also like to see that coin given to EVERY member of the military. They are ALL members of the POTUS's "special circle".
....that would be a nice touch; though, it would royally screw up the entire challenge coin traditions and intrinsic special value among challenge coin recipients ....

....the AF really pissed off a ton of battle-scarred vets all over the sacred  cosmos when they decided to issue AIRMAN challenge coins to all basic training graduates for completing basic training....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 11, 2009, 03:05:27 PM
Speaking of things up that way... CLW, is little Who still in the great white north or is she on a beach some where?
She is back in Jersey.  Sat in Alaska for 5 days doing nothing.  Had some fun in Fairbanks.  Something about them not having parts or something needed for the mission so it ended up being a wasted trip in the end.  She volunteered to go back to the desert.  She leaves December 2nd.  Said there were a bunch of pissed off people about being on the list to deploy again and she figured all she had to do was pass a couple more tests and she could go and why not being young and single and not caring too much about the holiday hulabaloo and most of the others were leaving families.  She certainly doesn't get to pick who stays home now but hopes it is some fine chap with a couple cute kids and a pretty wife who adores him.  We are heading down to spend Thanksgiving weekend with her.....Wednesday through Sunday I'm thinking.  I am soooooo looking forward to it.  Mr. Who and I have yet to make it down there together.  Always separate.  And of course we are taking the kids.  Get to take him on a tour of Philly.  And Atlantic City.  Then we will head over to Princeton to the big brother's place.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 11, 2009, 04:10:45 PM
Ok... then 'splain me...why were the 13 and those wounded in Ft. Hood given the coin? And then..explain why those killed in the Pentagon on 9-11 weren't??? Go figure I guess.....
 
....sorry, one is not 'entitled' to a challenge coin just because they raised their hand....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 11, 2009, 04:46:05 PM
Speaking of things up that way... CLW, is little Who still in the great white north or is she on a beach some where?
She is back in Jersey.  Sat in Alaska for 5 days doing nothing.  Had some fun in Fairbanks.  Something about them not having parts or something needed for the mission so it ended up being a wasted trip in the end.  She volunteered to go back to the desert.  She leaves December 2nd.  Said there were a bunch of pissed off people about being on the list to deploy again and she figured all she had to do was pass a couple more tests and she could go and why not being young and single and not caring too much about the holiday hulabaloo and most of the others were leaving families.  She certainly doesn't get to pick who stays home now but hopes it is some fine chap with a couple cute kids and a pretty wife who adores him.  We are heading down to spend Thanksgiving weekend with her.....Wednesday through Sunday I'm thinking.  I am soooooo looking forward to it.  Mr. Who and I have yet to make it down there together.  Always separate.  And of course we are taking the kids.  Get to take him on a tour of Philly.  And Atlantic City.  Then we will head over to Princeton to the big brother's place.   

sounds like AF Who is doing a nice thing for someone. good kid. it also sounds like a fine thanksgiving lined up for your family. thanksgiving is our familie's favorite. last year was very hard, dad was so sick. all in all i think we are going to have a good one this year albeit without dad it will mark a new chapter.

one good thing, i dont have to do the cooking.. good for me or them , im not sure exactly... :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 11, 2009, 08:29:38 PM
Shoot.  I'd be happy to email her sandbox address to anyone who wants to send goodies.  And she shares with all the gals.  One complaint I have heard is the lack of healthy snacking available.  Lots of candy bars, chips and nuts available and little else.  I sent a huge box full of dried fruits, corn nuts and such and it went over very well.  I'll PM my email to anyone interested.   Thanks     


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 11, 2009, 09:39:41 PM
Drop your coin at the club cost you drinks for all till closing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 12, 2009, 10:40:02 AM
We are having one of the best Indian summers I can recall. There was a light frost about a month ago that ended the garden for the year, but strangly we still have a lot of wildflowers in bloom. Lots of clear blue sky and days in the 70's. Just yesterday I saw the first flock of geese of the year, (for me anyway) headed SE, probably for the rice fields on the Mississippi.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 12, 2009, 10:51:10 AM
It's been nice here too Puff.  We are looking at 50's and 60's well into next week yet.  When it comes, it comes.....until then I'm lovin' it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 12, 2009, 11:20:53 AM
If you are in a drinking establishment and you know there are members of your particular group... you drop your coin and the one who can't.. pays..if all do... break open your wallet.
 
Some go so far as NO HOLES/FASTENERS can be put into the coin in order to "wear" it. If you are challenged... anywhere... some rules allow you ONE step in any direction to retrieve said coin. ( in some crowds it can be a rule enforced in many situations... Shower.... or in bed...alone or not  :o ... etc.
 
If any of us go to a funeral of one of ours... we have the coin in hand when we pay respects. All of the coins may have other rules.... some are retained like a "get out of jail free card".... like maybe a Mason "secret" handshake may be of some help to a member in a fix. The rules abound.... But.... am still trying to figre out the reasoning of giving the deceased a coin.... like buying a transistor radio to be placed in a Dead Uncles coffin....although I have put a cold beer in a few Hmmmmmm :-\
 
Drop your coin at the club cost you drinks for all till closing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 12, 2009, 10:45:07 PM
I have no idea where mine is, although I have some guesses.By the rules, that might mean the death penalty. I do know where my Zippo's are.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 13, 2009, 02:26:03 PM
Medicalizing mass murder

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111209824.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111209824.html)

the media is retarded.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 13, 2009, 07:00:54 PM
Someone I know is looking to buy a home. She has two small children, so she internet surfs the real estate websites to narrow down her search.
 
She found a home she loved, and called her realtor to possibly set up a viewing. The realtor was unavailable, so she left a msg.
 
While surfing she decided to check out the sex abuser's registry just to see how the neighborhood "looked" and guess what? A registered pedophile was living right next door!
 
Good thing she checked the registry! I don't know if the seller is obligated to tell someone that or not, but let this be a reminder to people to check it out before you buy.
 
She said the photos of the house were great, and she was so excited when she first saw it. The price was great too.
 
Now.... it's pretty clear why the seller wants to sell.
 
Check out your neighborhood!
http://www.familywatchdog.us/Default.asp (http://www.familywatchdog.us/Default.asp)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 14, 2009, 11:10:33 AM
we are going to our third memorial service in a week today.  not a good week.

np, the one we are attending today is a classmate of you and mikes... pretty sad. 50 years old. gheez.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 14, 2009, 11:40:04 AM
Tell everyone I said hi BH. I wish I could have made it but it wasn't possible. I sent a lot of Sunday afternoons at his house in HS.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 16, 2009, 09:30:18 AM
Hi there--thanks to someone (wink wink you know who you are lol) I found you all...have missed chatting and reading! How is everyone?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 16, 2009, 10:38:13 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091116_ap_coupleplansweddingduringnwpacountyfair.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091116_ap_coupleplansweddingduringnwpacountyfair.html)

Hmph! Made the Inquirer - but I missed here locally.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 16, 2009, 12:24:20 PM
everything ive done today has been a s.n.a.f.u. some days it doesnt pay to try and chew through the straps...

im shooting for tomorrow now.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 16, 2009, 02:06:28 PM
[url=http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091116_ap_coupleplansweddingduringnwpacountyfair.html]http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091116_ap_coupleplansweddingduringnwpacountyfair.html ([url]http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091116_ap_coupleplansweddingduringnwpacountyfair.html[/url])[/url]

Hmph! Made the Inquirer - but I missed here locally.

It was in the Meadville Tribune last Thursday.
http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_316231717.html (http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_316231717.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 16, 2009, 02:12:06 PM
everything ive done today has been a s.n.a.f.u. some days it doesnt pay to try and chew through the straps...

im shooting for tomorrow now.  :)
As my dad used to say when I was a kid and things seemed all messed up, "Better days are comin'." 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 16, 2009, 03:41:30 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091116-leonids-meteor-shower-best-2009.html (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091116-leonids-meteor-shower-best-2009.html)

Anyone staying up for the sky show tonight and tomorrow?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 16, 2009, 04:06:01 PM
I'll be out on my porch.  Setting the clock for me and the Who-boy.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 17, 2009, 07:09:45 AM
Wish I hadn't.  2:00 a.m. just toooooo cloudy.  3:30 a.m. drizzling and even colder.  A it was still waaaay too cloudy.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 17, 2009, 01:11:19 PM
i set the alarm. hit the snooze... and snoozed.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 17, 2009, 01:40:08 PM
I woke up at 3:30 this morning. I wound up getting a call from work because a crisis had been declared due to a power failure. Seems as if a large transformed failed rather strangely. The resulting outage caused the battery backup's to kick in and the generators to turn on, but one phase of the power was fluctuating enough to confuse the transfer switch. I fact it was so confused it never transferred power from the battery backup to the generators. I was in the office before 5:30.

End result: 700,000 sq feet of office space with no power. Getting the power back on was not a problem for those that had to do that. The aftermath isn't pretty.

My nightmare (shared with many): 43,000 sq feet of computer room with powered off equipment. Needless to say when you have stuff that has been running for years that loses power, it all doesn't come back on.

Haven't heard any of the cutomer issues yet, but they are always upset with us when we are one second late with our data.

What a PITA. Back to fixin thangs...............


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 17, 2009, 03:21:04 PM
NP: On those red power switches, what does "I" and "O" mean? I always get confused.  ???
 
I mean, "O" can mean off or on, and what the heck is "I"?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 17, 2009, 03:38:17 PM
" If "


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 17, 2009, 09:41:04 PM
this is from school a long time ago. It's binary code and its 1 and 0, not I and O.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 17, 2009, 09:57:31 PM
So "I" is "If" or one, does that mean ON?
 
and "O" is "0" and that means OFF?
 
Usually it's not life and death so I just toggle until it powers up, but what if I am in a situation where it would matter> *TOTAL OCD kicking in*  :confused:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 17, 2009, 10:59:39 PM
Well, it's 11:00 and I'm still here at work.  I'm tired for some reason...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 18, 2009, 12:22:44 AM
And I'm still here


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 18, 2009, 01:35:50 AM
And now I'm going home (yay!)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 18, 2009, 07:20:06 AM
Tell me you were able to sleep in a bit today NP.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 18, 2009, 08:09:57 AM
Got 4 hours. I was home at 2:30. Had to get up this morning anyhow. Stupid Sans Hill Cranes woke me up at 7:00. Had to get up at that time anyhow.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 18, 2009, 08:36:38 AM
Maybe you should carbo-load or something?  :-)  I sure do get pissy about mid afternoon when I am short on the sleep. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 18, 2009, 09:32:42 AM
Made a gallon jar full of pickled eggs last night.  Can't wait to test one later.  I test one every day when I make 'em.  It'll be a week or so before they are perfect.  Yum!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 18, 2009, 12:17:56 PM
I'm on my way to your house RIGHT now!
 
I absolutely LOVE pickled eggs.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 18, 2009, 03:52:35 PM
Me too!!!!!!!!!  And nobody else in the house will touch them!  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 18, 2009, 10:34:45 PM
pickled eggs.

its come to this.  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 18, 2009, 11:31:52 PM
but what if I am in a situation where it would matter> *TOTAL OCD kicking in*  :confused:

Ask one of your kids, they'll know


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 19, 2009, 01:41:21 AM
(http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/cza0934l.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 19, 2009, 07:45:38 AM
Quote
Ask one of your kids, they'll know

True. so true.
 
CLW: Do you like pickled anything else? Like pigs feet? (man, that was an assualt on grammer... ::) )


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 19, 2009, 07:51:32 AM
Nah.  Just eggs.  Pigs feet are too gross!  First off, I don't eat much meat.  A little fish and occasional chicken.  Zero pork or beef.  Pigs feet.....they look like pigs feet!  Eww!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 19, 2009, 10:58:09 PM
today this from Sports Illustrated. A Xmas shopping idea!
 
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
 
A Japanese lingerie company is selling a bra that unrolls to form a five foot-long putting mat.
http://connect2utah.com/content/video/?cid=61851 (http://connect2utah.com/content/video/?cid=61851)
 
look for it on Woot!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 20, 2009, 07:24:32 AM
Welcome back SC.  Wondered where the heck you've been.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 20, 2009, 02:29:53 PM
Has that self proclaimed prophet followed
anyone to this site? Remember the one--he
kept posting all sorts of "predictions"
and then seemed to be lacking in his own
Biblical knowledge?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 20, 2009, 02:36:10 PM
Has that self proclaimed prophet followed
anyone to this site? Remember the one--he
kept posting all sorts of "predictions"
and then seemed to be lacking in his own
Biblical knowledge?

I think he's on the 2012 bandwagon now. I don't know really. He was all over cnhi posting stuff. He was an interesting one, that one.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 20, 2009, 11:44:01 PM
Definitely odd rocking motion when he was in the spirit, but then all that energy has to go somewhere.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 20, 2009, 11:48:56 PM
Having trouble losing weight?

Just an FYI you can try.

Read up on your Omega 3's and Omega 6's.

Being a non-fish-eater I started adding walnuts and winter squash to my diet, lowered my Omega 6's, and have lost 12 pounds so far. (I'll probably regain it after a bowlful of stuffing on T-Day, but ya gotta live, right?)


"Other sources of omega-3s include canola oil, broccoli, cantaloupe, kidney beans, spinach, grape leaves, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, and walnuts. "About an ounce -- or one handful -- of walnuts have about 2.5 grams of omega-3s," says Sandon. "That's equal to about 3.5 ounces of salmon.""
http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/good-fat-bad-fat-facts-about-omega-3 (http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/good-fat-bad-fat-facts-about-omega-3)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 21, 2009, 01:04:05 AM
Sick people...

http://www.startribune.com/local/69620292.html (http://www.startribune.com/local/69620292.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 21, 2009, 04:25:27 AM
When you think you got it bad, just go back and read that.   Pissed me off.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 21, 2009, 06:48:32 AM
This account being a sick person won't make you feel any better then. I just don't know how people can do stuff this (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/18/181425/deputies-woman-used-stun-gun-hammer-discipline-chi/news-breaking/) to kids.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 21, 2009, 09:26:07 AM
There's a cause behind it . . . I hope they can help her. She's either sick, or doing what she was taught. If she doesn't change - she should never be around her (or any) kids again. As it stands, they're going to be damaged as well. The long-term effects of abuse are tragic. (I see it in the population I work with.)

Trauma in childhood (especially during personality development) can change a person for life . . . and to 'undo' that damage takes a long time, and sometimes (for whatever reason) , it doesn't happen at all.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 21, 2009, 08:04:04 PM
"Trauma in childhood (especially during personality development) can change a person for life . . . and to 'undo' that damage takes a long time, and sometimes (for whatever reason) , it doesn't happen at all. "
 
Yes, it lasts a lifetime.
 
As a child I was beaten for not eating green peppers. I hated them, they made me gag, and if there was one on my plate or in my food I would pick it out and not eat it, which meant an instant merciless, ferocious, belt-beating from my father.
 
I didn't go out and steal a car, I picked a little piece of a green bell pepper off of my plate.
 
I never did figure out why my psycho mom kept cooking with them, or why she didn't pick up a sledge hammer and give him one across the head, but those "pepper" beatings were a pretty regular occurrence.
 
As a child, I simply couldn't bring myself to eat one. They made me sick. The same thing would happen with liver, but I ate most everything else. Just seeing it on my plate would make me start crying because I knew what was coming...
 
One time I got such a beating from not eating liver that my brother's friend (who was visiting) got so scared he ran out of the house and all the way home. He will still talk about it.
 
YEARS later I learned to tolerate peppers, sometimes will add a little piece of one to whatever I am cooking, but there isn't one time when I go to the store and see them, or buy them, or cook with them that I don't think about those "pepper" beatings.
 
The "excuse" for that particular brand of beatings (one of many) was that my dad was raised during the depression, so the thought of my refusing ANY food that was on the table was more than he could bear I guess.
 
So he was raised during the depression, and I was raised during his manic-psycho-idiot-phase. I guess we both had something to deal with, and I'm glad now he's changed and has apologized.... though for me it will never really go away.
 
I did therapy for a couple of years in the early 1980's, which helped tremendously, because it made me see that I wasn't the bad little girl I thought I was, and it helped me to realize why things occurred the way they did.
 
But now when I see happy kids my heart just jumps for joy for them, and when I see sad ones, I know....
 
When I was in high school one of my teachers dedicated a song to me... "Sad Lisa". (Cat Stevens)
 
I don't mind talking about it now, you all should know that for me, I try to take my bad experiences and use them to help people through similar or tough times. I'm an "open book" kind of person, so read as you will and enjoy the story! It does have a happy middle ...and hopefully will have a happy ending. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 21, 2009, 08:22:36 PM
Just because it's great:
 
cat stevens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jek6iP6AuAQ#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 21, 2009, 08:24:44 PM
That was then.
 
 
This is later:
 
Yusuf Islam - Father &amp;amp; Son (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cpX1ZjuaiA&feature=fvw#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 21, 2009, 08:32:18 PM
"I did therapy for a couple of years in the early 1980's, which helped tremendously, because it made me see that I wasn't the bad little girl I thought I was, and it helped me to realize why things occurred the way they did.
 
But now when I see happy kids my heart just jumps for joy for them, and when I see sad ones, I know.... "
 
I can identify with you...coming from a family where dad was an abusive alcoholic and mom was borderline....sometimes all we did was walk in the room and were beaten. I was taught not to cry. It only made things worse.
 
I delight in my children and seeing them play spontaneously--with no care or concern for walking into a room--heals my heart. I never really "delighted" in anything until I had them. It sometimes it made the pain of the memories worse--knowing how wonderful children are and wondering how on God's green earth you can give birth to or adopt a child and unleash such vile anger. It boggles my mind. Good for you for being a survivor. It takes a strong, determined and insightful person to change and break the pattern.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 21, 2009, 08:52:10 PM
It takes a strong, determined and insightful person to change and break the pattern.

:)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 21, 2009, 09:38:44 PM
"It takes a strong, determined and insightful person to change and break the pattern. "
 
Or one that's intelligent, but so broken and twisted inside that she seeks out professional guidance to find out why. LOL (No shame in my game.) 
 
You too, Olive. I'm sure it was tough for you. My parents weren't alcoholics, but victims of their own childhoods, I suppose. That's no excuse, now especially, since there is more emphasis on good mental health and treatments for depression than there was 30 years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 22, 2009, 12:39:19 PM
I think one has to be brave....it takes a lot of guts to talk about painful memories and deal with the issues....like opening up a wound and cleaning it out all over again. Counseling is not for the faint at heart--I have been on both sides of the deak and the hardest side is the client side. :)
 
The greatest challenge for me when working with kids is not the kids themselves...it is working with the parents who drop their kids off and say "fix them"....it is trying to get the parents motivated and involved to want to make changes.
 
Our society still harbors a stigma towards those who seek help and I am not sure why. I guess it is easier to make fun of than to embrace and support.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 22, 2009, 11:07:01 PM
Quote
Our society still harbors a stigma towards those who seek help and I am not sure why.

Because we're America - and we value strength - - - especially the 'self-made, pulled myself up by my bootstraps' kinda person. Our heroes have generally been rugged individualists who single-handedly defy the odds. (Of course the Duke did die of cancer in the end - but he was stoic - right?)
 
Counseling is a wonderful thing. In fact - good counsel is among the best of things . . . it's when we are at our most vulnerable that some of the greatest things can occur for us.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 23, 2009, 12:43:25 AM
As long as you get a good counselor...
 
A broken bone you can see, and fixing it takes skill, and usually after a few weeks you're all better.
 
A broken heart or mind is something else. Difficult to repair and no definite time to heal. And your prognosis depends largely on how badly you want to the repair.
 
 
(http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/jdi/lowres/jdin644l.jpg)
 
Back in the old days the "Crazy House" (Nut House, Funny Farm, Loony Bin) was so overused due to lack of proper therapy methods. The mental institutions were insane themselves, and the stigma and fear of being locked up in one was what probably lead people to chastise those feared "a few planets short of a constellation."
 
Plus when you think about it, there were a lot of incurable diseases (then) that caused or contributed to mental disorders or insanity, like syphilis, and what we now know as clinical depression. (which I do not have either, thank goodness. LOL)
 
Today, it's a good idea to get your issues out and free your soul while you still can. Some people talk to their physicians, priests or ministers, hairdressers or bartenders, but if you have something that just runs a bit deeper, then call Doctor Phil.
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 24, 2009, 12:04:08 AM
I just revisited this YouTube and thought I would share for those who haven't seen it.
 
He did the right thing.
 
American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ6cCPbA8jo#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on November 24, 2009, 02:03:10 AM
btw everyone, i am still alive. just working around the house, getting it winterized and such. ZIP!!!!! thankyou & mr. for the ride home  a couple weeks back from fairway!!!!! god bless us all! i am thankful for everyone here! (early T-DAY thanks!) i am slowing down now bis wise, that time, just getting the house ready for a walker & crutches for jan when the knee gets done. going to the burg this weekend to see family for the holiday!!! KIMMI!!!!! how is the new boyfriend???  lock, stay down south for a while!! way warmer there! NP, i will support the new design when you release it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on November 24, 2009, 07:04:47 AM
No boyfriends!  I think I hold on to boyfriends about as well as Wallace (17) holds onto the ball! Glad to know you are still moving right along!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on November 24, 2009, 07:14:42 AM
This is an old one, like the California school. I agree , he did what was RIGHT AND NO ONE had the Cajones to go at him.... One man in his late 50s or early 60s. Why does the word "niña" come to mind? Surely just words and a one knife wouldn't scare such "valiente hombres".
 
I just revisited this YouTube and thought I would share for those who haven't seen it.
 
He did the right thing.
 
American Veteran Removes US Flag from beneath Mexican Flag ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ6cCPbA8jo#normal[/url])


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 24, 2009, 07:55:49 AM
Quote
getting the house ready for a walker & crutches for jan

PP: Who is Jan? You're new 'main squeeze'?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on November 24, 2009, 09:25:51 AM
No boyfriends!  I think I hold on to boyfriends about as well as Wallace (17) holds onto the ball! Glad to know you are still moving right along!

Kimmi,,,, too bad you was born 40 years too late! I'da been lookin at you! :-* ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on November 24, 2009, 09:27:15 AM
Quote
getting the house ready for a walker & crutches for jan

PP: Who is Jan? You're new 'main squeeze'?

I'm bettin ,,,,,,,sister? ??? :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 24, 2009, 10:12:50 AM
ZIP!!!!! thankyou & mr. for the ride home  a couple weeks back from fairway!!!!!

Don't mention it, glad to help. It was fun to see Scooter (and his mama) too. If I wasn't so tired I would have stayed to play with him a bit, but maybe you'll invite me out again?






Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on November 24, 2009, 01:58:18 PM
i think he meant "january" that is when he gets his knee operated on...

good luck pest.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 24, 2009, 03:06:07 PM
Ever watch anyone play Beer Pong? (Or play yourself?)
You wouldn't want to see these guys coming...
 
Ping pong ball trick masters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU4snvDL0vg#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 24, 2009, 05:10:09 PM
This (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2740414/I-traced-my-dad-and-discovered-he-is-Charles-Manson.html) would totally screw up my day.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 24, 2009, 10:35:49 PM
Yep NP, just when you think you have it bad, someone comes along a lot worse off than you. I wouldn't tell people though. Seems he wanted the world to know.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 24, 2009, 11:28:05 PM
Careful what you look for, eh?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 24, 2009, 11:38:39 PM
I guess I had a fortunate childhood. A few episodes about the Brussel sprouts that I refused to eat, but thats about it. Still dont eat em.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 25, 2009, 07:26:13 AM
:D  Oh for Pete's sake.  :D 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 25, 2009, 07:39:14 AM
Not that any of us have to worry about this but here's something new (http://www.lacrossetribune.com/news/local/article_0ff40f7a-d4d1-11de-afb3-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story) that law enforcement is doing. The law is the law, but this seems like a waste of resources to me. Frankly it seems pretty underhanded to too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on November 25, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
Quote
...La Crosse police officer Al Iverson

 :rofl:
 
I wondered where he went after leaving the 76ers...
 
Fire all the police involved. Let them sit in a room full of parents of murdered kids, people who have been preyed on by sexual predators and everyone in that town who has suffered from a violent crime and explain why they thought this was a good use of their time.
 
Punk A$$ Retards.
 
They wonder why I don't trust law enforcement...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 25, 2009, 11:17:18 AM
I knew when I signed up for Facebook that this was a "big brother" thing. You willingly give them all of your info, name, email addresses and  such, and then later on down the road add who all of you friends are, where you went to school, your interests, your taste in music, photos of you and your friends doing outrageous things, access to your web cam, and anything else they want to know at a glance. What better way to compile info, than to have us give it to them willingly? All they need now is a way to collect fingerprints... maybe in the form of a security measure... down the road.

I stand by the old saying... if you aren't doing anything wrong then you don't have anything to worry about. At least for now.
 
And personally, I find Facebook a huge waste of time anyway.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 28, 2009, 01:04:31 AM
This is one of those articles, that when you read it you know that in part they might be talking about you, but you are positive you know by name those parents they are really talking about.
Good for a yuk I guess, unless your a teacher.
 
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395,00.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 28, 2009, 07:43:39 AM
Good article.  I am mildly helicopter-ish....I become anxious about many things but don't intervene as they describe in some of those scenerios!  Wow...if there are parents out there that are that bad, most of America's parents must be on the verge of a stroke.  I let my 12 year old (and did when she was 10!) and a girl down the road take the horses on 5 mile trail rides.  (With a cell phone of course, lol)....I'll admit when they return I let out a sigh of relief.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 28, 2009, 08:01:56 AM
I think those of us with kids in school fit in somewhere in that article. In part perhaps because of the fear of being branded an unfit parent. The media doesn't help much either with the reporting of acts against children either.  God forbid your child strays more than 20 feet from you in a store or leaves your sight while playing in the yard. It's  really a double edge sword in many ways.

At the moment neither of our kids are involved in extra curricular activities. Does that mean I don't have an interest in them? Of course not. We have friends that have multiple children in multiple activities. They inhale their dinners and out the door they go to practices, games and other separate ways to return home at 8:00. Which is just in time for the refresher view of family faces, unfinished homework and then bed.

I do think though my son needs the pencil holding tutor. I wonder where I can find one?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on November 28, 2009, 08:18:52 PM
"The media doesn't help much either with the reporting of acts against children either.  God forbid your child strays more than 20 feet from you in a store or leaves your sight while playing in the yard. It's  really a double edge sword in many ways."

If they would start whacking the pedophiles most of the problem would go away. Those who would even think of harming a child would know this is a zero tolerance for crimes against children society.

That's a huge problem in itself. Seems the punishments for the crimes no longer fit, and we coddle the creeps.

When Navy Seals can face a court martial for "allegedly" punching a terrorist who brutally killed Americans, then IMO it's really time for the BS to stop. What about the next Seal who comes face to face with a wanted terrorist? Will he offer him a cup of coffee and a magazine as he ever-so-gently brings the guy in, or walk the other way to avoid possible charges, legal fees and damage to his reputation?

"They" should be really glad I won't be selected for the jury on that one.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on November 28, 2009, 08:24:13 PM
Changing direction here - what do you know about the new spa up  near Flick's.  ( I think it is Antonio's)  Heard there is even a billboard on I79.  Lots of hush hush type of comments.  Do you know anything?
Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on November 28, 2009, 11:37:34 PM
fear of being branded an unfit parent

By other parents no less. Face it , we have a vested intrest in the success of our children.To do that , I think they need the highest sum of experiences.
On the other hand, there are those that would follow "Dear Abby's " advise about taking your kids picture every morning. We all know some.Neither the wife nor I think that way.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 28, 2009, 11:57:09 PM
Changing direction here - what do you know about the new spa up  near Flick's.  ( I think it is Antonio's)  Heard there is even a billboard on I79.  Lots of hush hush type of comments.  Do you know anything?
Janetplanet

I heard my cousin last night at dinner (a reliable source, I know LOL) that it is a Japanese massage parlor...he had spoken with Dave Stone from teh Vernon Twnshp about this and that according to Dave, they meet every thing legal to operate...so time will tell what kind of massage parlor this really is...and do they only hire Japanese people to work in it? LOL


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on November 29, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
The Tokyo Spa. I saw the sign for it on I79 and then googled it - but there was nothing. used to be the old US Auto dealership. So - if there's plenty of folks 'spa-ing' they have room to build on the lot!. Again - not exactly industry . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on November 29, 2009, 06:08:56 PM
I like the local Spa, Lilac Springs....cannot afford such luxeries anymore, tho...it will be interesting to see how this buiness makes out/


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on December 02, 2009, 07:02:37 PM
I would stop into the reserve center in Farrell... We just attended a deployment of 16 to the sandbox. They should be able to give you some ideas. I do think chocolate might be out of the question .....
 
They have had many who have had multiple tours....
 
I have a Question and hope maybe someone can Help...Our Nephew was recently sent from Germany to Afghanistan (this past week) and we would like to send a care package for him and a couple of his buddies...Does anyone know if there is a list anywhere on the web of what we can and can not send and how we need to pack?...we understand that the packages must be sent by Friday to get there by Christmas...any help from anyone would be Greatly Appreciated... :) ...Lifetime, CLW, anyone and or everyone?...Thanks in advance. ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 02, 2009, 08:23:12 PM
Hey Hermitage, nothing is "off limits" except common sense stuff. Know what I mean?  You will have to itemize exactly what is in the box on the customs slip.  There are special flat rate international APO boxes availablefor free at the post office.  They are your best bet if you plan on stuffing a box full of goodies.  My daughter leaves for her second deployment tomorrow. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 02, 2009, 09:26:10 PM
My daughter leaves for her second deployment tomorrow. 

how is AF-mom holding up? ive been thinking about that the past couple days... 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 02, 2009, 11:48:10 PM
Cindy, just for general knowledge, how long does it normally take to get a package from home to where your daughter will be?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on December 03, 2009, 07:58:50 AM
I have no freaking Idea where you live...I had ASS u Me d that you lived in Hermitage. I guess I was wrong... now.... if you don't live in the middle of Death Valley... I can assure you that there is either a Reserve Center, National Guard Armoury, Military Recruiter, Military base or.... even a County Veterans Affairs Director... And you have the internet.... so "Yellow Ribbon Families"..."Packages From Home" might give you the list.
 
 
Thank You...Lifetime Farrell is a little far for us...but I appreciate it...CLW I heard about the boxes from the USPS but did not know about listing everything in the boxes...A Great Big Thanks To The Both of You... ;)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 03, 2009, 07:59:25 AM
My daughter leaves for her second deployment tomorrow. 

how is AF-mom holding up? ive been thinking about that the past couple days... 

Nauseated to tell the truth.  Thanks BH.  It means a lot to me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 03, 2009, 08:01:53 AM
Cindy, just for general knowledge, how long does it normally take to get a package from home to where your daughter will be?

About a week.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 03, 2009, 12:05:17 PM
Why are most people on here so secretive about where they live? ::) ??? :)
Wouldn't it be too bad if Santa can't find ya! ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on December 03, 2009, 12:19:00 PM
No boyfriends!  I think I hold on to boyfriends about as well as Wallace (17) holds onto the ball! Glad to know you are still moving right along!
Ummm...  you do mean Sweed not Wallace dont cha Kimmi?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on December 03, 2009, 01:00:56 PM
Ok now How about Tiger Woods...  The guy has paid his fine for his little accident so why now do they have to bring his private life to light? Myself I could give a rats behind ( Judge Judy's fav saying) who he is having an affair with and I would bet that most of these news reporters are having affairs themselves. As  far as I am concerned if they were not in his room then they have no idea and can only speculate on what was going on behind closed doors. He said he was wrong and has apologized to his wife. No need to apologize to me or anyone else because it is no ones business what Tigers private life consist of.So why dont everyone just go on about their Merry Way and leave Tiger alone so he and his wife can patch things up..


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 03, 2009, 01:52:09 PM
I wouldnt mind Santa stopping by at Christmas time, but wouldn't want him hanging around during the "off" season.
 
 :eyebrow:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 03, 2009, 02:01:09 PM
Ok now How about Tiger Woods...  The guy has paid his fine for his little accident so why now do they have to bring his private life to light? Myself I could give a rats behind ( Judge Judy's fav saying) who he is having an affair with and I would bet that most of these news reporters are having affairs themselves. As  far as I am concerned if they were not in his room then they have no idea and can only speculate on what was going on behind closed doors. He said he was wrong and has apologized to his wife. No need to apologize to me or anyone else because it is no ones business what Tigers private life consist of.So why dont everyone just go on about their Merry Way and leave Tiger alone so he and his wife can patch things up..     
 
 
I think it's wrong too. I surely don't care who is zoomin who.   
 
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quqzStUaiY4&feature=related#normal)
 
 
 
Let me rephrase that....
I surely don't care who is zoomin who....as long as it doesn't involve an under-age child or unwilling participant, or a farm animal or other non-human living creature.
 
 
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6750/sheep4zr8.jpg)
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 03, 2009, 02:40:01 PM
I agree Zip.  What the hell is all this "news" about Tiger?  Who cares!  That being said, I saw this posted today on FB and it did make me giggle for a sec.....Tiger Woods is changing his name....to Cheetah.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 03, 2009, 10:35:47 PM
I don't know what went on in that house but I understand that Tigers wife, Mother-in-law and his mother were all in the house. That's too many pi**ed off women to go up against at 2:30 am. I'da made a break for it too!   8) ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 04, 2009, 12:13:59 AM
That pretty well sums it up Lock.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 04, 2009, 06:49:12 AM
He obviously never learned how to sneak out of a house as a teenager.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on December 04, 2009, 08:00:25 AM
They just fired one of my co-workers yesterday. Not suprised, just shocked. Escorted off the property.
 
My last nerve is aggravated right now...
 
Oh, and I get to DJ a high school dance tonight. I am going through all the 'songs' they requested...Rap Sucks. I will only be able to use like 25% of the songs because of language or content...
 
No wonder these kids are stupid.
 
Oh well, I get to play DJ...and throw in some old Parliament Funkadelic Old School Funk on the young-uns!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 04, 2009, 10:35:52 PM
Flashlight!
 
Flash Light (Part 1)- Houston 1978 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JbUP-skb7E#normal)
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 04, 2009, 11:37:43 PM
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
 
PETA has asked the University of Georgia to use a robotic dog instead of a live bulldog as mascot.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 04, 2009, 11:40:25 PM
PETA = PITA

I can understand good intentions - but that ain't an excuse for stupid


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on December 05, 2009, 07:23:56 AM
Again... ask the "Yellow Ribbon Families" Or "Packages From Home"...(both online...YRF local) or even anyone who you know had spent time in the Sandbox. Actually when the PHONE CARD thing started.... there was a ripoff occuring. Some cards would NOT work at all and some would deduct a ton for a short call. I don't know if this is still a problem. You have to ask the parties who are presently involved...military or the large orgs that do send these items over. Times have changed since MARS and sneaking onto a landline. Good luck... and God Bless out Military... no matter where they are stationed... They address the Lions at the Gate... We just get to watch.
 
 
Have another Question...CLW or whom ever can answer...we have had friends asking if they can send Phone Cards to our nephew in Afghanistan and we were not sure since we have had no contact with him since he was deployed there last week...we were doing email before but have not heard from him since last week...I would guess that he would have to do the calling to someone so the Question is can we or anyone send Phone Cards and if so which kind (are there different kinds)...Thanks in Advance...Hope all is Well for Little Who... :) ...FYI...He is a ParaTrooper in the Army and just last week he said he is a Gunner...He is from Sharon... ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 05, 2009, 08:26:21 AM
This is a question / suggestion on the telephone thing. IF (big IF) the soldiers have internet access where they are AND VoIP is enabled on their internet connectivity would it be possible to order and send them a vonage modem and a phone? it doesn't mater where in the world they are, if they plug a vonage phone in to the internet they would be able to call a flat rate per month. This may take some research though. If they have their own laptop over there a magic jack may be worth investigating as well.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 05, 2009, 12:53:07 PM
Hermitage, you certainly CAN send calling cards.  It has to be an international one of course.  I've picked them up at WalMart in the checkout and at Dollar General and Verizon .  All work fine.  Dollar Generals is a pretty good deal.  Do NOT do the reloadable online pin kind.  They don't work "over there".  Hey, PM me and tell me where he is stationed.  Wouldn't it be cool if they were at the same place?  They all get  a certain free amount of call minutes up front every month.  My daughter gets like 60 minutes free.  They can buy calling cards themself where they are as well but I hear they run out a lot of the time.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 05, 2009, 11:30:16 PM
Found this flu map and thought I would share:

http://www.google.org/flutrends/intl/en_us/#utm_campaign=ft-en (http://www.google.org/flutrends/intl/en_us/#utm_campaign=ft-en)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 06, 2009, 09:38:05 AM
No boyfriends!  I think I hold on to boyfriends about as well as Wallace (17) holds onto the ball! Glad to know you are still moving right along!
Ummm...  you do mean Sweed not Wallace dont cha Kimmi?

Oh no - Wallace!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on December 07, 2009, 12:37:03 PM
Flaslight: Yep, Zip, that's the one I played...Some of the kids even danced! I still hate rap.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 07, 2009, 02:00:27 PM
got this in eamail today/
best christmas decoration ever....  :D
Make  sure to read story at bottom…


(http://images.quickblogcast.com/3/9/3/5/1/225556-215393/x_mas.jpg?a=46)


Fantastic!  Greg sends along this DIY FYI:

"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever...……Great stories……….but two things made me take it down:

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy).  By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that.  My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard." :D :o :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 07, 2009, 02:12:01 PM
That's funny.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 07, 2009, 02:14:15 PM
That's great.  Would love to try it myself.....til I read the bottom.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 07, 2009, 02:32:40 PM
So sneak across the road when your neighbors aren't home and put one up on their house.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 07, 2009, 09:28:56 PM
Sure, sure.  I'll do that.  He's a state trooper.  I think I'll pass!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 07, 2009, 09:30:46 PM
Got some good news.  The AF Who only has to deploy for about 6 weeks.  With the new surge, they are making room.  That's what they are saying today anyway.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 07, 2009, 09:35:24 PM
Flaslight: Yep, Zip, that's the one I played...Some of the kids even danced! I still hate rap.


I dislike rap too.
I can listen to maybe ... two songs... then I'm outta there. Head-banger-heavy metal too. I went one night to listen to a band with 2 of Jake's guys, and it was kinda fun .....for about 15 minutes.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on December 07, 2009, 09:49:52 PM
Kimmi - is your mom's name Barb?
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 07, 2009, 11:42:16 PM
"Flaslight: Yep, Zip, that's the one I played...Some of the kids even danced! I still hate rap."
 
 
 
Here's a rap song I like:

 
Salt N Pepa - Shoop  ( Classic ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKaVBVikysw&feature=PlayList&p=987FA4A7803B0D39&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=8#normal)
 
 
We should take this over to the "listening" topic. :)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 08, 2009, 12:17:36 AM
Virgin Galactic unveiled it's commercial spacship today.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism)
for $200,000 you can go to the edge of space (70 miles)
So if you had the money would you do it?
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 08, 2009, 06:37:18 AM
I don't know if I would or not. I'm a huge proponent of the space program. Granted this will barely be a trip into space, however I'm not entirely convinced that virgin has done all the "due diligence" it needs to. That being said, if I had the money it would be up for consideration.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 08, 2009, 07:34:29 AM
I am told Kid Rock, Carlos Mencia, and Jessie James were all on base entertaning last night and quite the good time was had by all.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 08, 2009, 07:38:12 AM
Virgin Galactic unveiled it's commercial spacship today.
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism[/url])
for $200,000 you can go to the edge of space (70 miles)
So if you had the money would you do it?
 


If I had the money to just blow- I would.  Or more likely, make sure my kids could.  Is the price per person or can you fill the ship for that cost?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 08, 2009, 07:43:14 AM
Virgin Galactic unveiled it's commercial spacship today.
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism[/url])
for $200,000 you can go to the edge of space (70 miles)
So if you had the money would you do it?
 


Yes. Most definitely.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on December 08, 2009, 08:47:05 AM
Virgin Galactic unveiled it's commercial spacship today.
[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_bi_ge/us_space_tourism[/url])[/url]
for $200,000 you can go to the edge of space (70 miles)
So if you had the money would you do it?

 
Without hesitation! If I were single and the technology existed, I would also join starfleet (and hopefully emulate the prowess of James Tiberius Kirk in "conquering " green women and basically anything else that was remotely female.)
 
p.s. For those Trekkers out there, I advise going to Youtube and checking out the "Mego" Star Trek  short movies... I love the Horta scene.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 08, 2009, 09:03:13 AM
Pain, agony, so much pain.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on December 08, 2009, 09:11:24 AM
I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 08, 2009, 09:41:08 AM
Yep, and you know what a nodule is too. (sorry, could not resist that)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 08, 2009, 02:19:05 PM
Hey NP!!! are you gonna review evryones predictions from the beginning of the year like you did last year??? that was fun reading what everyone predicted + i am curious to see how mine fared as well!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 08, 2009, 03:13:36 PM
I'll get to it. Stay tuned...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 08, 2009, 04:04:46 PM
did we do that last year?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 08, 2009, 04:16:45 PM
Yep.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 09, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
Well... looks like we might be getting a blizzard....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 09, 2009, 04:13:51 PM
I heard there is a possibility of 2 feet by Friday depending on which way the wind blows.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 09, 2009, 05:37:21 PM
cripes, not ready for that .

my brother went to new hampshire for a few days. now i am worried about him.

by the way, anyone hear the thunder today. gheezzz, i had my 3 year old niece today and we both were a little scared with all the bluster.. lol


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 09, 2009, 07:12:27 PM
I had small branches blowing.  Was scared that maybe some of the neighbors toys and stuff were going to fly and  get me!   I shut the beasties in the barn for a couple hours.  They were all huddled together looking scared.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 09, 2009, 08:42:03 PM
It got pretty scary here. The thunder and lightning was fierce, and there was a lot of small hail. The winds were very strong. At one point I poked my head out just in time to hear a big branch crack and come down.
 
The forecast is for -7 below wind chills, so remember to look in on your neighbors, and please ask anyone you know with outdoor dogs and cats to bring them inside. (And put the barn critters in the barn.)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 09, 2009, 09:35:02 PM
And there was lightning also. I can't remember ever seeing lightning in December. ::) ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 10, 2009, 07:44:00 AM
I remember a Thundersnow storm in December 1999 (mighta been 2000). We were playin'a  gig in Mercer and it was booming outside during a pretty good snowfall. Not too many people out in that night.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 10, 2009, 07:54:00 AM
Kimmi - is your mom's name Barb?
Janet

It sure is.  Did you happen to work at Talon?  I swear she knows everyone!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 10, 2009, 07:58:27 AM
Well I hope that weather clears up by the 22nd when I drive up and the 29th when I go home.  I never drive home in the winter but I had to this year because I'm taking a trip to Mexico next week and can't afford two air fairs.  I'll think of you guys when I'm on the beach drinking fruity drinks!  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 10, 2009, 11:15:04 AM
This is cool.

http://www.flixxy.com/best-christmas-lights-display.htm (http://www.flixxy.com/best-christmas-lights-display.htm)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 10, 2009, 12:40:39 PM
i decided to take the day and clean the upstairs. walls, closets, you name it. just finished steam cleaning all the carpets and steps as well up there...  it feels like a fresh new house. i love that feeling.

now for the downstairs. ugh, i am loosing energy now though. at least down here it is mostly hardwood and few carpets down here..

i better get back at it....



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on December 10, 2009, 07:07:33 PM
Yes I did work at Talon, secretary to the President when your mom was human resources.  We also bowled together, still keep in touch.  Looking at your picture was like looking at your mother - she can't deny you.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on December 10, 2009, 07:09:55 PM
Dang it's cold! And to think I slept thru autumn.. was it pretty????? 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 10, 2009, 08:53:12 PM
Actually Ami, it was a fabulous autumn. The weather reeeealllly cooperated nicely.  Winter can be pretty.  Right?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: bighair80s on December 10, 2009, 09:08:15 PM
speaking of snow....  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 10, 2009, 11:11:39 PM
Autumn was much too short, Ami. I was recovering for much of it too, so I was indoors and in bed.  I don't remember the weather being very nice through October. I kept waiting for a good day to sit in the sun on the deck, and it never seemed to come.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 10, 2009, 11:29:40 PM
Yes Ami, we had the best autumn I can remember here. Temps didn't touch the 40's until just after T'giving. We even had some wildflowers still around then too.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 11, 2009, 07:11:24 AM
Oh BH, I'm going to have to share those. Thanks.  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 11, 2009, 08:56:23 AM
Yes I did work at Talon, secretary to the President when your mom was human resources.  We also bowled together, still keep in touch.  Looking at your picture was like looking at your mother - she can't deny you.
Janetplanet

Are you the famous Janet with all the good recipes? 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Burghdave on December 11, 2009, 02:03:13 PM
Janet:
 
Speaking of Talon - did you possibly know my Uncle Roy who had a bezillion kids (cousins) and lived in Meadville on Alden?  He worked at Talon for many years and also ran a paper-route in the area.
 
My Dad worked at Talon for a short while too before joining the Army for WWII.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 11, 2009, 09:14:32 PM
Completely off topic....
 
Oh wait, this is the "anything goes" topic.
 
My brother is helping someone with an estate sale of a collection of salt and pepper shakers on EBay. The woman of the house had collected 3000 sets. Yes, three-thousand. The man went to a nursing home, so they had to clear out his home, and the sale of the shakers will go to his estate.
 
Why I am mentioning this is because there are so many absolutely cute and some very vintage shakers up for sale. If you had a restaurant, these would be adorable on every table, or maybe you have a friend who is into collecting. (excellent Christmas gifts for the collector or animal lover)
 
He's posting them a little at a time, for example right now he is posting a lot of the Christmas ones, and several animal sets. Three thousand is a lot to post. And they are going cheap.
 
Here's the link to his Ebay store so you can watch at your leisure as he posts them.
 
http://stores.ebay.com/psfhobbies (http://stores.ebay.com/psfhobbies)
 
Right now there are some really cute weiner dogs selling.
 
 
(http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!Bg09WpwBWk~$(KGrHqIOKiIErysn2NJgBLG)V-o1hg~~_35.JPG)
 
 
 (http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!Bg1RRS!BWk~$(KGrHqIH-CwEsK6LghiMBLGy6w)FHw~~_35.JPG)
 
 
(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!Bg1QrjQCGk~$(KGrHqIH-EYEsK,Fpl3dBLGy3Qu4s!~~_35.JPG)
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 11, 2009, 09:45:08 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/11/!Beb9qmwBWk~$(KGrHqQOKkQErzJ15PbrBK9QE8mfI!~~_35.JPG)
 
So cute!
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 11, 2009, 10:29:46 PM
My Mom ran sewing machines for a few years at Talon.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 11, 2009, 10:38:36 PM
BurghDave I'm sure my mom probably knows him.  She knew EVERYONE that worked at talon from the early 70's until they closed their doors. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 12, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!BhDOFF!BWk~$(KGrHqIOKi4Er)63BvfpBLHdikM4U!~~_35.JPG)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on December 12, 2009, 05:46:16 PM
I don't know how famous I am, but I do love to cook.

Don't know about Uncle Roy with a bazillion kids on Alden Street.  A last name might help.

Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Burghdave on December 14, 2009, 01:05:59 PM
I don't know how famous I am, but I do love to cook.

Don't know about Uncle Roy with a bazillion kids on Alden Street.  A last name might help.

Janetplanet

Lynch


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 14, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
Oh... just wonderful.
Studies Quantify Cancer Risks From CT Scans
An estimated 29,000 future cancers could be linked to scans performed in 2007.

http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100251079&gt1=31036 (http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100251079&gt1=31036)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 15, 2009, 12:41:27 PM
You too Hermitage.  Have a great Christmas and holiday season. We'll be here when you get back!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 15, 2009, 03:01:56 PM
Hermitage,,, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy,heallthy New Year.See ya when ya return. I am also leaving for Florida Dec 29th and will be back 3rd of April.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 15, 2009, 03:09:06 PM
I thought you sold your place Lock?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 15, 2009, 03:46:50 PM
Merry Christmas Hermitage. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on December 15, 2009, 04:54:38 PM
Kimmie - how neat just logged on and saw a random picture of you with your mom.  How cool!!! I was surprised.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 15, 2009, 06:41:29 PM
OK, is anyone else just sick of hearing about Tiger Woods?  Does anyone care?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 15, 2009, 07:46:35 PM
Hmmm, let's not hear about him here!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 15, 2009, 08:47:19 PM
Merry Christmas Hermitage. And FYI you can usually access a computer with internet.... free.... at any public library. (Just in case you miss us.)

You too Lock!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 16, 2009, 12:59:52 AM
All right Herm, you have a good Christmas too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on December 16, 2009, 12:53:27 PM
Tiger never professed to be Tim Tebow.
 
He only cheated on his wife and ran into a tree.
 
Nobody's biz-ness. Non-news.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 16, 2009, 03:27:40 PM
Tigers Wood?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 16, 2009, 05:38:53 PM
I thought you sold your place Lock?

I did NP but we are renting in the same park for about half the seasonal cost. It is much cheaper to rent if only there for three momnths.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 16, 2009, 07:07:54 PM
Cool, leave the snow and cold weather in PA though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 17, 2009, 12:26:29 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/17/super_earth_waterworld/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/17/super_earth_waterworld/)

I think Kevin Costner shot a movie there. Pretty cool (the planet thing - not the movie.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 17, 2009, 11:59:00 PM
The wife's Angel tree project is at 71 kids this year. The elve's wrapped about half of the gifts today, and will be back in the AM to finish up.
Seeing what's been accomplished in a very tough economic year is a testament to all that is good in small communities.
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/angeltree004.jpg?t=1261111903)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 18, 2009, 12:41:35 AM
cool job on the presents puff!!
hope you have enough warm milk for the elves!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 18, 2009, 08:37:46 AM
Just a friendly warning to you all . . . DO NOT apply Head On Topical Headache Medicine directly to the nipples . . . all that'll do is make youacutely aware of your nipples. (Unless of course you WANT to be acutely aware of your nipples in which case I highly recommend it!)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 18, 2009, 11:24:09 AM
Ummm, how did you come by this knowledge LIfe?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 18, 2009, 12:29:13 PM
Inquiring minds want to know.... (so do the kinky ones).


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 18, 2009, 12:30:36 PM
Hey Puffin, great job on the gifts for kids. :)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 18, 2009, 04:13:57 PM
I don't know how to respond - but thanks for the laugh Life.  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 18, 2009, 05:51:51 PM
Well - let's just say that sometimes ya just have to KNOW something that doesn't seem to make sense. I mean - it's one of those "I wonder what would happen if . . . " moments that I had whilst watching the Redhead apply it directly to her forehead. (We were sittin' in bad gettin' ready to go to sleep.)

Nothin' happened at first then about 2-3 minutes later after the lights were out I was like - "Wow! I've never been so aware of this particular body part before!" I mean - they were really calling attention to themsleves!

(nnnnnnnipplesnipplesnipplesnipplesnipplesnipplesnipples)

So - I'm layin' there tryin' to go to sleep and it was freakin' impossible. I rolled on my belly thinkin' maybe if I laid on 'em they'd calm down - but NO - still the same thing. So - after a mental footnote to try this when I'm NOT trying to sleep I had to get outta bed and wash it off - - -


Of course it had already worked it's way into the skin at that point . . .

*sigh*

I'm surprised I didn't dream I was a wet nurse or somethin' . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 18, 2009, 07:22:44 PM
FUNNEH of the frrrrreakin' day!  Geeeeeez


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on December 18, 2009, 10:21:07 PM
Well Lifefeedsonlife, I'm glad you didn't mistake it for the KY jelly.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 18, 2009, 10:35:18 PM
Good grief SC you DO think of everything! Good Girl! I'm stickin with you.  ;D :-*


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 18, 2009, 11:36:47 PM
cool job on the presents puff!!

Not me Zip/Pest. Lot of Angels here who are nameless, but make it happen. My slight contribution would be in the form of consulting, and of course some gorilla work, and I also took care of a number of those cookies.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 18, 2009, 11:42:57 PM
HUNDREDS GATHER TO PROTEST GLOBAL WARMING!!!
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/thepondfork/collegehumor_22a73e4df43ac0a0124937.jpg?t=1261197668)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 12:41:32 AM
Ky Jelly!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
Hey Puffin, cookie duty is tough, ya know!
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 12:52:51 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/doug_arrington/home/white_christmas.swf (http://homepage.mac.com/doug_arrington/home/white_christmas.swf)
 
You need to see this if you haven't already.

:)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 19, 2009, 02:46:45 PM
Very nice Zippy! That would be a tough act to follow. ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 03:30:43 PM
I love that animation, and love the song too.
Glad you got a chance to see it, Lock, I thought you might not because of high-speed vs dial-up.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on December 19, 2009, 06:10:50 PM
That's why ya love me!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 19, 2009, 09:19:32 PM
I love that animation, and love the song too.
Glad you got a chance to see it, Lock, I thought you might not because of high-speed vs dial-up.

Gee, I must not have told anyone. Didn't think it was that important I guess. I've had Verizon Hi-speed since the middle of this summer. I love it. It's quicker than a wink. Cell tower is only a couple of miles south of me which is good.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 19, 2009, 09:20:42 PM
That's why ya love me!!!

 
 
For that reason and others!  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on December 20, 2009, 03:31:28 PM
Kimmie - how neat just logged on and saw a random picture of you with your mom.  How cool!!! I was surprised.
Janetplanet

Yes there is no denying us!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on December 23, 2009, 10:35:45 AM
Subject:  Nine Words Used by Women...

(1) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks : A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever : Is a woman's way of saying...Go to Hell
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it : Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.


* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
AND
* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 23, 2009, 10:40:22 AM
Sooooo true Gator. Glad to know you are one of us!  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on December 23, 2009, 11:04:00 AM
Sooooo true Gator. Glad to know you are one of us!  ;D
Lock, I was on that side of the fence for 19 yrs so I know...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 23, 2009, 01:34:29 PM
very , very true gator! nice post!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 23, 2009, 02:19:13 PM
I need print that out and hang it where (only I) can see it. Reference material is always a good thing to have.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 23, 2009, 07:11:30 PM
Whatever....
 
 :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on December 23, 2009, 07:13:56 PM
Inquiring minds want to know.... (so do the kinky ones).

 
This is a little joke for the kinky minds...
 
What is the difference between kinky and perverted?
 
Kinky is when you use a feather...perverted is when you use the whole chicken.
 
:)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 23, 2009, 08:22:58 PM
I really do hate to admit it,but it's pretty dead on.  Hadn't really thought about it.......


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 23, 2009, 08:51:35 PM
Dedadent is when the chicken is in latex . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on December 23, 2009, 09:40:49 PM
Gore, priceless, you have understood what my husband never would have - never will, and I forgive him and all mankind.  That was great, so true, thanks for brightening up my day.  Will share this with my female friends, not my male friends since they never ever get it.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 24, 2009, 04:19:46 AM
well aside from everything else, today was my mom's birthday. lost her back in 93, dad in 94, all in december. so that took alot of christmas spirit away. on the positive side, i have new friends who make it brighter all the time. but i do not know if it will ever be the same again. not depressed, just remembering the good times......


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 08:41:38 AM
No, Pest, it's never the same. You just have to hold on to the memories and keep moving forward.
 
Find the thing that lights the fire inside you and let it burn.
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 24, 2009, 10:18:58 AM
my best friend calls me this morning and says her husbands friend called them last night to tell them he had heard on the police scanner that an escaped mental
hospital patient had run his car into a house at the end of their road and was now on foot.   So her husband went upstairs and got a 45 out of the gun cabinet and grabbed a spotlight.  She was sleeping and he mumbled something and she was like "right" stating he is always soooo dramatic, lol.  So he's downstairs shining this light outside and sees him!  The guy was trying to steel a bicycle and shovel from the neighbor and hit the ground - thought maybe the spotlight was the police?  When he discovers it is coming from the house he gets up and runs over to the window and starts banging on it and saying "let me in man!" which is when her husband says "GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!" and shows him the gun......the guy stopped messing with the window and just asked him to let him in......he picks up the phone and calls 911.  Now by this time she is downstairs and he has her call his parents (across the street) and the neighbor lady (who is home alone with two small boys) to tell them to make sure they are locked up and don't answer the door.  The guy ditched the bike in the middle of the road in front of their house and now traffic is backing up because of it and the guy is trying to get into some guys pick up.  My friends husband is yelling "Don't let him in!"  The police swooped in.....like 5 cars all with sirens and a bunch of dogs take the guy down in the middle of the road.  My friend was shitting her pants.  Says the next time her husband comes running upstairs to get a gun she will pay more attention.  I think she said this made the paper this morning.  It was sometime between 10 and 11 last night.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 02:28:03 PM
Where was this, CLW?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 24, 2009, 02:52:09 PM
The guy was coming down the hill towards the VFW on the corner of Cussewago/Harmonsburg Rd and turned but then ran into the small brick house across the road from the VFW.  Got out and ran.  He was caught about amile up the road.....just before Dillingers Auto on Cussewago/Rt.102.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 08:50:10 PM
Meth?

That stuff does strange things to people.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 25, 2009, 09:09:53 PM
Just makes ya sick...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34570779/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34570779/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 26, 2009, 03:34:09 AM
clw, american legion post 111, old caperlands or something like that??? dont think there is a vfw there. just to clairify the area.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 26, 2009, 09:16:25 AM
Oh - whatever is there across from Wilson Lumber there at the end of Harmonsburg Rd before you turn onto Cussewago.  Was Kafferlin's I think?  Thought it was a VFW but could definately be an American Post.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on December 27, 2009, 10:46:36 PM
My kids and I have just survived a nasty GI flu--vomting and bad stomach pains/cramps. Has anyone else had this? Is it going around in your neighborhood? Good golly it knocked us out for most of Christmas.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 28, 2009, 10:17:09 AM
 ::) ok i go in for my heart cath at 630am on thursday. gonna stay overnight at the avalon hotel?? so they can shuttle me in the am. wont know if i stay overnight till they take a look. hopefully, they wont find anything cause the nurse i just talked to said they do get false positives?! either way no asti spumante for me at midnite!!!guess all of you have to drink it for me!!! lol! :o


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 28, 2009, 11:38:45 AM
Olive - yup . . . went through our house about a month ago.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 28, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Not much has been in the news about the H1N1 since the vaccines are more plentiful. The regular flu is still out there making it's rounds too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 29, 2009, 12:34:16 AM
We took off for Christmas and I forgot to wish a Merry Christmas to any of you. So belatedly "Merry Christmas and a HAppy New Year" to all.
 
and I wonder what kind of house this guy lives is?
 
(http://cellar.org/2009/talltree1.jpg)
(http://cellar.org/2009/talltree2.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 06:08:35 PM
NP,,, A lady in Meadville told me Tampa got snow today. True? ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 06:10:56 PM
CLW, Saw ya at Walmart today with the two little Whos (that are growing fast)!  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 29, 2009, 06:47:23 PM
NP,,, A lady in Meadville told me Tampa got snow today. True? ???

Huh? Did I miss something? It was about 38 at my place this morning but it was not even close to snowing. However... I'll have what she's having... then again I probably shouldn't...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 07:46:41 PM
I found it hard to believe is why I ask you. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 30, 2009, 02:04:29 AM
i guess you ALL know i have alot of mixed feelings coming on right now. between scooter, my heart thingy, my knee operation, wow, never thought i would be this disorganized! i can thank everybody for their support. friends offline & online as well. i truely believe that if all of you were here we could organize a big search party to find him!! as i listen to pandora radio, thanks again AMI!!! tomorrow afternoon will be warmer, so i hope to be out longer looking for him! bitter cold, hurts me to be out there, i can only imagine him. i still believe he has a spot somewhere, whether it be a crawl space or a garage he is staying in. ihave friends who are also looking for him while i will be north!!!! you can bet on it!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 30, 2009, 02:09:29 AM
NP! btw i lost my side bar to the left that shows all the current blogs talked (posted) on?? what did i do wrong? i have to go to the forums tab & click to see what has been posted! pain in the butt!!! like i said a bit disorganized these days, help would be appreciated. thx!  jim


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 30, 2009, 06:53:34 AM
Move your cursor all the way to the left, you will see a small bacr that pops up when you get to the edge of the window. Click in that.

Another feature that will be going away wiht the next version.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on December 30, 2009, 07:18:19 AM
Precisionpest...
 
 
Personally I don't know you...but my prayers are with you, even if some may think it is a "piece of cake" procedure. I look at anytime the Outside World has to go into the Inside World as not only scarey, but in need of a Divine Request... (AKA...Prayer). Tomorrow will come fast, but I am sure ...so will your return to the Forum to let us know how you are... Prayers are out for you and yours and we will see you next New Year unless you feel unusually frisky... Be well.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on December 30, 2009, 08:56:54 AM
Quote
...the Outside World has to go into the Inside World

I like that!
 
My prayers are out to ya too PP, and I believe you are going to ace your test!
 
Oh, and you will find scooter before you leave for Hamot.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 30, 2009, 09:27:15 AM
Me and the kids are heading out to go sledding/tubing at a friends house.  She has a nice hill out back of her place.  It should be a perfect day for it.  Keep your fingers crossed that our day ends injury-free.....cause the Who-boy is coming.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 30, 2009, 10:27:41 AM
What do rednecks do when the Nascar season is over?
 
Redneck Crane Water Skiing (http://www.break.com/index/redneck-crane-water-skiing.html#id1590129)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 30, 2009, 10:37:17 AM
So they turn right too, eh? Who knew?

They do this too...

Swamp Buggy Races Naples 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V87MF-lh5NY#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on December 30, 2009, 11:25:54 AM
NP THX that did the trick! thanks to all for your support! lifetime, look at it this way, if you ever need a pest control company in the crawford county area, i'm your man!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on December 30, 2009, 12:29:48 PM
Quote
...cause the Who-boy is coming.

wasn't he the who  - who - broke a bone doing something pedestrian (methinks it had to do with the barn or an axe or something...old age creeping in...)
 
That sounds like fun. I'll be there in spirit.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 30, 2009, 03:07:32 PM
Yes - sledgehammer smashed big toe.  Good memory there Tife!  He's very accident prone. Usually just silly stuff we can laugh at but I am always on high alert when any foreign moving parts are present.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 30, 2009, 10:00:08 PM
NP. that was one of the best video's I've seen as far as picture clarity and color.
 
This is not a painting, it is a picture that won the grand prize in the Audubon photo contest.
To view the other winners go herehttp://audubonmagazine.org/index.html (http://audubonmagazine.org/index.html)
Move your cursor over the individual photos to enlarge them
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/1.jpg?t=1262227876)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 31, 2009, 09:24:28 AM
Wonder how the heck someone got such a shot!  Thanks for the link Puff. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on December 31, 2009, 10:43:33 PM
Being in the right place helps. Talent too.
 
I love the simplicity of a good image. The message they convey.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on December 31, 2009, 11:29:17 PM
Awesome photos. I love good photography.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 01, 2010, 09:58:57 AM
Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc#normal)

Some food for thought. If an electron 'acts' differently when it's being observed - could that imply some sort of sentience? Granted - the energy necessary to 'observe' an electron (which really can't 100% be done - but you can make a agood edumacated guess) will affect it - it still leads to some interesting questions . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 02, 2010, 06:54:24 AM
So is Joe Pa coming back in 2010?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 02, 2010, 05:41:12 PM
I grew up on the Lions - Joe Pa has been coaching longer than I've been alive I think.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 02, 2010, 06:06:52 PM
Hey NP - whatd'ya think of Google Chrome as a browser? You checked it out? I'm tryin' it now. Seems a lot better than IE.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 02, 2010, 07:08:20 PM
An etch-a-sketch is preferable to IE. But then I would be insulting the etch-a-sketch. I tried chrome for windows when it first came out. Since I use Linux 98% of the time I am a firefox bigot. Chrome came out for Linux Recently so I might give it another test drive. It's about friggin time google came out with something for the Linux desktop since they mostly a Linux shop.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 04, 2010, 03:03:02 AM
Where's Foodie ?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 04, 2010, 06:53:05 AM
Foodie is blowing up Facebook!! : )


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 04, 2010, 07:35:54 AM
Yes - she is!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on January 05, 2010, 07:42:58 PM
A question for Meadvilleans. When I pick up or drop my son off at Allegheny College, I always pass a fantastic Victorian home/business on the corner of Park and Randolph that has a for sale sign on it. I cannot seem to find a listing for it on the web. Anybody have some pertinent history on the place or further information such as sales price, etc.?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 05, 2010, 09:49:24 PM
Grok, I believe the house you are speaking of belongs to Ed Sternby (or did), a local real estate business owner. It was for sale the last I knew.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 05, 2010, 10:43:26 PM
Here's an article on divisions in America that looks at it from another perspective. I had heard it discussed before, but not mainstream.
 
http://aolsvc.timeforkids.kol.aol.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1950943,00.html (http://aolsvc.timeforkids.kol.aol.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1950943,00.html)
 
they mention a book Divided by Faith by Michael Emerson. $10 on Kindle, $12 on Sony. Go figure!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 05, 2010, 11:29:39 PM
NP, how did you end up with this goin on?
 
http://blog.taragana.com/business/2009/12/16/state-farm-drops-plan-to-withdraw-from-floridas-hurricane-prone-property-insurance-market-12296/ (http://blog.taragana.com/business/2009/12/16/state-farm-drops-plan-to-withdraw-from-floridas-hurricane-prone-property-insurance-market-12296/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 06, 2010, 07:32:40 AM
A question for Meadvilleans. When I pick up or drop my son off at Allegheny College, I always pass a fantastic Victorian home/business on the corner of Park and Randolph that has a for sale sign on it. I cannot seem to find a listing for it on the web. Anybody have some pertinent history on the place or further information such as sales price, etc.?

I've always loved that house!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 06, 2010, 07:39:50 AM
The state insurance thing is a very weird. I don't fully understand all the details, but after 2004/2005 a large number of insurance companies simply dropped their coastal customers. Citizens (the state insurer) picked up the slack, but they were typically way more expensive than private companies. I got dropped in 2009 by Liberty Mutual and had to seek new homowners insurance. Liberty mutual described it a a "random act" act of policy thinning in exposed areas. Oddly though, the people that had their auto and other policies through Liberty were not affected, at least not the ones I knew. So I wound up with Citizens and had a slightly less expensive policy.

State farm wanted to pull all of their homeowners policies in Florida, however the state mandate is "if you are an insurance company operating in Florida you must offer all you lines of business" What that meant to State Farm is that they would have to abandon their auto, rental, etc lines of business as well and have zero presence in the state. Not a good thing for them in the long run I guess. The state is allowing the insurers to balance their risk mainly on homes in evacuations zones. Typically that means within five miles of the coast. Although anywhere in the state is at risk from a hurricane as they tend to cross the state going between the atlantic and the gulf.

After 2004/2005 people started getting seemingly random increases of monsterous proportions. Some people saw their homeowners insurance on a 1,500 foot home go from $1,400 to $8,000 in some parts of the state. Florida is probably one of the most expensive states to get home owners insurance in as the only rider not required is the earthquake one. Sinkhole insurance is not mandatory either, but that will double the cost of your policy too.

As far as the state limiting its exposure, I suppose they are overexposed as Citizens was intended to be the insurer of last resort. The state maintains a huge slush fund that the private insurers can (and do) draw on in the event of a disaster. After 2004/2005 that fund was depleted due to the 10 storms and hurricanes that made landfall in the state. The fund is built back up now since there has not been a hurricane to make landfall, although a couple of tropical storms have made, but caused minimal damage.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on January 06, 2010, 10:31:41 AM
I've always loved that house!

 
I was able to find pictures online http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2 (http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2)
 
but haven't been able to contact the individual to see what the price is yet. I cannot make out the phone number on the for sale sign.
 
BTW Thank you Lock for identifying the individual who may be the owner!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 06, 2010, 10:38:43 AM
It's a great piece of craftsmanship for sure. It's also very nice on the inside as well. At least when I was in there in the 70's. I hope it hasn't been modernized too much.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on January 06, 2010, 10:44:56 AM
It's a great piece of craftsmanship for sure. It's also very nice on the inside as well. At least when I was in there in the 70's. I hope it hasn't been modernized too much.

Roueche House - Meadville, PA
I doubt that it has been modernized too much since it has been designated a National Historic Landmark since 1982 (info obtained from my googling). They are usually very strict about any changes you can make.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 06, 2010, 11:40:34 AM
Instead of a painted lady, the house right beside it has been painted like a big "ho" with bubblegum pink and burgundy, plus other colors. I think it really detracts from the beauty of the Sternby's house, which is done in earth tones.Not meaning to insult the pink and burgundy loving people out there, but I think it looks like it belongs in Disney Land rather than Park Avenue. For Disney, it would look just fine.





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 06, 2010, 12:59:37 PM
For a while I lived in the house caddy-corner from the Sternby house. It was chopped up into 4 apts...real dumpy too. Too bad people didn't take care of those old houses and rented them out to college kids for too long.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 06, 2010, 03:39:31 PM
I had friends that lived in that pink house next door to the Victorian on the corner. Structurally - it was terrible. Leaky, creaky and sloped. Not good! (They didn't stay there very long.)

And the one that TiFe lived in - I had a fellow on my caseload in the upstairs space. kinda neat - but very very cold. One wall heater for the whole place.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 06, 2010, 06:15:55 PM
I've always loved that house!

 
I was able to find pictures online [url=http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2]http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2 ([url]http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2[/url])[/url]
 
but haven't been able to contact the individual to see what the price is yet. I cannot make out the phone number on the for sale sign.
 
BTW Thank you Lock for identifying the individual who may be the owner!

 
 
Edward E Sternby
16963 Park Ave. Ext.
814-763-5188 (2008 info)
 
I'm guessing he is probably away for the winter but try this number anyway.
Hope this helps.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 06, 2010, 09:35:02 PM
Hey, Lock, Why did you bring all the friggin cold weather down with you. Every year you come down here it get cold. What gives? They are saying there is a remote chance for snow here on Friday night.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 06, 2010, 10:59:43 PM
Ha!
Last year on the 7th of January down here it was in the high 70's and low 80's according to my last years day book.
I do however accept all responsibility for bringing it down with me. It must have been in the bed of my truck without me knowing it.  ::) ;D
I don't like it either.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 06, 2010, 11:57:00 PM
Snowin here, and the next 4 days supposed to be +20 days to -10 nights, with 15-25mph winds. Monday maybe in the 30's.
In addition we got a half dozen seed catalogs in the mail today.  The pricks!!.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 07, 2010, 07:04:54 AM
That just ain't rite.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 07, 2010, 08:21:17 AM
Life: front or back of the house? I lived in the back, we were so poor we turned off the gas and blew out the pilot light.
 
It was so cold that my roomates cat, who we thought ran off, was actually frozen under my bed. I had no idea...kinda creepy, he liked black cats....
 
That was probably one of the lowest spots in my life, no money, no job, no food, no heat...
 
At one point my parents came looking for me and found me passed out on the floor...I hadn't been seen or heard of for at least a week and I don't remember how long I had been there.
 
Every day I count my blessings, I go back to those times as reflection and to give myself perspective when I am going through trying times....
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on January 07, 2010, 08:46:26 AM
I've always loved that house!

 
I was able to find pictures online [url]http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2[/url][/] ([url]http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/default.aspx?f=1&guid=91bf78e7-084a-40e4-937a-106240fd081e&lat=41.64745&lon=-80.146767&t=4&id=Newton%20Memorial%20Observatory,%20Meadville,%20Pa.&gid=2[/url])
 
but haven't been able to contact the individual to see what the price is yet. I cannot make out the phone number on the for sale sign.
 
BTW Thank you Lock for identifying the individual who may be the owner!

 
 
Edward E Sternby
16963 Park Ave. Ext.
814-763-5188 (2008 info)
 
I'm guessing he is probably away for the winter but try this number anyway.
Hope this helps.  :)


Thanks again Lock!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 07, 2010, 11:32:26 AM
No problem. Anytime. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 07, 2010, 12:50:19 PM
Life: front or back of the house? I lived in the back, we were so poor we turned off the gas and blew out the pilot light.
 
It was so cold that my roomates cat, who we thought ran off, was actually frozen under my bed. I had no idea...kinda creepy, he liked black cats....
 
That was probably one of the lowest spots in my life, no money, no job, no food, no heat...
 
At one point my parents came looking for me and found me passed out on the floor...I hadn't been seen or heard of for at least a week and I don't remember how long I had been there.
 
Every day I count my blessings, I go back to those times as reflection and to give myself perspective when I am going through trying times....
 
 


My low was really low too. I can sympathize. And it's true, it makes you appreciate every little thing. ((((hugs))))


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 08, 2010, 10:27:19 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Germs/soda-fountains-squirt-fecal-bacteria-study-finds/story?id=9506583 (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Germs/soda-fountains-squirt-fecal-bacteria-study-finds/story?id=9506583)

I did not post the above article because I am overly concerned with having a shitty soft drink. I posted it because on page two it contains the best quote I've read in an article in quite some time:

Quote
"We're basically bathed in feces as a society," he said.


So - there ya go.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 08, 2010, 01:56:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=6VUo8OuFaiI (http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=6VUo8OuFaiI)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 08, 2010, 03:02:53 PM
Check this video, well worth 21 seconds of time.Shot at 1000fps with a Photron SA2 camera.
 
Photron SA2 Camera - Eagle Owl in Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA6XSrM0V_0&fmt=37#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 08, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
Beautiful. The feathers are awesome to watch, also.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 08, 2010, 08:21:45 PM
oh yeah, unbelievable detail. Glad u liked it Zip.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 09, 2010, 07:31:49 AM
It isn't blind faith...it is expertice. All raptors execute flight and landing with their heads almost stationary.... concentrating on target... mouse, rabbit, treelimb or fish. They have their eyes in front of their heads, unlike grain and bug eaters who don't need depth perception as much as hearing. Ever watch a robin listening for worms just under the surface? Their heads turn from side to side to listen and zero in. Raptors depend more on their sight and sense of smell to get to food/target. I think it amazing to watch ALL the motion of the body and feathers as they hone in and to see the head and eyes locked in. Believe it or not but Raptors are our true modern Dinosaurs.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 11, 2010, 12:46:58 AM

....as in the case of any good landing- it's all in the air speed....

a short final ,well below the glide path, flare, drop the gear, reverse thrust, contact, zero rollout.

do zoomies do it that way?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 11, 2010, 07:54:16 AM
If you ever wanted to see accuracy.... talk to an old SPAD ( Douglas A-1 Skyraider/A2D Skyshark) pilot. Their MO is low, slow and in the pocket...be it bombs or a landing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 11, 2010, 08:42:55 AM
Well - had a bunch of panic / excitement at our place this morning with a brief chimney fire. (No fun!) Burned itself out quick enough. Debateing creosote log or chimney sweep now. I'm thinking it was because we've been burning harder wood - and they've been of a lower temperature but lasting longer.

This morning - I had a good bed of coals and fired it back up. Smelled hot after about three minutes. Ran outside and there was hot coals shootin' out the chimney (into the snow on the roof) . . . ran back in and I could see a glow up in the ceiling where the pipe went through. ("Shit! Shit! Shit!") Grabbed the extinguisher and shot a burst up into the gap - threw a bucket of water on the fire and after about 1 1/2 minutes the temperature gauge on the stove pipe went below 500 - then to normal. Cleaned out the ash bed from the stove and threw it in the garden. There's a ring of melted area on the roof. No smoke smell or anything though. So - it's all good.

The Redhead says the wood still in the fireplace is catching every so often. Some damn good wood I'd say.

So - debating calling a chimey sweep. I'm thinkin' a lot of the creosote burnt out and a creosote log might be a good completion of the job and a preventative measure. On the other hand - a sweep would be able to look at it and would likely be more thorough (but also more expensive.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 11, 2010, 09:10:04 AM
Well - had a bunch of panic / excitement at our place this morning with a brief chimney fire. (No fun!) Burned itself out quick enough. Debateing creosote log or chimney sweep now. I'm thinking it was because we've been burning harder wood - and they've been of a lower temperature but lasting longer.

This morning - I had a good bed of coals and fired it back up. Smelled hot after about three minutes. Ran outside and there was hot coals shootin' out the chimney (into the snow on the roof) . . . ran back in and I could see a glow up in the ceiling where the pipe went through. ("Shit! Shit! Shit!") Grabbed the extinguisher and shot a burst up into the gap - threw a bucket of water on the fire and after about 1 1/2 minutes the temperature gauge on the stove pipe went below 500 - then to normal. Cleaned out the ash bed from the stove and threw it in the garden. There's a ring of melted area on the roof. No smoke smell or anything though. So - it's all good.

The Redhead says the wood still in the fireplace is catching every so often. Some damn good wood I'd say.

So - debating calling a chimey sweep. I'm thinkin' a lot of the creosote burnt out and a creosote log might be a good completion of the job and a preventative measure. On the other hand - a sweep would be able to look at it and would likely be more thorough (but also more expensive.)

 
Life ,burning harder wood is fine. I even prefer it. Hard wood is denser and holds moisture longer so it has to be dry or it will create creosote very quickly. I think I know which home is yours and it isn't very high so the chimney shouldn't be to high either. Get a chimney brush at Tractor Supply and a couple of rods and clean the chimney yourself. Very inexpensive when you figure you have it forever and at your dispoal for use ever burning season.  Very easy to do.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 11, 2010, 09:58:05 AM
Mr. Zip uses a thick heavy chain to knock the creosote out of the pipe. He gets up on the roof and swirls the chain inside the pipe. It seems to work very well for clearing out the sides of the chimney, but there's always a danger just being up on the roof with all of this snow and ice.

 



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 11, 2010, 10:31:41 AM

....zoomies have too much zoom in their jocks....

rotorheads don't have a zoom in the jocks problem, they have to deal with excess torque


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 11, 2010, 10:35:41 AM
Life... Dayum! You probably hit your 180 heart rate before you took 3 steps toward the door. No advice here. It's been over 20 years since I've lived in a cold climate. Just well wishes here because I remember how dangerous this time of year can be from a fire prevention point of view.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 11, 2010, 12:11:43 PM
It mite be nice to have a sweep come out once and obtain some advice and be up there with him and ask questions?   See what they see.   Peace of mind is nice.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on January 11, 2010, 04:29:16 PM
there are 3 chimney cleaners listed in the phone book. ask for an estimate first, just to give you an idea! or google it! ( by thw way, that was one of the most popular catch phrases of the decade) :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 11, 2010, 10:47:40 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SSrRQXGMD8I/Shvu89LAzFI/AAAAAAAAF24/BzTXxhGwbY4/s400/Toom.JPG)
 
Funny... twisted, but funny....
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 12, 2010, 01:04:20 AM
This is a video of a guy who dances. He's not a good dancer, but he is good at not being good at it.  He is also semi famous because of it. It's also his job. Check out the video and at the bottom of the page is his story.
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&feature=player_embedded#normal)
 
http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/about.shtml (http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/about.shtml)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 12, 2010, 08:19:20 PM
He is a great dancer, because he gets people to dance with him and experience the moment.  Great video - thanks for sharing.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 13, 2010, 12:38:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY (http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY)
 
Did you know?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 13, 2010, 12:43:22 AM
He is a great dancer, because he gets people to dance with him and experience the moment.  Great video - thanks for sharing.
Janet


Live your dreams, they say. I think he lived one of mine. :) Neat story. I think it's cool that he got to see the world, more than once.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 13, 2010, 12:53:03 AM
There's a lot of free spirits out there. He found some. Thats pretty neat.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 13, 2010, 08:26:47 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marijuana13-2010jan13,0,6864038.story (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marijuana13-2010jan13,0,6864038.story)

California close to legalizing marijuana.

This is a good idea - but needs to be doen correctly. Given the 'successes' of California State government, I hope it's not a catastrophic failure that's gonna make it look like a bad idea to other states.

Hemp is a great energy solution BTW. It could be to us what sugar cane is to Brazil.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 13, 2010, 11:29:52 AM
Earthquake in Haiti:
Photos: (Slide Show) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34833017/ns/news-picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34833017/ns/news-picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1)
 
How to help:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34835478/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34835478/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/)
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 13, 2010, 02:10:33 PM
That's just plain impressive.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 13, 2010, 05:05:25 PM
Very cool!  Thanks!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on January 13, 2010, 05:08:00 PM
gore: should've known you would post more like this! you are quite the historian!!! ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 13, 2010, 10:37:45 PM
Excellent pics!! valuable for their story, or the era they record.
 
(http://static.businessinsider.com/~~/f?id=4b41f9ad000000000049da56)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on January 14, 2010, 12:04:13 PM
gore? what would that be worth in US dollars??? ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 14, 2010, 12:41:43 PM
Erie police release sketch of man who tried to abduct teen.

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100113/NEWS02/301139910/0/LIFESTYLES (http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100113/NEWS02/301139910/0/LIFESTYLES)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on January 14, 2010, 02:30:26 PM
would still be pretty cool to go in somewhere & drop 2 or 3 of them down!! love to see the expression on the clerk or whoever's face!!! priceless!! who needs mastercard! lol!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 14, 2010, 06:25:35 PM
Thought this might be interesting...
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 14, 2010, 11:13:03 PM
would still be pretty cool to go in somewhere & drop 2 or 3 of them down!! love to see the expression on the clerk or whoever's face!!!

and tell them to keep the change!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 14, 2010, 11:14:34 PM
Thought this might be interesting...
 
[url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/[/url] ([url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/[/url])


that wasn't hide the WMD's he was planning


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 15, 2010, 07:17:54 AM
If you remember...his parting shot at the Bush Admin was..... WMDs were a pile of BS.... "Yup..I trust his judgement fer' sher' Maynard."  ;) 
 
It seems when these people have their "15 min. of fame"...they seem to flame out and end up like this..... Our society is full of them... Mike Tyson, Tonya Harding, Danny Bonaduce even Tiger Woods.... They think their FAME will cover anything they have or are doing...at all levels of society that is NOT acceptable by the current "NORM". They think they can do no wrong until caught.
 
 
Thought this might be interesting...
 
[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ ([url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34864444/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/[/url])[/url]


that wasn't hide the WMD's he was planning


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 15, 2010, 11:28:59 AM
What is the norm?
 
What once was "abnormal" is now celebrated as individual choice. Casually flipping through the channels on TV I can can see guys kissing each other (Brothers and Sisters), women too (Gray's Anatomy), and any number of horrors being discussed (I Survived). The news is full of liars and cheaters, political or otherwise, and like you mentioned, the Tonya Hardings end up as a celebrity host on a TV show about people doing insane things on video. And we all watch it.
 
I saw an episode of a cop show focused around college kids. An officer was arresting a young pretty blond woman, and while he was doing so she stuck her butt out like an orangutan in heat, trying to pose for the camera and be "sexy" as the officer was putting on the handcuffs. Where was her shame for having been arrested?
 
I met a very nice, polite, talented guy recently who told me he was a Satanist. Gee, I don't even know if I spelled that right. Anyway, he said it like it was perfectly normal. I'm a very solid believer in Christ, so at first my gut twisted just being in the same room with him, but because we are so pressured in our society to "accept" people's rights to believe what they want to, I just bypassed his personal issues and focused on the reason I was there.
 
That doesn't mean I can't inject a little of my own messages here and there, but usually people who go that route do so because they are looking for a new "abnormal" way to be, and in the end they become the "normal" in an abnormal situation, all the while believing they are unique or different.
 
I love the old Turner Classic movies, Leave it to Beaver shows, and Andy Griffith, and the simple, well written story lines that still make us all laugh and hold our interest. Long gone are the "good ole days".
 
You can go on the internet right now and find videos of radical Islamists cutting off people's heads.
 
Is that the new normal?
 
None of us wants the moral police breathing down our necks, but even the abnormal has gotten pretty much out of hand ~and until people have had enough, "normal" and all innocence is gone.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on January 15, 2010, 11:45:31 AM
What is the norm?
 
What once was "abnormal" is now celebrated as individual choice. Casually flipping through the channels on TV I can can see guys kissing each other (Brothers and Sisters), women too (Gray's Anatomy), and any number of horrors being discussed (I Survived). The news is full of liars and cheaters, political or otherwise, and like you mentioned, the Tonya Hardings end up as a guest host on a TV show about people doing insane things on video. And we all watch it.
 
I saw an episode of a cop show focused around college kids. An officer was arresting a young pretty blonde woman, and while he was doing so she stuck her butt out like an orangutan in heat, trying to pose for the camera and be "sexy" as the officer was putting on the handcuffs. Where was her shame for having been arrested?
 
I met a very nice, polite, talented guy recently who told me he was a Satanist. Gee, I don't even know if I spelled that right. Anyway, he said it like it was perfectly normal. I'm a very solid believer in Christ, so at first my gut twisted just being in the same room with him, but because we are so pressured in our society to "accept" people's rights to believe what they want to, I just bypassed his personal issues and focused on the reason I was there.
 
That doesn't mean I can't inject a little of my own messages here and there, but usually people who go that route do so because they are looking for a new "abnormal" way to be, and in the end they become the "normal" in an abnormal situation, all the while believing they are unique or different.
 
I love the old Turner Classic movies, Leave it to Beaver shows, and Andy Griffith, and the simple, well written story lines that still make us all laugh and hold our interest. Long gone are the "good ole days".
 
You can go on the internet right now and find videos of radical Islamists cutting off people's heads.
 
Is that the new normal?
 
None of us wants the moral police breathing down our necks, but even the abnormal has gotten pretty much out of hand ~and until people have had enough, "normal" and all innocence is gone.
 

I could not have said it better myself Zip! I literally threw away our TV years ago and do not miss it at all. I don't go to movies because I don't want to support Hollywood culture, nor do I any longer attend professional sports events. Let someone else support these outrageous salaries.
 
I scan the headlines on the news sites, click on any I find particularly compelling and that is it. Otherwise I stick to a handfull of sites that I find compelling. At times I feel that the laptop will be the next thing I jettison... ;)
 
I guess my point is that I refuse to let popular culture define normal for me. That is a determination that only I can make for myself. I works well for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on January 15, 2010, 11:57:10 AM
gore? what would that be worth in US dollars??? ???


....$300US when it was issued last January, now down to $278.....................277......................276..............


I deal with a very reputable coin dealer out of California who sells the Hundred Trillion note for $7.50 and the Fifty Billion for $4.50.
Don't think it will get you a pound of sand in Zimbabwe.

http://www.joelscoins.com/africa.htm#trillion (http://www.joelscoins.com/africa.htm#trillion)

Third item down.

Mr R



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 15, 2010, 12:13:35 PM
I applaude the idea that someone does not "support" the NORM. You can NOT want to watch grown adults make millions playing a game and acting like asses but.... you pay..if it isn't for items that endorse or are endorsed by this action then through other things like taxes for the arenas and other crap.
 
I have gone to school assemblies.... talent show... Have heard young Pre Teen and new teens sing songs that shouldn't be heard from their mouths... in their homes but is OK for this venue? ??? NORM? ??? ? what is NORM? ??? I think you will have an acceptable definition when you can see that it doesn't denegrate, dishonor or destroy what we all know as good. I am not a Bible Thumper but Bitch in my language stands for a female dog and "hooking up" means the trailer to the truck or car. It is ok now to have children without being MARRIED parents and to collect them like Cupie Dolls as long as you have the money. It is ok to blame your behavior on your upbringing or choices of mind altering perscriptions...available from your family doctor. NORM? ??? I could go on but it makes my head hurt. Our HEROS are HEELS and those we think little of are our greatest assets. NORM? ??? You can't isolate yourself from it all..... we are all either contributing or legitimizing it at one level or another. We do this with our money and our votes.
 
The world is flat...  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on January 15, 2010, 01:09:11 PM
You can't isolate yourself from it all


I don't know about that, I think I am doing a pretty damned good job of it at this point in my life... ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 15, 2010, 01:41:37 PM
You are being , poked, prodded and polluted as you read the forums, use the puter, as well as even buy Depends and Chicken nuggets. It is only the level at which you notice. Kinda like the frog in a pan of water on a stove..... Not a care and feelin' fine and then.... SOUP!!!!!


 
 
You can't isolate yourself from it all


I don't know about that, I think I am doing a pretty damned good job of it at this point in my life... ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on January 15, 2010, 02:48:26 PM
You can only be poked, prodded and polluted if you allow yourself to be. Once you understand that there is a man behind the curtain, Oz loses the vast majority of its appeal.

I am prepared to agree to disagree, I like you Lifetime.

All I am saying is that I will be carefree and feel fine, I will slow down and enjoy the things that our oh so short lives have to offer. I am sure you will continue to be passionate, informed and let it get to you now and again. You will continue to tell it from the mountain.

But in the end, what does it matter. I would wager that you and I will be together in the soup.  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 15, 2010, 03:34:34 PM
ROTFLMFAO.!!! Be careful of the Soup Nazi...  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 15, 2010, 06:59:15 PM
I thought of my dad tonight when I saw an advertisement at 6 p.m. for a KY product that makes the senses explode.  The language was explicit and he used to cringe when they would show ads for personal hygiene products.  I am not a prude but what happened to not showing stuff like that early when kids are up.  I remember when Ricky and Lucy had to sleep in separate beds.
I also enjoy watching the Waltons over and over again. 
Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 15, 2010, 10:57:12 PM
I secretly LOVE The Waltons and Little House.  :)  My kids make fun of me.  There is somethin soothin about them.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 16, 2010, 06:49:46 AM
That' interesting gore, I had no idea it was just any old foam. I though it had to be some special space-age OEM approved stuff. I hope the B&W's don't give out any time soon though. I thing I'll be pulling the speakers out of the F-150 for a foam make over though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 16, 2010, 09:01:13 AM
So - there are at least 12 of those clamps in the bunker . . .

I'm just thinkin' about ways that folks would come into the possession of at least 12 of those . . .

That's some bunker! (With a good sound system to boot!)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 16, 2010, 10:44:47 PM
let me start - goodnight Mary Ellen


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 17, 2010, 06:54:43 AM
Gore, the trick will be to see what happens after you reboot your system. Many of these things resurrect themselves when a box is rebooted. It sounds like you got a browser hijacker. I hope it's gone for good, they can be a PITA to get rid of.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 17, 2010, 07:29:14 AM
Forgot to ask Gore, but are you using IE to surf the net with?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 17, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
Thanks Gore.  I just scanned my machine and had 1608 errors.  This puppy runs so slow it is no wonder!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 17, 2010, 10:53:13 AM
Just ran it.  I have 145 errors.  All low and medium priority.  I do not use IE btw.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 17, 2010, 11:31:49 AM
I downloaded everything but wasn't able to get it to run.  Duh!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 17, 2010, 01:58:42 PM
I do not use IE btw.

Ever.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 17, 2010, 04:48:53 PM
I quit using IE at home. Doing the Firefox thing. Much better.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 17, 2010, 06:05:35 PM
Zone alarm is an easier thing to understand for most people. True firewalls become rather hairy to administer. I suppose that's why it's a singular IT job. For the PC though the personal firewall market has shrink to a handfull of products that do a fair job at best. Another example of the marketing folks doing their job really well. I loved the kerio personal firewall, bit it poofed when they decided to go corporate only and do away with the free version. If I run across any good freebies I'll let y'all know. I don't use windows much anymore except for those oddball sites that require you to use IE and even then there is an IE for linux, even though it sucks just as bad as the MS version. On the other hand... it's supposed to I think.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 18, 2010, 09:10:11 AM
Gore, how do I download that protection site?  ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 18, 2010, 01:37:18 PM
Thanks Gore. I'll let you know.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 18, 2010, 02:03:50 PM
Another reasons I don't run windows. (Do ya hear me Tife?)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 19, 2010, 01:05:11 AM
A week ago it was -10. Yesterday it was 60, and I found a garter snake on the walkway.
 
This is one of this years RSH chicks, thats been hanging around since he left the nest.
It let me get really close today.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/rsh01182010-2.jpg?t=1263880749)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on January 19, 2010, 01:47:45 AM
that is really cool puff! see if you can get more !  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 19, 2010, 07:58:07 AM
Quote
Another reasons I don't run windows. (Do ya hear me Tife?)

Working on switching employer operating systems  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on January 19, 2010, 03:48:41 PM
Puff - Awesome pic!!  I have two RSH nests now that I watch and I am waiting for them to return, usually at the end of February.

Zip - GREAT seeing you today!! :-)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 19, 2010, 08:57:17 PM
Yes, everyone, I ran into the lovely Queen herself out in the jungle today. Actually I was at JoAnne's buying some fabric when HM re-introduced herself to me. She had lost some weight and I didn't recognize her! I was embarassed not to have known who she was, but she looks wonderful, and we had a nice long chat at the fabric table.

BTW Ami, that color of fabric I found matches my new boots perfectly. I'll probably be doing some sewing tomorrow. :)





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 20, 2010, 12:32:07 AM
Puff - Awesome pic!!  I have two RSH nests now that I watch and I am waiting for them to return, usually at the end of February.

Tks. Ours are here all year. The parents are always around, but farther afield than the the chicks. The young uns spend a lot of their time within 500 ft of the house. We have a game feeder 100 yds behind the house for the turkeys. It attracts a lot of doves, who are the chicks main prey. They dont have any problem getting a meal.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 20, 2010, 12:38:13 AM
that is really cool puff! see if you can get more !  ;)


Pest, these guys are really hard to get a picture of. It seems that just as you get the camera up they fly away.
And when they fly away they always have a tree between you and them. When they nest is the best opportunity. I'll post as I get em.
 
Took this from the thru the window yesterday. It's not a great picture. It was a long shot of about 200 yds, and about the limit of the zoom. Just part of a flock of hen turkeys (est 25) . Note the buds on the trees in the foreground! crazy seasons
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P1180009.jpg?t=1263966602)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on January 20, 2010, 02:58:16 PM
Yes, everyone, I ran into the lovely Queen herself out in the jungle today. Actually I was at JoAnne's buying some fabric when HM re-introduced herself to me. She had lost some weight and I didn't recognize her! I was embarassed not to have known who she was, but she looks wonderful, and we had a nice long chat at the fabric table.

BTW Ami, that color of fabric I found matches my new boots perfectly. I'll probably be doing some sewing tomorrow. :)

Happy sewing Zip! I found my pens and hope to spend tomorrow having fun with them.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 20, 2010, 05:28:43 PM
Hmmm, which two fingers have band-aids on them gore?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 20, 2010, 07:03:44 PM
Saw a bit on the Erie news tonight about the Stable Pit and Pub, but didn't catch the actual message.  Did anyone see it?  What is going on?
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 20, 2010, 09:26:07 PM
Have you ever seen the envelope of a balloon in a sewing machine? It's quite the sight.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 21, 2010, 05:36:31 AM
It's whipstitch too for those who are interested.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: sunflower3 on January 21, 2010, 01:02:05 PM
I couldn't get the "reply" button to display on the CLP thread, so I'll post here.
The Meadville Tribune reports that there were no bids on the Stable Pit & Pub.    I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but here's the article (I think):

http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_020221339.html (http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_020221339.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on January 21, 2010, 04:39:56 PM
Thanks - I saw the article in today's newspaper.  It also said she might reopen.  Interesting.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 21, 2010, 04:45:47 PM
They had the auction.  Lots of people showed.  No bidders at all.  Saw it on the 0600 news this morning.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 21, 2010, 11:36:42 PM
I see that there are now over 100,000 apps for my iPhone. Most are games and such, but there are still an amazing number of usefull things. For a price.
One of the apps I did check is one called Redeye"
I'ts purpose is to give your iPhone the capability to act as a universal remote, so you can get rid of all the others. A boon to mankind! Except you need a docking station for $188.
What is impressive is the amazing ammount of technology you can put into one handheld device.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 22, 2010, 06:51:14 AM
HAARP is under fire from a lot of sources and has been accused of being the source of many meteorological, seismic and other anomalies. Weather it is or not nobody knows. I've watched a few things about HAARP activities and there's come pretty compelling stuff on it. They are pumping a tremendous amount of energy into the atmosphere. That being said, if we had the capability to direct such energies I think we'd take out Chavez before we'd go after the people of Haiti. But then who knows what the far reaching strategies of the powers that be really are.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 22, 2010, 08:58:00 AM
I thinkg Country Fair was purchased by United Refining in Warren. I'm not sure where their oil comes from either. It may not be Citgo any longer.

I lived in in Alaska when they built the back scatter radar facility (it's immense!) HAARP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haarp) was built right next door after I left. There's a lot of government stuff that goes on up there most folks just fon't hear about. Anyhow, it will be a long time (if ever) before the results of what haarp can do (or did do) come out.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 22, 2010, 12:24:45 PM
hmmm, I could see how HAARP could potentially cause some rumblings....but it states quite clearly in Wikipedia  :rofl:  that they don't have the range to scan even Iran.
 
So Haiti wouldn't be a target, unless it was unintended....
 
I would imagine California would be up in arms if HAARP was causing seismic activity, that would be my first choice for a causative effect...
 
...I just want a good cheesburger and a REAL root beer float...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 22, 2010, 02:32:33 PM
Off the current topic... anyone else having trouble with Internet Explorer today? Every time I tried to get on it booted me off... reports to MS led me to the current upgrade, which I am not ready to do because my computer will  be in the shop soon getting maintenance. I switched over to my Firefox app for now. Besides, I heard the newest version has some big issues. (probably came from the Firefox people)




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 22, 2010, 04:59:38 PM
IE just has "issues". Chrome (from google) is really fast, but it is not without issues too. Firefox has its issues too, but far, far less the the former two do.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 22, 2010, 11:40:11 PM
Pat Robertson says Haiti's problem was caused by the devil. HAARP and God must have been busy elsewhere.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 23, 2010, 01:22:32 AM
Check out this animation. It's really good... (except the ending... :( )

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jEjUAnPc2VA#t=20 (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jEjUAnPc2VA#t=20)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 23, 2010, 10:11:35 AM
Pat Robertson says Haiti's problem was caused by the devil. HAARP and God must have been busy elsewhere.
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html[/url] ([url]http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html[/url])
Idiot.  He needs to shut his mouth. 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 24, 2010, 05:57:20 PM
Mr. Who is off to Kentucky all week for a company meetin.  He's anxious about it on one hand because sales have been so bad for the entire company this past year.  On the other hand, when he comes back he is puttin his notice in and takin another job offer.  Which makes me anxious.   Youn company - but LOTS of potential and he will be way up in the chain....which he deserves!  He is excellent at what he does and will do a super job.......And the bennies are fabulous......chane is hard but necessary so here we come!  I asked him on his way out the door "is this a dip or a hill?"....he really stopped and hesitated a while then said "a dip- but hold on woman cause the next hill is comin fast".  Home base is in Tampa and he (meanin WE) will be down there for some trainin stuff soon.  I need some freakin' SUN!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 25, 2010, 08:39:11 AM
Grwat news CLW! Give Mr. Who kudos from me, it's a tough job market out there and just getting in the door is an accomplishment!

We need to have an EEticket 'Cruise' when you get down here!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 25, 2010, 08:50:04 AM
I'd settle for lunch hon.  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 25, 2010, 12:22:33 PM
Got it CLW. We have Chik -Fil -A's everywhere down here  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 25, 2010, 01:33:17 PM
Chik-Fil-A? I thing I'd pick something a little better than that. If it's in the budget for you and the hubby, check out Berns (http://www.bernssteakhouse.com). Waaaay expensive, but it's top shelf all the way.  On the realistic side there's a lot of local flavor to sample too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 25, 2010, 04:55:37 PM
Pricey but not outraeous.  Sounds like it's riht up Mr Who's alley for sure.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 25, 2010, 05:42:50 PM
It' very gothic on the inside. You need top make reservations WELL in advance (a month is good) It's not a cheap evening out by any means.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 25, 2010, 06:30:23 PM
Will a hundred bucks buy a decent meal and a bottle of zinfandel you think?  You can do that at the Iron Bride (damn jee).


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 25, 2010, 10:38:14 PM
NP: Chik Fil A was where I met Mr & Mrs BigHair  ::)
 
All I have to say to that is...
 
Buca Di Pepo (http://www.bucadibeppo.com/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 25, 2010, 11:27:13 PM
Congrats to Mr. Who. To get a opportunity like that in a down job market os special.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 26, 2010, 12:12:10 AM
I'll have a drumstick.
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/P1250020.jpg?t=1264482641)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 26, 2010, 06:42:23 AM
All I have to say to that is...
 
Buca Di Pepo ([url]http://www.bucadibeppo.com/[/url])


Been there. I strained my pancreas trying to offset the influx of the cubic yard of pasta they put on the serving platter they called a plate.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on January 26, 2010, 07:49:56 AM
NP: HAHA

It's a great place for a group though, nice and loud and tons of foof and ambiance


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 26, 2010, 09:08:58 PM
Check this out.

http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal (http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal)

Type some things in the left hand empty box - she'll also follow your mouse around with her eyes. You can change accents and languages too


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 27, 2010, 02:29:37 PM
Interesting....
In Hard Focus.
"Stephen Russell
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Stephen Russell is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, and all-around-believer in the power of technology to reshape the world. His most recent venture, 3VR Security, is dedicated to building innovative new products, technology, and services for physical security."

Mostly it's an interesting look at surveillance.
http://inhardfocus.com/labels/Surveillance.html (http://inhardfocus.com/labels/Surveillance.html)

And don't miss this video:
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Who's Watching You? | Camera grid to log number plates (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/whos_watching_you/8064333.stm#id8060000/8064500/8064536)




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 27, 2010, 03:43:39 PM
Just a laugh:

Living in 2010

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2 You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses / facebook / Myspace / twitter.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7 Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list

AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at yourself.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 27, 2010, 04:33:39 PM
A few of those apply to me. I fin that disturbing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 27, 2010, 05:21:45 PM
#2 and #6 are true for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 27, 2010, 11:25:14 PM
Mrs. Puffin said : "I want to put a swag valance on that window to give it a more finished look. How do you think it will look"?
 
I replied, " a swag valance! what is it?".
 
Mrs.P : "its 40$ bucks!"
 
Thats about everything I need to know about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 28, 2010, 07:25:55 AM
Today - high in the mid 60's

Tomorrow - winter storm watch. 

 ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 28, 2010, 08:22:57 AM
Snowin like MAD here as I leave to take my son tocatch the bus this mornin....I mean I can hardly see!  .....hit 322.....up the hill, passin the "mall".....nada.  Weird.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 28, 2010, 08:23:45 AM
....and it's still snowin.....white out-ish even.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 28, 2010, 11:31:43 AM
Wish I was there!   ::) ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 28, 2010, 12:15:03 PM
Damned slow plow apparently cut my Invisible Fence line coming up the driveway.  Dogs figured that out in a matter of a couple days.  Just forked out $141.70 to have some kid figure out why the dogs were leaving the yard all of the sudden.  They know they are busted.  They are hovering very near the house since he was here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on January 29, 2010, 12:14:31 AM
Snow here too. Maybe 8-9", with possible sleet first.
 
Winter sucks
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/epic-fail-snow-sculpture-fail.jpg?t=1264741955)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 29, 2010, 08:17:01 AM
lololololollol......stealin this one......:D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 29, 2010, 05:32:22 PM
A wonderful friend of ours, (Mike Kelly, USAF Retired) sent this to me.

Dear Civilians, 'We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where we would like your assistance:

 

1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem - kick their ass.  Even if they are related to the President

 

2.. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in protest - kick their ass.

 

3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second.  Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a disabled veteran kicks their ass.

 

4. If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Jungle Fatigues, telling others that you used to be 'Special Forces'.  Collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay when you were seven years old, now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.

 

5. Next time you come across an *Air Force* member, do not ask them, 'Do you fly a jet?' Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot.  Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt).

 

6. If you witness someone calling the *US Coast Guard* 'non-military', inform them of their mistake - and kick their ass.

 

7. Next time Old Glory (the US flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart.  Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her - of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass-kicking.

 

9. 'Your mama wears combat boots' never made sense to me - stop saying it!  If she did, she would most likely be a vet and therefore would kick your ass!

 

10. Bin Laden and the Taliban are not Communists, so stop saying 'Let's go kill those Commies!' And stop asking us where he is!  Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military. That reminds me - if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers, let me know, so I can go kick their ass!

 

11. 'Flyboy' (*Air Force*), 'Jarhead' (*Marines*), 'Grunt' (*Army*), 'Squid' (*Navy*), 'Puddle Jumpers' (*Coast Guard*), etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other.  Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Using them could get your ass kicked..

 

12. Last, but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our Country would get it's ass kicked.

 

 

'It's the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.'

 

'It's the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.'

 

'It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.'

 

AND ONE MORE:

 

13. If you ever see anyone singing the national anthem in Spanish - KICK THEIR ASS.

 

 

ONE LAST THING:

If you got this email and didn't pass it on - guess what - you deserve to get your ass kicked!

 

I sent this to you, because I didn't want to get my ass kicked.

 

WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

 

IN GOD WE TRUST

 

 




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 30, 2010, 07:04:33 AM
CLW
 
I have always loved that list and No. 1 has always been a pet peeve to me... Kids who do that but mostly ADULTS who do it.
 
I have a revision to No.2
 
Instructions on how to burn our flag in protest
 
 
1) wrap yourself in the flag, in an open area
 
2) Douse yourself with highly flammable liquid
 
3) allow someone to hand you a lit match
 
4) apply said match.
 
 
This may not stop someone from burning a flag but, I think that person will not do it again, it will create the spectacle they wanted and will amuse some with a light and sound show that may induce others not to try this practice.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on January 30, 2010, 07:06:52 AM
This has been law for some time. I like it and yet.... out of inbedded respect.... many of us do it the old way. Some habits are just hard to break I guess. God Bless the Old Farts.
 
 
....the law was recently changed to allow military veterans in civilian clothes to render the military salute during the national anthem and passing of the flag rather than removing their hats and placing their hands on their hearts ([url]http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/fing16-1.gif[/url])...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 30, 2010, 10:42:15 AM
In my email today:

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Pennsylvania town.  From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family.  The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.   

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family.  In my young mind, he had a special niche.  My parents were complementary instructors:  Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey.  But the stranger ... he was our storyteller.  He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.
 
If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future!  He took my family to the first major league ball game.  He made me laugh, and he made me cry.  The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.   

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet.  (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)   

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.  Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home ... not from us, our friends or any visitors.  Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.  My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol.  But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis.  He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.  He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex.  His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. 

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger.  Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked ... and NEVER asked to leave.   

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family.  He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first.  If you could walk into my parents' living room today, you would find him still sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.


His name? .......


We just call him 'TV.'

 



He has a wife now....We call her 'Computer.'

 


Their first child is "Cell Phone".


Second child "I Pod"
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on January 30, 2010, 10:56:07 AM
Nice.  And how true......


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: SJL on January 31, 2010, 08:33:27 AM
Zipper - what you wrote about TV-Computer-Cell Phone, etc. was priceless!  Good job.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: SJL on January 31, 2010, 08:46:59 AM
Zipper - Thanks for posting that link about our brave soldiers (including doctors).  That was inspiring.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 31, 2010, 11:41:46 AM
CLW
 
I have always loved that list and No. 1 has always been a pet peeve to me... Kids who do that but mostly ADULTS who do it.
 
I have a revision to No.2
 
Instructions on how to burn our flag in protest
 
 
1) wrap yourself in the flag, in an open area
 
2) Douse yourself with highly flammable liquid
 
3) allow someone to hand you a lit match
 
4) apply said match.
 
 
This may not stop someone from burning a flag but, I think that person will not do it again, it will create the spectacle they wanted and will amuse some with a light and sound show that may induce others not to try this practice.
 
 


I saw a photo of a Haitian woman (sadly in distress) wearing a head rag printed with the US flag. It just twisted my gut a bit.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on January 31, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
And now for a bit of humor:
 
The Bud Light Clothing Drive. How much will you donate?
 
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1125919467?bctid=63259762001 (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1125919467?bctid=63259762001)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 31, 2010, 03:12:38 PM
One person's view of Haiti relief:

http://grunt.com/forums/forums/t/55133.aspx (http://grunt.com/forums/forums/t/55133.aspx)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 31, 2010, 04:08:42 PM
I'm trapped in winter hell!!  No work tomorrow.  We probably won't go back until Wednesday.  I have a ton of slush on my driveway that is going to freeze solid over night.  Lovely!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 31, 2010, 06:15:58 PM
I'm trapped in winter hell!!  No work tomorrow.  We probably won't go back until Wednesday.  I have a ton of slush on my driveway that is going to freeze solid over night.  Lovely!

 
Kimmi,,,,,,,take advantage of the situation. Do like I do when I'm in PA. Just put on a nice crockpot
of soup, take a nice hot bath, hit the thermostat a notch or two, jump into that nice big recliner with your warm robe on, turn on the tv to a good movie and enjoy all that comfort. All that nastiness will go away before you know it. Prolly before the movie is over!   ;D and warm hugs!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on January 31, 2010, 07:33:12 PM
Well I haven't thought about food since my late lunch.  I'm attacking my third bedroom finally.  I'll have a ton of garbage tomorrow if I can get it to the curb.  That could be a different story!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on January 31, 2010, 11:10:05 PM
Well I haven't thought about food since my late lunch.  I'm attacking my third bedroom finally.  I'll have a ton of garbage tomorrow if I can get it to the curb.  That could be a different story!

 
You take all the fun out of bad weather!   ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on February 01, 2010, 06:47:45 AM
Random Thoughts for the Day     
        1.   I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately
clear your computer history if you die.

      2.   Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

      3.   I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I
was younger.

      4.   There is great need for a sarcasm font.

      5.   How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

      6.   Was learning cursive really necessary?

      7.   Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5.  I'm
pretty sure I know how to get out of my own neighborhood.

      8.   I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

      9.   I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know
not to answer when they call.

      10.   Bad decisions make good stories.

      11.   You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at
work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive
      for the rest of the day.

      13.    I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it
asks me if I want  to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I
      swear I did not make any changes to.

      14.   "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash
this -- EVER!

      15.   I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to
      voicemail.  What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and
run away?

      16.   I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

      17.   A 4-year old son asked me the other day, "what would happen if
you ran over a ninja?" How do I respond to that?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 01, 2010, 07:29:06 AM
: )


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 01, 2010, 08:28:32 AM
Ant now for something......................... completely different.

MINI DADDY (ADRIANSITO) EL NIÑO MAS BONITO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18gDUzL2mLQ#normal)

I don't like the message it sends to kids though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Mr. Ripley on February 01, 2010, 01:19:01 PM
As many of you know, I have been unemployed for quite some time.

I saw this (http://youngstown.craigslist.org/etc/1579381029.html) job on Craigslist Youngstown today.

I am going to apply and put Abe Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe and Stevie Ray Vaughn as professional references. This may be my big break!!!   ;)
 
Mr R


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 01, 2010, 02:11:01 PM
I'd call Jon Edwards. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on February 01, 2010, 02:13:25 PM
No they just don't want to spend the $$$ to bring in Chip Coffey!  He's the best!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on February 01, 2010, 09:05:32 PM
Another day off of school tomorrow.  Another make-up Saturday.  That is the only bummer about year round school.  Our make-ups are on Saturday.  But they are only half days!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 01, 2010, 09:16:22 PM
Make-ups on Saturday? Gads. They pad the schedule here with quite a few hurricane days. Those turn into teachers workshops or some other official sounding boondoggle.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on February 01, 2010, 10:02:46 PM
Well with a year round schedule, there is no time when we can make it up because there are students in each classroom at all times.  We have to use the weekends.  It is ok since it is only until 12.  No lunch or breakfast is served on those days.  I get a lot accomplished actually.  Attendance is pretty good too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 01, 2010, 10:13:12 PM

I am going to apply and put Abe Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe and Stevie Ray Vaughn as professional references. This may be my big break!!!   ;)

Don't forget Ron & Nancy Reagan. They might be Republicans!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 02, 2010, 11:37:48 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/uc/20100131/largeimageft100131.gif)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 03, 2010, 12:44:19 AM
thats a statement of the times Zip


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on February 03, 2010, 04:20:53 PM
Good one, Zip!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 06:22:40 PM
In my email today:

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 03, 2010, 11:10:19 PM
This is from "daily dose of imagery".
First thought that came to me was where's Gore?. There's his bike. The other is whats with the chair?
 
(http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/photos/2010/01/bike_chair_snow_sidewalk_queen_01.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 04, 2010, 07:45:25 AM
Gore: As a fellow rider, I hope those are relaxed fit jeans  ;D
 
I used to hang out in the parks around Denver when we had the opportunity to escape Lowry AFB...I see the base has since been decommissioned.
 
The picture reminds me why I fell in love with that town...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 04, 2010, 08:05:30 AM
I have a job interview tomorrw.........so why in the name of all thins decent is there a mammoth zit startin to protrude from the side of my nose? 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 04, 2010, 12:27:26 PM
CLW: To keep you from being to confident. Something always happens to me too.
 
Good luck!!! Both you & Mr. Who shaking it up in the job dept!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 04, 2010, 02:54:13 PM
Good luck with the interview (and zitzilla too)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on February 04, 2010, 04:51:55 PM
Good Luck CLW!!  If you have to?  Call Out Mothra to take care of Zitzilla? :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 04, 2010, 06:18:06 PM
I'm tellin ya, this zit is monstrous......I never have 'em like this- once in a blue moon.....the moon must be freakin' blue....lucky me.  Thanks everyone.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on February 04, 2010, 08:13:39 PM
CLW - My condolences on Zitzilla.... I remember those days!!

And in other news, check out these photos of "olympic fliers"
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/olympics/2010/highfliers/index.html?hp (http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/olympics/2010/highfliers/index.html?hp)

I particulary like photo #2.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 05, 2010, 12:20:33 AM
excellent visuals.
 
Gore, nice backdrop. Looks like a clear day. Whats the distance to yon peaks?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 05, 2010, 06:25:10 AM
My husband's coat says Longs Peak on the back of the collar.  Maybe I know why now.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on February 05, 2010, 10:18:09 AM
My husband's coat says Longs Peak on the back of the collar.  Maybe I know why now.

 
Aaaahhh,,,,, maybe moving to Colorado?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 05, 2010, 10:28:44 AM
That'd be cool....   But some how I doubt he got Columbia Clothing Co. to print a hint on the back of his collar just for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 05, 2010, 11:35:15 AM
Husband just left Maryland.  Said they had to leave cause people are actin nuts.   All the batteries and bottled water have been cleared from store shelves.....they are not sure what their capabilities are as far as maintainin roads so they fiured with people freakin out the way they are, they better et out while the ettin is ood.  They stopped at one as station where the cars were lined up down the interstate at.....waited a half hour at the next.   It is nice to know if I ever move south I won't have to panic if we et a snowstorm!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 05, 2010, 12:03:18 PM
When I lived in California, people would get nuts when it drizzled rain. Absolutely couldn't handle driving in it. Accidents all over the road... for a drizzle. I know they get heavy rains at times, but we're talking intermittent windshield wipers.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gator on February 05, 2010, 12:16:11 PM
Husband just left Maryland.  Said they had to leave cause people are actin nuts.   All the batteries and bottled water have been cleared from store shelves.....they are not sure what their capabilities are as far as maintainin roads so they fiured with people freakin out the way they are, they better et out while the ettin is ood.  They stopped at one as station where the cars were lined up down the interstate at.....waited a half hour at the next.   It is nice to know if I ever move south I won't have to panic if we et a snowstorm!
Did the "G" on ur keyboard decide to quit working on ya CLW? I know I'm a  :smarty:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 05, 2010, 12:40:36 PM
Yep, if three or more drops of rain fell out of the sky in California it was "Stormwatch" all over the evening news. Of course out there most of the wiper blades would dry rot before they got used five times.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 05, 2010, 11:37:41 PM
I see NW Pa. is getting more snow. You guys won't be out of the mud season until July!!! :o


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 06, 2010, 10:51:16 AM
No doubt.  I think there is more than the projected 1 to 3 inches out there?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 06, 2010, 12:35:06 PM
Super.  My dauhters brand new Toyota Corolla is on the recall list for BOTH the floor mats and the accelerator.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 07, 2010, 12:19:45 AM
Massive snowball fight in DC.
 
Massive snowball fight, Dupont Circle DC, Feb 6 2010 blizzard (1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMe3xrO8ta0#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 07, 2010, 12:25:50 AM
recall list for BOTH the floor mats .  

Huh!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 07, 2010, 01:21:31 AM
Wow.. this will give you goosebumps... (nice ones)

Born Again American.
http://www.bornagainamerican.org:80/index.html (http://www.bornagainamerican.org:80/index.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 07, 2010, 02:57:39 AM
recall list for BOTH the floor mats .  

Shoulda said both the floor mats AND the accelerator.

Huh!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 08, 2010, 12:10:58 PM
They go nuts here when a hurricane develops ANYWHERE. The freakin' media whips everyone into a frenzy and Home Depot amd Lowes get into the act.
 
No gas, no generators, no bottled water....
 
No sense. People just don't prepare.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 08, 2010, 11:51:09 PM
I'm sure most of you remember the Firependo thing. I just found out he finally was fired.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 09, 2010, 07:29:01 AM
Apparently grass roots work on a small scale!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 09, 2010, 11:35:07 PM
From the Cellar image of the day we have this. It seems a California entrepreneur had a patent granted for a new type of coffin that can be simply drilled into the ground, kinda like a big drywall screw.
(http://cellar.org/2010/screwin.jpg)
 
 
 patent office link http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/week50/OG/html/1349-3/US07631404-20091215.html (http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/week50/OG/html/1349-3/US07631404-20091215.html)
 
 
 
 
which spawned this technology on how to get the thing into the ground.
 
(http://images2e.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp537%3C7%3Enu%3D338%3A%3E48%3B%3E7%3A%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D32%3A97%3B%3A5%3B7345nu0mrj)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 10, 2010, 01:36:22 AM
He got screwed in the end.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on February 10, 2010, 05:14:04 PM
I loved this girl on Last Comic Standing!! Now she lives in Meadville!

One Funny Mother - Tammy Pescatelli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Y6w24f5II#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 10, 2010, 05:39:33 PM
Meadville? Really?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 10, 2010, 06:41:55 PM
I saw that a couple of days ago. She's funny. Check her out on YouTube.
Hey, she's right about not wanting to bring up a kid in LA. That's a lot of traveling for her but it's better for the kid to have a childhood, a place to play, and real friends and family.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 10, 2010, 07:06:20 PM
They have a GREAT stand up show at the Days Inn now and again ...... keep your eye on their marquee......maybe she'll be there?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on February 10, 2010, 08:15:20 PM
Thanks for posting that Kimmie - would not have seen it otherwise.  It was great - very funny.  Gun raffle??? Enjoyed seeing the Diamond and downtown mall. 
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on February 10, 2010, 09:33:14 PM
Yes the gun raffle at the Elks club cracked me up!! She got her spray tan in Saegertown! I found this on Facebook posted by a friend of mine.  It is all over Facebook now being spread around by all Meadville peeps!!

No one in the family shots looks familiar though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 11, 2010, 12:17:45 AM
Yesterday I had a close encounter with a Trojan called DNSChanger.
Esentially it captures the browser, and freezes it up by changing the IP address in the TCP/IP  Server address .
 
After multiple system scans with Malware/Security software, I managed to remove most of it and quarentine the rest, but I don't think it's gone completely.
Anyone have any experience with this critter? Ideas.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 11, 2010, 12:37:31 AM
Try "Geeks to Go .com" http://www.geekstogo.com/ (http://www.geekstogo.com/)
 
Free answers to your questions and help with malware.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 11, 2010, 06:56:51 AM
Any kind of tool that screws with your DNS (domain name services) is pretty much very dangerous. If your system gets tinkered with and starts asking a non authoritative DNS server where to go you may not wind up at the site wou want to go to. (ie this site is at IP address 74.220.215.60. If the trojan alters where it goes to get your DNS resolution thay could very easily sent you to  208.7.138.201 (bitsnpieces.com). Now imagine they did this with your online banking or something else you want to remain private. This particular beastie exists for both windows and Mac's. On windows XP for example this will leave a file called  TC:\WINDOWS\system32\kdune.exe and a folder called BITSIN in your local APPLICATION DATA under your DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS folder.  There's a number of variants out there for most of these things as well so this may not be the case for you if you are an XP user.

One of the biggest problems malware presents is that many of them self-rebuild or self install when a systems is restarted. So unless you eliminate the rebuild portion of the malware it will simply come back again. Anyhow there's a number of sites/forums out there that deal specifically with getting rid of malware. Good luck Puff.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 12, 2010, 12:04:25 AM
NP, it was redirecting searches to places I didn't want to go as you said. I also had music playing that I did not initiate. When I ran a virus scan with Norton, it detected it, and fixed it, but as soon as Norton fixed it, it detected it again. This thing replicated in like 2 seconds.In the meantime the browser (IE) was essentially dead.
What I ended up doing is run Norton, McAfee, Defender all at the same time.
I also found that for a reason I cannot explain the Windows automatic updates tool  was disabled, so the Widows Malicious Software tool was not working.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 12, 2010, 06:41:33 AM
We're due for a technology refresh here. Everything is about 5 years old as well. I have to fix my wife's windows box. Her registry went corrupt and there are no valid restore points to recover from. Despite my efforts to recover the system I just can't do it. I did stick the drive on another system and copy all the pictures, videos, documents, etcetera off. If it weren't for itunes and pinnacle studio I'd have her on Linux in a heartbeat. But alas no itunes for Linux. You'd think there would be since Mac's are UNIX based, but they won't release one. I can make it run on Linux if need be. The pinnacle is another matter altogether. It's very tied to winderz and getting it to run under wine (http://www.winehq.org/) will take more than "just a little" effort. I  will get my way eventually though.

Puffin, I'm surprised that Norton even detected the thing. Most of the malwarez don't even get picked up by anti-virus scanners.  One of the first items man of these things do is trash windows updates AND antivirus updates. They can screw with the antivirus code much, but they can detour the roads outbound to nowhere though.  Almost all of them will recreate themselves when a system is restarted. It makes them a PITA to get rid of. Once you know it's gone change your passwords on your financial and other sensitive sites as a fail safe. Also make sure your email address is correct.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 10:58:33 AM
So my daughter has a car.  It's a 2009 Toyota Corolla.  Cute little thing.  Anyway, it's on the recall list so her dad makes sure she has an appointment at Palmerio while she's home to get it fixed.  They call her while we are out yesterday and tell her that her inspection was due 7 months ago.  Se is befuddled.  So she says can you inspect it?  They tell her yes they can.  We need this, this and this.  She says Mom do I have those?  I say you should.  The lady on the phone says your registration sticker was due LAST MAY.  Sheesh.  I'm of course like WTF.  Do you have your insurance card.  I know for a fact her insurance is paid up cause it comes out automatically and I had called the insurance company about her deployment status for her.    She tells me she thinks it is on her kitchen table.  In New Jersey of course.  So I had to go online to get her registration renewed and a proof of insurance letter.   She says "I had no idea there was so much involved with having a car!"  Then she said the guy at the gate on base has given her a hundred warnings about her sticker......she just smiles pretty and goes on her way......she really didn't know what he was talking about.   Anyway, I'll be sending her back with an inspected and registered car......the whole parenting thing.....my mom was right, it never ends.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 12, 2010, 11:49:48 AM
Hey... I made headlines on the front page of the Trib today. Someone called me to tell me. I had no idea.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 12, 2010, 12:01:27 PM
So my daughter has a car.  It's a 2009 Toyota Corolla.  Cute little thing.  Anyway, it's on the recall list so her dad makes sure she has an appointment at Palmerio while she's home to get it fixed.  They call her while we are out yesterday and tell her that her inspection was due 7 months ago.  Se is befuddled.  So she says can you inspect it?  They tell her yes they can.  We need this, this and this.  She says Mom do I have those?  I say you should.  The lady on the phone says your registration sticker was due LAST MAY.  Sheesh.  I'm of course like WTF.  Do you have your insurance card.  I know for a fact her insurance is paid up cause it comes out automatically and I had called the insurance company about her deployment status for her.    She tells me she thinks it is on her kitchen table.  In New Jersey of course.  So I had to go online to get her registration renewed and a proof of insurance letter.   She says "I had no idea there was so much involved with having a car!"  Then she said the guy at the gate on base has given her a hundred warnings about her sticker......she just smiles pretty and goes on her way......she really didn't know what he was talking about.   Anyway, I'll be sending her back with an inspected and registered car......the whole parenting thing.....my mom was right, it never ends.....


I wasn't so bright either when I was that age. I was told by mechanics that I needed an oil change. I looked at it.... it was thick... and black.... really, really black.... which is how oil is supposed to look right?

I suspected I was being preyed upon by the mechanics, so I never got it changed. Every now and then I would add a quart. It ran fine for a long time.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 12:05:29 PM
Shoot, I don't get the paper.....what did you make the headlines for Zip?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 12, 2010, 01:41:07 PM
Gore, your experience mirrors mine exactly. I thought I had it beat, but it returned with a vengeance last nite. Seems to manifest itself in a critter called Artemis, and has application extensions called zidakoye.dll, nelezuga.dll, modopis.dll and a few others.
I mentioned it to a friend who showed up this morning and within 1/2 hr had what appears to be a cure.
He used a couple of tools called Avenger and Killbox. New to me. When I asked about them he jsut said he got them from Swandog46. Geeks and their secrets!
You might wanta check it out.
 
NP, Norton surprised me to. Maybe after what happened last nite i only imagined it helped me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 12, 2010, 01:43:59 PM
This is a hangar at Dulles in D.C. with problems caused by snow load
 
the aircraft from l to r belong to Snoop Dog, Leno, and Hunter Thompson  ;D
Thompsons planes attitude was not caused by snow. Thats just the way he parked it after it's last use.
(http://cellar.org/2010/hangarcollapse.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 12, 2010, 03:13:54 PM
I wonder whose insurance picks up the tab on that one? Hey, maybe the people that put the new barn up at the fairgrounds will bid on the rebuild? <giggle>

Puffin, you got hijacked plain and simple. IMO that's as bad if not worse than getting a standard garden variety virus. Malware is just plain nasty. Norton's okay on viruses, but this ain't symantecs game.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 12, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
Shoot, I don't get the paper.....what did you make the headlines for Zip?

 
 
Well... thank goodness it wasn't the Police Blotter or anything like that! LOL
And it wasn't for my extraordinary spaghetti sauce recipe, or something similar.
 
I attended a Fair Board meeting and presented an evening of local musicians to the CC Fair Board for consideration, instead of hiring a tribute band or an outsider act.  As a sample of the caliber of local talent right here in our own backyards, Jack Adams (and his guitar) came with me and sang and played one of his ballads that made it to the independant national charts. Jack has a really beautiful voice. He made it to #6 on one song, and #12 on another of his songs some time ago. I wrote a story about him here:  http://www.dirtydoglive.com/jackadams.html (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/jackadams.html)
 
Anyway, Jack graciously agreed to be a part of my presentation, so it got some attention at the meeting. :) I guess the Trib thought it was newsworthy and gave me 15 minutes of fame.
 
FYI: Here's an interview from 2007 with Lifefeedsonlife: http://www.dirtydoglive.com/navin.html (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/navin.html)
He's extremely talented, as well as being an amusing EE blogger.
 
NAVIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1g2MquTtfU&feature=player_embedded#normal)#


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 12, 2010, 07:15:37 PM
Puffin, you got hijacked plain and simple. IMO that's as bad if not worse than getting a standard garden variety virus. Malware is just plain nasty. Norton's okay on viruses, but this ain't symantecs game.

yeah. I think I have some handle on it, but I still cant get MS updates. Gotta feeling the old dog is on it's last legs.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 12, 2010, 09:44:10 PM
Sounds like winsock.dll got hosed up. Take that back to your geeky friend. If you have a place to mode your important stuff to, I'd get your data off your system and reload it. Better safe than...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 13, 2010, 11:22:07 PM
Learned the old backup lesson a while back. Lost a couple of years of family photos when a hardfile cratered. I backup to disk at least once a month now.
I'm still workin the MS updates,no success yet, but right now i'm still ahead of the alligator.
Plan B is "Format the disk and reload. The computer equivelant to thermonuclear war, or better yet MAD.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Fat_man.jpg/150px-Fat_man.jpg) 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 14, 2010, 10:23:49 AM
That's an interesting little box. It does have "vista" on it though. Upgrading to 7 isn't that much though. I know someone who is actually in need of something like this. I'd build my own, but shoot it's cheaper to buy a pre-built anymore.  I guess I'll go off and do some more research.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 14, 2010, 10:45:27 AM
Speaking of upgrading, what about Explorer 8? Anyone had any problems with it? I haven't made the switch yet. I find it's always best to wait to see how many patches come out after a newer release.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 14, 2010, 11:20:10 AM
Well as long as you aren't running IE6. Microsoft know about lots of BIG security issues with IE6 and will not be fixing one of them. I have IE 8 on my Win 7 system ( Still don't use win 7 much though 'cept when I have look at windows applications for people)  I'd still switch to firefox rather than go to IE anything.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on February 14, 2010, 07:18:51 PM
Go to KDKA.com and pick the slideshows - there are a lot of pictures there.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on February 14, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
Have you all seen Tammy Pescatelli's video about Meadville? VERY FUNNY.  Gator, she lives up here in the 'hood, too. Recognize the street??

One Funny Mother - Tammy Pescatelli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Y6w24f5II&feature=email#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 15, 2010, 12:59:22 PM
Traffic is still increasing. Lots of anony-mous peoples out there ain't there?

Month    Unique   visitors      Pages          Hits     andwidth
Nov 2008    283       1207      20433          20687   196.61 MB
Dec 2008    439       1635      25352          78500   404.43 MB
Jan 2009    289       1535      24339          86617   443.64 MB
Feb 2009    333       1295      32092          93510   441.38 MB
Mar 2009    358       1345      28009          76580   331.38 MB
Apr 2009    451       1934      27226          70923   366.40 MB
May 2009    497       2782      25513          73343   483.29 MB
Jun 2009    397       2864      28252          84767   501.95 MB
Jul 2009    718       7235      85727         224833   1.52 GB
Aug 2009    956       7169      72060         180109   1.28 GB
Sep 2009   1612      12562     140664         338156   2.45 GB
Oct 2009   1364      11513      94571         241048   1.80 GB
Nov 2009   1225      11689      84903         218675   1.58 GB
Dec 2009   1309      12342      96328         224745   1.75 GB
Jan 2010   1338      13169      89137         215053   1.79 GB



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 15, 2010, 11:38:34 PM
Ami. is that Woodland Pl by chance?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 15, 2010, 11:50:57 PM
I was watchin the Daytona 500 yesterday, and they stopped the race twice, once for over an hour because of a pothole in the track.
Crackers!! anyone from Pa. would tell em to just drive around it. Jeez, they're professional drives arn't they!
Of course getting a pothole fixed in 90 minutes was something you don't see in Yankeeland. But, like everywhere else they had 1 guy doin the patch, and 9 others standing around leaning on shovels telling him what to do


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 16, 2010, 06:45:47 AM
Ami. is that Woodland Pl by chance?

Nope, I'lll PM you the area if anybody else has guesses let's not post them here so we can keep her location anonymous. I doubt the papparazzi are canvasing Meadville for her location, but we don't need to help anybody else out in locating the house.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on February 16, 2010, 07:09:34 AM
I don't watch these races...never cared to. Go fast, slow down , turn left, go straight and fast again... do that for what ever the miles are.... 500 Miles LOL and instead of  "Are we there yet?" it is "Git me another beer and Taco." 
 
Potholes LOL, maybe they need deer to run in front of them too.  Besides, never got into a "sport" that has its hard roots in an illegal activity that took the lives of civilians and Law Enforcement officers. Try me again when they make a sport out of ACCURACY IN DRIVEBY SHOOTING. :o 
 
I was watchin the Daytona 500 yesterday, and they stopped the race twice, once for over an hour because of a pothole in the track.
Crackers!! anyone from Pa. would tell em to just drive around it. Jeez, they're professional drives arn't they!
Of course getting a pothole fixed in 90 minutes was something you don't see in Yankeeland. But, like everywhere else they had 1 guy doin the patch, and 9 others standing around leaning on shovels telling him what to do


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on February 16, 2010, 10:16:23 AM
Ami. is that Woodland Pl by chance?

Nope, I'lll PM you the area if anybody else has guesses let's not post them here so we can keep her location anonymous. I doubt the papparazzi are canvasing Meadville for her location, but we don't need to help anybody else out in locating the house.

NP, excellent idea! 8)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 16, 2010, 10:44:11 AM
I don't want to see anybodys home address revealed on a public forum where any goofball could get ahold of it. I lived next door to a singer of a then-major-act from 91-93 and the crap he had to put up with was pretty amazing. Of course it consisted of mainly being chased by teenage girls... I always sent them to the opposite end of the complex on a snipe hunt. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 16, 2010, 06:54:34 PM
Very pretty. :) We've been seeing similar landscaping for months now... soon to be over I hope.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 17, 2010, 07:19:53 AM
It's supposed to hit 70 here by Saturday. A far cry from the current 39. I've been seeing pictures of the snow from all over. NW PA has escaped so far. Does someone up there have a connection now? ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 17, 2010, 07:36:56 AM
I'm looking outside right now NP......we  certainly got our fair share of this crap. 

I have big dogs and their chest drags through the snow.  They almost look like they are swimming in the field.  My poor boy, when he goes out to pee....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 17, 2010, 09:15:35 AM
Oh I'm not saying NW PA didn't get any snow. Even the normal snowfall in Crawford/Erie is more than what eastern PA will probably get this year. I'll shut up about my 39 degree morning, okay?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 17, 2010, 03:30:06 PM
I have a friend that travels the world. He writes to me from warm tropical places and just recently from Dubai. He said it's 120 degrees during the day there. I know it's a dry heat, but either you're stuck in the house from the cold and snow, or kept indoors with air conditioning. Either way....

It's the lack of sunshine here that bothers me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 17, 2010, 04:57:49 PM
I guess they have postaphobia. This is a severe disease. This VERY common disease makes the victim scared or terrified to post on on-line forums. The origin of this disease is from the common noob. Usually the poster who has this disease starts typing it out but when they're in the middle of typing it think to themselves "What will they think of me? What if I say something wrong? They'll call me a noob for sure!" The only cure for this disease is just to start posting and eventually you'll get over it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 17, 2010, 11:08:25 PM
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs012.snc1/2925_1143046500128_1346456922_377834_6851622_s.jpg)
 
Best way to get over postaphobia is to learn to accept yourself for who you are, and know that no matter how much you care, or how hard you try, not everyone is going to like you. So... be yourself... so you can like yourself... and those that like you too will let you know.
 
And some people are just more private about their lives. I am about some things, I guess, but mostly I'm just "out there". When I die, at least I will have lived.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 18, 2010, 06:37:20 AM
Stuart Smalley is smiling Zip!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 18, 2010, 08:48:39 AM
It's the lack of sunshine here that bothers me.

Precisely.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 18, 2010, 09:19:16 AM
Western PA in general is towards the bottom of the list and gets 55-60 sunny days per year. Although the people in Cold Bay, Alaska must be seriously depressed since they only get 10 sunny days per year.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 18, 2010, 11:23:52 AM
my husband left for LA this morning.  I told him I expect a full description of what warm sunshine feels like on your head in February.  (and he's bald so it should feel real good!)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 18, 2010, 11:38:37 AM
When the sun ain't out - I find Vitamin D3 helpful.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 18, 2010, 12:33:04 PM
Where is he in LA CLW?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 18, 2010, 12:53:56 PM
ya know what...... I don't know.  He's on business with the boss.  I'll ask him when he gets there.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 18, 2010, 01:21:38 PM
Let me know what part of town he's in. It's been a while, but I still know some things. Bet Zip does too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 18, 2010, 11:21:28 PM
people in Cold Bay, Alaska must be seriously depressed since they only get 10 sunny days per year.

must be the color of homogenized milk too


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 19, 2010, 05:39:05 AM
And the Scots are the color Non-fat. You know they use white sheets for birth control in Scotland, right? Can't procreate if you can't find them in bed now can you?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 19, 2010, 11:11:00 AM
Where is he in LA CLW?

Pomona


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 19, 2010, 11:27:58 AM
Pomona? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 19, 2010, 12:55:12 PM
Hey, I'm half Scots. Got my skin from the 1/2 Italian though. convenient here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 19, 2010, 01:14:46 PM
CLW, if he's in Pomona the best thing he can do is leave. Pomona is is a pretty rough area and it's waaaaay out there!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 19, 2010, 05:07:04 PM
http://www.cyjack.com/cognition/Genetic%20Memory.pdf (http://www.cyjack.com/cognition/Genetic%20Memory.pdf)

Thought provoking article on genetic memory. Couple this with the concepts in epigenetics and maybe . . . maybe . . .

Well - take a minute to check it out. Worth your time.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 19, 2010, 05:07:33 PM
He's coming home tomorrow.....says he's in a really nice place.....nice suite.....doing business with LA county.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 20, 2010, 10:59:48 AM
Breathtaking spy plane footage.

http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/ (http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 20, 2010, 11:13:58 AM
Downtown Meadville after more of the street lights have been removed.
 
Insane Indian Traffic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt_K5dDNF88#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 20, 2010, 11:24:15 AM
Pomona? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!



Hahaha.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 20, 2010, 11:37:23 AM
Recent earthquakes in California. Updated hourly.

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ (http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 20, 2010, 11:52:51 AM
That U2 footage was amazing. Had my kids transfixed.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 20, 2010, 12:11:03 PM
That U2 footage was amazing. Had my kids transfixed.


Nice, huh? I am too afraid of heights to fully appreciate the beauty, but he is right about one thing. It would change the world if the leaders of the world could see it from up there.

We are merely a speck.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 20, 2010, 12:25:31 PM
I used to work with a guy who was career air force and was on an SR71 crew for about 15 years. He had lots of cool stuff to say about the bird. Too bad there more he couldn't say then he could. Considering the design is around 50 years old it makes me wonder what's airborne that we don't have a clue about aside from the rumblings of the Aurora and Blackswift.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 20, 2010, 11:36:25 PM
Zippity, loved the U2 flight. Got anything else like it?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 21, 2010, 11:06:56 AM
This is really fun to watch.
Difficult U2 landings.
 
Strong language in the music... F-word a lot. If watching with kids, mute the sound first.
 
U-2 Dragon Lady: Landings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamnTyfkUBY&feature=fvw#normal)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on February 21, 2010, 01:48:58 PM
wow - that first U2 clip was breathtaking.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on February 21, 2010, 02:32:13 PM
    .…its an interesting bird with just as interesting history….

   ….only the B-52- has been in the inventory longer; 56 years- although as with the BUFF, the U-2 has morphed through several models over the decades….
 
….its quite the simple plane to fly with two notable exceptions-
 
....at it’s maximum upper operating altitude, due to the ultra-thin air  (the super wide high aspect ratio glider-like wings allowed it to climb to over 70K feet)  there is only aprx 20 mph difference between its max speed and it’s stall  speed; U-2 pilots call it the ‘coffin corner’, a rather narrow range in which to maintain flying speed in the middle of an often busy mission navigating the bird over a rather hostile territory, with the issue being stalling the bird at altitude resulting in an uncontrollable loss of flight attitude, with the wings departing the aircraft shortly there after ( the earlier models lacked an injection seat…. “don’t need one- ...flys so high it will never get shot down…”
 
….and the second notable departure from being the simple aircraft to fly, as obvious from Zip’s video above- the landing; being essentially a glider, and an empty light-weight glider the end of a mission- with all that wing  it didn’t really want to quit flying and putting it down on the runway was quite the challenge….
 
….of course exasperated by it only having the one main ‘uni-cycle’ landing wheel….
 
….in the vid above, as with every U-2 landing, the plane is pursued/followed  by a souped-up sports car down the runway  driven by other U-2 pilots literally talking the landing bird down, endeavoring to avoid the all-too common ‘uni-cycle’ ground-looping results depicted above, and the 'Keystone Sky-Cops' jacking up the grounded-looped U-2 pilot at the end of the clip above (bad landings are an embarrassing  sore point w/pilots)….
 
….there is only one 2-place training U-2 airframe, featured in the first vid, with a second cockpit retro-fitted into an existing U-2 air-frame- a result of unleashing jet-jockeys in a single-seat unicycle-landing gear glider none too successfully….
 
….in the pre-SR-71 days, they did evaluate carrier operations w/the U-2 to increase its range/coverage-
 
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/USS_America_28CV-6629_with_a_U-2.jpg (http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/USS_America_28CV-6629_with_a_U-2.jpg)
 
….it went rather well, but as they pretty much had to clear the deck to launch/recover the bird, it didn't sit well  at all with the entrenched squid jet-jockey bureaucracy ….
 
…..though, the U-2 isn’t the biggest bird tested on a carrier-
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4015390308129405896# (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4015390308129405896)
 
….needless to say-
 
http://www.theaviationzone.com/art-bin/photos/c130_5.jpg (http://www.theaviationzone.com/art-bin/photos/c130_5.jpg)
 
….that too didn’t sit well with the Navy need-to-clear-the-deck jet-jockey-entrenched bureaucracy, either….
 
….with the evolution of the UAV/drone technology, the U-2’s days are now numbered…. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 21, 2010, 04:44:08 PM
Spy planes are being replaced by satellites like the KH-12 and whatever the next revision of spy technology is. The KH-12 provides a ground resolution of 6 inches which is pretty impressive. Add fractal software on the ground to process things and a very clear representation can be produced. The KH-12 is about 15 years old now and has surely been updated by something better. I'm sure the whatever-it-is probably takes your temperature and pulse and respiration too. Black budget stuff can stay off the public radar for decades, maybe longer for some stuff.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on February 21, 2010, 10:16:40 PM
Switching gears here - sorry, but the topic is anything goes.  Anyways, need a recommendation of a good computer person.  Someone who can run virus scans and do general maintenance.  The guy I am using now isn't working for me.  Mine is a laptop so I can drop it off at their location. I am in Meadville.  I am a heavy user but not as proficient at technical stuff. 
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on February 22, 2010, 02:47:15 AM
    ....J-  I'm pretty sure Zip has that wired pretty solidly and can/will steer you in a productive direction(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/mickfey1-1.gif)....
 
 ....sliding back to the U-2 rachet-jawing above if only because I ain't so ready to hit the sack yet, and am looking to burn myself out here as it is way too late to be running the table saw out in the shop here in the mile-high burbs…
 
 .... back in the day I taught a classified History of Reconnaissance course to fledgling intel butter-bars (second lieutenants entering the intelligence career field) here at Lowry AFB, and among other subjects, I gave 3-hour lecture on the development/operation of the U-2; which…..the thought of  just prompted me to recall I had http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/Blackbird.jpg (http://[url=http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/Blackbird.jpg)]  this model [/url] of a U-2 that I  fabricated… with obvious artistic license (carved balsa raptor wings ;D )… and had hanging over head in my office, stashed down in a box in the basement. It was damaged during one of the numerous PCS (change of assignment) moves and I never got around to repairing it; might have to ponder such now….
 
….my U-2 lecture included a 1 hour spiel on the Gary Powers incident and the cascading chain of intel failures therein, which was a lot more George Carlin-esque than the S.O.P. tech school lectures; I was most fortunate that it predated the developing politically-correct mentality  that soon after became oh-so-vogue….
 
….on the other side of the coin, I can’t begin to count the number of times over the ensuing years all over the world when an intel puke (intelligence specialist) who I had no recollection who they were would greet me with a big smile and say, “I never forget anything you told us that day in class!”; one could hazard a hunch as to why der Gore did not gravitate to public education post military ;D ….
 
….the reality is spy planes are being replaced by the spy-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as witnessed by the literal explosion in the UAV technology/application over the last decade around the globe….
 
….cost wise they can’t begin to be touched, particularly with the timeliness and quality of their product provided to the battlefield commanders on the ground in theater, not to over look the real-time targeting(kill)-capability of numerous models….
 
….and, few today realize the evolution of both the U-2 and spy satellites were pretty much in parallel, unknown to each other as well as most of the military brass….
 
…. a fact lost to history- Gary Powers was shot down on the very first  (and just as suddenly -only) U-2 mission planned to actually fly all the way across the USSR. The previous U-2 USSR U-2 spy flights were in & out penetration missions where the bird flew into the USSR, took its pics then turned around exiting the Rooksie motherland pretty much in the same direction it ingressed. Power’s flight was to be the first mission to fly across the USSR from one side to the other- actually from the secret CIA base in Pakistan, across to Norway, however, fate intervened that day….
 
….another fact lost to history, at the time of Power’s shoot down, Eisenhower wasn’t concerned one iota about the pending lost of intelligence-gathering over the USSR due to the sudden termination of the U-2 USSR reconnaissance over flights as-
 
….our first spy satellite had just gone on line shortly before….
 
 
….and for the last 50 years, both the “air-breather” recce platforms (reconnaissance aircraft)  continued to evolve in parallel w/the “overhead” recce platforms (satellite) ….
 
….the reason the “overhead” recce technology did/has/will not supplant the “air-breather” technology is there are widely differential plusses and minuses to both recce technologies, with each performing its own missions nicely in their designed arenas where the other is incapable of doing so; “air-breather” and “overhead” systems will continue to supplement each other like gloves for the foreseeable future due their inherent limitations…
 
….in spite of its limitations, the U-2/TR-1 lasted as long as it did because it was relatively simple/cheap to build/operate yielding highly cost-beneficial intel….
 
….the list of retired & now little-remembered recce “super” birds over the same 50 year period is long and rather comparatively undistinguished ….
 
….even with all its overly impressive lengthy list of highly advanced technology and capabilities, the vaunted  SR-71 (http://www.rmrmfg.com/sr71.jpg) program was terminated as it cost just too damned much  money to continue to operate; a rule of thumb back in the day was that every time a Blackbird (SR-71) pulled chocks (took off), there was a minimum of three aerial-refueling tankers, and all their inherent expensive operating costs, already orbiting in the air burning holes in the sky just waiting to refuel the Blackfire; in the cost/benefits columns, it could be argued that it was cheaper to launch “overhead” platforms than to operate the diminishing fleet of SR-71s….
 
…. the last active-duty SR-71 mission was flown in late ’89; few realize there were no SR-71 over-flights/recce for DESERT STORM, and ala Gary Powers, there were definitely no U-2/TR-1 over- flights either….
 
.…the storm is where the UAV crowd started to crawl out of their technological egg….
 
….another little known fact to most taxpayers- most of the new UAV recce birds that are deployed all over the globe are actually flown by pilot-technicians sitting in comfy chair in air-conditioned rooms located at a little known pretty-much rinky-dink ex-WWII air force base out in the boonies between Las Vegas and Area 51; of course, not that Gore knows the location of Area 51 :-X ….
 
….as has been the case over the last 5 decades, due to their inherent physiological limitations, spy satellites will not replace the rapidly evolving field of next-generation UAV “air breathers” for the foreseeable future, and they will continue to complement each other in the roles….
 
….of significant note, Israel developed/launched its own spy satellite back in ’02; not withstanding -    the future marches on (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100221/D9E0PR5G0.html)….

....though, you're not going to see too many YOUTUBE vids of a sports car driven by jet jockeys speeding down a runway chasing a bouncing & zig-zagging UAV veering off the runway in order to bust the non-pilot's chops ;) ....





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 22, 2010, 08:09:21 AM
Thanks Gore - always an interesting read. Was poking around for Gary Powers information as a lazy Sunday thing yesterday. Better you than Wiki though!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on February 22, 2010, 09:51:39 AM
Switching gears here - sorry, but the topic is anything goes.  Anyways, need a recommendation of a good computer person.  Someone who can run virus scans and do general maintenance.  The guy I am using now isn't working for me.  Mine is a laptop so I can drop it off at their location. I am in Meadville.  I am a heavy user but not as proficient at technical stuff. 
Janet

Janet, Anakin is a computer whiz and has a little business going. Send me a private message if you are interested.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 22, 2010, 10:55:55 AM
Gore, excellent info as usual. On Zips video I noticed that many of those landings depicted appeared to be done without flaps. Hydraulic problems?
I was once told that the SR71 prior to takeoff, the thing leaked fuel like it was coming out of a faucet. That the fuel leaks didn't stop until the aircraft got up to speed that heated the airframe to expand the aircraft and stop the leaks. Having in the distant past spent time in an aircraft with problamatic fuel systems, thats a worry. The warranty on Nomex was only good for 6-10 seconds! Thank you low bidder!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 22, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
The fuel has the consistency of half-set jell-o too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 22, 2010, 12:45:13 PM
"….of course exasperated by it only having the one main ‘uni-cycle’ landing wheel….  "[/]
 
I'm wondering why they only use one wheel like that. Did they run out of money and have to cut costs?
 
 :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 22, 2010, 12:57:02 PM
Switching gears here - sorry, but the topic is anything goes.  Anyways, need a recommendation of a good computer person.  Someone who can run virus scans and do general maintenance.  The guy I am using now isn't working for me.  Mine is a laptop so I can drop it off at their location. I am in Meadville.  I am a heavy user but not as proficient at technical stuff. 
Janet

Janet,
 I see Ami has recommnded her hubby, but I can also giuve you the name of my guy if you're still interested.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 22, 2010, 01:02:33 PM
I'd offer myself up, but I live too far away and I'd make you switch operating systems.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 22, 2010, 01:20:18 PM
The fuel has the consistency of half-set jell-o too.

not JP4?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 22, 2010, 01:24:16 PM
Never heard of this.Picture and text is from Cellar Image of the day.
 

  It is an image worthy of a science fiction film: a rainbow, photographed in the middle of the night, glimmers in the foreground while behind it a brilliant star rises above the horizon. The effect is exotic and unworldly. Nevertheless, the picture is very much an earthly affair. It was taken by photographer Wally Pacholka while he was standing at the edge of Haleakala crater on the island of Maui in the Hawaii archipelago.

As Pachokla explains, that band of colours is, in reality, a moonbow. Like a rainbow, its daylight equivalent, a moonbow is produced when light is broken up into its constituent colours as it passes through water droplets. In both cases, the source of light is the same: the Sun. In the case of the rainbow, sunlight produces its effect directly. In the case of the moonbow, however, that sunlight is first reflected off the surface of the moon and then shines back down to Earth. That bright star in the background? Mars
(http://cellar.org/2010/moonbow.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 22, 2010, 01:40:54 PM
That's just cool.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 22, 2010, 07:03:07 PM
I'd offer myself up, but I live too far away and I'd make you switch operating systems.


To what?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on February 22, 2010, 07:17:27 PM
zipper - I sent you a personal message.  Janetplanet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 23, 2010, 07:05:44 AM
Another little know fact is that the 71's were originally painted white. I believe the problem was that they could not maintain a consistent color due to charring of the paint on the leading edges. Another reason was the white paint would get eaten alive by the pigeon dropping in the hangers. I guess even the military has squatter problems in hangers like everybody else.

They were also built with a special titanium alloy. Titanium has "special" challenges in welding that I could not explain accurately. It does require a special atmosphere and a very clean room though.

On the subject of cross wind landings and having to slip or "crab" to get the aircraft down. No fun because it increases your downward vertical air speed and you sometimes just go plop in the runway, usually followed by a bounce back into the air a bit. This little bounce can be followed by colorful phraseology  is the wind kicks up right after the initial bounce. I can't imagine the issues one would have getting an albatross like a U2 under control in a crosswind landing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 23, 2010, 10:34:03 AM
…. of course, that didn’t sit too well at all with the entrenched fight-jet-jockey bureaucracy- “hey, hosers- who’s gonna pay for the beers???!’….


Most likely the true reason... haha.
Either that or in case of theft, the landing would yeild the untrained culprit DOA.
 :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 23, 2010, 10:44:44 PM
the flight deck of the SR-71. Not exactly the glass cockpit I expected.
(http://phil.philwells.net/Photographs/MarchAirBase/images/SR-71Cockpit01338.JPG)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 24, 2010, 05:37:52 PM
The weatherman sez we've got some nasty weather headed our way that is supposed to head to the northeast and be yet another major storm in the next 5 days. It probably won't affeft NW Pa much, but it's gonna screw up the coastal cities. The question is will it be rain or snow?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 24, 2010, 09:46:51 PM
Crocuses and daffodils are up. Saw a yellow wing blackbird today, a definate spring harbinger. Yesterday was 63 today 20. WTF!
NP, spring training has started. You ever get over to the ballpark? TiFe?
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 25, 2010, 03:22:24 AM
Commuting in LA!!!
 
Emergency but bizarre aircraft landing [MUST WATCH, AMAZING VIDEO!!!] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs7BXwy4-iI&feature=related#noexternalembed-normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 25, 2010, 06:47:38 AM
I'm not much of a baseball fan. The best baseball game I ever attended was at Wrigley Field. Cubs fans are truly unique and Wrigley is just plain nostalgic and a very cool venue for a baseball game.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 25, 2010, 07:46:45 AM
Puffin: I make it down to see the Detroit Tigers play in Plant City occassionally. It's rough though, the baseball stadiums at the colleges I've worked at are nicer than their spring training facilities.
 
When my son and daughter get older I will make the trip more often.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 25, 2010, 09:10:47 PM
I guess everyone is watching the Olympics tonight. Either that or watching the snow fall.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 25, 2010, 09:27:03 PM
American Idol eliminations


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on February 25, 2010, 09:32:42 PM
Duke basketball. They won again! ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 25, 2010, 10:39:12 PM
Or pondering larger and smaller things . . .

The Scale of the Universe (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347)

A little perspective.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 25, 2010, 11:23:55 PM
 
   
  NP, wrigley field opening day .$90 per for a General Admission Bleacher ticket out in left field. It allows the purchaser to sit out there with the anarchists and drunks. (bleacher bums)
Go figure. That would be section 304-305. Check it out.
http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Milwaukee-Brewers-at-Chicago-Cubs-Tickets-at-Wrigley-Field-in-Chicago?PID=901819 (http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Milwaukee-Brewers-at-Chicago-Cubs-Tickets-at-Wrigley-Field-in-Chicago?PID=901819)
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 26, 2010, 01:09:32 AM
I guess everyone is watching the Olympics tonight. Either that or watching the snow fall.

Definitely watching the snow fall....
Actually I was out having dinner at my favorite Chinese place.
Prior to that ~I had some time to kill before meeting with Mr. Zip, so I took a drive around the lake area and scouted around for Scooter, but no luck.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 26, 2010, 07:28:46 AM
Or pondering larger and smaller things . . .

The Scale of the Universe ([url]http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347[/url])

A little perspective.


That was cool.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 26, 2010, 07:40:55 AM
Yes it was. reminds me of something similar I recently saw. If I find the time I'll go hunt it down and post it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 26, 2010, 08:15:34 AM
Snow day here.  Course I was up before the alarm clock for the first time in a very long time. Sheesh.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 26, 2010, 08:49:38 AM
It got down to 25 here last night. Good thing for global warming otherwise it would be really bad!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 26, 2010, 09:03:22 AM
Correction: It's Climate Change and it's to be expected. In fact - any change in weather pattern can now be attributed to our hypothesis as the science is settled. So - please stop with your cold weather stuff and get on board with Cap and Trade as it's the only way to save the planet. THE ONLY WAY!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 26, 2010, 09:28:37 AM
Okay already! I'm going stop breaking wind to reduce methane emissions. That way I should earn enough credits to run my A/C this summer.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 26, 2010, 10:13:28 AM
You fart that much?  I'd get that checked out.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 26, 2010, 10:40:36 AM
No, but I make them count.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on February 26, 2010, 12:16:00 PM
Quote
Correction: It's Climate Change and it's to be expected. In fact - any change in weather pattern can now be attributed to our hypothesis as the science is settled. So - please stop with your cold weather stuff and get on board with Cap and Trade as it's the only way to save the planet. THE ONLY WAY!

Tell me you said that with a straight face....
 
....and farting comments afterwards were totally appropriate. That's what killed the dinosaurs you know, dino farts caused climate change and *poof* they were gone.
 
...Either that or a flood... ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 26, 2010, 12:45:06 PM
Dino menstruation? They'd have to be warm blooded! That science is not settled!

Oh - by the way . . .

Another dude is trying to figure out time . . .

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/02/what-is-time/ (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/02/what-is-time/)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 26, 2010, 03:00:31 PM
We never run out of things to talk about, do we? LOL


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 26, 2010, 03:34:41 PM
Or pondering larger and smaller things . . .

The Scale of the Universe ([url]http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347[/url])

A little perspective.


powers out huh!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on February 26, 2010, 09:38:19 PM
REDNECK FIRE ALARM.
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/jpam2a8sjktxh5hwsw29.jpg?t=1267237704)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 26, 2010, 11:27:46 PM
Hey NP...
I'm testing out the new Windows 7. Feels like I just got new corrective eyeglasses. Wow. What a difference. (I was working with XP Pro.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 27, 2010, 06:57:20 AM
I've had 7 running here for a few months. It pretty much looks like vista does. It's better than XP visually but the audio isn't there yet. Tell your friends that do any recording the audio drivers have big latency problems. It's an improvement over XP, but I'll stick to my linux OS.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 27, 2010, 07:25:32 PM
Windows 7 is not good with some of my older software, so I'll have a few hoops to jump through. Oh well, beats playing solitaire all day.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 27, 2010, 07:33:30 PM
Big news day...huh?
Earthquakes, tsnuamis, mudslides....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on February 27, 2010, 07:53:25 PM
....in Forest-eeze;  "....i-i-i-i-t   h-a-a-a-pens..."

....I see the Kama'aina dodged the bullet today....

....on the other hand-

....per theAP-  "...Sea surges hit 6 1/2 feet at several places in New Zeland. Waters at Tutukaka, a coastal dive spot near the top of the North Island, looked like a pot boiling with the muddy bottom churning up as sea surges built in size through the morning, sucking sea levels below low water marks before surging back. A nude photo shoot involving scores of people scheduled for the coastline near the capital, Wellington, was canceled by the tsunami threat before any of the volunteers could strip..."

.... :o ....[/][/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 28, 2010, 12:36:34 AM
I saw on the world earthquake map that there was also a small quake in New Jersey. I know small quakes happen all the time, just thought it odd that one showed up there today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on February 28, 2010, 11:29:21 AM
I just stumbled upon some info about Hotmail accounts.
http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns (http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns)!2F7EB29B42641D59!40879.entry


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 01, 2010, 11:31:12 PM
I read this article today on Medical Marijuana that mentioned that in Denver there were 484 licensed Medical Marijuana outlets.That the price was $125-600 per ounce. I was surprised at the number of dispensaries! The article did not mention how many users there were, but did mention that 20,000 people were on the waiting list for medical marijuana cards.
That number of vendors tells me there's mega bucks to be had.
I wonder how long it will take before someone takes over the whole business kinda cartel like.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on March 02, 2010, 12:25:39 AM
ko-shin/hermitage. VERY good info! btw why the name change?? if i may be inclined to ask.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 02, 2010, 06:52:57 AM
I read this article today on Medical Marijuana that mentioned that in Denver there were 484 licensed Medical Marijuana outlets.That the price was $125-600 per ounce. I was surprised at the number of dispensaries! The article did not mention how many users there were, but did mention that 20,000 people were on the waiting list for medical marijuana cards.
That number of vendors tells me there's mega bucks to be had.
I wonder how long it will take before someone takes over the whole business kinda cartel like.
 
 

The tobacco companies have been waiting for something like this for a long time. I'm sure they have business models drafted, approved and sitting at the starting line right now.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 02, 2010, 09:31:48 AM
Here is a very interesting article (http://www.fastcompany.com/article/the-most-addictive-sounds-in-the-world-advertising-neuromarketing) on the power of sound. 



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 02, 2010, 10:13:04 AM
Yeah - but 50 volunteers does not a large sample make!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 02, 2010, 10:36:52 AM
No, there's a margin of error that's pretty huge. If they had sampled 1,000 it would be far more credible. I found it pretty interesting though. I'm sure the advertisers are keyed into that too.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 02, 2010, 05:18:01 PM
Laughing babies will now sell everything!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 02, 2010, 06:34:30 PM
Laughing babies will now sell everything!

Especially the ones that trade stocks.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 02, 2010, 11:59:20 PM
From Wired Magazine.
For its latest video, released on YouTube Monday night, pop band OK Go recruited a gang of very talented engineers to build a huge, elaborate Rube Goldberg machine whose action perfectly meshes with the band’s song, “This Too Shall Pass,” from the band’s new album, Of the Blue Color of the Sky.
Different. 3min54sec
OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - RGM version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w#normal)




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on March 03, 2010, 01:04:52 AM
....I'm sort of thinkin' we have some serious candidates for national offices there ;) ....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 03, 2010, 01:07:59 AM
Cool!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 03, 2010, 06:43:05 AM
That was very cool Puff, thanks for sharing that!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 03, 2010, 07:32:15 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 03, 2010, 03:35:57 PM
any word on BH anyone?  guess Foodie bailed too?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 03, 2010, 04:17:56 PM
Facebook? ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 03, 2010, 05:55:14 PM
Facebook is eating the world. It has far eclipsed myspace, which has become a ghost town for everyone one except the teenage crowd. Of course facebook continues to get investors even though they have yet to buy pens with black ink in them. It makes me wonder what's in store for the long run there. If they go in the tank financially  someone will have to buy them. I think they are valued somewhere between 10-15 billion. Imagine that a company worth that much and it hasn't made a dime.  Bah, our elected officials look like "The gang that couldn't shoot straight" with our finances by comparison.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 03, 2010, 06:14:48 PM
Foodie's on facebook. Haven't heard from BH of late.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on March 04, 2010, 12:53:28 AM
    ….almost have the new ‘mini-little-me’ computer up and running; I’m still remodeling the drawers on the lower right side of the bunker command-desk to accommodate the new larger printer/scanner/copier and am patiently waiting till all the wood work is done before firing that little puppy up….
 
….though, this afternoon took a break from the moseying-along retired-approach to the desk remodeling effort to do something I’ve never done before….
 
….I cracked open (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive01.jpg) the old virally-terminated machine….
 
….if you haven’t had the opportunity to look at one, the mother board (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive011.jpg)  inside is an impressive array of engineering and computer-controlled manufacturing ….
 
….I removed the hard drive (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive02.jpg)- that’s the location of the bulk of all the data you likely  ever entered in your machine, and where in spite of  you “deleting it”, it still remains and it is not too forensically difficult to retrieve unless you take extraordinary measures….
 
…. cracked that puppy open (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive05.jpg); that shiny mirror-like disk on the right is where everything is recorded by that little triangular arm behind the screwdriver tip, &, again retained contrary to you thinking you deleted it….
 
….took it and the 3-pound sledge out back for some   satisfying rapid dis-assembly (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive07.jpg)- a 12-pole motor; very impressive!….
 
….brought the hard disk in and made introductions to  Ms. Belt Sander (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive08.jpg)….
 
….then laid  a hefty deposit of ink (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive09.jpg) deep in the abrasions on the disk….
 
….then did a little Chubby Checker twisting over  on the vise (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive10.jpg)….
 
….and finished   wrapping things up (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive11.jpg) with the 3-pound sledge….
 
….on the bike ride at lunch, we stopped at 7 different trash cans making a single deposit at each….
 
….I’m thinking we’re in pretty secure mode with that one(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/smile_icon-1.gif)….
 
…..maybe tomorrow we’ll take the propane torch the RAM chips(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/36_1_211-1.gif)…. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 04, 2010, 07:27:23 AM
Gore, that was AWESOME.  ;D
 
...and I might add, quite secure. The bike ride sounded fun though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 04, 2010, 07:38:28 AM
That should take care of pretty much anybody (except for the really scary spooks) in terms of making your data unavailable. I doubt you would keep anything that sensitive on your pc anyhow.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 04, 2010, 07:50:05 AM
Tooooooooo funny!  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 04, 2010, 09:07:37 AM
Looking to buy a point n shoot easy to us camera.  Suggestions from my compadres welcome please!  So far I like the Canon Elph's.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 04, 2010, 12:52:28 PM

Here, this ought to keep y'all busy for a while.

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 04, 2010, 03:24:57 PM
How depressing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 04, 2010, 04:02:52 PM
She's great.  She's home.  Spent last week in Alabama flying missions because of the bad weather in NJ.  She was able to come home for a week after she got back from the desert then out to OK for 5 days to hang with some friends.  She's in a very good, happy place right now.  How's your warrior doing


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 04, 2010, 05:38:13 PM
The packages mean everything.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 04, 2010, 09:44:21 PM
SIR GORE,  You would have had a lot more fun and saved time if you would have loaded up the bunker blunderbuss with 00 shot and blasted that beast to "puter heaven".   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 04, 2010, 10:07:19 PM
Gore, thats some "Rage against the Machine"  ;D
good for the morale though.
go to geeks.com and pick up another drive for $25 and your good for another 15000 hours


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 05, 2010, 01:29:00 AM
    ….almost have the new ‘mini-little-me’ computer up and running; I’m still remodeling the drawers on the lower right side of the bunker command-desk to accommodate the new larger printer/scanner/copier and am patiently waiting till all the wood work is done before firing that little puppy up….
 
….though, this afternoon took a break from the moseying-along retired-approach to the desk remodeling effort to do something I’ve never done before….
 
….I cracked open ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive01.jpg[/url]) the old virally-terminated machine….
 
….if you haven’t had the opportunity to look at one, the mother board ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive011.jpg[/url])  inside is an impressive array of engineering and computer-controlled manufacturing ….
 
….I removed the hard drive ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive02.jpg[/url])- that’s the location of the bulk of all the data you likely  ever entered in your machine, and where in spite of  you “deleting it”, it still remains and it is not too forensically difficult to retrieve unless you take extraordinary measures….
 
…. cracked that puppy open ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive05.jpg[/url]); that shiny mirror-like disk on the right is where everything is recorded by that little triangular arm behind the screwdriver tip, &, again retained contrary to you thinking you deleted it….
 
….took it and the 3-pound sledge out back for some   satisfying rapid dis-assembly ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive07.jpg[/url])- a 12-pole motor; very impressive!….
 
….brought the hard disk in and made introductions to  Ms. Belt Sander ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive08.jpg[/url])….
 
….then laid  a hefty deposit of ink ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive09.jpg[/url]) deep in the abrasions on the disk….
 
….then did a little Chubby Checker twisting over  on the vise ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive10.jpg[/url])….
 
….and finished   wrapping things up ([url]http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/HardDrive11.jpg[/url]) with the 3-pound sledge….
 
….on the bike ride at lunch, we stopped at 7 different trash cans making a single deposit at each….
 
….I’m thinking we’re in pretty secure mode with that one([url]http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/smile_icon-1.gif[/url])….
 
…..maybe tomorrow we’ll take the propane torch the RAM chips([url]http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/36_1_211-1.gif[/url])…. 



Had a bad day, did ya?

My dad once took his sledge to the family car. Wasn't pretty.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 05, 2010, 08:30:48 AM
So I was driving to work and kept hearing this "thik thik thik" sound. I was wondering if it was one of the vehicles around me. I was eventually round nobody else and it was still there. I knew what it was and so I slowed down. It quickly turned into a "thump thump thump" as I got slower. Yep... flat tire. Do you think my spare had any air in it? No. So I go rolling my spare down the road to the nearest anything that had air. Which turned out to be a 7-11. I got air, rolled it back and discovered that I was not on a flat enough surface for the jack to work. I moved the truck and got the tire changed. This all took 90 minutes.

I hadn't changed a flat in over 20 years. I'm surprised I remembered how to do it.

I hope this is as bad as my day gets.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 05, 2010, 08:59:30 AM
Jeez NP - one in 20 years. that's pretty good.


Aaaand - for all the b!tching I've done about the Stimulus Package last year (not all of it here - believe me) - THIS is definitley something worth taking notice of.

Faces of the Recovery Act: Sun Catalytix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD9yr-Bf-Kw&feature=player_embedded#normal)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 05, 2010, 09:48:38 AM
So I was driving to work and kept hearing this "thik thik thik" sound. I was wondering if it was one of the vehicles around me. I was eventually round nobody else and it was still there. I knew what it was and so I slowed down. It quickly turned into a "thump thump thump" as I got slower. Yep... flat tire. Do you think my spare had any air in it? No. So I go rolling my spare down the road to the nearest anything that had air. Which turned out to be a 7-11. I got air, rolled it back and discovered that I was not on a flat enough surface for the jack to work. I moved the truck and got the tire changed. This all took 90 minutes.

I hadn't changed a flat in over 20 years. I'm surprised I remembered how to do it.

I hope this is as bad as my day gets.

me too NP.  not a good way to start off.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 05, 2010, 10:43:18 AM
I was exercising a few volumes of my colorful phraseology this morning starting at 6:20. I might also add that a floor jack is FAR superior to those little hydraulic phallus like things that come with the F-150's. They get the truck up there but there, but just barely. Good thing I don't have any over-sized tires on it or I'd still be there.

I just figured out it's been 25 years since I've changed a flat. Wow.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 05, 2010, 11:38:05 AM
I was exercising a few volumes of my colorful phraseology this morning starting at 6:20. I might also add that a floor jack is FAR superior to those little hydraulic phallus like things that come with the F-150's. They get the truck up there but there, but just barely. Good thing I don't have any over-sized tires on it or I'd still be there.

I just figured out it's been 25 years since I've changed a flat. Wow.

Here's to hoping it's another 25 and next time it's right outside a Midas or Jiffy Lube or some such place!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 05, 2010, 11:38:54 AM
Cause you'll be a bit older.....maybe someone will take pity on you, lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 05, 2010, 12:18:03 PM
Thanks for reminding me NP: I need to check my spare, you know my commute, there ain't no 7/11's or ANYTHING, I would be stuck for sure...
 
similar but different story...If I told this already just ignore the telltale signs that dementia is setting in...
 
My car needed gas, I always wait until almost empty (bad plan) so I am between jobs and stop at the gas station. The machine tells me my credit card is not authorized. What? I have had the same account for 15 years, I used it yesterday! So I try another station, maybe they coded it for local zip codes or something....same thing. I swear I have an emergency card somewhere, but I can't find it. LUCKILY I was employee of the quarter and I won a $25Visa gift card and use that.
 
But I still don't have enough gas to get from where I work to where I live, and I don't have ANY cash on hand (bad plan #2)
 
So I go to my job at the Y, go to church, and then crash at my buddies house, all the time thinking "I don't have any money to get home". For some reason, they sent new cards and expired the old ones like 2 days after they hit the mailbox and the new card is 140 miles away, and I can eke out like 120 miles from my gas tank.
 
So I go to the Y last night and lo and behold, I have a check I could have cashed, and in my wallet, I find the emergency card.
 
I swear I'm going insane....but I have a full tank of gas now to get there.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 05, 2010, 12:57:08 PM
I moved the truck and got the tire changed. This all took 90 minutes.

I see the Pit Crew of  NASCAR have nothing to worry about when it comes to there job... :D ...

Hilarious!!!
 :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 05, 2010, 12:59:59 PM
A flat on a motorcycle is no fun at all. No spare tire!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 05, 2010, 07:43:28 PM
Cause you'll be a bit older.....maybe someone will take pity on you, lol.

 
CLW, that doesn't happen!!! ::) ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 05, 2010, 08:46:19 PM
Sadly, you are probly right.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 05, 2010, 11:04:18 PM
I moved the truck and got the tire changed. This all took 90 minutes.

So how did the rest of your day go? OK? Or should you have bagged it right there?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 05, 2010, 11:23:23 PM
From the "Go Figure" files
 
8500 condoms had to be airlifted to the Olympic villages in Vancouver and Whistler last week after the initial supply of 100,000 dispensed free of charge by the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research had been nearly exhausted.
Let the Games begin!!!
 
0 dollars in Federal and State income taxes paid on $108 million in earnings by divorcing Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt from 2004 to 2009, according to documents unsealed last week in Los Angelas county superior court.
Probably didn't use H&R Block.
 
The explanation is they were "tax losses, not real losses" Now that clears it up.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/24/business/la-fi-hiltzik24-2010feb24 (http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/24/business/la-fi-hiltzik24-2010feb24)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 06, 2010, 07:37:34 AM
So how did the rest of your day go? OK? Or should you have bagged it right there?

Should have bagged it right there.  I get to work today on implementing two projects for other groups. Should keep me busy from 3 to 10 I'm guessing.  At least I get to do it from home.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 07, 2010, 11:12:47 PM
Green up is really goin here now. Mama Red Shoulder is on the nest today.
Made it thru the worst of it. I'll tell youthis winter was a test .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 08, 2010, 12:01:26 AM
"8500 condoms had to be airlifted to the Olympic villages in Vancouver and Whistler last week after the initial supply of 100,000 dispensed free of charge by the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research had been nearly exhausted."

I think people should buy their own condoms. And if you can't afford them, you probably can't afford the Mc D's pre-sex dinner date, or the pack of smokes for afterwards.


(Just kidding of course)





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 08, 2010, 08:06:15 AM
Just the headline for this (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/archives/2010/03/gay_catholic_ex.php) alone is a mind bender. I may have actually killed a couple of brain cells thinking about it too long.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 08, 2010, 08:11:42 AM
I might add this particularly newsworthy article (http://keysnews.com/node/21349) really makes me wonder what people are thinking when they do the things they do.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 08, 2010, 08:12:25 AM
Ok, I really did lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 08, 2010, 08:13:57 AM
I lol'd twice!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 08, 2010, 08:30:32 AM
Older sis is here from TX.  We are heading out Wednesday morning to out to see both brothers, (staying with one) gonna stop at gram's farm along the way for lunch and visit, Wilbur's Chocolate factory near Lancaster....excellent chocolate - I am very excited about this......hang in Princeton for a day and spend a day in NYC.  Taking my dad and my youngest.  Should be a fun little trip.   Oh, and since AF Who is just 20 minutes from my brothers, she is coming out to have dinner with us Thursday! 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 08, 2010, 09:16:58 AM
CLW, is that where Bob's mother lives? (gram)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 08, 2010, 09:23:40 AM
central PA....about a half hour or so from state college.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 09, 2010, 12:45:21 PM
Just had a happy thought! ;D
 
Haven't seen a parking meter since we left Meadville !!! ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 09, 2010, 04:33:40 PM
Toyota is in direct competition with the U.S. Government and is paying the price. Won't be surprised to see Ford take a hit - though Ford does have to deal with the UAW.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 09, 2010, 05:07:55 PM
The Toyota thing.....my daughter drives a 2009 Corolla.  Her car was on both recall lists.  She was treated like gold at the dealership and they got her in and out - and well - shit happens.  What can I say....I hope her vehicle is safe. 

I bought a boatload of GM stock when it was at some-cents per share.  It's at 12 bucks now.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 09, 2010, 10:22:42 PM
I bought Ford, not a boatload,
at $2, now $12 and change.
Better luck on the stock than the Lotto!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 10, 2010, 02:02:59 AM
Ewwwww.

http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100254643&gt1=31036 (http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100254643&gt1=31036)

I guess I won't be eating any McNuggets anytime soon.

Now, if I could just give up chocolate.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 10, 2010, 06:48:58 AM
Leaving for NYC in an hour or so....without my laptop for the first time....see ya all Saturday or Sunday night.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 10, 2010, 06:54:45 AM
With kids it really tough to avoind the fast food thing. I mkeep trying to steer them towards 5 guys since their ingredients are minimally processed. Problem is... the only meat my daughter eats is chicken McNuggets and occasional deli turkey. Now how do I break this to a 5 year old. Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut.


Have fun fun in the apple CLW. Have a nice big pastrami sandwich for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 10, 2010, 11:30:22 AM
I have never in my life owned a Toyota so I can't say anything about them from personal experience. I never bought one because the layout of the interior just doesn't "work" for me. I like Ford trucks and Honda cars as they just seem to work for me in every sense.

Now, about the recall thing. I believe every auto manufacturer has its dirty little secrets they don't want anybody to know about. Toyota got busted on one and a lot more came bubbling to the surface. There now seems to be a witch hunt of sorts going on with Toyota being the suspect witch. So at the moment Toyota is getting rocks tied to it and the villagers are preparing to throw it into the river. Weather or not the Toyota floats or sinks during this trial by ordeal is irrelevant at this point. An example needs to made and the opportunity arose for Toyota as the example.

The news media won't let this go because they are having too much fun with it. It's a feeding frenzy much like the Audi issue of the years gone by that the NTSB finally called "pedal misapplication." This almost sank Audi entirely. I can buy the unintended acceleration, but what I cannot buy is the claims that people were standing on the brakes and the car kept going. Go try it yourself. Any car with brakes that cannot stop an engine at full race are seriously faulty.

So IMO some of the points being made about the parts and the mats are valid, however many of the other claims being made are nothing more than a vessel of fertilizer.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 10, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
Quote
the only meat my daughter eats is chicken McNuggets and occasional deli turkey.

my daughter is the same way. Do you go to Chik -Fil-A? They seem a bit mor natural albeit expensive. The funny thing is we went to a buffet (Mrs.TiFeMb can't process the grease - no gallbladder - so we won't return) and Mrs.PickEater decides she LOVE whole fried catfish! ESPECIALLY the crispy fins!
 
Go figure.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 10, 2010, 04:58:31 PM
With kids it really tough to avoind the fast food thing. I mkeep trying to steer them towards 5 guys since their ingredients are minimally processed. Problem is... the only meat my daughter eats is chicken McNuggets and occasional deli turkey. Now how do I break this to a 5 year old. Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut.


Burger King Veggie Burgers are excellent. I don't know if that would appeal to a 5 yr old, and it probably has more ingredients than the McNuggets, but everyone I know who has tried one really likes it.

 


Have fun fun in the apple CLW. Have a nice big pastrami sandwich for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on March 11, 2010, 03:58:56 PM
Zip - thought of you today.. saw a woman with extremely short hair walking not one, not two but THREE Great Danes. One was spotted, one was black and one was brown with a bit of white. HUGE dogs, just HUGE. I'll stick with my 70 pounders.  :)  (Can't find the pet issues thread.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 11, 2010, 06:12:54 PM
Zip - thought of you today.. saw a woman with extremely short hair walking not one, not two but THREE Great Danes. One was spotted, one was black and one was brown with a bit of white. HUGE dogs, just HUGE. I'll stick with my 70 pounders.  :)  (Can't find the pet issues thread.)


LOVE them. I wish I could manage three of them, or had a professional pooper-scooper on board.

Reilly is great. He is so curious and into everything I do. I haven't been "annoyed" yet, but sometimes when I'm working he butts his nose right in-between the keyboard and my fingers and demands some "me" time. So I stop and play with them both, and then he's good for about 5 minutes. LOL

CLW has horses! While not in the house, that's some big handling I can't do. I remember when I first met my step-daughter. She was 12, and lead this huge (beautiful) Appaloosa out of the barn, totally in control and totally unafraid. She lives in New Mexico on a horse ranch now, with her boyfriend, who is in veterinary school.

I am always respectful of both ends of a horse, and everything in-between.




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 11, 2010, 07:03:27 PM
Ran into BH today. She and Mr. BH are doing well. Just thought I'd pass it on.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 11, 2010, 07:15:21 PM
That's good to hear. I hope she stops in to say hi from time to time.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 11, 2010, 08:06:37 PM
Yeah...I miss BH around here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 11, 2010, 08:09:18 PM
Greetings from Princeton.  Spent the afternoon in Philly....went to Reading Market and picked up some great pies then strolled down South St.  My daughter drove over from McGuire for dinner which made me oh so very happy....what a lovely day.  Heading into NYC tomorrow morning - though it's supposed to rain.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 11, 2010, 11:12:39 PM
I really need to get rid of this eleven year old computer and dial up...coming from work to this is like going way back in time...but like I always say...if it ain't broke don't fix it...plus I am really cheap when it comes to things for myself... :) ...


At 11 years old I think you've wrung out about all your gonna get out of the thing. I'm surprised your operating system is still working. Most manufacturers dont support them after 5-6 years.
If you are looking for a bargain try here http://www.geeks.com/ (http://www.geeks.com/)
check out the refurbished units for a bargain. They are usually employee machines that were turned in for replacement. Many have alot of whistles & bells on them at good prices. Refurbished means tested and cleaned and anything that needs it is fixed or replaced and is warrented as equivelant to new.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on March 12, 2010, 07:15:58 AM
Geeks.com is an excellent place to buy new and refurbished. Even Tiger sells refurbished and you can pick up some good and current equipment. With just the basics all you need is free operating system (Linux Based), Mozilla Firefox, Open Office for word processing and free anti virus ( AVAST, AMG) and you should be good to go and it only cost the price of the equipment.
 
And.... Even though I have DSL...my wife insists she is satisfied with dial-up from Access995. So, at $9.95/month..she has it.... hmmmm internet access for the cost of 2 packs of cigarettes/month or 2 trips to Mikey Dee's. And....it keeps her happy  ;D .
 
So... no one has a real excuse not to be able to, very inexpensively, move into and hold onto the Computer World. You just have one thing you have to do..... DO IT!
 
 
I really need to get rid of this eleven year old computer and dial up...coming from work to this is like going way back in time...but like I always say...if it ain't broke don't fix it...plus I am really cheap when it comes to things for myself... :) ...


At 11 years old I think you've wrung out about all your gonna get out of the thing. I'm surprised your operating system is still working. Most manufacturers dont support them after 5-6 years.
If you are looking for a bargain try here [url=http://www.geeks.com/]http://www.geeks.com/ ([url]http://www.geeks.com/[/url])[/url]
check out the refurbished units for a bargain. They are usually employee machines that were turned in for replacement. Many have alot of whistles & bells on them at good prices. Refurbished means tested and cleaned and anything that needs it is fixed or replaced and is warrented as equivelant to new.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 12, 2010, 08:06:13 AM
LIfetime: Why are you paying for DSL and dial up?   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 12, 2010, 08:24:56 AM
I really need to get rid of this eleven year old computer and dial up...coming from work to this is like going way back in time...but like I always say...if it ain't broke don't fix it...plus I am really cheap when it comes to things for myself... :) ...


At 11 years old I think you've wrung out about all your gonna get out of the thing. I'm surprised your operating system is still working. Most manufacturers dont support them after 5-6 years.
If you are looking for a bargain try here [url=http://www.geeks.com/]http://www.geeks.com/ ([url]http://www.geeks.com/[/url])[/][/url]
check out the refurbished units for a bargain. They are usually employee machines that were turned in for replacement. Many have alot of whistles & bells on them at good prices. Refurbished means tested and cleaned and anything that needs it is fixed or replaced and is warrented as equivelant to new.

 
Thanks...I keep looking...but I just can't seem to come out of pocket to buy another...until mine just won't work anymore...I thought yesterday was the day...between me and someone that I work with...we seem to keep my PC running...they laugh everytime I ask them for help...but then again they know how Cheap I am... ;D ...I know it will be soon...not sure Laptop or Desktop... :-\ ...what brand... :-\ ...any suggestions...anyone...NP...Tife...anyone... ??? ...



If you're not on the computer a lot, why not get a laptop? Much more compact and convenient, especially if you only use it to surf the net or get your email. Plus they come with CD/DVD drive.


My sister has one of those mini notebooks and loves it, but no CD/DVD.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Computers-PCs/Netbooks/pcmcat163300050051.c?id=pcmcat163300050051 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Computers-PCs/Netbooks/pcmcat163300050051.c?id=pcmcat163300050051)

I need the whole tower and monitor set up, because I do graphics and so much more, but most laptops come now with plenty of speed and memory to store lots of photos and such. And external hard drives are much more compact and convenient than ever.

My computer guy prefers Hewlett Packard, but Dell is a leader also. I have an Acer laptop which works just fine, but they did something funny with the hard drive space, ~split it between two hard drives internally, and then run the operating system on one of them. It's just a little weird for storing things, but I don't use it much.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on March 12, 2010, 11:20:49 AM
Five words.....  ;) ... I'm married, she wants it. :D
 
LIfetime: Why are you paying for DSL and dial up?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 12, 2010, 11:36:59 AM
Quote
I'm married, she wants it

Sounds like a perfect tag line for a Cialis commercial!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 12, 2010, 01:04:23 PM
I would recommend a Net Book. Cheap, small enough for a purse. pick up wireless anywhere. just the basics. If you need storage just get an external hard drive or use an online service.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on March 12, 2010, 04:04:47 PM
Well even though I have a few miles under my shadow..... I can assure you that I have NO need of a little blue pill or what ever color or shape they come in, as yet....  ;)
 
Maybe you could forward your suggestion to Cialis :D
 
Quote
I'm married, she wants it

Sounds like a perfect tag line for a Cialis commercial!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 12, 2010, 04:55:43 PM
You can get a wireless card or a wireless usb connector for a desktop; for not much money either.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 12, 2010, 11:15:09 PM
Most puters now come with a LAN card, but if not they are very cheap as NP says.
. Maybe $20-$40
 
Not knowing what you use your machine for, you might want to look at the Dell Inspiron's. They come in both Lap and desktop, and are not expensive.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on March 13, 2010, 12:48:37 AM
....I posted a week or so back that I had to replace the milehigh bunker five year old heavily utilized DELL DIMENSION desk top tower; and, I settled on the DELL ZINO HD 'mini-desktop'....

....I finally got it up and running and am quickly growing to like it, other than having to learn the new changes from XP; but, as I run Mozilla FIREFOX, I managed to make the screen look/run like the old machine pretty quick....

....it gave me an opportunity to once again remodel the constantly evolving milehigh bunker command desk, and I almost have the refurbished desk drawer finished to accommodate the new V313 wireless printer/scanner/copier....

....the new  ZINO (http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/HomersWorld/Bunker%20Stuff/BunkerCICITUpgrade.jpg) is the small black box on the lower shelf to the lower right of the monitor....

....it's almost 3 times as fast and has 3 times the storage as the old tower, but the kicker is that I got the ZINO and the V313 printer from DELL-

....both for $298.00, plus $30 shipping!!!!....

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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 13, 2010, 10:07:51 AM
So my daughter has been home from school the past few days with the stomach bug. Last night she came into our room at 3:00 saying she had a bad dream. So she crawls into bed with us and lays down.  About fifteen minutes later she announces aloud "my stomach feels funny." Before either of could move she lets loose all over the bed, herself and me. Of course puke plan A went into action. I stripped the princess of her nightie. Robyn strips the bed get the sheets rinsed and starts putting clean sheets, blankets and pillow cases on the bed. I'm giving the princess a shower because she was covered in Friday nights dinner. After getting her cleaned up I got myself cleaned up.  About 3:40 we got her put back in her bed with the special bucket next to it and we got back into our bed.  Unfortunately I didn't get back to sleep. It's gonna be a long day!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 13, 2010, 12:23:55 PM
The PC that I have now is a Dell and have had no problems over the years...just a few upgrades...I just purchased a new really nice camera...so I want to do more with Graphics...I am not a gamer at all...not sure that I need to have anything to take with me...when we visit Pennsylvania or I am there on business...I have access to a family members PC...but it is nice to get away once in a while without a PC...looking for something with plenty of storage and Graphics capabilities...I know that I said I am cheap (Frugal)...(heck my car is 13 years old and I have two TV's and watch over air waves) but if it has everything that I need and will last...I have no problems coming off some green...Thanks All...I will let you know when I make the move... ;) ...



Here's a good one for you if you're interested in graphics. More speed and memory that you'll need for a little while, comes with Windows 7, and lots of goodies inside.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=1731816558358545667&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=p6310y&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=1731816558358545667&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=p6310y&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960)


Graphics programs are memory hogs, and you often need to open 3 or 4 of them at the same time and switch back and forth between them, which causes normal computers to crash.
 
Say you have your camera programs open, and Photoshop, and Illustrator, and maybe a Corel application, AND the internet because you are waiting for that all-important email to come through. You need lots and lots of RAM to keep it going without one of them locking up on you halfway through an art, which trust me, is not fun, especially if you haven't saved your work every 10 minutes. Even losing 10 minutes worth of work can be a pain if you have to go back and redo it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 13, 2010, 05:09:04 PM
NP,,, been there, dun that many times!!! ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 13, 2010, 07:16:44 PM
Yeah it's not the first time I've been subjected to it. It probably won't be the last either.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 14, 2010, 09:28:51 AM
Puke plan A.  As if there's a puke plan B, lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 14, 2010, 10:12:59 AM
Did anyone else forget it was daylight savings?  I said something to Mr Who and he was up and out the door like lightening.  Apparently he and the kids had something going on at the gym this morning....he said "shit....I thought I had a half our to kill with a cup of coffee and the computer....."  Oh well, gives me time to clean this "bachelor pad" the boys created over the past four days.  Would you believe they ate hamburgers and ice cream and watched Steven Segal movies?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 14, 2010, 10:23:38 AM
I think baby girl is headed to the doctor tomorrow. She has been home from school since Thursday. She has been coughing (dry and wet), has vomited about 4 times. The odd thing is that her temperature has been 100.4, 100.8, 98.6 and now 102.4 in that order. She's drinking ginger ale and nibbling on (like a mouse) on stuff but has no real appetite at all.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 14, 2010, 10:42:14 AM
Is she possibly throwing up because she is coughing hard?  Little kids'll do that sometimes.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 14, 2010, 10:46:40 AM
No, the vomiting has not been corresponding with any coughing spells. She says her right ear hurts now (on the inside) and that ain't too good.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 14, 2010, 11:43:16 AM
Awww....hope she gets better fast.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on March 14, 2010, 02:05:54 PM
Puke plan A.  As if there's a puke plan B, lol.

….I think the little one was 12 or 13 at the time, and one pleasant Spring Sunday we were headed out to take a putz around the countryside in the Cessna….

….on the way to the airport we stopped at a convenience store to  fill the gas jugs (had an auto-fuel STC for the Cessna) and a little snack….

….at the register, she lays a big ole Slim Jim and a pint jar of apple juice on the counter :o -

….”Are you sure that is what you want for a snack?”….

….”Ya. I like it.”….

….”O-O-O-O-O-kie d-o-o-o-o-kie….” ::)

….about an hour later she’s smoothly piloting the Cessna around straight and level at about a thousand feet taking in the delightful bursting colors of Spring enjoying the calm Spring air with the windows popped open....

….I look over and down at the Munchkin, with her two little hands confidently on the wheel deftly making the required subtle and minor corrections,  with her feet barely touching the pedals, and she looks back up me, smiling delightfully, then turns back to the front, and-

…. instantly project-hurls chunks all over her side of the instrument panel….

….I make a beeline direct-VFR back to the field, a small operation really out there in the middle of the country side where we were fortunately the only activity in sight; I plant the Cessna on the ramp directly in front of the pilot lounge- a weather-beaten rusty 1960’s 10'-wide mobile home, and taxi right up to the front door to hustle the little one into the hard-water well-stained bathroom for the clean-up….

….then I open the closet, grab a bucket, brush, sponge and rag, and handed them to the cleaned but stained and still slightly odoriferous Munchkin….

“Here….”

“What’s that for? I got most of it cleaned off.”

“Your Slim Jim is still in the plane….”

“The look of incredibility lasted about three-tenths of a second and she dutifully turned to fill the bucket with the outside hose….

….she’s the rocket-scientist of the family, when she got home with her older sisters they rolled on the floor and rode her mercilessly- “….even Helen Keller could have seen that one coming down the line.”

….Puke Plan B; only and last time she’s ever chucked in a plane….

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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 15, 2010, 09:26:23 AM
Jeez, whatsamatter? Is everyone getting off to a slow start today?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 15, 2010, 10:55:12 AM
Daylight Savings Time is a bitch.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 15, 2010, 11:05:35 AM
Not for me, I like daylight savings. I detest standard time.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 15, 2010, 12:14:03 PM
Verizon changed the time for me (Big Brother) so I made it to church on time...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 15, 2010, 12:19:03 PM
The Amish stay on standard time all year long - cuz farmers need as much light in the morning as they do at night. I just don't see the sense in switching to Daylight time before the freakin' equinox for heaven's sake. It was still pretty dark when my kid went to get on the bus this morning.

I'm not hep on the first few days after the change. I'm a tad irritable.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 15, 2010, 12:24:49 PM
I wish we'd just pick one and stay on it. My vote is for daylight savings. I go to work in the wee hours of the morning and like to have as much daylight left for me as possible.

That's just me being selfish though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on March 15, 2010, 01:55:23 PM
I agree with you NP. I would like at least a chance of seeing the daylight and/or sunset after work. After all, I spend my entire day in a dark room with no windows (and no, I am not a mushroom nor locked up in an asylum)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 15, 2010, 03:54:23 PM
I second and third the motion. I like daylight when I get off of work


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on March 15, 2010, 07:28:57 PM
Going back to the discussion previously, my baby sister would get car sick.  My dad bought a new car (he bought one every other year or so - he was a traveling salesman).  We were going to my oldest sister's graduation at Indiana University and we all poured in the car.  This was before car seats and seat belts.  On the way my baby sister got car sick and threw up all over my dad's new car.  Later, whenever we went anywhere my mother would give my baby sister Dramamine - and we would literally pour her into the car.  Never another barfing accident, but looking back it was almost abusive the way we shoved her aside.  I remember putting her into the floor section so that we (my other sisters and I) would have  more room. She was so out of it she didn't know, but looking back it was kind of rough.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 15, 2010, 07:52:23 PM
Lil Miss NP went to the Dr today. She had an ear infection. She started complaining about that yesterday. She lost 2 pounds too. That's a lot for a previously 39 pound feather of a girl. She's taking augmentin (and liking it cuz we said so) Gotta love how Target packaged kids meds though!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 15, 2010, 08:23:25 PM
Sunday morning I woke up with a very bad aching jaw on the left side. Like it was dislocated. Took a couple of Aleve pills and it took away a lot of the soreness away but still can't chew or bite down on much. Going to chiropractor tomorrow. Probably a big  waste of time and money. I have had this before but I can't remember what I did about it  ??? (old age)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 15, 2010, 08:36:40 PM
Awwww....I was like that.  Mom pumped me full of dramamine beofre a car trip any further than - like - Erie.  We had a station wagon with a very long back end and I would lay in the back and sleep.
 
Glad the little one is on the road to recovery NP.   :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 15, 2010, 08:52:10 PM
Sunday morning I woke up with a very bad aching jaw on the left side. Like it was dislocated. Took a couple of Aleve pills and it took away a lot of the soreness away but still can't chew or bite down on much. Going to chiropractor tomorrow. Probably a big  waste of time and money. I have had this before but I can't remember what I did about it  ??? (old age)


I am sure I don't need to tell you this... but you know left jaw pain can be a warning sign of a heart attack.... Please be safe. Call your Dr.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 15, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
Hey NP:
I got another warning from Microsoft that this could be a phishing site. I told them that I don't phish, but they wanted to know if you do, not me. LOL Anyway, there's a place to check if you are the owner of the site, but that's not me, so I didn't know what to do about it.





Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 15, 2010, 09:21:24 PM
What kind of drugs are they on in Redmond anyhow?  What am I phishing for? Speed trap information? Sick kid stories? Flood stage data? Dang!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 15, 2010, 09:27:31 PM
 Just a friendly warning. When doing word scrambles with your 6-year-old, do not use H T I S hoping she'll spell "this."


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 16, 2010, 11:17:12 AM
Nice thought Ko-Shin. In today's world the dad would not likely have gone back to his car, having been arrested for child abuse at the hospital.... as it should be.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 16, 2010, 11:19:19 AM
Just a friendly warning. When doing word scrambles with your 6-year-old, do not use H T I S hoping she'll spell "this."


Hahaahaa! Go figure.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 16, 2010, 02:23:18 PM
Oh yeah, that EDT thing again. I'll get to it later today.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 16, 2010, 08:38:37 PM
Got some accupunture today, about 6 needles. Jaw feels better already. Seems to be a bit of muscle spasm and sinus combined.  ::) 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 16, 2010, 10:50:31 PM
Is CC still knee deep in snow?
 
If so this is what spring looks like. Remember!!
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/DCP00744.jpg?t=1268794129)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 17, 2010, 07:10:40 AM
Just a friendly warning. When doing word scrambles with your 6-year-old, do not use H T I S hoping she'll spell "this."

Just got it.  Too funny.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 17, 2010, 07:17:09 AM
Is CC still knee deep in snow?
 
If so this is what spring looks like. Remember!!
 
([url]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/DCP00744.jpg?t=1268794129[/url])


Gonna be 60 today with beaming blue skies Puff.  We're gettin' there.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 17, 2010, 05:59:21 PM
Well, interestingly enough hitwise (one of the many internet ratings firms) has declared facebook to be the number one site, surpassing even google. So far they are the only ones reporting it that way. Here's their graphic of their rankings.

(http://www.allfacebook.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/sm-wms-facebook-google-3-13-10.png)

I'll be curious to see how the other companies that are in the internet ratings business (I work for one) report their numbers on the next release.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on March 18, 2010, 01:31:56 AM
wish i got as many hits!!!!!! although i dont have a web site.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 19, 2010, 03:47:50 PM
I just watched this video...Dailymotion - Pop Corn téléphone portable micro-ondes - une vidéo Actu et Politique (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-micro-o_news...)

It's pretty self explanatory.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 19, 2010, 07:27:14 PM
So Zip should we wear aluminum foil earmuffs?
 
 
The Penna Falcon live video is now up during daytime hrs.
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/ (http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/)
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/PAfalcon.jpg?t=1269041170)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on March 19, 2010, 08:29:14 PM
http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.asp (http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.asp)
 
 
I just watched this video...Dailymotion - Pop Corn téléphone portable micro-ondes - une vidéo Actu et Politique ([url]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-micro-o_news...[/url])

It's pretty self explanatory.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 21, 2010, 08:06:01 AM
Spent a fabulous day in the strip in Pittsburgh browsing/eating.  Stopped at the outlets on the way home.  We had a really nice day with the kids.  Today is me and Mr. Who's anniversary.  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 21, 2010, 09:22:41 AM
CLW, Happy Anniversary to you and Mr Who and many more.  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 21, 2010, 01:19:04 PM
Lock, I hate to tell you this, but it's finally starting to warm up down here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 21, 2010, 03:57:43 PM
Thanks Lock.  <3


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on March 21, 2010, 04:10:45 PM
Thanks NP. I knew it would.We are planning on going to Cuba next winter.  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 21, 2010, 07:21:15 PM
Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Who. And many more!



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on March 21, 2010, 09:52:58 PM
Mrs. PA Falcon laid an egg sometime between yesterday and this AM.  Very cool. She looked like she was trying today but as of this evening, still only one. At one point both birds were "admiring" egg #1. VERY cute!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 22, 2010, 11:19:05 PM
From the Cellar Image of the day.
 
(http://cellar.org/2010/treestairs.jpg)
New Zealand is home to the Kauri trees, a giant evergreen that has almost disappeared, mainly because it's light, strong and rot resistant, so favored for ship building. Of the remaining trees, the largest is 16 meters in girth and several are 2000 years old. Cape Reigna, at New Zealand's north end, was a swamp at one time, and the locals dig preserved trunks and stumps out of the bog. They use the wood to fashion musical instruments and crafts, from wood thousands of years old.
The Kauri mill has a shop where people can buy pieces of wood, or things made from it, that's centerpiece is this staircase.
This staircase was hollowed out of a stump, reportedly 75,000 years old.
That may or may not be true, but it sure was a big one.




Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on March 23, 2010, 12:26:32 AM
very cool!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 24, 2010, 12:40:52 PM
Hey Gore: How did you get that Zino so cheap? I can't come close to that price without a printer or monitor, even with the discounts I get for being a state employee (or educator, whatever).
NP: I am ready to buy a desktop for home, what do you recommend? Remember, if it's that white box/ open source stuff you love, you have to train me pro bono  ;D  You still have to walk me through the home computer/proxy thing. Unless I can swing the internet phone thing below...
 
ANYONE: I am looking to get a smartphone with an unlimited data plan. I can't convince Mrs.TiFeMb to leave Verizon, and I need some info on a good phone AND plan.
 
Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement, I wouldn't be looking for all this crap if I didn't get through the last 18 months unscathed...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 24, 2010, 01:08:05 PM
I have traditionally built my own computers because then I know what goes into them. Many of the big suppliers chince on some of the components for consumer stiff to knock the price down. Sometimes they fail and simetimes they don't . Since I work in an enterprise class shop I like solidly build stuff. Anyhow... I have been agonizing over the phone thing

Here's what I want to the right. Unfortunately it's not available in the US at the moment. It's only available in South Korea and China. It's currently Motorola's flagship phone. It has everything I want, camera, web access, open source OS (Android) and ton's of free applications that cost nothing ot just pennies to buy.

Who is picking it up remains to be seen. Rumor has it T-Mobile is getting it in whick case I go to the droid below
(http://www.phones.com/media/img/phones/160x280/motorola/xt720-motoroi.jpg) (http://www.phones.com/phones/motorola/xt720-motoroi/)
If the above phone does not come to the US as claimed I will end up with one of these. It has most of what is in the above phone and is available here under Verizon who does have better coverage in Florida btw Tife.(http://www.phones.com/media/img/phones/160x280/motorola/droid.jpg) (http://www.phones.com/phones/motorola/droid/)

So that's my conundrum.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 24, 2010, 01:35:30 PM
Verizon...best customer service by far.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 24, 2010, 02:09:35 PM
Tife, check with your employer. Many have agreements with cell providers that will get some discounts.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on March 24, 2010, 02:27:08 PM
Hey Gore: How did you get that Zino so cheap? ...



....
straight from the factory (http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/desktops/inspiron-zino-hd/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-zino-hd&cs=19&s=dhs)....

....last November they were going for $225; of course I didn't need a new machine then.....


....the only down side is it has no CD drive- can't up load old programs from the stacks of programing CDs collected over the years & have to download new any programs off the web....











Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 24, 2010, 02:27:33 PM
I got a call from my supervisor at work....she is also my very best friend in the world so I get all the work juice but have to keep it all on th DL and act dumb....no comments please.  Seems the bosses are investigating an employee - a FB friend of mine as well - for making disparaging remarks about the facility on FB.  She does too.  Uses names (not patient names but employees) and talks about work situations and practices and problems.   They are trying to nail her to the wall with it.  I tried to call her but she's not answering.  One of the big cheese is going to ask the snitch to help them access her FB page.  You can bet I'm looking to see if me and this person have any common FB friends.  This is the first time I have seen this kind of thing happen at work.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 24, 2010, 02:44:12 PM
This isn't the first time something like this has happened with online services like FB. I try not to post anything opinionated, caustic or whatever would get me in trouble at work. I would post anything here either about work except for the stuff that is in the members only section. Where I work is waaaay too internet savy to not find stuff in publically accessible areas. I've never checked to see if any of the bots from work have scraped this site or not. I may have to just out of curiosity.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 24, 2010, 02:53:36 PM
Everything except my name is private on FB and only the people listed as"friends" can see pictures, my friends list and all that stuff.....I try to be careful about who I let in.   I generally keep work people out cause I don't socialize much with them.  This is a heads up for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 24, 2010, 03:37:44 PM
I set my privacy pretty tight there except for some things I'll allow friends of friends. Allowing for a little room to expand connections I get. Facebook can be a very powerful tool for networking if one were so inclined. Ideas spread like viruses very quickly there.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 24, 2010, 05:26:30 PM
The company I work for has a business partnership with them. I don't know to what end we can access FB data, but I'm sure there's quite a bit of latitude. The data acquisition is all marketing based, but hey, it's still data.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on March 24, 2010, 06:16:18 PM
Couldn't find the Steelers thread so I am posting this here - looks like Ben got lucky.  The victim is backing off.  NHL still quite serious about looking into it, but the legal stuff is shutting down.  He is one lucky man, hope he realizes it and acts accordingly.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: eeticket on March 24, 2010, 07:33:19 PM
The Steelers thread is right here (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1534.0.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on March 24, 2010, 11:21:16 PM
Guys the rule of thumb is nothing you post on the Internet will stay a secret.
So if you don't have anything nice to say about somebody dont post it. Come sit by me and whisper it in my ear!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 25, 2010, 06:59:05 AM
Not necessarily Pest, but most people don't realize how exposed they are on the net when they use many of the web site creation products. Try entering the following phrase in google a search of: intitle:index.of.private

There you have one version of a Google hack.

More insidious is using Google to find the people with webservers on thie home windows

Google this: inntitle:”index of” “parent directory” “desktop.ini” site:dyndns.org"

There are too many combinations of things to look for to list. Believe it or not a lot of bad people use google to do bad things. Why? Because Google indexes the crapolla out of things and their spiders will dig as far as they can unless they get shutdown on the way. Usually google will follow the requests of the robots.txt file if it is there. That file basically tells search engines where they can't go. It really should be "should not" because not all bots care about the file. So then it's up to the web site operator to stop the bot by either denying access to the data (or by never presenting it as I do here for certain areas)

Hmmm... this is a blast from the past for me talking about stuff like this.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 25, 2010, 08:43:17 AM
I like how you anthropomorphized bots. I mean - do they really care? lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 25, 2010, 08:48:58 AM
Nah, they don't, but their operators do, and the bots are merely extensions of the operators. So I guess it's implied.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on March 25, 2010, 09:59:12 AM
You guys are straining my synapses... :huh: :what: :confused:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on March 25, 2010, 11:49:40 AM
http://thedogpaddler.com:80/RandomUploads/Ball/ball.htm (http://thedogpaddler.com:80/RandomUploads/Ball/ball.htm)



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Post by: E-L Man on March 25, 2010, 01:03:59 PM
Good to be back home where it is warm! Arrived yesterday about 3:00pm. Unloaded the truck and collapsed for a nice little nap.  ;D


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Post by: precisionpest on March 25, 2010, 01:19:54 PM
welcome home lock!!


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Post by: Puffin on March 25, 2010, 08:25:49 PM
NP, the Bus. Review showed Tampa-St Pete at 13% unemployment and rising. That was at the Dentist office today. I didn't look at the date of the mag. Is that close?


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 25, 2010, 09:00:56 PM
That's about right. It's almost 20% in Ft Myers. They're at the bottom of the country.


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Post by: Puffin on March 26, 2010, 01:04:07 AM
Thats just brutal.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 26, 2010, 03:05:05 PM
Today is littlest Nightmare's birthday and she is a whopping six years old. Time flys. It seems like yesterday I was in the delivery room cutting the cord and thinking "oh shit... a little girl. I'm dead meat!" I'm so owned it's not even funny.


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Post by: TiFeMb on March 26, 2010, 04:25:06 PM
Today is littlest Nightmare's birthday and she is a whopping six years old. Time flys. It seems like yesterday I was in the delivery room cutting the cord and thinking "oh shit... a little girl. I'm dead meat!" I'm so owned it's not even funny.

So true NP, so true. Little TiFeMb will also be 6 at the beginning of May, she was telling me about the American Revolution last night, who all the presidents are on the coins and bills, and making chicken feet out of chicken nuggets and french fries. (I was laughing so hard, I should have taken a picture). Yes, I will be toast during the teenage years but I love the ride! Man, I love being home every night....
 
Happy Birthday Littlest Nightmare!


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 26, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
It's kinda odd being as old as I am with kids this young - but then - they have certain advantages over my older kids . . . i.e. I don't sweat as much stuff.

I'm happy for you TiFe.

Being home every night is the best - ain't it? I can think of no other place I would rather be. The littlest Lifefeeds turned 3 on Tuesday. He had a good day. Fire trucks and a scooter. And love - tons and tons of love . . . .


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 26, 2010, 06:38:46 PM
Odd we all have munchkins at our age. Oy, I just realized that I'm gonna be 62 when she graduated from high school.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 26, 2010, 07:39:04 PM
I've been reading a book (http://books.google.com/books?id=YcAEAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=coal+oil+johnny&source=bl&ots=RczWZUCZ6e&sig=HlBv3udgnwXJtPrwGE88EUyVMo0&hl=en&ei=QfGrS6quG8KVtgeBxdG-Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false) by a long deceased, distant relative of mine (via my mothers-mother side of the family) lately. It's not a terribly interesting read as books go, however the man had an interesting and somewhat tortured life trying to escape his reputation. Anyhow the link is to his autobiography for those who care to read it or free (courtesy of the Google reader).  It's a colorful piece of NW PA history.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 26, 2010, 08:20:00 PM
You guys aren't that old.   :D


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Post by: E-L Man on March 26, 2010, 08:42:20 PM
I'm 70.  Son-52
           Girl -50
           son-48
           girl -47
 
Boy, they are getting old!!!  ;D   


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Post by: Zipper on March 26, 2010, 09:09:15 PM
Googled "index" just for fun.

Results: Results 1 - 10 of about 2,940,000,000

That's ....two billion, nine hundred and forty million.



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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 27, 2010, 08:29:34 AM
I spoke to a customs / immigration officer a couple weeks ago at the Sheetz on Conneaut Lake Road. He was putting gas in his van. Said he had 10 illegal immigrants in the back that they picked up on the I-80 corrider just a short while before. Said there are more folks in this area than people think.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 27, 2010, 09:48:00 AM
The further north you can get the better your odds......the focus is primarily on the borders.....or so I have read.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 27, 2010, 11:26:15 AM
Yeah - but how many darker skinned shorter folks really hang out in the snow belt?


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 27, 2010, 02:00:46 PM
I'm thinkin'  NYC, Philly.....the great melting pot cities.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 27, 2010, 03:09:16 PM
Los Angeles is the most ethnically diverse city in the world, Of course it's already full of illegals. I think they're out of room.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 27, 2010, 04:17:26 PM
If you want ethnically diverse, try Princeton.  Students and faculty come from evey corner of the globe.   Nice town.  I could never afford to live there but it's really rich in culture and history.


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Post by: Puffin on March 27, 2010, 10:51:04 PM
posting this for no other reason than I think it's a cool picture.
(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/Content/cherry-blossoms-jefferson-memorial-ga.jpg)
 
it's from Nat'l Geo's cherry blossom gallery http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/cherry-blossoms-gallery.html (http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/cherry-blossoms-gallery.html)


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Post by: Lifetime on March 28, 2010, 07:11:06 AM
Family Member is a PSP and if you want "ethnically diverse"... legal and tons of illegal...... Interstate 80!!!!! All on the move to a destination near you!


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 28, 2010, 11:09:54 AM
Pennsylvania State Police  Been away for while haven't ya?  ;)


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 28, 2010, 12:55:43 PM
No playing outside for the birthday get together for littlest nightmare today. We supposed to get up to 4 inches of rain, string, gusty winds and localized flooding because the soil is already saturated. Hmmm... I have to go out and get pizza in this crap too. At least I get to wear shorts! :)


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 28, 2010, 04:59:27 PM
No playing outside for the birthday get together for littlest nightmare today. We supposed to get up to 4 inches of rain, string, gusty winds and localized flooding because the soil is already saturated. Hmmm... I have to go out and get pizza in this crap too. At least I get to wear shorts! :)

Always a silver lining.  Hope it's a great day for the little nightmare!


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 28, 2010, 06:24:13 PM
It was a very small gathering, in fact it hardly constituted a party. More like a big play date. They had pizza, cake and drinks. Sent em all home full of sugar!


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Post by: Zipper on March 28, 2010, 09:07:43 PM
Funny how the swine flu topic disappeared from the news.


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Post by: TiFeMb on March 29, 2010, 07:57:03 AM
Yeah - but how many darker skinned shorter folks really hang out in the snow belt?

Exactly. ...and they are short. The immigrant farm workers I see here are never avove like 5', maybe 5'1"..

and skinny. That would raise suspician right there :-)


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Post by: CindyLouWho on March 29, 2010, 01:31:03 PM
It was a very small gathering, in fact it hardly constituted a party. More like a big play date. They had pizza, cake and drinks. Sent em all home full of sugar!

Those are the best kinds of parties.  Those overindulgent parties where the whole class and half the neighborhood show up suck and are too stressful.


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Post by: Puffin on March 29, 2010, 11:40:07 PM
Cut the grass for the 1st time this year.
 
It was a good day for a mow!


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Post by: precisionpest on March 30, 2010, 01:28:42 AM
have good news for everyone. my ssd got approved today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also got a little (alot in my mind) from BH & mike!!! they are saviors! as well as all of you are!! now to just recover from all of this!! like i said in an earlier post, now to manage my business! since i really cant do it right now or next year after the next knee is done!!! tif & np ur both right, it takes time but it does work out!! once i got to pgh i stayed at my other sisters home for the weekend just to relax a bit. gotta luv her too!!


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Post by: Kimmi on March 30, 2010, 07:22:50 AM
I'm glad things are looking up for you PP!


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 30, 2010, 07:38:06 AM
Mr. and Mrs. BH are the best kind of folks.


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Post by: TiFeMb on March 30, 2010, 07:53:57 AM
Awesome Pest!
 
Kudos to BigHair and MrBigHair!
 
I predict yor business will take off now, Pest! You have the knowledge and business sense, just get a couple of hard workers that will learn the business from you and you are good to go!
 
PS: I'm still looking for good at traps for wasps. Nothing I have got at the gardening stores seems to work. I still have to go around and nuke 'em with the flying insect spray. And then warn the kids to stay away from the nuked area...


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Post by: precisionpest on March 31, 2010, 02:09:52 AM
tif! email me & i will give you more info on the wasps.  thx again to all! i will definitely keep you all informed about what is going on. actually have some work tomorrow with a worker scheduled. you are also correct about finding the RIGHT workers to do the job! not only does it take knowledge, but common sense as well! two qualities very hard to find sometimes! aslo GOOD health is required, as my crawl space days are over!!

btw.. just thought of something interesting to say about my post................................................. can anyone say DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!
i can only wish.... BH & MIKE! thank you again. as we talked..... pay it forward. and i will.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 31, 2010, 12:25:30 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-third-sex-the-truth-about-gender-ambiguity-1922816.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-third-sex-the-truth-about-gender-ambiguity-1922816.html)

Fascinating article.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 01, 2010, 07:47:56 PM
What I saw at work today. Actually all week. This is the 10 foot one.



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Post by: Zipper on April 01, 2010, 11:27:30 PM
Awesome gator! Looks big and healthy. Glad we don't have them up here!


Thought for the day....

Be alive while you are alive.

:).


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Post by: Puffin on April 01, 2010, 11:47:04 PM
I was checking the Bluebird boxes for cowbird eggs, and on opening one I found a rat snake inside. Talk about crappin a purple brick!!!


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 02, 2010, 09:21:19 AM
http://www.biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=13658 (http://www.biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=13658)

Somehow - I have to wonder if this might be related to my previous post. This is really . . . unexpected.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 02, 2010, 09:44:12 AM
I would mortally wound myself trying to do that. That's amazing.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 02, 2010, 03:03:54 PM
So what's up for Easter weekend? We're staying home, off the roads. Probably playing with the kids and the new pup.


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Post by: Amidala on April 02, 2010, 03:35:42 PM
Beautiful Puff! How are your RS hawks doing? I saw both of them at the nest I watch, yesterday. And the hawks at my inlaws house are very busy.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on April 02, 2010, 05:17:40 PM
I am working 14 hour shifts both Saturday and Sunday.....Mr. Who is gpretty much on his own and I have no idea what he has up his sleeve.  The baskets filled are ready to hide.  When they get this old, hidin can be a lot of fun.


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Post by: Zipper on April 02, 2010, 07:21:57 PM
Check out Shadow's Force at the Palms on Saturday night. Excellent rock band. You'll feel like you've just been to a great concert.



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Post by: Puffin on April 02, 2010, 08:19:58 PM
Beautiful Puff! How are your RS hawks doing?

Mom is sitting on the nest now. The other day I was sittin on the deck when I saw the male coming off the ridge flying directly at me. He was carrying something that I thought was a mole or chipmunk, but when he got closer i saw it was a big frog. Never thought of frogs as hawks prey! The chicks can't be hatched yet , so that was for mom. I'll try to get some good pics when I can, but my camera with the big lens went swimmin last fall. Camera's ok, lens not so. 


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Post by: Puffin on April 04, 2010, 12:39:41 AM
Until today turkeys have been gobbling infrequently. For some reason the mating season kicked into gear this morning. From the house we could hear a dozen different gobblers calling at one time. Mid-morning a big tom showed up in the side yard with his harem of 6 hens. Strutted most of the day. I got some pics. will get the film developed Mon. and will post if they are any good.


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Post by: Puffin on April 04, 2010, 12:42:02 AM
Lock, Duke knocked WV, the team I picked to go all the way. Your team played as perfect a game possible. Impressive.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 04, 2010, 04:13:53 PM
Jut mowed the yard, sprayed the yard and cleaned out the shop vac. It's a beautiful day outside. Too bad it was spent working.


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Post by: gator on April 04, 2010, 07:11:26 PM
Awesome gator! Looks big and healthy. Glad we don't have them up here!

Thought for the day....

Be alive while you are alive.

 :) .


Ummm... oh never mind... ;D :rofl:


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Post by: Zipper on April 04, 2010, 11:28:54 PM
Oh... we DO have a gator.

:)



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Post by: gator on April 05, 2010, 08:28:33 AM
Oh... we DO have a gator.

 :)



Thank you Zip... :thumbsup:


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Post by: E-L Man on April 05, 2010, 02:28:14 PM
Lock, Duke knocked WV, the team I picked to go all the way. Your team played as perfect a game possible. Impressive.

Yeh Puffin, I wasn't too happy with Duke the last three or four games with their first half performance. I thought they played a nealy perfect game with WVA tho. These playoff games get really rough and they are being called close for that reason. I just hope they do well tonight.  ::) ;D


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Post by: Puffin on April 05, 2010, 11:56:26 PM
Well, the final couldn't have been any better 61-59 . It's amazing that these kids are so good. The Butler coach had only been around for 3 yrs. He coached an unbelievable series, but Duke's Duke.


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Post by: Puffin on April 05, 2010, 11:57:50 PM
KO, thanks for the falcon reports. Seems whenever I get a chance to check, there's nothing to see.


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Post by: Puffin on April 08, 2010, 10:43:22 PM
Found this on one of my wife's outdoor plants.
 
Its called a Luna moth. This is only the second I've ever seen. Showed up yesterday, and hasn't moved but a couple of inches since. It is alive.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P4080005.jpg?t=1270780749)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P4080006.jpg?t=1270780890)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/p4080007.jpg?t=1270780954)


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Post by: Zipper on April 08, 2010, 11:31:45 PM
NICE photos of the moth! Really great colors too. The tail is so graceful and flowing.
 
Nature is so beautiful. One must, ~and can only admire~ the hand of God. Man creates nothing, we simply assemble and reassemble the pieces of things God had provided.
 
 


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Post by: Lifetime on April 09, 2010, 07:55:36 AM
"Nature is so beautiful"... I agree to a point... what would think a leech is "beautiful"??? Ahhhh another leech LOL
 
Now lets get back to basics... I wonder how beautiful that young girl, from Grove City, thought nature was..... as the Wolves were crunching on her bones ... in Alaska? Speaking of which.... to those in PA... please be ready to give up applause for the return of more of our predators. I guess a man in Sandusky area of Ohio shot what he thought was a large Coyote. Well, Red Riding Hood.... it was one of the many migrating Wolves making their way around the lakes from the UP area. Folks.... they are headed this way and as City Folk buy 8+ acres and build your homes in the woods to raise your children and small pets then post "NO HUNTING" signs all over it ( In Wolfeze...that reads .." Restaurant open... all you can eat...") it becomes prime real-estate to them as well. I suspect all the land around the lakes in our part of PA will be their dinner table as well as the state game lands between seasons. Please recall those "No Hunting" signs for year round ( wolves do not hibernate but do get very hungry with snow on the ground ) feasting at your "Buffet".
 
Now all of you who "headed to the woods" to move out of the city... keep a watchful eye on yourselves. Coyotes eat anything, including carrion, garbage and bugs. Wolves kill their food.... not a vegan and will not eat roadkill. If they do.... they are sick, weak and dangerous. These canines are not small... unless you think a large Shephard is a lap dog.
 
I love nature.... especially when I know I am not on it's menu. I use to hunt bear but, the key word is hunt. I was well armed. a 30-06 can drop anything on the NA Continent but.... at home???? on my property, I don't tend to carry it and Ya'll wannabe county dwellers...well... wear a bell, carry a gun and pepper spray  ;D
 
How do you tell black bear poop from grizzly bear poop?   Black bear poop has grasses and berries in it, and has an “earthy” aroma.   Grizzly bear poop contains bells and gun barrels, and smells like pepper spray.                             :o  words to live by!!!!
 
NICE photos of the moth! Really great colors too. The tail is so graceful and flowing.
 
Nature is so beautiful. One must, ~and can only admire~ the hand of God. Man creates nothing, we simply assemble and reassemble the pieces of things God had provided.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 09, 2010, 08:12:34 AM
Ive' been following the story of Candice Berner and regularly read the newspapers from Alaska. I lived there and part of my soul is still there. The wolves killed did not test positive for rabies either. Wolf attacks on humans are extremely rare and almost always occur against women and children. Candice Berner was under 100 pounds. It's tragic loss that hasn't been explainable the state biologists yet. The general rule of thumb up there is if you're going into the woods you better take something with you. If you're not junting you better make lots of noise too. Bears will avoid people whenever possible but if you catch them off guard you're going to be in a world of trouble. And fyi... a .357 will only piss off a brown/grizzly bear. You're going to need something with a lot more impact, believe it or not a .460 Weatherby is the best weapon to have according to the experts.

Anyhow I feel for the family. Sshe was young, living in a beautiful place doing something special and what she loved.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on April 09, 2010, 09:41:48 AM
I am officially a home geek of some sort.....I just bought the Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Craft......help!


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 09, 2010, 09:44:07 AM
First thing you do CLW is sew yourself a nice apron.  :rofl:


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Post by: E-L Man on April 09, 2010, 10:09:16 AM
Well, the final couldn't have been any better 61-59 . It's amazing that these kids are so good. The Butler coach had only been around for 3 yrs. He coached an unbelievable series, but Duke's Duke.

It would have been a different ending if that last desperation shot by Hayward would have gone in at the last second. It was in and out. So close!


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Post by: Zipper on April 09, 2010, 10:51:37 AM
http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010304089879 (http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010304089879)



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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 09, 2010, 10:54:20 AM
Way to go ZIp!


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Post by: Zipper on April 09, 2010, 01:05:21 PM
Crunching bones...
People forget that we are "animals" too. We move into their territory, and expect them to tolerate us, or die for it.
 
Would it be such a story if ...well, maybe not a little girl... but say her father killed a wolf? No, because that is common. Killing bears, deer, trapping, causing pain and suffering from human to animal is very common, yet when they attack, it's not only uncommon, but newsworthy.
 
I don't like suffering in any form, though some among our species actually do, and those people, while not uncommon at all anymore, are also newsworthy. Usually it's an issue of control and dominance. And usually it manifests itself as cruelty towards animals and then on towards people.
 
When a man (or woman) can pick up a gun and go on a killing spree of innocent people, then they are no better than a sick wolf.
 
How sad for the innocent young girl. Truly a tragedy. But when one invades the space of another, potentially dangerous predatory animal, this kind of thing happens. When swimming in the ocean, the potential for a shark attack is always there, but you can't go and kill all of the sharks because of it.
 
Street gangs are a danger in our world, and in our prisons.
 
From the National Gang Intelligence Center ~2009.
http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs32/32146/gangs.htm (http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs32/32146/gangs.htm)


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Post by: Amidala on April 09, 2010, 04:08:13 PM
OMG, Puff.. seeing a Luna Moth is one of life's biggest pleasures!!! I envy you!!  The tree looks like a Norfolk Island Pine? Is it? Maybe a luna will come to one of my Norfolks when I put them out shortly.  FABULOUS pics, just FAB.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on April 09, 2010, 04:28:40 PM
First thing you do CLW is sew yourself a nice apron.  :rofl:

bite me :p


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 09, 2010, 09:26:15 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/05/freaky-physics-proves-parallel-universes/ (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/05/freaky-physics-proves-parallel-universes/)

I wonder what I'm doing right next door then?


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 09, 2010, 10:02:28 PM
Depends on what time zone next door is in I suppose.


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Post by: Puffin on April 09, 2010, 10:09:19 PM
The tree looks like a Norfolk Island Pine? Is it?

Yep, NI pine. We just moved it outside this week. The moth showed up I guess Wed. evening. Happened to see it when I went out to listen to the coyotes. It was gone this morning.


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Post by: Puffin on April 09, 2010, 10:15:50 PM
I took this pic of a tom turkey strutting in the yard the other day. He's showed up with some hens several times a day to feed at the corn feeder, and to strut . I wish the pic was better. That camera is maybe shot.
anyway here it is. Pretty cool  to see it live, and to hear him gobble.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/strut3.jpg?t=1270864663)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/strut2.jpg?t=1270865674)


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 09, 2010, 10:43:01 PM
You should change your alias to Doolittle . . . perhaps even Noah - depending on precipitation of course.


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Post by: Zipper on April 09, 2010, 11:08:09 PM
Way to go ZIp!


Thank ya. :) It's historic. The first time the fair will have local (and very popular) acts headlining on the main stage.
:)



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Post by: Zipper on April 09, 2010, 11:10:04 PM
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/05/freaky-physics-proves-parallel-universes/[/url] ([url]http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/05/freaky-physics-proves-parallel-universes/[/url])

I wonder what I'm doing right next door then?


Probably jammin with Elvis. I saw a special about parallel universes and they said that Elvis could still be alive.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 10, 2010, 07:21:08 AM
If anybody is look for some differnt wallpaper for their computer, here is a nice little collection (http://moneyzeal.blogspot.com/2010/04/space-planet-earth-wallpapers.html)


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 10, 2010, 07:29:08 AM
That's cool NP.


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Post by: Puffin on April 10, 2010, 09:47:31 AM
You should change your alias to Doolittle . . . perhaps even Noah - depending on precipitation of course.

I believe that the wildness of your location is in direct proportion to how many miles you are from the nearest Wal-Mart. 44 miles for me.


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 10, 2010, 10:19:11 AM
NIce Puff. I'm jealous!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on April 10, 2010, 12:43:26 PM
Hmmm how did we get there????? I guess it is my "fault" .... just letting people know that nature is beautiful.....from proper distance. I have been Stung by a scorpian, bit by a Brown Recluse and my left leg still isn't looking all that good from a shin bite of a Copperhead.. Having said that .... when a young boy I use to hunt rattlesnakes for meat and skin and have had a hand size Tarantula as a pet for almost 20 years. My words were aimed at city slickrs who think it is "neat" to buy land in the woods, clear the land and build a home and then post it and bitch about deer eating their scrubs, raccoons and skunks raiding their garbage and sheds, bears keeping you in the house, and coyotes eating their cats and dogs.... now we will soon have wolves. This epiphany comes to people who freak if they have ants or a mouse in their house. The woods are NOT always the best place to ive if you have a problem with "sharing" land originally "owned" by furry and scaley not-so-nice neighbors. Don't piss and moan about hunters as you post all of your land and don't expect an understanding Game Commission when your property has it's original tenants still living and eating off of it and you are mad because these "tenants" do what they do and have done millions of years......never mind your $500 shrubs become deer scat and your loose, expensive pets are a pile of coyote poop as well... :o  THAT is how this nature thing got changed.
 
 
How did we go from Nice Photos and Great Color to........................... ??? ..................Crunching Bones................ :) ...........( I guess anything goes )... ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 10, 2010, 12:53:36 PM
Hmm, I got bit by a recluse two years ago and used to have a tarantula too. I've never been snakebit, bit we kill a few cotton mouths in our neighborhood every year. Fortunately we've ever seen a  coyote on 3 occasions. But that means they are here. They're a successful species for sure. The racoon battle has waned for the moment. I was bungee strapping the cans 100 ways to keep them out. I lost the battle though when it was garbage to the street at night.

You have to respect nature because it has no respect for you.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 10, 2010, 06:17:22 PM
One night in Los Angeles, I had a date with a very handsome police officer, who had gotten off duty late. He met me at a club called Victoria's Station, which was in Studio City. After the club closed, we sat out in the parking lot for a really long time talking.
 
I was sitting on top of his car, he was standing beside me, and all of the other people had gone home so it was just the two of us left in the softly lit parking lot. A really nice light fog had set in, and I remember it was such a beautiful evening.
 
Then, about seven coyote came down from the hills and were scavaging the parking lot looking for food. I wasn't afraid at all because he was armed, so we stayed there silent, watching them, and got to share what was probably one of the most beautiful moments of my life ~in nature.
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 10, 2010, 07:34:30 PM
That's really close to Griffith Park isn't it? Easy pickins for the pooches, come out at night and scavange and head back to that big park and chill out in their den.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 11, 2010, 12:19:02 AM
Coyote sightings , while not an everyday occurance, happens several days a week. It's rare to see them standing still. Usually they are moving fast. There is an active den less than a qtr mile from here, but I have never had any problems with them, not have I heard of any locals who have either beyond the loss of the occosional chicken or cat. Of all the critters around, they are by far the most wary of humans.
We have access to 50K acres of national forest and 50K acres of Corp of engineers landwithin a mile. Large predators like the wolf and big cats are never very numerous on their current ranges, and though that might sound like a large area, those predators require large ranges, and they are territorial.That 100k acres equals 156 sq miles. For a wolf or a cat requiring 30 sq miles of territory, that acerage would represent only enough land for 5 large predators.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on April 11, 2010, 07:48:15 AM
Don't underestimate the lowly coyote.... Hermitage has a good sizes Wally World and they come into the parking lot at times.... most sited when women are loading groceries.... hmmmmm
 
Now take into yout thoughts.... a few months ago I think in a New England state.... a woman was walking 2 fairly large dogs in a wooded area of her home area... She suddenly found that a pack of coyote were pacing and coming in uncomfortably close as they circled. She was lucky to have a cell phone to call local authorities. Now I am not a Coyote Whisperer but I can only wonder what was on the mind of several coyotes eyeballing a small woman walking dogs..... You figure that one out....and I don't think it was curiosity.
 
I once had a shark hitting my tank and very shiney regulator.... my Hawaiian buddy laughed and said it was a small shark but... what I noticed.... this "small shark" had a mouth bigger than a German Shepard.... with teeth a lot sharper in in larger number. You do the math and the "what ifs"... and in IT'S home. We are a naive "animal".  :o
 
 
 
Coyote sightings , while not an everyday occurance, happens several days a week. It's rare to see them standing still. Usually they are moving fast. There is an active den less than a qtr mile from here, but I have never had any problems with them, not have I heard of any locals who have either beyond the loss of the occosional chicken or cat. Of all the critters around, they are by far the most wary of humans.
We have access to 50K acres of national forest and 50K acres of Corp of engineers landwithin a mile. Large predators like the wolf and big cats are never very numerous on their current ranges, and though that might sound like a large area, those predators require large ranges, and they are territorial.That 100k acres equals 156 sq miles. For a wolf or a cat requiring 30 sq miles of territory, that acerage would represent only enough land for 5 large predators.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on April 11, 2010, 11:33:51 AM
....people never remember that in spite of being the dominant environmental-altering species.....


.... we're still in and not at the top of the food chain :o ....[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 11, 2010, 12:01:30 PM
Victoria Station was part of Universal Studios at Studio City on the "Valley" side of the 101, which, according to my Google Earth, is just beyond the west side of the park.

Good memories there. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 11, 2010, 12:07:19 PM
We're gettin' the cable TV shut off tomorrow. Can't really justify the expense anymore. We spend more time online - and less with the TV. The only function it serves is background noise . . . so - adios cable. If we want to watch a specific show - we'll do it from the computer.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on April 11, 2010, 12:28:20 PM
Even the lowly fly and worm gets it's piece of us in the end..... Our tenure is only related to the level of our life..... or lack thereof.
 
....people never remember that in spite of being the dominant environmental-altering species.....


.... we're still in and not at the top of the food chain :o ....[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 11, 2010, 12:43:04 PM
Have coyotes been spotted in or near Meadville? If so, how close and where?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 11, 2010, 12:58:02 PM
I've got 12-15 of them at times. They have been here for several years now.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on April 11, 2010, 03:50:05 PM
Coyotes are good with BBQ sauce or Teriyaki.  Just saying?  KIDDING!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 11, 2010, 04:28:34 PM
We're gettin' the cable TV shut off tomorrow. Can't really justify the expense anymore. We spend more time online - and less with the TV. The only function it serves is background noise . . . so - adios cable. If we want to watch a specific show - we'll do it from the computer.

We did that (voluntarily) for a few months last year to help save some money until we got caught up. Better that than to fall behind. While the TV was out we watched some programs online, and got our news and information online also. I didn't miss the TV much at all. We have it back now. It's turned on in the living room right now, just making noise. There's a program on SCI about volcanos in Indonesia. (It's very beautiful there) Mr. Zip is in his office on the computer, and I am here, so we're not watching, just listening.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 11, 2010, 04:57:51 PM
I suppose this takes just "some" heavy equipment skills. It starts off a little slow, but check out the whole thing.

YouTube - Liebherr (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RobaJKGMMiE#)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 11, 2010, 08:58:51 PM
We're gettin' the cable TV shut off tomorrow. Can't really justify the expense anymore. We spend more time online - and less with the TV. The only function it serves is background noise . . . so - adios cable. If we want to watch a specific show - we'll do it from the computer.

we're shutting the land line down this week.  can't justify it when we all have cells with unlimited talk an text.  downgraded the tv package for a savings of another twenty bucks a month.  how many stations do ya really need?  Not 300 and some. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 11, 2010, 09:00:20 PM
I've got 12-15 of them at times. They have been here for several years now.

my neighbors occasionally comlain of missing chickens.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 11, 2010, 11:37:21 PM
You guys are doing the right thing in cutting down on the cable, or cutting it off alltogether. The cost is getting crazy.
My biggest issue with them is the packages they offer always have a bunch of channels that I never in a million years would watch. You take their bundle or nothing. Who in the world needs the Brazil Butt Lift" channel?
They should offer a menu of all their offerings, and allow us to pick only what we want.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 11, 2010, 11:54:03 PM
Back to the wily coyote topic....  Let's see... SHMI seems to think that she has had a coyote in her yard. Wondering how plausible that is, living on the edge of Meadville, oops, I mean Naboo....    ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 12, 2010, 12:02:11 AM
by coincidence National Geographic had a spread on wolves a couple of issues back. Excellent photo's. and interactive graphics;
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/wolf-wars/chadwick-text (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/wolf-wars/chadwick-text)
 
one of the better graphics:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/wolf-wars/wolf-interactive (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/wolf-wars/wolf-interactive)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 12, 2010, 07:01:13 AM
You guys are doing the right thing in cutting down on the cable, or cutting it off alltogether. The cost is getting crazy.
My biggest issue with them is the packages they offer always have a bunch of channels that I never in a million years would watch. You take their bundle or nothing. Who in the world needs the Brazil Butt Lift" channel?
They should offer a menu of all their offerings, and allow us to pick only what we want.

al a carte would be WONDERFUL!  We would only need about 10 channels.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on April 12, 2010, 07:22:35 AM
I don't know how true it is but..... when I questioned several people at the cable co. and the local gov... here is what kept popping up.
 
Though Ala Carte is a great idea.... it seems that most of those channels...shopping, ecuminical, PBS etc. are in the mix to keep the package price down. If you just picked what you want, you may find that the most popular 10 channels fo you may run close if not over the price you pay for a basic package. It is like you buying a paper or newspaper and getting all kinds of advertising.... picture how much they would cost if you wanted no advertisement.... It makes sense to me and I would love TV without Church, Shopping and OMG sports ( unless I did a PPV... which I never had). I am a news/history/movie/tv series type of person with and occassional music channel.... if I want a particular genre.
 
 
 
 
You guys are doing the right thing in cutting down on the cable, or cutting it off alltogether. The cost is getting crazy.
My biggest issue with them is the packages they offer always have a bunch of channels that I never in a million years would watch. You take their bundle or nothing. Who in the world needs the Brazil Butt Lift" channel?
They should offer a menu of all their offerings, and allow us to pick only what we want.

al a carte would be WONDERFUL!  We would only need about 10 channels.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 12, 2010, 07:29:07 AM
I think we all would like to see cafeteria plans where we could pick and choose what we watch. Unfortunately the infrastructure was not built out that way. FiOS and the satellite providers are the only ones that really are set up to go that way and they won't be doing it anytime soon. We'd drop CBS altogether and keep the other broadcast channels for a few shows, get the discovery/history family of channels and a few others. Problem is for the providers to make any money they'd have to raise the rates on a per channel basis to make any money. TV across the internet is still in a fledgling state. It's going to change a lot of things once it gets a head of steam. It will certainly affect my job, that's for sure.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 12, 2010, 12:02:13 PM
Know anybody with one of these? (http://www.medicalassistantprograms.net/blog/20-strange-and-mysterious-medical-syndromes). What's even more frightening is that my wife is currently prescribed two of these (http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/8-pharmaceuticals-with-worse-side-effects). It used to be three!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 12, 2010, 12:17:05 PM
 
As for the meds....Ambien is some dangerous stuff.  Having worked a lot of night shift the past few years, and seeing how freaking much that crap is prescribed, I have seen a lot of people do a lot of weird stuff and they absolutely do not know it.  Sleepers are given out too much.  People need to learn how to sleep again.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 12, 2010, 12:21:54 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of poisn ivy?  I have a nasty case of it and want to peel large areas of skin off my body right now.  I am using a cortisone base cream alternating with a benadryl cream alternating with good old calamine lotion.  I also have a benadryl spray for quick relief of bad itching on the larger patches....but that stuff is absorbed through your skin so I don't want to overdo the benadryl thing.   Taking suggestions. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 12, 2010, 12:45:53 PM
I definitely have exploding head syndrome.  :(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 12, 2010, 01:40:42 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of poisn ivy?  I have a nasty case of it and want to peel large areas of skin off my body right now.  I am using a cortisone base cream alternating with a benadryl cream alternating with good old calamine lotion.  I also have a benadryl spray for quick relief of bad itching on the larger patches....but that stuff is absorbed through your skin so I don't want to overdo the benadryl thing.   Taking suggestions. 


Check out this (http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Poison-Ivy-and-Poison-Oak) page.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 12, 2010, 04:16:08 PM
Heck NP.  If all that is true, everything I ever thought I knew about poison ivy is false!  I'm not contagious!  (Mr. Who is very scared of me right now, lol, as he is very sensitive to this stuff.)  Thanks. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 12, 2010, 09:44:36 PM
TV across the internet is still in a fledgling state. It's going to change a lot of things once it gets a head of steam. It will certainly affect my job, that's for sure.

I'll tell you NP. Jobs and those people at Apple keep driving the technology towards one device to handle all our communication needs.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 12, 2010, 09:49:33 PM
I had poison ivy on my brain once. The only way to scratch it was to think about sandpaper. (I may have mentioned that before.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 13, 2010, 02:29:42 AM
I've never had poision ivy. I think I may be immune, as I spent most of my childhood in the woods or running in fields, and never got it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 13, 2010, 07:36:45 AM
Zip, I used to think the same thing.  I have sat in it and had the stuff all over me several times.   May be why I got kinda cocky about tearing these vines down  -  with my bare hands.  Calling doc this morning.  It'sspreading and I can't ake it anymore.  And I look like a big pale pink calamine freak.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 13, 2010, 09:44:29 AM
Does the Calamine work for you? Seems by now someone would have come up with a sure-fire quicker remedy for it, but all I could find on Google is Calamine, taking some Benedryl, and/or using a baking soda paste on the rash.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 13, 2010, 09:51:11 AM
You can get a shot or pill form of cortisone. Which I am doing today if doc will allow without me coming in.  Every day sincelast Thursday I wake up and have a new patch some place.   It's on my face and neck....this morning new on my left ear, stomach and right thumb.  Sheesh.  I've had enough  This shit itches BAD!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 13, 2010, 09:53:34 AM
Yep, I just jumped back on to say cortisone and another, jewel weed... which I guess you can find some soap products with this ingredient.
http://www.computergenie.ca/poisonivy/alternative_treatments_remedies_for_poison_ivy.htm (http://www.computergenie.ca/poisonivy/alternative_treatments_remedies_for_poison_ivy.htm)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 13, 2010, 10:15:54 AM
well, pale pink isn't my color, but it does bring out my softer more feminine side.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 13, 2010, 10:31:20 AM
I was covered in it for days and my eyes were swelled shut when I was six years old. Mother bathed me in Fels Naptha soap and it cleared right up. Can ya even buy that soap now?  8)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on April 13, 2010, 10:46:50 AM
i can remember when i had it as a child, used to jump in the neighbors swimming pool, the chlorine seemed to kill it. probly got the water tainted, but hey i felt relieved!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 13, 2010, 11:02:10 AM
Fels Naptha is in some stores in the srea. Valesky's in meadville has it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 13, 2010, 02:17:19 PM
doc called me in ascript.  got me some cortisone.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 13, 2010, 10:12:11 PM
nope.  Prednisone.  Yeah!!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on April 13, 2010, 11:58:30 PM
yeah i know the routine 6 1st day then 5 2nd day, and so on....... they always also worked good for me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 14, 2010, 12:29:04 AM
Do you struggle to parallel park?
 
watch and learn. 23 seconds
Kid Shows How to Parallel Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n14MBAd3R8#)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 14, 2010, 07:32:40 AM
yeah i know the routine 6 1st day then 5 2nd day, and so on....... they always also worked good for me.

20 mg twice a day for 5 days. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 15, 2010, 05:19:39 PM
That video was cute! Little stunt driver in the making.

Here's something for Life:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc1598 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc1598)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 15, 2010, 08:13:23 PM
Fels Naptha is in some stores in the srea. Valesky's in meadville has it.

Thanks for the info Life.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 16, 2010, 08:49:28 AM
Don't screw with the law in the south. Or more appropriately don't be an idiot.

/http://www.viddler.com/player/7175e6fe


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 16, 2010, 09:05:16 AM
Last night in the sky over Wisconsin:
 
Meteor Madness: Space fireball lights up night sky in Wisconsin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-TYo1LgHr4#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 16, 2010, 09:06:28 AM
That thing must have been HUGE ... looks like we dodged a bullet.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 16, 2010, 08:34:16 PM
Here's something you dont see every day.Could this possibly be the start of another Toyota recall!! ;D
 
Sebastien Buemi in China - Shanghai 2010 ( Unfall ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UdQMjBM3mk&NR=1#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 16, 2010, 09:57:45 PM
That thing must have been HUGE ... looks like we dodged a bullet.

 
Where do they think it landed Zip? In the ocean? ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on April 16, 2010, 11:00:21 PM
....the sudden bright flair is indicative of it almost  instantly super-heating and exploding/vaporizing in the atmosphere; with only a small chance of any fragments reaching the surface....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 16, 2010, 11:27:51 PM
Sir Gore:  Is BIG RED heading East soon???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 16, 2010, 11:29:50 PM
Didn't really have to be all that big either -


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on April 17, 2010, 12:19:18 AM
Sir Gore:  Is BIG RED heading East soon???

....Big Red- new tires/shocks/brakes & cleaned fuel injectors-

....if your weather holds, will be there for the Park clean up next weekend; if cold/wet sets in, will hold off a bit saving my aging self for the 5-Boro Bike Ride in the Big Apple the following weekend. Then up to New England for an extemporaneous road trip for clam chowder and lobster before returning to the original side of  Sharon Stone's rainbow for a spell before heading back out on the slab for further adventures.

Still planning the Tammy Pescatelli show in Erie? I'm in!

Am bringing the kayaks; feel like chasing water fowl?
[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 17, 2010, 08:54:14 AM
yes and YES.  And dinner at the Castle one evening??


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 17, 2010, 09:42:57 AM
"....the original side of  Sharon Stone's rainbow"

Always did love your flair, Gore.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 18, 2010, 10:22:21 AM
In case anybody want to know how to really say it.

Eyjafjallajökull - You're doing it wrong! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jq-sMZtSww#lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 18, 2010, 06:02:56 PM
Heck... I couldn't say it.... I'd just say ....that-there-big-dang-volcano-over-that-away-in-Iceland....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 18, 2010, 06:27:26 PM
Ooooohhh... Tammy P is going to be at the Academy Theatre on Sept 11, too. Hope it doesn't fall down...  < bad jk >


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 19, 2010, 12:57:32 PM
The Happiness Machine.
Cute!
 
Coca-Cola "Happiness Machine" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqT_dPApj9U#lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 19, 2010, 08:53:31 PM
I would love that happiness machine!! 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 20, 2010, 12:08:35 AM
Zip, never saw that before. This one is on me!
 
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/lukebam9/bacon_coke1.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: olivebranch on April 20, 2010, 12:23:47 AM
OMG  am laughing my a$$ off!! Kind of like going to fast food places and getting a big old greeeeezy burger and a lard a$$ side of fries with a diet coke....LOL


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 20, 2010, 07:05:33 AM
OMG  am laughing my a$$ off!! Kind of like going to fast food places and getting a big old greeeeezy burger and a lard a$$ side of fries with a diet coke....LOL
But I like Diet Coke! ; )


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 20, 2010, 12:57:23 PM
Hmmmmmm!  ::) ??? ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 20, 2010, 01:01:01 PM
Everything is better with bacon.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 20, 2010, 04:18:44 PM
Someone jumped off the spring street bridge today.  very sad.  check the breaking news at the trib.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 20, 2010, 11:26:10 PM
This is a little strange. Taken at the U of Colorado in Boulder of a multitude of people exhaling in unison at 4:20PM on Apr 20th (4/20 at 4:20)
My immediate reaction was ok ,with what looks like smoke hanging over the proceding, what exactly did they inhale? Took me a while to figure it out. For the answer right click on the picture, then left click on properties, See URL address.
From the cellar image of the day:
(http://cellar.org/2010/marijuana.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 21, 2010, 07:03:39 AM
The Boston Globe does a regular feature called "The Big Picture" which features some great photography. Here's the link (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html) to the volcano pictures in Iceland... very cool!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 21, 2010, 07:28:29 AM
Those were great!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 21, 2010, 08:25:14 AM
Well I finally did it. I ordered a smart phone yesterday. I guess I'm going to get updated in the telecom world. I ordered the Droid Incredible which gets rolled out April 29th on Verizon. Yet more stuff to learn.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 21, 2010, 08:27:08 AM
You'll love it.  They are like freakin' toys.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 21, 2010, 08:29:32 AM
My buddy has a droid - he loves it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 21, 2010, 08:38:31 AM
My wife has an iPhone, but I didn't want to get locked in to the Apple bleed-you-financially-dry application store. Everything on the phone is open source and free or really cheap. I like the iPhone, it was a ground breaker. But I'm a linux person and I'll actually be able to do things with the phone. I just have to wait another week for it to hit the market.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on April 21, 2010, 10:15:40 AM
NP, I'm addicted to my Berry.  I know, not the same but still, I love having the stuff available to me when i may need to look something up and a puter isn't available.  It's great for getting weather alerts when traveling or just surfing to pass the time when waiting in a doc's office. 

Since I got my Berry, I have done away with a home phone line too.  The TTY feature works well for me and it integrates with my hearing aides quite easily. 

I also found a few little adapters that I can create playlists on youtube and then play the songs through my car stereo using the 3.5mm jack.  Yes, like an MP3 player.  Works great for me since I love those foreign bands that you simply cant buy here unless you want to pay the outrageous import fees.

Hope you enjoy your Droid!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on April 21, 2010, 11:51:11 AM
I guess I am happy to own a Tracfone Motorola W376g.... Hmmmmm it's a PHONE! I am not that important that I need to carry a "PC" with me I guess. My son has a phone with all the GEE GAWs and all he seems to do is text, surf or Whatever, even during family times. I find this to be as couth as a fart in a restaurant  :o . I know this phone can be set to Blue Tooth but I see so many people with crap stuffed in their ears as they talk to the voices in their heads....
 
I know.... I am an old fart, I remember my Aunt's crank phone... hmmmm 2 long 1 short.... and the party lines. I see a chip coming next.... Yes, I still have a hard land line in my home. It is funny when neighbors with low batteries or the wireless come to use our OLD phone. When the power is out... good old DC keeps my Land Line working. Oh and it is a rotary  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 21, 2010, 01:25:26 PM
NP: Send me a PM with the specs for that phone. I am still waffling. I did buy the computer for the house, but I will probably never see the thing when the wife and 2 kids get a hold of it.
 
I still need an option at work that isn't monitored....still leaning toward the droid eros...but I will use a crackberry if its free and web enabled...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 21, 2010, 02:03:03 PM
Here's a review link (http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/19/droid-incredible-review/). You can search for a lot more reviews as well.  You can also check out some about it at verizonwireless.com (http://verizonwireless.com)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: shortcircuit on April 21, 2010, 02:16:06 PM
Well, personally?  With the hearing problems I have?  Being able to text versus talking on a phone?  Its like the world is finally catching up to what I have needed all along and its standard equipment, not optional or add-on stuff.  I'm no longer odd man out and a freak for needing it.  It doesn't cost me hundreds of dollars anymore, I did without until it was in my price range!  My Berry cost me 9.99 after rebates.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 21, 2010, 03:33:24 PM
Pay attention out there boys and girls.. I saw two accidents today, one at the DQ intersection and one down on North St. by the car wash. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 21, 2010, 03:43:02 PM
Now you'll have to enter the witness protection society.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 21, 2010, 04:30:25 PM
Hmmm... already live in the middle of nowhere... outted myself in that other post..... probably should join the witness protection program anyway...  ;-D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 21, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
I've been to the middle of nowhere and Meadville is not even close.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 21, 2010, 09:15:10 PM
NP, absolutly awesome pics of the volcano! Tks.
Amazing the story a good photo can tell.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 21, 2010, 09:17:24 PM
Hmmm... already live in the middle of nowhere..

I don't think Kegger St is the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from there!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 21, 2010, 11:06:44 PM
 :'(
 
Sandy Petruso passed away today.
http://meadvilletribune.com/obituaries/x1687719559/Sandy-B-Petruso (http://meadvilletribune.com/obituaries/x1687719559/Sandy-B-Petruso)
 


 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on April 21, 2010, 11:23:34 PM
I've been to the middle of nowhere and Meadville is not even close.


....having been in the  middle-of-no-wheresville (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6594071) on more than one occasion for month's on end....

....'yea  verily' does come quickly to mind ;) ....


....can't remember the last time I caught wind of a herd of camels or heard swarm of hungry camel spiders at Wally World up on 322....


....tho Shiny does have that Bedouin mystique to him ;D ....
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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 07:57:14 AM
These are the kind of days I like to do outside work.   Man is it beautiful out this morning.  Yard work is on the agenda.  Have to transplant some seedlings too.  I have two of my favorite pairs of jeans I am taking the waist in a bit then making into capris.....this should be interesting, lol. 



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 22, 2010, 08:24:40 AM
Quote
I am taking the waist in a bit

Nice! Over the winter too!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 08:53:36 AM
:)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 22, 2010, 01:06:04 PM
NP (or anyone else for that matter): I can't get a straight answer out of the STUPID Verizon reps here (They hire college students  ::)  ). Is there a plan that you can surf unlimited (no music downloads) for a set fee? I am sorta addicted to the internet and I am going through withdrawals here. No Pandora, No Facebook, No Youtube, No AIM...jeez, how am I supposed to get any work done?!?!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 22, 2010, 01:22:12 PM
That's all part of the standard unlimited data plan. IT's total internet access except for corporate email and wireless tethering. It's $29.99 per month. Check to see if you get a discount through through your employer. I bet there is.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 02:33:57 PM
I wouldn't call it unlimited.  It's 25MB per month on Verizon.....I know it would be hard to go over that so I'm just sayin'.......... I have the 9.99 plan cause I don't do much internet on my phone.   Once in a while if I'm sitting waitng on an appointment or sometimes on lunch break or something.  I love Verizon for their customer service.....the people here in the Meadville branch are phone geniuses.  And I love that you can activate/deactivate in like 2 minutes online.  The kids arealways losing a phone and we can whip out an old one and activate it until the other one reappears.  Even my parents - who are on my plan- managed to put theirs through the wash last week.
     


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 02:34:49 PM
Unless it's different with those fancy Droids.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 22, 2010, 03:43:36 PM
The $9.99 a month is the 25MB, the $29.99  per month data plan is unlimited.For the 3G devices anyhow.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 04:08:31 PM
Yep.  Read it all wrong.  Was looking at the kids phones.  Talk and text is all they need. 

I have a 15 y.o. who could care less about his phone.  How cool is that?  The 12 y.o.?  Different story. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 23, 2010, 01:05:41 AM
Sexually active, deadly, airborne fungus... oh brother, here we go...
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722426 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722426)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 23, 2010, 07:52:51 AM
E
Sexually active, deadly, airborne fungus... oh brother, here we go...
 
[url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722426[/url] ([url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722426[/url])


Ever see the movie "The Happening?"


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 23, 2010, 09:54:17 AM
omg...took my jeans in at the waist and then struggled to get them over my ass, lol!   Meh, once on, they sure do fit/feel better!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 23, 2010, 10:23:31 AM
Hmmmm! I'm happy for you CLW! :wahoo:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 23, 2010, 10:26:40 AM
Yeah NP - I saw it . . . interesting premise - though kinda silly.

Thing is - every once in a while something comes along to thin the herd - cuz thinning the herd seems necessary.
 
CLW - sounds like the Redhead . . . that kinda build is why we have a 3-year-old at our age . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 23, 2010, 02:24:59 PM
Thanks Lock....wish I could have taken them in at the ass as well though, lol.   Something to work on.  Speaking of.....if anyone here has a gym membership, there may be ways to get your health insurance to pay for it.  We have a family membership at the WE and if you take a few certain classes and meet with a dietician and some other stuff, they can bill BCBS for your membership fees for 3 months.  I think we will be seeing these kind of things become more and more popular?  We have not taken advantage of it but know people who are and are pleased with the program.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 23, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
CLW: Yup. My provider gives $150 bucks toward a yearly membership just for signing up. I love being a gym rat...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 23, 2010, 03:54:17 PM
All Cigna does for me is call me up and tell me I should get meds by mail. "Well", I say, "here's the list of what we have" (half of my wifes stuff is sched 2) Then they say "Oh", hang up and call again in two months.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 23, 2010, 06:00:48 PM
Still at work. Will be working most of the weekend. This sucks.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on April 24, 2010, 12:52:56 AM
sorry NP! i got a job today up in an attic, gotta have somebody do it cause still no long steps for me! wish i had more! but the night is young, or so they say............. looked for ictituc tonight but couldnt find him, oh well tomorrow i guess.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 24, 2010, 07:47:45 AM
Hey, I've got a job. It's killing me some days/weeks/months, but it's better than not having one. I'm going to be insanely busy from Monday until May 20th. I have roughly 41 servers to configure by that date. I have 3 to deliver by Monday so I'm working from the house this weekend.

I'm still going to watch the Pens win tonight though!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 24, 2010, 08:57:20 AM
I got my DROID this week!  Love it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 24, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
Did you get the Incredible or the original Droid? I heard there was a screw up with the contractor handling the orders and some of the incredibles got shipped early.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 25, 2010, 12:11:11 AM
Took these of one of the bluebird boxes.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P4240011.jpg?t=1272168551)
six eggs
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P4240010.jpg?t=1272168611)
 
anyone know what these are
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/P4240004.jpg?t=1272168760)


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Post by: E-L Man on April 25, 2010, 11:38:52 AM
Puffin, Wow! Six bluebird eggs. There is normally only five isn't there?
I've got a few boxes out, 6, I guess, four of which are occupied by tree swallows, one empty and one with bluebirds. The swallows seem to have taken over in the last few years for some reason. I have the boxes facing east. Is
that correct? And I know they need to be about six feet off the ground. Mine are only about four feet. Are there problems with the way I have them set up? ???


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Post by: Janetplanet on April 25, 2010, 06:29:43 PM
Dear Locknuts, went up to the garden today to water the rhubarb - and my friend gave me some from his patch.  Will pick up strawberries tomorrow and make a pie.  Joe says thank you.
Also harvested some horseradish.  Plan on making some horseradish sauce, if you like it let me know.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 25, 2010, 08:52:44 PM
Yeh Janet, I like horseradish in any form. Don't have any growing here tho. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 25, 2010, 08:58:37 PM
Did you get the Incredible or the original Droid? I heard there was a screw up with the contractor handling the orders and some of the incredibles got shipped early.

I got the big daddy droid.  I talked myself out of the Eris.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on April 25, 2010, 10:14:46 PM
JP! i love fresh horse radish!!!! as long as you get brain freeze by sniffing close to it!!!!!!!!!!!! let me know!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 26, 2010, 12:34:44 AM
Lock, we have 4 boxes out. They are 1/4 mile apart,  6-7 feet off the ground. I think 4 feet is a problem.
All ours face south. That was by chance, not plan, so I don't know what is correct. 3 are occupied by bluebirds. One had a rat snake in it the last time I checked. Gonna be a while before I check that one again. Snakes!!!blek!!
In the box pictured the birds raise 2 broods a year. The others just one. The six eggs is the most I've ever seen too. Usually 4-5.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 26, 2010, 07:30:24 AM
 Horseradish and thyroid replacement meds do not mix.  I love the stuff and can't eat it at all.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 26, 2010, 08:17:51 AM
Pest: Spent the weekend under my deck that goes around the pool, looking for spiders and wasps...between the stress of wondering when they will get you, and crawling around in a dark cramped space, I was done for the weekend. I had to get under there to dismantle the pool so I can replace the liner (armadillo dug under the liner. KAPOW!)
Now the easy part, rebuilding an above ground pool :-)
Kimmi: NP talked me out of the Eris.
NP: I saw the Droid in Walmart for 98 bucks. I was itchin...but that purchase hasn't passed the Finance Committee yet. My computer comes in today! I get to do my own system restore discs, then the internet gets turned on Wednesday.
 
So I will probably start posting at night like a normal person, and I will be able to actually see all the posts on the 'what are you be listening to' thread.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 26, 2010, 02:02:09 PM
I'm in! ;D   When? Where?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 26, 2010, 02:20:11 PM
Lock, we have 4 boxes out. They are 1/4 mile apart,  6-7 feet off the ground. I think 4 feet is a problem.
All ours face south. That was by chance, not plan, so I don't know what is correct. 3 are occupied by bluebirds. One had a rat snake in it the last time I checked. Gonna be a while before I check that one again. Snakes!!!blek!!
In the box pictured the birds raise 2 broods a year. The others just one. The six eggs is the most I've ever seen too. Usually 4-5.

 
Puffin, I googled bluebird house placement and it said the boxes have to be no closer than 100yds. from the next one and box needs to be mounted 4-5 feet above the ground. Different directions for different reasons ie. rain, sun and heat. They seem to be pretty particular about a lot of things.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 26, 2010, 05:30:50 PM
Horseradish and thyroid replacement meds do not mix.  I love the stuff and can't eat it at all.

Really? I never knew that. I am ambivalent towards horseradish, but do take synthroid.  Guess I don't have a problem.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 26, 2010, 05:38:35 PM
Yep.  Horseradish will make synthroid less effective.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 27, 2010, 12:02:07 AM
Really!! 4 feet. Our birds must have altitude perception problems or somethin.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on April 27, 2010, 06:40:53 PM
I got 21 of 25 right. Little tougher than ya think. ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on April 27, 2010, 08:15:40 PM
Made a strawberry/rhubarb pie last night - wow!! Good stuff.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 27, 2010, 09:30:47 PM
Made a strawberry/rhubarb pie last night - wow!! Good stuff.
Janet

So jealous!  I haven't had that kind of pie since my grandmother was still living.  I should really give it a try!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 27, 2010, 11:01:59 PM
I got my DROID this week!  Love it!

so what apps did you get?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 28, 2010, 07:25:22 AM
22/25


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 28, 2010, 09:39:26 AM
I got 21 of 25 right. Little tougher than ya think. ::)

24 out of 25. I missed one about the dials on a TV... I said thirteen but the answer was 12.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 28, 2010, 12:11:26 PM
15. I wasn't paying attention  ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 28, 2010, 08:18:25 PM
I got my DROID this week!  Love it!

so what apps did you get?

Only the free ones.  I'm on facebook a lot.  I have Bump, google maps with GPS, news and weather, trapster - haven't played with that yet.  It is supposed to tell you where cops are hiding. I also got Sudoku for when I'm having to wait for something.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 28, 2010, 08:19:54 PM
TiFeMb - Guess what I'm going to do this October!  I'm doing a mini-triathlon.  I need to start training and find a bike first.  A mini is 250yds in the pool, 9 mile bike, and 2 mile run.  That is a lot for me.  I'll be happy to finish!


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Post by: gore range on April 28, 2010, 09:54:21 PM
....(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/clap-3.gif)(http://l=http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/clap-3.gif)

....it will go nicely for you once you get a little training/conditioning under your belt; don't neglect a multi-miled brisk walk in your routine, and work on your breathing to keep your oh-two saturation levels up!.....


....see if you can cheat in the pool with some goggles and a snorkel; that head turning crap in the water drives me even more nutty!
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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 28, 2010, 10:25:24 PM
Kimmi: AWESOME!!! If you are already doing Spin you will be fine. It's just figuring out the transitions. I can give you pointers if you need them but you probably don't.  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 29, 2010, 07:06:43 AM
Well I'm doing this with my personal trainer.  She is not an endurance person either because she has asthma.  I'll be training with her.  The bike part doesn't scare me.  The run is a little concerning, but it is the swim that bothers me.  I will need to go to the pool every other day.  Since I'll be in the category of absolute beginner, I wonder if they will let me wear water wings or bring my noodle! hahaha


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on April 29, 2010, 08:12:31 AM
Kimmi: I have Spinners that have asthma and go all out, they just know their bodies real well and know when to whip out the inhaler for a puff and back off for a bit.
The swim: Just work on being smooth and calm. It's about finishing. You just want to get out of the water feeling refreshed. :-)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 29, 2010, 11:03:02 AM
Multi-stabbing of children in China... socialism partly to blame.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36840902/ns/world_news-asiapacific/?Gt1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36840902/ns/world_news-asiapacific/?Gt1=43001)



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 29, 2010, 11:30:11 AM
Got my droid Incredible today. It's very cool. The learning curve is gonna be steep though!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 29, 2010, 01:38:15 PM
Ok... I always say, find your purpose and take a stand.

The Crusader -- Episode 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRRlct7BaPA&feature=player_embedded#lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on April 29, 2010, 07:46:27 PM
Got my droid Incredible today. It's very cool. The learning curve is gonna be steep though!

LOVE mine!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 29, 2010, 10:50:46 PM
The 2 parking spaces guy!. Zip, how many Red Bulls has that guy had?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 30, 2010, 08:26:43 AM
I wish I was was more contagious when I'm feeling as good as I do this morning.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 30, 2010, 09:19:33 AM
I wish I was was more contagious when I'm feeling as good as I do this morning.

I know right?  I stepped out onto the porch this morning and felt like I was shot by a gun loaded with YES!-ness.  It is sooooooo nice today and I'm outta here.  Heading out with Mr Who for lunch and a nice long walk at Presque Isle.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 30, 2010, 11:24:12 AM
Now this (http://nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/real-life/article/-/7124792/im-in-love-with-my-grandson-were-having-a-baby/) is really (and I mean really) freaky!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 30, 2010, 12:50:15 PM
Sadly, good is not as contagious as bad. After a few hours at work, dealing with a person who was in a VERY negative way today, I am not feeling quite a bright as I was earlier. I caught what they had I guess. I tried to help 'em catch what I had . . . but it didn't work out.

As to NP's link . . . well - if the surrogate is using a donor egg, then it ain't really incest.

Meh -

I wanna go catch some happy somewhere . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on April 30, 2010, 02:04:53 PM
I lesarned a long time ago that the best way to brighten an otherwise bad mood is to think of the worst thing that could happen in "your world", and if it's not as bad as that, then you're doing okay.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on April 30, 2010, 07:17:36 PM
I MET TAMMY PESCATELLI AT BIG LOTS TODAY!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 30, 2010, 11:07:43 PM
(http://cellar.org/2010/funeral.jpg)
There's David Morales Colón, sitting on the Honda his uncle gave him, down in Puerto Rico.Looks pretty life like, doesn't he? What??

Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan's Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox. For example, in 2008, they embalmed another young shooting victim and displayed his body standing up for the duration of a multi-day wake.

Back to the present: Yesterday and today, callers who stopped to pay their final respects to the late Mr. Colón got a bit of a surprise. Instead of the traditional presentation of the body in a casket, Mr. Colón's corpse, dressed in casual duds and sunglasses, was instead posed in a very lifelike position atop his Repsol-liveried Honda CBR600 F4.
He should probably be wearing a helmet.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on April 30, 2010, 11:13:26 PM
A seatbelt commercial!!
 
Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-8PBx7isoM#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 01, 2010, 10:19:33 AM
I MET TAMMY PESCATELLI AT BIG LOTS TODAY!!!



Did she tell you a joke?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on May 01, 2010, 11:30:22 PM
wow! sat night i am in the house!!! would've to have seen a band tonight, just kinda in the mood.... blues would be cool!!   


OK zip! thanks to you web site, i will ck out midnight special at the beach club!!! close enough!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 01, 2010, 11:42:49 PM
My daughter came home this weekend to celebrate her dad's birthday - told her I wanted to show her a your tube - of Tammy P about Meadville.  When we watched it she recognized her from Comedy of the year.  We laughed at it together.
Janet


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Post by: Zipper on May 02, 2010, 02:10:37 AM
wow! sat night i am in the house!!! would've to have seen a band tonight, just kinda in the mood.... blues would be cool!!  


OK zip! thanks to you web site, i will ck out midnight special at the beach club!!! close enough!!

Handy website, isn't it?
Glad it helped you!



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Post by: precisionpest on May 02, 2010, 02:43:32 AM
back home now. midnight special was AWESOME at the beach club!!! all 80's music, these guys were really good!!! they will be back memorial day weekend. all i can say is wow!! if you are into 80's stuff the they are the band!! styx,journey,queen, just to name a few!   anyway night to all!!!


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Post by: IC2ITUC on May 02, 2010, 12:49:19 PM
PEST,  I'll check them out Memoral Weekend and I WON"T be in bed at 9:30 PM !   ;D   I got in the rack early last Saturday night because the Beach Club closed that night around 9:00 PM and you know that I wont drink and drive by going to any other place around there that is not with in walking distance from the Hotel.  :)   See you Memorial Weekend and hopefully others, and that includes you VALENCE!!!!  WHERE ARE YOU ??? ???


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Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 02, 2010, 03:14:54 PM
Only the best stuff that comes from the earth.


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Post by: gore range on May 02, 2010, 06:19:15 PM
....last evening we jogged over to Times Square to catch a quick train back downtown after visiting Top of the Rock @ Rockefeller Center taking 47th over to 7th Ave, then down to Times Square....

....we were puzzled by the crowd filling 45th, blocking the crosstown traffic, really ticking off the city drivers....

....getting closer, it was stunningly obviously  was terribly amiss due to to utter and total emptiness of Times Square, even Sis with our overseas travel-experience/astuteness  said- "This isn't good, is it?", and we took to the middle of 45th Street to beat feet over to 6th Ave....

....just as we were about to depart Times Square, there was an explosion; Sis looks at me and I said" It's small- sounds like the police blowing up a suspicious package"- it was the NYPD blowing out the windows of the Pathfinder to access the bomb.....

....about 1 in 10 panicked at the explosion, with most, dip-sticks that they are, pressing against the police lines to view the 'reality show; which opened up room for Sis & I to continue beating feet....

....interesting it took a couple hours for the press to break the story; 2 hours here in the big apple even with the local station's remote-broadcast vans lining 7th Ave.....

....on the other hand, Sis kicked ass on the 5 Boro Bike today here in the big apple; even with record heat, she made it up both the Queensboro Bridge and Verrezano Narrows Bridge without having to walk her bike up the steep approaches; the 5 Boroughs in 6 hours! Though, I'm thinking 33,000 riders is just too big of an organized ride, even for the big apple.....

....no surprise most of the riders were clueless of the terrorist attack the evening before....[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 02, 2010, 06:42:48 PM
Hey Pest... Have you ever seen Jake's Blues?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 02, 2010, 06:45:44 PM
Wow Gore!
 
Talk about being in the "wrong" place at the right time. Good thing you got outta there safely!
 
 


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Post by: Amidala on May 02, 2010, 09:54:54 PM
Hmmmm... HM was wondering about Sir Gore and Sis in light of the explosion news from Times Square. Glad you are a ok and glad the boro ride went well!!


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Post by: Puffin on May 02, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
Gore, glad to hear everythins ok. A story to tell and everyone safe. Sounds good to me.


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Post by: CindyLouWho on May 03, 2010, 07:36:10 AM
good to hear you're having a good time.  There really is no place like New York.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 03, 2010, 10:02:27 AM
Thanks for the falcom webcam.  Can someone post all of the animal webcams you watch?  I want to play them during the day for my animal unit.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 03, 2010, 01:37:55 PM
Actually three have hatched as of this AM.. :-)


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Post by: Amidala on May 03, 2010, 05:08:15 PM
The Falcon Cam email said three.... I haven't seen three either.  There are two live cams. The 10 minute update cam is only one view.  Regardless... they are COOL.


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Post by: Puffin on May 03, 2010, 11:29:27 PM
Kim, I still watch Nat'l Geos Wildcam Africa "Pete's pond" every once in a while. It's on 24 hrs a day.    http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildcamafrica/ (http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildcamafrica/)


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Post by: Puffin on May 03, 2010, 11:34:45 PM
We got 2 1/2 inches of rain this weekend here in the heartland. Unbelievably, there were places around Nashville that got 13 in 2 days.
 
Anyway the rain is good for the spring wildflowers.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildflowers/DCP00766.jpg?t=1272944039)


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Post by: Puffin on May 03, 2010, 11:43:13 PM
RC model airplane. It actualy flies. Probably nuclear capable.
 
(http://cellar.org/2010/b50.jpg)
...it is classed as a light aircraft and had to be tested by the Civil Aviation Authority and requires a certificate to fly it at public shows.
'It's a model of the Boeing B-50 bomber that was used from the 1950s to the 1970s. It's all scratch built and has a wingspan of 19ft. 'It weighs just over 100lb and is powered by four, four kilowatt electric motors and each motor has 24 batteries powering it. The propellers have a 2ft diameter.
It has 96 batteries that power four electric motors which drive the aircraft to 40mph along a 50m runway before it takes off. It can then fly for eight minutes in the air before it has to descend so the batteries can be recharged.
Here's the video:
Tony Nijhuis flies one of the largest electric R/C models in the world! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFSOMzTromM#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 04, 2010, 12:29:19 AM
Wow, I came on to check things out before signing off for the night and got sidetracked by the news blurb feeds on the first page.

woman stabs people at a Target store
oil spill
car bomb
flood in Nashville
a nuclear warhead story
Acapulco shooting

I'll have nightmares for sure tonight.
What the heck is wrong with people anymore?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 04, 2010, 06:41:30 AM
That's quite a plane. I can't even imagine someone building an RC plane that requires an airworthiness cert.


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Post by: gore range on May 04, 2010, 07:48:04 AM
....well- there is one advantage to flying the big model RC planes-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRmg88t35Y0
....noteworthy that it went in just like the Fairchild AFB BUFF crash....[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 05, 2010, 12:09:14 AM
....noteworthy that it went in just like the Fairchild AFB BUFF crash....

Iv'e seen the vidoe on that one!

Electric and jet engined RC aircraft! The technology has come a long way from those cheapo McCoy engines we could get at that hobby store at the top of the steps in Meadville.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 05, 2010, 07:25:59 AM
I'll never forget the smell of Cox engine fuel.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 05, 2010, 09:01:04 AM
I do as well... I remember a bright red 63 Corvette Cox powered model that I had bought at Milbaughs in downtown Sharon. All the Castor Oil in the canned fuel and the pump can. The car ran fast and the smoke was distinctive...not to mention the smell on our hands and clothes. Now it is mostly electric....RC. Maybe they found that the fuel was a carcinigen and not to be handled by kids looking for fun.
 
As an aside... did you notice that school they evacuated because of a broken Mercury Thermometer... They had HAZMAT in to scrub the floor and even spray off the kids shoes....
 
I must be getting old.... I remember when I went to DDS Shermer in Sharon... Dreaded it..big needles and a low speed belt driven drill. He put silver amalgams in my mouth and everytime I went, he gave me a tube with mercury for me to "play" with. Hmmmm It was good to rub on coins...it made them look like new and it was neat as the globules bounce around in OMG... my bare hand.
 
Well no need to worry about the fillings anymore... They all fell out in Vietnam and finally had those teeth removed. Now all my fillings are composite and colored like my teeth.... It seems everything Babyboomers did is getting bad for health... I still wonder why so many of us are still alive...... and are now a burden to everyone else LOL
 
 
 
I'll never forget the smell of Cox engine fuel.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 05, 2010, 10:51:52 AM
....noteworthy that it went in just like the Fairchild AFB BUFF crash....

Iv'e seen the vidoe on that one!

Electric and jet engined RC aircraft! The technology has come a long way from those cheapo McCoy engines we could get at that hobby store at the top of the steps in Meadville.

I remember that hobby shop too Puffin. Corner of Market and Chestnut up over Eckerds(?) drugstore. At the corner of Park Ave. and Chestnut was the other drug store. Brown-Jones I believe.
 
For some reason Hobby shops don't do well in Meadville. There have been several come and go in a short period of time. The latest one in the Park Ave Plaza was a better one to come along but it is gone already.   ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 05, 2010, 11:10:16 AM
I though it was center and market street? For the life of me I can't remember the name. Was it DeNoons?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on May 05, 2010, 02:19:04 PM
zip i have never seen jakes blues. last blues group i saw was (excuse if i get this wrong) tony jonflone??? or something like that?? he was awesome walked on the bar singing & putting the mike in peoples faces to sing the chorus to a song! happened to be my birthday & he was doing mustang sally & he put the next to me & guess what....... i sang ride jimmy ride!!!! lol!!! was a great time!!!  let me know when YOU (&hubby) will be at a jakes blues playing, local & maybe i can show up???


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Post by: Zipper on May 05, 2010, 04:55:40 PM
Jake is phenomenal. People compare him to Stevie Ray Vaughn, but I think Jake took it a step or two beyond. No disrespect to SRV, he is legendary, and died way too young.
 
Jake will be playing an exclusive at the Palms in Conneaut Lake on August 14th, but also in June (June 20th)  he will be at Sprague Farm and Brew Works, and also headling at the Crawford County Fair Monday, August 23rd on the main stage, with several other local (very talented) bands.
 
For a full lineup of acts that day go here:  http://dirtydoglive.com/ccfairbands2010.html (http://dirtydoglive.com/ccfairbands2010.html)

Check out the bluegrass band. They're awesome! So are the others, just a little bit of everything for everyone that day. All different sounds, all different styles, all different music that day, classical, country, jazz, rock, blues, folk, festival, and more. Bring your kids, your granny, and your lawnchairs for track seating, or sit in the grandstands and enjoy the day!

Here's some info on the June 20th event:
 It's in honor of a fallen Navy Seal, with the proceeds going to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation. (The Navy Seals) For more info go to www.ride4lance.com (http://www.ride4lance.com)
 
(http://dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/LanceLVMRPoster.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 05, 2010, 07:08:39 PM
I am asking you all to pray for my dad.  He is in the hospital.  Clots in his leg.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 05, 2010, 10:39:31 PM
I'll never forget the smell of Cox engine fuel.

Me either. We used to buy it by the gallon. 28% castor oil, 20% nitro.

Thats the place Lock. There was a stock broker office across the hall. They always had boxes of ticker tape trash stacked in the hallway.
I can't remember the name of the place. Gore would remember though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 05, 2010, 10:43:02 PM
I though it was center and market street? For the life of me I can't remember the name. Was it DeNoons?

it was across the street from Murphys NP.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 05, 2010, 11:38:43 PM
† Prayers for your father. †



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 06, 2010, 01:13:26 PM
My apologies, my posting has fallen off a lot lately. I'm in the middle of if the more insane project I've ever worked on. (yes, inanimate things can evidently be insane) I am not on my 27th straight day of working for 8+ hours. I should be happy to have a job, but honestly... it's wearing very thin. I'm surprised my family even remembers me. At least the locks haven't changed and garage door opener still works. :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 06, 2010, 03:12:41 PM
Speaking of knowing who you are.....
 
Just had a phone call from someone claiming to be one of our creditors. (a common bank... anyone around here could have an account with them) First thing he wanted me to do is verify my account by providing my address. I told him "Hey, you called me." But he insisted that before he could disclose what the call was about, I would have to verify my address so he wasn't giving my info out to "anyone else". 
 
I told him to tell me what he had and I would tell him if he's right.

He said I would have to give him the info ~in order for him to verify it.
 
I know we're not late on any payments, and I certainly wasn't going to give him my address, so I told him he could take a hike, I wasn't telling him where I lived, and hung up on him.
 
If he wanted something more general, like a zip code, maybe, but this guy wanted my street address. My radar was going off.
 
What I really hate are the calls where they call you ~and then put you on hold. I have no clue what they are about, I never wait to find out.
 
"Please hold for an important message" .... I think not.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 06, 2010, 03:27:00 PM
"Please hold for an important message" = we're trying to find someone who isn't on the phone to talk to you so please don't hang up. Did you check the caller ID (if you have it?)


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Post by: E-L Man on May 06, 2010, 09:35:56 PM
They get your address and then watch your house to see when you go away and, bang! Another house burglry....
 :frustrated:  why did I give them my address?????? ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 06, 2010, 10:18:20 PM
Maybe Shiny wanted to send me some flowers, and an apology. Ya think?
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 07, 2010, 08:38:06 AM
I'll bet yer right Zippy! :wahoo:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 07, 2010, 02:44:24 PM
They just issued a weather warning for us.  Chance of snow and tornadoes this weekend.  Whipee!!!!  Was hoping to work in the garden this weekend, doesn't look like it.  Hang on tight - high winds.
 :(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 07, 2010, 03:44:26 PM
I have been so on edge and tense today, with no apparent reason. Anyone else out of sorts?? Presuming it is because of the weather changing..... ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 07, 2010, 10:04:00 PM
Smarty Pants dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nn9dd6FfE8#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 07, 2010, 10:09:11 PM
Thanks for that - the smarty pants dance brought a smile to my face. :) ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 07, 2010, 10:18:33 PM
Love It!!


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Post by: precisionpest on May 10, 2010, 02:47:03 AM
NP, finally checked my email & got your message. everything seems to be ok now after doing what you suggested. been a loooong weekend. going to bed.


BTW!!!!!!!!!!!    BH!! where ever you are! i paid it back at the benefit, & will do more!!!!!!!!!!!
luv you & mike!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 10, 2010, 07:21:18 AM
I think it will get a whole bunch of support until the gun toting, white American crowd gets pulling and questioned by over zealous police. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 10, 2010, 07:27:14 AM
Hazelton PA did something along the lines of immigration reform, but it was struck down in court. The only entity that is really supposed to 'do' anything in terms of immigration is the Federal Government.

Question is - if the Law is in line with current existing Federal Law, then why is it necessary? If a Federal Law does NOT exist addressing certain issues, a State Law will likely be struck down as unconstitutional - cuz it's the Feds perogative.

I agree Kimmi - it's all well and good till it hits close to home . . . thing is though, if it's a valid concern (illegal immigration) - what can people do about it?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 10, 2010, 08:43:47 AM
I don't necessarily agree with you... You just have to not do anything stupid that would get you into the crosshairs of the police... speeding, drunkedness, threats on others, beating your wife or kids.... you know.... those "type" that wear "wife beater" shirts and can's figure out which way a cap bill goes.
 
I don't mind being pulled over and asked questions. If I did indeed speed...nail my arse.... if I beat my wife, beat me. I have a conceal carry. I carry different pieces at different times... weather, occassion are factors. IF I am pulled over by Law Enforcement... I put my hands on the wheel and inform the officer that I have a firearm present. Was never a problem after the officer knew and saw the firearm.... Hasn't happened often but it has happened. I don't think PA will be hassling lawful people who do carry. I know FIRST HAND... Law Enforcement.... those who are on the line and not their rears in some chairs in offices..are not worried. The PSP has NO problem and they stop many and have been around for about 100 years. When you see a Mayor or Governor rant about those GUN TOTERS, they have the Chief and Commissioners around them nodding their heads like a bobble head dog in the back window of a Chevy. They SERVE at the Discretion of the Mayor/Governor. The cop on the street has a different look at it. Law abiding gun owners may be able to protect themselves until police arrive.... PA is one of those states that do read bibles and trust in a gun. Those who don't want guns at all are those who are representing areas where lawful ownership was "illegally" abolished. Criminals will always have firearms and I think most in PA understand that.
 
I embrace the effort to bring in legislation similar to AZ. If the Fed has laws and doesn't enforce them.... we do have a right to defend and if it doesn't exceed the FED but mirrors it.... what is the real problem and..... what is the UNDERLYING REAL REASON for the protest from the FED... ?    ;)  I hope no one has to be a genius to think this out a bit.
 
Fact.... if I am in my home and bad people are trying to do bad things to me.... no police can get there instantly. Do YOU want to sit down and shut up while your "life" gets violated????? Quite honestly, I am angry but controlled right now.... I had one of my homes broken into and copper ripped out.... I am happy no one was at home so no one got hurt but I have gotten more jaundiced when I walk in a crowd or notice people I don't recognize in my neighborhood. When I enquired with neighbors...."no one saw or heard a thing". Strange at best because they seem to see my wife or I when we are there and come out to say hi. They are scared to get involved. I feel sorry for them because.... if bad guys do bad things to them, maybe NO ONE WILL SEE A THING. This is what we have become...sad to say. In the mean time I WANT OVER zealous police. I want police to notice EVERYTHING. I remember when our city police walked the beat. They walked the neighborhoods and KNEW the people. If an older person wasn't on a porch in the summer to say HI.. he would ask the other neighbors about them. He would notice mail overflow or even papers on the porch, if lights were on at a normal time.They knew many by name and most by face. They noticed and ASKED questions. Believe me...it was a safer time then. Now we have become a society when we don't even speak or know neighbors anymore. WHO DID THIS TO US??   Look in the mirror. All IMHO
 
 
I think it will get a whole bunch of support until the gun toting, white American crowd gets pulling and questioned by over zealous police.


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Post by: E-L Man on May 10, 2010, 09:00:58 AM
Lifetime I totally agree. Well said!   8)


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Post by: CindyLouWho on May 10, 2010, 10:58:54 AM
BH, my dad really appreciated your visit/card.   Dad calls me and says he had a visitor.  A friend of mine.  I say who was it?  He says she said to just tell her it was Big Hair.  (I was thrown for just a sec cause I do have a nurse friend he knows that Dr. Sullivan likes to call "The Hair" cause she does this crazy big thing with her hair that he hates but He would have just said Jen stopped by.)  I must also add that he described you as being my age and very good looking....."and she has big hair".   We spoke for a few minutes about how it is people like you that help make up for the bad in this world.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 10, 2010, 12:31:39 PM
Quote
You just have to not do anything stupid that would get you into the crosshairs of the police... speeding, drunkedness, threats on others, beating your wife or kids.... you know.... those "type" that wear "wife beater" shirts and can's figure out which way a cap bill goes.

I'll get straight to the point. Have you ever been pulled over for 'driving while black/hispanic/non-white'? Because if you haven't you don't understand what it's like to not be 'from around here'. I GUARANTEE if you were black/hispanic/non-white and you mentioned you had firearms in the car, you would be treated COMPLETELY differently than a caucasian male with short hair and a dress shirt. (just as an example) and I assume you don't wear your baseball cap sideways...
 
And therein lies the problem: They are asking local law enforcement to 'decide' who 'looks' illegal or not. This is America: If you want to be stupid, or wear your hat the wrong way, or wear droopy drawers or wear an undershirt as an outershirt...YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A COP ASKING YOU FOR YOUR PAPERS!!!
 
I run a lot, and I don't run in my own neighborhood (I'm American, I can move about freely, right?) It's inconvenient and hurts to carry my ID in my running shorts because of chaffing and sweat. I SHOULD NOT be required to carry ID because I am just running. It is therefore PROFILING and UNCONSTITUTIONAL for a cop (or anyone else) to 'decide' if I am 'illegal' and ask me for 'papers'.
How would you feel if someone at the VA or the SS office or the State Store demanded that you show proof of citizenship for just BEING? If you roll through a stop sign, yea, you have to show your license for the ticket but that's already the law. This law assumes that everybody will enforce this law right ... WRONG. It's just open season for profiling... in a bad way.
 
Again, it looks completely different from a non-white standpoint.


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Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 10, 2010, 12:52:58 PM
I saw BH today around lunch time. She was with her nieces doin' girl stuff. We shot the bull for a few. Always nice to run into her.

Good point TiFe - my bein' a non-minority makes my viewpoint a little different in that I never had to swim in different waters so to speak. However - I can say that folks at the VA, SSA, and the State Store do ask for ID. If they didn't - they wouldn't be doing their job well.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 10, 2010, 03:12:53 PM
Look.... the bill does not target ANYONE not breaking a law or probable cause.... If you have been pulled over by a cop... he usually says hello and then asks for now get this..... drivers license and proof of insurance. If you don't have these.... DING DING DING...you are now in his court... If you are in an accident, they find out who you are.... if you are involved in a situation that is deemed unruly or dangerous to you or others... you may be asked for identification. If and that is IF you don't have it, you are asked questions that may allow the officer and a computer to find out who or what you are from the net. Now.... if you are anyone who has been asked and they find you to be a legal alien ... the law states you must have ID on you at all times showing this.
 
Again.... in so many words the AZ law almost mirrors the FED set up. No one is going to say a thing if you wear a sombrero or a greek fisherman hat but..... as with the human condition..... if you dress and act like a thug.... you committed the first no no... You just made yourself the center of attention so...don't b1tch if this is your downfall. First impressions are hard to correct if they end up causing you some pain or discomfort.
 
I have tattos and piercings but...nothing most would see or notice. Here is my thing.... You show up at my Grand Daughter's house with baggy drawers and a hat on at a 4 0'clock angle with tattos up your neck and face and more hardware stuck in your face than Lowe's sells... guess what.... you just woke up a nasty old bear. I don't care if you are a 4.0 student and accepted and WTF University...if you don't respect yourself and what you look like...you won't respect my Grand Daughter. SO ...yes I PROFILE as do most concerned parents... so being human...it has to be a hard thing for a cop to do and I assure you the ones I know try. If you don't want to be a "target" quit dressing and acting like a "BULLSEYE".
 
I do not blame Arizona for what they passed... Check out the kidnap and violent crimes against citizens. If the FED doesn't do what they are suppose to do..again...what do you do ??? Kneel and pray????? If so...see me for a fresh tube of vaseline. This is NOT Nazi Germany and if people pay attention...there will be nothing to worry about. If you drop your guard, things can change fast.
 
 
I should of stated...that please read the bill...then share your thoughts...no where did I find that...you could get pulled over for... ??? ...also when you are in another country...get so called pulled over...do you have to show... some...sort of ID... ??? ...are you not required...to show ID...when you get pulled over...in this GREAT Country... ??? ...NO matter how you...wear your Hat...or how you are dressed...or what color your skin is...just a thought...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 10, 2010, 05:06:03 PM
 You just have to not do anything stupid that would get you into the crosshairs of the police... speeding, drunkedness, threats on others, beating your wife or kids.... you know.... those "type" that wear "wife beater" shirts and can's figure out which way a cap bill goes.

Isn't that how they find illegals now?  They get busted for something and then deported right?  So clearly this IS different!

If any of you know my mom, you will know that it will take only a few times getting pulled over by local cops before she goes postal on someone!  Dark hair and dark skin - she's Japanese American!  She wasn't born in the US, but is a citizen. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 10, 2010, 05:19:58 PM
Bottom line for the PD... it's either you or them, and it's not going to be them if they can help it. Best thing to do when anywhere near a police officer is to be polite and cooperative, let them see your open hands at all times, make no sudden moves, and look them directly in the eye when speaking to them so they can quickly assess your circumstances and condition based on their experiences and training.

If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.

I hate to see good police-persons get a hard time for "profiling" or trying to assess a potential bad situation. Cops are awesome. So are firemen, EMT workers, and our troops. Who else runs towards danger when everyone else runs away?

When my hair was long and dark I got stopped and questioned every time I drove from San Diego to LA, and sometimes in other circumstances as well.  It never occurred to me that I looked Hispanic. I just answered the questions as they listened for an accent or looked for nervousness, and then was given the green light to go. Once they even stopped a Greyhound bus I was on, walked all the way to my seat and asked me what country I was from. They're just doing their job, or at least tried to do before people took offense to it. Never did I ever feel threatened, or offended because they asked me a couple of questions.
 
I am extremely fortunate that all I had to do to be an American was to be born here, while others have to go through so much. I never take that for granted, and I don't want to see "us" loose what our ancestors gave their lives for.
 

 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 10, 2010, 05:58:47 PM
My father came here on a boat and landed on an island..... Ellis Island. He was asked embarrasing questions and THEY even shortened his name for their usage. This was 1912. He had the equivalent of $14 in Drachmas (now Euros) As a child , he managed to get a job in a foundry in Rhode Island...funny thing about Islands... He lived on Icarus, came to Ellis and ended up in Rhode Island LOL. He later came to Sharpsville with the foundry. He was not an official citizen until he retired in 1956. He had to keep in his possession documents that reflected his status or fear being deported. At NO TIME did his lack of proper English or his dark skin cause anyone to approach him with anything but respect. At no time did our home have any police or imigration treat my father with anything but respect. He came here legally and from what I saw, he never did anything to bring shame to himself or his family. That is the proper way to live here... legally and morally. My father could have taught home growns how it is done. The older I get the smarter he got.... 3rd grade education and all. I don't want to hear sob stories of poor illegals being "profiled". Don't waste my time.... and yours. My Father only went postal on me when I needed it and those who threatened our family.... hmmmmm... and he never had any detention by the local authorities.
 
 
You just have to not do anything stupid that would get you into the crosshairs of the police... speeding, drunkedness, threats on others, beating your wife or kids.... you know.... those "type" that wear "wife beater" shirts and can's figure out which way a cap bill goes.

Isn't that how they find illegals now?  They get busted for something and then deported right?  So clearly this IS different!

If any of you know my mom, you will know that it will take only a few times getting pulled over by local cops before she goes postal on someone!  Dark hair and dark skin - she's Japanese American!  She wasn't born in the US, but is a citizen.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 10, 2010, 08:07:54 PM
So basically it was ok for the people here to treat him like crap and change his name for their convenience.  Is that what I'm getting from you Lifetime? 

If your grandfather lived here 44 years without becoming an official citizen, then why all the hoopla when others try to do it?  What exactly is the difference between not being an official citizen and illegal?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 10, 2010, 08:50:12 PM
You just have to not do anything stupid that would get you into the crosshairs of the police... speeding, drunkedness, threats on others, beating your wife or kids.... you know.... those "type" that wear "wife beater" shirts and can's figure out which way a cap bill goes.

Isn't that how they find illegals now?  They get busted for something and then deported right?  So clearly this IS different!

If any of you know my mom, you will know that it will take only a few times getting pulled over by local cops before she goes postal on someone!  Dark hair and dark skin - she's Japanese American!  She wasn't born in the US, but is a citizen.

And she is very welcome in this country because she went through the process. That is the only difference for me. Just do it legally and I'm happy. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 10, 2010, 08:55:55 PM
I'm glad y'all know your local LE, I have had enough run ins with questionable behaviour down here to have a healthy dose of distrust in their motives. I will NEVER drive backroads down here after dark.
Bottom line is that the laws are federal and already on the books. This law will get overturned.
I understand a father profiling, not LE.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 10, 2010, 08:59:59 PM
If I was a policeman and I saw TiFeMb running down the street with just his baggy shorts on and his hat off to one side; I would bag him up so quick just on suspicion of everything that is wrong in the world. Well maybe not everything!   :rofl: :wahoo: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 10, 2010, 09:04:49 PM
Lock she didn't have to do anything.  She was born at a Air Force base in Japan.  My grandmother came over here and studied for the test and passed. 

I would just hate to be anyone who could be mistaken for another nationality that is being singled out as the only illegals in this country.

Tif I wouldn't run you over.  I'll kick Lock in the knee cap and you make a run for it!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 10, 2010, 09:32:14 PM
thanks Kimmi!

I run with only shorts, socks, shoes, shades and a bandana. a real hooligan. no ID.

I've been stopped in Detroit for not 'looking like I belonged in that neighborhood'.

I run. I didn't trust the Meadville cops then and I don't trust the local boys/girls now.

my prerogative. No blind trust here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 11, 2010, 05:42:32 AM
do you think that this happens as much as you want to believe...or is this an easy excuse...

I live in the south.  I have friends who are cops.  I also have relatives in the south that are cops.  Racial profiling happens all the time here.  ALL the time! So no I don't find it to be an easy excuse. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 11, 2010, 07:14:16 AM
The Irish used to have a problem being profiled way back in the day. Then they all became cops in New York City.

Go figure.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 11, 2010, 07:28:09 AM
Ko-shin your city living is probably significantly different than what is going on in the country.  I don't remember too many diverse metropolis' along the border. 

I have no place to tell my cousins how to live.  They grew up that way, their parents grew up that way, and now their kids are growing up that way.  2 police officers, a teacher, and bank teller and if someone wasn't a spic, they were a nigger or a faggot.  I don't understand how one does their job appropriately if this is how they feel with the badge off. 

I'm not going to sit here and play tennis with you.  I do not agree with this bill.   


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 11, 2010, 07:56:56 AM
I suppose how one feels and how one acts and performs their jobs are two different things. However there has to be some bleedover between the two. I spent eight years working at a company of close to 1500 in South Central LA were I was one of only 11 white males employed by the company. I was a minority, period. I was treated with everything from fairness to blatant loathing during my tenure there. People are people, both good, bad and everything in-between no matter what their color, religion or even their haircut is. I did learn more about inner-city urban life than I cared to, but it was an education. It also made me gratefull that I had the opportunity to grow up where I did. NW Pa may be backwards in some aspects but it is also insulated from a lot of the BS that fetters and pidgeon-holes society in urban areas. Of course... these are my experiences only. 

I spent a week in a class with someone who was employed by the IDF (Isreali Defense Force) in Ohio in 2004 I believe. The instructor was a stereotypical acadamian who swung far to the left in his political views. When we got on the subject of travel he explained how he was hauled off for additiojnal screening. He said most likely because he was middle-eastern. This of course yielded a short but intense civil right based tirade from the instructor. My classmates response was "but racial profiling works, we do it all the time. We haven't had a hijacking on EL AL ever because of it."

So right or wrong, civil liberties or not, it does work. However, how someone is profile and how they are treated makes all the difference in the world.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 08:01:43 AM
First.... not my Grandfather... my Father, and he was a DOCUMENTED Alien. He was REQUIRED BY LAW to report to Immigration to report his status. He entered the USA the way our government required. There is no law that states you have to become a naturalized citizen. You can live here all your life and still NOT become a citizen. Americans do this all the time in other countries.... EX-Pats who live in Europe, South America...etc. They are still American and can still VOTE. They are not citizens of those countries in which they live.... however...they HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RULES AND LAWS or face being kicked out Duhhh. And don't even get into the BS Dual Citizenship. How do you vow to be say a good American and a Canadian.... Not that America and Canada would war against each other ...Oh My Eh? ? ? ?
 
My point on the statement "ok for the people here to treat him like crap and change his name for their convenience"... is this..... HE WAS WILLING to go through that, for the privilege of being able to enter, live and work in this country.... a point too often looked over by those lucky enough to have been born here. It seems there are way too many who take things for granted. My Father worked here and yes...did what other immigrants did...he sent money to his family to help them. Later he was able to start one of his own and worked his arse off with an outstanding work ethic and family responsibility. Where I live.... most of the residents show, maybe, one or none of those.... and they are homegrown.
 
And please don't get me wrong but ... "What exactly is the difference between not being an official citizen and illegal?"... you actually need an answer to that question? ??? Please tell me you actually do not know the difference yourself? ? ? ? ?  :o

 
 
So basically it was ok for the people here to treat him like crap and change his name for their convenience.  Is that what I'm getting from you Lifetime? 

If your grandfather lived here 44 years without becoming an official citizen, then why all the hoopla when others try to do it?  What exactly is the difference between not being an official citizen and illegal?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 11, 2010, 08:15:59 AM
That's when men were made of steel and boxcars were made of wood.
The folks that went thru Ellis island were very confused, scared, and very unsure of what they had gotten themselves into. But they had the fortitude to try and better their lives and their families lives by doing what they had to do They were willing to work at anything to earn a meal.. Not today. Those coming into our country today demand free food, free housing and even social security!!!! They have never paid into it!!! If they don't go about entering our country legally then Kick their a$$ out!   8) >:( 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 08:20:08 AM
I have been hearing a lot of distrust for Law Enforcement in here. My son is a PSP and a daughter from another marriage is married to a Border Patrol Agent in Cali. not to mention my FIL was a Constable. Here is my thoughts on this...to those who follow in TiFeMb school of thought and action......
 
The next time you get robbed , beaten, shot at or in a vehicle accident not your fault.... grab yer T-mobile or whatever and call a School Teacher or yes.... your legislator or maybe your PO. Don't bother the people you seem to distrust and dislike. For me... when I am in dire trouble..I call 9-1-1 and want the Boys in Blue to come.... so they asked me for ID 3 times in the last year.... I don't care as long as they come to help my family and I. If you are attracting the attention of Law Enforcement...if I were you I would be doing some reflecting on what I am doing to attract that attention.... and just maybe correct it a bit or lighten it up. I get suspicious of people who protest a bit much on this subject and hopefully... you do not live near me. If you did..you would be just another person I will be watching. No law against watching I guess  ;D ...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 08:21:29 AM
HOOOOAAAHHHHH!!!!
 
 
That's when men were made of steel and boxcars were made of wood.
The folks that went thru Ellis island were very confused, scared, and very unsure of what they had gotten themselves into. But they had the fortitude to try and better their lives and their families lives by doing what they had to do They were willing to work at anything to earn a meal.. Not today. Those coming into our country today demand free food, free housing and even social security!!!! They have never paid into it!!! If they don't go about entering our country legally then Kick their a$$ out!   8) >:(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 11, 2010, 08:45:04 AM
Lifetime I have never heard the phrase unofficial citizen.  An explanation of the term was needed. 

Ko-Shin I was not saying that your city and the rest of the country.  I meant country as in rural.  I find very tolerant people in the city.  Maybe it is because most of those people are relocated yankees.  Maybe it is because the chances of someone having to interact with someone of another race is greater.   Who knows?

My point is this.  I have no problems with policemen asking for ID.  People ask for ID all the time.  My problem is seeking out people just to harass.  If you have a big white utility van full of Mexicans who take the same route every day to work their tales off, and once a week or so someone decides just to pull them over for no reason except that they "look illegal", that is where the problem will occur. 

Maybe we should all just make Mexican looking people dress alike and create a fancy star tattoo for them so that they know their "place" in our world.

Have a lovely day!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 09:28:37 AM
 
Adj.1.unofficial - not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity"  unauthorised (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unauthorised), unauthorized (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unauthorized) - not endowed with authority official (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/official) - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"

I also wonder terms but can understand the intent.... When did a "SUSPECT" become.... "PERSON OF INTEREST" or this is a fav of mine in the circles I move in...
 
"POW" ( Prisoner Of War) becomes "DUSTWUN" (Duty Station Whereabouts Unknown) in the official language.... WTF? Why but the items are the same. Or here is a good one... "FIRED or LAYED OFF" becomes "DOWNSIZED".  :o
 
 
Lifetime I have never heard the phrase unofficial citizen.  An explanation of the term was needed. 

Ko-Shin I was not saying that your city and the rest of the country.  I meant country as in rural.  I find very tolerant people in the city.  Maybe it is because most of those people are relocated yankees.  Maybe it is because the chances of someone having to interact with someone of another race is greater.   Who knows?

My point is this.  I have no problems with policemen asking for ID.  People ask for ID all the time.  My problem is seeking out people just to harass.  If you have a big white utility van full of Mexicans who take the same route every day to work their tales off, and once a week or so someone decides just to pull them over for no reason except that they "look illegal", that is where the problem will occur. 

Maybe we should all just make Mexican looking people dress alike and create a fancy star tattoo for them so that they know their "place" in our world.

Have a lovely day!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 11, 2010, 10:33:26 AM
Maybe we should all just make Mexican looking people dress alike and create a fancy star tattoo for them so that they know their "place" in our world. 

Sneeches?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 11, 2010, 11:15:16 AM
Maybe we should all just make Mexican looking people dress alike and create a fancy star tattoo for them so that they know their "place" in our world. 

Sneeches?

Exactly!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 11, 2010, 12:17:21 PM
star-bellied sneeches are the best sneeches on the beaches.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 11, 2010, 12:34:37 PM
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...in the USA you are required to carry an ID...Period...

REALLY?!?! Then I never follow the law. If I'm driving, yes. If I want to get into my secure workplace, yes. If I am JUST OUTSIDE....NO. And I don't have to submit to a request for ID if I am just BEING and SOMEONE thinks I'm suspicious. Slippery slope if ANYONE can deem you suspicious without specific criteria (..shoes and dress don't count)

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Like I said if you have a BAD Police Officer...then Do Something...

Really, what do you propose I do, report the officer?!? That always goes over well in my circles and relieves the pressure... ::)
 
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f they don't go about entering our country legally then Kick their a$$ out!

There isn't a path to citizenship that is workable and these people are already here working. The problem is immigration policy that hasn't kept up with the times. If they are law abiding and working, give them a shot at being legal: classes, tests, naturalization. Don't just boot 'em out because they were the latest ones to come here looking for the promise of a better life.

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...if I were you I would be doing some reflecting on what I am doing to attract that attention.... and just maybe correct it a bit or lighten it up...you do not live near me. If you did..you would be just another person I will be watching. No law against watching I guess 

Sooooo...I have to change the way I dress and act because SOMEONE ELSE decided that what I was doing was suspicious. Well, nice to see that the old 'You ain't from around here' police are still alive and kicking.
 
F*** that. I am a professional with 24 years experience in the computer industry, and I have supported myself and my family all my life with NO handouts. Lately I have been working 3 jobs and 60+ hours a week to make a better life for my family.
 
NOBODY tells me, an American, what I can and cannot wear. NOBODY tells me where I can and can't go. and NOBODY tells me that I am 'attracting too much attention'. I swear, it's individual rights all the way until you don't like the way someone looks and BINGO! let the government step in and strip those rights.
 
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My point is this.  I have no problems with policemen asking for ID.  People ask for ID all the time.  My problem is seeking out people just to harass.  If you have a big white utility van full of Mexicans who take the same route every day to work their tales off, and once a week or so someone decides just to pull them over for no reason except that they "look illegal", that is where the problem will occur. 

AMEN!!!

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...would I be upset if they were pull over and arrested...then Deported...NO...Would I be willing to help them become Legal...if I could...you Bet...Great Neighbors...

That is sad on so many levels. What did they do wrong except not be one of the chosen few that gets a chance at citizenship. It was OK for Italians, Irish, British and so on. They let Europeans roam freely here and nobody screams about them getting deprted. It's discrimination against latinos, and specifically mexicans.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 11, 2010, 12:55:28 PM
I got the computer in, hooked up, AVG installed and Office 2007 installed. I had only one phone jack downstairs in the kitchen so I splurged on a wireless router and wireless USB for the desktop. Everything works splendidly.
In my spare time I finished rebuilding the above ground pool, filling it with $$$$ I mean water, and the pump was not blown! No algae in the filter! Prayer works  ;D
I can actually see a time when I can enjoy my homestead! I just need to eliminate those red ants and wasps and I am allset.
NP: I'm looking at putting outdoor carpet on my deck instead of trying to replave the old wood, suggestions?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 11, 2010, 01:02:56 PM
The Citizenship process is not exactly user friendly for folks not naturalized - wanting to become US Citizens. I've been through it with my adopted son. (The forms necessary are rather pricey to a person of modest means too.) Now - I suppose some would argue that it's for good reason that it's not easy or cheap . . . I would argue that it seemed to me more like bureaucracy spread a bit to give more folks something to do.

Folks come here for a reason. It ain't because it sucks here. But going a "legitimate" route to citizenship these days is more byzantine than it was 100 years ago.

Quite frankly - I think the fine folks in Hazelton had the right idea. They wanted to make it illegal to hire 'illegals.' See - 'illegal immigrants' would be far less likely to come here if there weren't the promise of work. (It ain't SSI and welfare that's the attraction - it's work.) Penalize the people that hire 'em (with real penalties, not merely fines and sanctions) and the numbers will go down.

People go where there is opportunity. You wanna know why they're here? We INVITED them!

Think about it . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 11, 2010, 01:06:18 PM
I'm all for immigrants coming to our country for a better life but do it LEGALLY like the folks that came thru Ellis island did.
 
Otherwise kick their a$$ out! I'm not backin off on this point!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 01:32:10 PM
TiFeMb...
 
Hmmmmm... Quote ...if I were you I would be doing some reflecting on what I am doing to attract that attention.... and just maybe correct it a bit or lighten it up...you do not live near me. If you did..you would be just another person I will be watching. No law against watching I guess 
 
Sooooo...I have to change the way I dress and act because SOMEONE ELSE decided that what I was doing was suspicious. Well, nice to see that the old 'You ain't from around here' police are still alive and kicking.
 
F*** that. I am a professional with 24 years experience in the computer industry, and I have supported myself and my family all my life with NO handouts. Lately I have been working 3 jobs and 60+ hours a week to make a better life for my family.
 
NOBODY tells me, an American, what I can and cannot wear. NOBODY tells me where I can and can't go. and NOBODY tells me that I am 'attracting too much attention'. I swear, it's individual rights all the way until you don't like the way someone looks and BINGO! let the government step in and strip those rights.
_____________________________________________
 
Ok let me go through this again.... It isn't your appearance that can create the situation ...it is your actions and.... if you dress like a thug but don't do anything illegal or suspicious you shouldn't be approached .... but.... your appearance draws ATTENTION...regardless..... Do you have a problem with NEEDINIG attention???
 
 
"NOBODY tells me, an American, what I can and cannot wear. NOBODY tells me where I can and can't go. and NOBODY tells me that I am 'attracting too much attention'. I swear, it's individual rights all the way until you don't like the way someone looks and BINGO! let the government step in and strip those rights."
 
This statement has so many holes in it I am getting a breeze..... Go out of your house or car in public naked and see what you are told.... :o
 
If there is a dress code for your employment.... guess what...wear it or find another place to earn. Military.... yeah try that thought.... There are places you can't go.... that is what clearance and locks are for. So...you talk your tripe all you want.... Society is made up of rules and laws and you as well as I are subject to them.
 
Your job may allow you to look like you want at work...some places don't care unless you work in the upper offices. I worked over 40 years and most of those were in the public and many required I have to dress accordingly...even though I had to pay for my own clothes. The females didn't come to work in tubetops and hotpants and guys didn't wear fishnet anything. You are being told what to wear and do EVERY DAY of your life. It is up to you to make the choices and accept the outcome.
 
God bless that you have a job that pays your bills and takes care of your family but.... you are not doing something UNIQUE. you are doing what a man does.
 
 
So ...again...the trick is to not draw attention to yourself unless you are a comedian or a clown. If you want to dress like a Pimp or a Thug or a Freak... be prepared to be noticed.... :o  In the animal kingdom the male is usually the "best dressed and colorful" of the pair... why.... TO ATTRACT.... the female is usually dull colored to NOT attract. The male attracts the female with his color and plumage to procreate but.... he is also standing out for the predators.....while his lady is safe and camoflaged for the most part.... So why is it this way?????? ATTRACTION and what comes with it. Yup... ya look perrrrty but you can as easily be a mate or a meal....I am not telling you what to wear...I don't give a damn. What I am saying is accept what comes with appearance. Be well and multiply LOL
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: OL FATTY on May 11, 2010, 02:21:20 PM
There is a simple statement that many of you don't seem to grasp.  What does this mean to you?  ILLEGAL ALIEN!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 11, 2010, 02:38:57 PM
Since you are asking a personal question.... to me
 
ILLEGAL.... as in NOT LEGALLY IN OUR COUNTRY...
 
ALIEN.... SOMEONE/SOMETHING WHO/THAT IS NOT NORMALLY ORIGINATING FROM A COUNTRY/ENTITY IN WHICH THEY ARE IN/IT IS... AT THE MOMENT .
 
Am I missing your point of this exercize?? Or is this going to be a word game like... "What IS is?"  ???
 
 
 
 
 
There is a simple statement that many of you don't seem to grasp.  What does this mean to you?  ILLEGAL ALIEN!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 11, 2010, 03:21:50 PM
Sooooooo.....
 
We mass deport millions of people who are peacefully abiding in the USA....back to Mexico.
 
Because they are here illegally.
 
Because we have all the other crimes taken care of, crimes committed by LEGAL residents....
 
Like the arsonist at CLP, or Sharon.
Or the murderers in Linesville.
 
It just feels like a lynch mob going after the easiest target while they ignore the real problem which is that nobody has given them a path to legal citizenship.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 11, 2010, 06:26:50 PM
An Op-ed piece from the Pittsburgh Tribune

"Papers please: Law makes it crime to be Illegal Immigrant."

This is how MSNBC summarized the new law in Arizona, designed to do something that our federal government will not: take illegal immigration seriously.

The idiocy of the not-so-subtle Nazi reference is exceeded only by the idea that doing something "illegal" should be anything other than a "crime."

But common sense didn't stop many from reacting as if Arizona's attempt to ask for identification would turn the Southwestern United States into the Fourth Reich.

Mexico even issued a warning to anyone daring to travel to Arizona, which would have been much more intimidating if it didn't sound so much like loving and sensible motherly advice: "It is important to act carefully and respect the local laws."

Isn't that good advice to anyone traveling anywhere?

Mexico's outrage rings particularly hollow considering Article 67 of its Population Law:

"Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues."

In addition, Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico "a major human rights crisis."

Here, we occasionally ask for identification. In Mexico, an estimated six of 10 migrant women and girls are victims of sexual violence -- a crime often participated in by authorities themselves.

That's a real human rights crisis.

If the Arizona law is so controversial, the residents of Arizona don't seem to understand why. A Rasmussen poll found that 70 percent supported the basic concept of the law.

How did this happen?

Was it all those rich people? No, those earning less than $20,000 per year supported it 60-34 percent.

Was it all those old people? No, those between 18 and 29 years old supported it 72-28 percent.

Was it all those Republicans? No, Democrats supported the bill 51-43 percent.

Was it all those conservatives? No, liberals supported the bill 44-39 percent.

Was it all those white people? No, even the "other race" category, which includes mostly Hispanics, supported it 63-36 percent.

Either Arizona is filled with racists or they just know more about the law than those criticizing it.

President Obama said he believed it was a "poorly conceived law." He would have been right -- if anything like the law he described actually existed.

This is how he summarized his worry for "Hispanic Americans": "(If) you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed ... ."

Well, perhaps -- but not legally.

The law specifically prohibits such behavior. It applies so many circumstantial limitations that it's hard to imagine how systematic abuse is possible. Law enforcement will make a "reasonable attempt" to determine the immigration status of a person, "when practicable," if there is a "reasonable suspicion," if it doesn't "hinder or obstruct an investigation," or if he or she is already "arrested."

However, "race, color or national origin" cannot be the only reason someone is asked. Furthermore, any such interactions must be "permitted by the United States or Arizona constitution," must "be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration," must protect "the civil rights of all persons" and the questioning must occur during "lawful contact."

What does "lawful contact" mean? According to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School professor who helped draft the law, it means "the officer is already engaged in some detention of an individual because he's violated some other law. ... The most likely context where this law would come into play is a traffic stop."

Arizona is currently in the midst of clarifying this even further, just to be completely clear.

So unless your mythical trip to the ice cream stand includes reckless driving or armed robbery, you're probably OK enjoying your mint chocolate chip waffle cone in peace.

The larger point, however, is that those who attack this law are making a very specific complaint about a very specific group of people. They claim the bill is ripe for abuse. But by whom? No critic is claiming that Republican politicians will start making citizen's arrests of passing Hispanics.

They are saying that police officers will abuse their powers to recklessly harass and detain Hispanic citizens for no reason. Why can we trust the police to make judgments on the use of lethal force but not to ask for identification when appropriate?

It's been my experience that police officers, along with members of the military, represent the finest among us. These are people who risk their lives every day to protect us, so why are we repaying them with accusations of widespread bigotry?

Do we really believe the everyday cop will be inextricably tempted to unfairly detain Hispanics, even when he will clearly have to break the law to do so? If you really believe that our men and women in uniform at the local precinct are the equivalent of German Nazis asking for "papers," then be honest about it.

Make that case to the American people.

I dare you.



======================================================

Interesting take on it . . . .


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Post by: Green Lantern on May 11, 2010, 07:12:49 PM
howdy folks,

just your friendly neighbor from across state checking in and saying hello.

I've been busy and have not checked in much but hopefully that will change and I get to stop in a little more often.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 11, 2010, 07:54:14 PM
How have you been GL?  Sorry I haven't checked in with you all lately.  I hope all is well.


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Post by: Zipper on May 11, 2010, 09:06:48 PM
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Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 11, 2010, 09:46:39 PM
LIfetime, my father was a PSP, back in the day. Good men. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 12, 2010, 12:28:52 AM
When going to another country we are required to have the proper paperwork. That should apply to those who come here. No exceptions.
 
Congress has by agreement of the members will table  the Immigration discussion until after the elections. So It's understandable what the states are doin. However if they want to empower their local law enforcement with new authority, then they should pay for it locally.
The only solution , unless chaos is acceptable, is to put Congress in a room and not let them out until they have a solution. Their priority is to solve problems, not to get elected.
The way it's always worked is they ask us to elect them so they can solve our problems, which in reality generally doesn't happen.
What better opportunity to change that. Congress solve our problem, or come Nov your out. Yeah, yeah, fat chance.
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 12, 2010, 06:34:37 AM
When going to another country we are required to have the proper paperwork. That should apply to those who come here. No exceptions.

One must also abide by the local rules, regulations and customs. I cringed every time I heard the "I'm an American, I know my rights" when outside of the US. (this phrase is commonly heard in Mexico made by the overly intoxicated). They don't put up with our crap when we are there. It's usually reciprocal, however I think here we just give some people a pass because it will add insult to injury on our already overloaded legal system. I really don't know what the reason is though.

The immigration thing is a tough issue because there's a lot of illegals that own business, pay taxes, employ citizens, etc. I wish there was a simple solution to the whole mess (that's feasible)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 12, 2010, 08:00:45 AM
"I wish there was a simple solution to the whole mess (that's feasible)"
 
There is...... and it is simple..... ENFORCE the PRESENT LAWS and quit pussyfooting. We overlooked and glossed over the Enforcement and this is what we end up with..... A flooded cellar starts with the first drop of an overlooked water line. Keep doing that and you have to do what is needed and more expensively.... drain the water out of the basement and repair the damage. I vouch for fixing the leak in the first place.... now we have to bite the bullet and do what we need to do. Roll the sleeves up and sweat a bit but in the end.... we may have taken care of this "problem".
 
My answer....DON"T PASS LAWS YOU DON'T INTEND TO ENFORCE. It is a waste of time and OUR money. We can "debate" this, but if our Legislation/Law Enforcement don't do THEIR job we will be mired in this crap forever. As in what a famous American Philosopher once said,
" Git 'er Done!!"    ;)
 
 

 
 
When going to another country we are required to have the proper paperwork. That should apply to those who come here. No exceptions.

One must also abide by the local rules, regulations and customs. I cringed every time I heard the "I'm an American, I know my rights" when outside of the US. (this phrase is commonly heard in Mexico made by the overly intoxicated). They don't put up with our crap when we are there. It's usually reciprocal, however I think here we just give some people a pass because it will add insult to injury on our already overloaded legal system. I really don't know what the reason is though.

The immigration thing is a tough issue because there's a lot of illegals that own business, pay taxes, employ citizens, etc. I wish there was a simple solution to the whole mess (that's feasible)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 12, 2010, 08:20:06 AM
We first we have to stop the special interest groups who want moratoriums on deportation (including the Catholic Church) on illegals. What's the cost/benifit of tracking them, validating them and deporting them if necessary all down a though?  I have seen estimates ranging from 11 to 20 million illegals in the US. Of course we could all get government jobs tracking them down and fall right into the big government agenda. Agreed we pass too many idiotic laws that were only meant to apply to a few it seems. Unfortunately the leak on our basement started almost a century ago and has only received lip service since. we've got a helluva mess down there. Once we get the water out it could be uglier than we thought. No matter what it seems we're definitely going to have to change the inscription on the Statue of Liberty though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 12, 2010, 08:37:19 AM
Sometimes I think Legislators want to pass laws to have the appearance of doing the right thing - but don't stop to think about managing the laws they intend to pass. Laws require enforcement of some kind - which implies enforcers . . . which implies a system of management for the enforcers . . . etc.

I don't think practicality enters the equation in some of these folks heads. "Git 'er done!" is absolutely right - but the question becomes "How do we do that intelligently?"

That question needs to be asked up front - rather than "We've got to pass it to see what's in it!"


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 12, 2010, 09:57:53 AM
A large part of the problem is that these laws are written so poorly the letter of the law is used to defeat the spirit of the law. That and many of them are just plain frivilous.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 12, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
No one said it was going to be "pretty"... I don't imply that... But...when you drain the basement you have to clean and repair. This administration doesn't seem to think anything of spending TRILLIONS that we don't have... in programs we are finding out are going to cost way more so...money should not be the worry and hiring extras...temporarily to help with "cleaning the basement" is not out of line... We are doing that with the Census and I even worked under the old CETA program in my hometown way back when. All TEMPORARY. They could do the NONFIELD work while officers and judicial work on the real stuff. If we sit and say it is TOO BIG...we are continuing to deny the problem. Lets stop new ones and sort out those here. It is only hard if you DON'T do anything.
 
 
And no... we won't have to touch the Statue of Liberty..... just understand what it actually represent instead of revisionists scat. Under the shadow of that statue, my Father came into this country the legal way and under and within our Laws..... the way it is suppose to be ..but alas it hasn't been that way in a long time. Time to shut the water OFF.. clean up and then control the influx to the benefit of all and NOT those "Special Interests" in our citizenry and Legislation. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.... this problem can be solved, but we all have to "grow a pair" and do what is right and legal.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 12, 2010, 10:29:34 AM
Here is a good place to start.... eliminate the "ANCHOR BABY" statute.... This was put in after the Civil War to prevent the Slaves from being kicked out of America or sent back to the "Home Land". Last I checked ....Slavery isn't a factor anymore. We have to be one of the only nations that has anything like this. Now.... how much do you really think that would "cost"? Or are we worried about those "Special Interest Groups"? Now don't say these things can't be changed.... remember women's right to vote or maybe the attempt to eliminate our love affair with alcoholic beverages. It's possible.... do we have the guts to do it? ? ? ?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Green Lantern on May 12, 2010, 07:28:27 PM
How have you been GL?  Sorry I haven't checked in with you all lately.  I hope all is well.

I am well.  How are you?  I've missed ya! 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 12, 2010, 10:50:45 PM
Sometimes I think Legislators want to pass laws to have the appearance of doing the right thing - but don't stop to think about managing the laws they intend to pass.

thats about as elegant a way to put it as I've ever heard.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 13, 2010, 07:35:55 AM
Well I agree but here is where we don't have to accept it. There are many great brains just in these forums..... God knows how many more in other forums. Well one thig for sure.... we all have internet connections. Combine the internet and the brains and get on THOMAS....It lets you search and read and even connect with your thoughts on the legislation. You can send your thoughts to the sponsor and co-sponsors and either give a kudos or much worse... why it won't work. Remember the Immigration Bill during the Bush Admin. The Legislators got hammered because of those of us who read and contacted them with thoughts. Even now, as you read this.... you can hear it..... internet connected, intelligent people actually sweeping out long term lead weights from their seats after telling them that their conduct is less than stellar. Hmmmm why do you think they are trying to control the internet and wanting to rename it a UTILITY which they can hire even more to oversee.????? The smell of FEAR is all over Washington....Not Fear of us so much but of.... LOSING their seats. :o
 
 
 
Sometimes I think Legislators want to pass laws to have the appearance of doing the right thing - but don't stop to think about managing the laws they intend to pass.

thats about as elegant a way to put it as I've ever heard.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 13, 2010, 12:43:02 PM
That's because we aren't NORTH KOREAN, IRANIAN,  AFGHAN, SAUDI ARABIAN, CHINESE, VENEZUELAN or CUBAN.
 
We're American. And we don't 'give' them all that stuff. If they are illegal, someone is dropping the ball and not enforcing rules for them to get a ssn and everything else.
 
There are 20 million illegals. We have to come up with a better solution than 'kick 'em out'. We don't have the manpower to enforce the current laws (on EVERYONE, legal or illegal) and the border is uncontrolled.
 
There ISN'T a path to citizenship. It should be made easier for law abiding citizens to become citizens, and just enforce the current laws on the lawless. I TOTALLY advocate beefing up the law enforcement ranks, especially with returning vets who have the skills and mentality to defend this great country.
 
It just seems like a lot of the people advocating for these type of laws seem to just be pissed off. It's not the illegals fault the economy is in the crapper, it's the greedy corporations and the incompetent government. Between Wall Street and 2 wars, it's amazing anyone wants to come here.
 
But they do.
 
Let's give them the same chance as we gave our parents and grandparents and don't change the rules because they're brown and come from the south as opposed to white and come from the east.
 
I know a lot of anglo (european, canadian, english) that are here on unlimited 'visas' and have killer jobs with killer pay. Is that fair? Just because of their country of origin they are treated differently.
 
I remember the big to do a few years ago about the Indians taking over the IT industry and everyone wanted to 'kick THEM out' too.
 
Not every illegal is a drug dealer & law breaker. Give them a chance, and enforce the laws against the trailer trash that has existed here for decades.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 13, 2010, 02:58:04 PM
"Let's give them the same chance as we gave our parents and grandparents and don't change the rules because they're brown and come from the south as opposed to white and come from the east."
 
Not sure if you understand this.... they WERE given the chance to do it the RIGHT way but chose to just jump in and do their thing.... no permission , paperwork Visas, Passports...nothing.... just walk or drive on in. I just went through my fathers papers.... his passport is a history book of his journey.... ILLEGALS have none of that unless they got a receipt from the Coyote or the freighter, truckdriver, that they used to SNEAK in. If we don't stop this now and clean this problem up, we are crapping on every family and immigrant that did it the way it was suppose to be done. We may never be able to round them all up but.... plug the leak and at least make the attempt to drain the basement. I don't go with the "CAN'T" until we try and not before. Right now we have those who won't even make the effort. What we have is a political tug of war and it isn't doing Americans a damned bit of good. Someone ..... tell me the reason we want to allow them to stay that makes sense or isn't a political ploy?? Aside from cheap labor and a vote..... I see no reason. In the past we stopped immigration from specific countries as well as a quota. That is our right to do. It is legal.
 
We accept Japanese in as citizens..... have for years but.... there is no way for an American to become a Japanese citizen and we won't even talk about citizenship of foreigners in Mexico. We are a Country of laws... to be obeyed by all.... King and Pauper. All I have ever said was.... do it legally.... period.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 13, 2010, 11:13:05 PM
Whats up with Laura Bush? Is she the one with a drinking problem now? :o
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/05/laura_bush_where_were_you_when.html (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/05/laura_bush_where_were_you_when.html)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 17, 2010, 12:04:50 AM
Looking out the kitchen window just at dark today, this guy showed up. This is a really young bobcat, but looks in good shape.
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/p51600142.jpg?t=1274068884)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/p51600162.jpg?t=1274068957)
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 17, 2010, 07:31:11 AM
That's a rare sight!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 17, 2010, 08:17:38 AM
Wow, Puff. Impressive. You must live in an isolated area to attract all this wildlife.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 17, 2010, 08:24:12 AM
Maybe he's Dr. Pufflittle.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 17, 2010, 08:37:28 AM
The last one I had seen was many years ago. My wife and I were at a friends cabin off German Hill outside Tionesta ( Cabin turned to toothpicks in the Tornados :( ) . It was dusk and I was out "watering" the vegetation out by the driveway. As I looked up I saw the tipped ears about 20 feet away ...just walking slow and keeping and eye on me. It's head was just above the grasses and after we were both finished with our mission.... I went over to the grass where it was..... after some "figgerin'"... DAT WAS A BIG PUDDY TAT!! It is always great to see animals in the wild that are not as common as "Grinners" flattened on the road. Those Pics are great.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 17, 2010, 08:51:35 AM
My poor girl got shot ine eye with a pellet gun yesterday from just a few feet away.  MAN was it swollen!!!!  Much better today.  She cried for a long time.....so glad she is left with just bruising and a small wound on her eyelid.  The swelling was way down this morning.  The kid who did it was so upset.  His mom was really freaked out.  It was a total accident of course.  It sure did scare me!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 17, 2010, 09:18:35 AM
Wow, talk about a brush with disaster. I bet that hurt too. Your daughter is very lucky considering the circumstances.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 17, 2010, 10:50:54 AM
I know it.  Much better today thank goodness.  Posted pics on FB.  (Much easier than on here).


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 17, 2010, 12:36:32 PM
Puff: Funny lookin' herbs there in the foreground  ;D
 
Lifetime:
Quote
  My wife and I were at a friends cabin off German Hill outside Tionesta

I used to visit that area often as a youngun. My dad had a good friend that lived up there, we used to take the back way to the lake and dam (Kinzua?) kinda scary for a city (Meadville) kid.
 
So here's what I remembered:
A friend of mine came up with a great idea to secure the birder: Hire trustworthy illegals, line them up to guard the border 24/7, and if they go 6 months without letting anyone through their area, they get 'a path to citizenship!'. I would imagine there would be people lining up for the opportunity.
We could also enlist a lot of men and women to serve in our military. We have a very short supply of worthy candidates now, and once they have served (learned english, got ssn, paid taxes) then they are a citizen and helped the country out as well.
yea, I'm a dreamer....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 17, 2010, 04:46:29 PM
"Let's give them the same chance as we gave our parents and grandparents and don't change the rules because they're brown and come from the south as opposed to white and come from the east."
 
Not sure if you understand this.... they WERE given the chance to do it the RIGHT way but chose to just jump in and do their thing.... no permission , paperwork Visas, Passports...nothing.... just walk or drive on in. I just went through my fathers papers.... his passport is a history book of his journey.... ILLEGALS have none of that unless they got a receipt from the Coyote or the freighter, truckdriver, that they used to SNEAK in. If we don't stop this now and clean this problem up, we are crapping on every family and immigrant that did it the way it was suppose to be done. We may never be able to round them all up but.... plug the leak and at least make the attempt to drain the basement. I don't go with the "CAN'T" until we try and not before. Right now we have those who won't even make the effort. What we have is a political tug of war and it isn't doing Americans a damned bit of good. Someone ..... tell me the reason we want to allow them to stay that makes sense or isn't a political ploy?? Aside from cheap labor and a vote..... I see no reason. In the past we stopped immigration from specific countries as well as a quota. That is our right to do. It is legal.
 
We accept Japanese in as citizens..... have for years but.... there is no way for an American to become a Japanese citizen and we won't even talk about citizenship of foreigners in Mexico. We are a Country of laws... to be obeyed by all.... King and Pauper. All I have ever said was.... do it legally.... period.

 
Lifetime,,, very well stated and it is exactly the way I feel.
I'll be watching when you run for President.  :wahoo: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 17, 2010, 06:41:06 PM
I loved that area... hunted South Passage as well as Kelletville with refreshments at "Cougar Bob's". I remember the moosehead over the bowling machine. Even when I was in the military we did have a way to employ the citizenship into service in our military..... I went in the Army in 1968 and had Arabics and Hispanics who were in my platoon and were serving for th right to be called an American. I agree, the military is a good way to go sans the fiasco of the Fort Hood Shooter. Then again, our enemies are a bit different now but the end product and goal are the same. What we need to do as a nation is to ...once again, learn why being an American is a GOOD thing. Too many, who are citizens , crap on the real meaning. I am always one who goes back to the meaning of an old saying.... Find a better Country to live in and file the paperwork. Wave goodbye as you slide on out the door.
 
Now this comes from a man who believes in the Flag , pledge, prayers and the Draft. We have too many "citizens" who have their hand out and not enough with their hand up. I think I "paid" for my right to be a citizen but I don't think that is the end of obligation. Voting is a right...as long as you do it intelligently and fight for that right. There is someting to the saying.... "if you don't use it, you lose it."
 
 
 
Puff: Funny lookin' herbs there in the foreground  ;D
 
Lifetime:
Quote
  My wife and I were at a friends cabin off German Hill outside Tionesta

I used to visit that area often as a youngun. My dad had a good friend that lived up there, we used to take the back way to the lake and dam (Kinzua?) kinda scary for a city (Meadville) kid.
 
So here's what I remembered:
A friend of mine came up with a great idea to secure the birder: Hire trustworthy illegals, line them up to guard the border 24/7, and if they go 6 months without letting anyone through their area, they get 'a path to citizenship!'. I would imagine there would be people lining up for the opportunity.
We could also enlist a lot of men and women to serve in our military. We have a very short supply of worthy candidates now, and once they have served (learned english, got ssn, paid taxes) then they are a citizen and helped the country out as well.
yea, I'm a dreamer....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 17, 2010, 06:44:55 PM
No chance in Hell...I am not a polititian..... but would consider Emperor if the position comes open LOL. I work better on the wings of this bird and not on the pecker  :o . I am not wanting to be in the part that crashes first.
 
 
"Let's give them the same chance as we gave our parents and grandparents and don't change the rules because they're brown and come from the south as opposed to white and come from the east."
 
Not sure if you understand this.... they WERE given the chance to do it the RIGHT way but chose to just jump in and do their thing.... no permission , paperwork Visas, Passports...nothing.... just walk or drive on in. I just went through my fathers papers.... his passport is a history book of his journey.... ILLEGALS have none of that unless they got a receipt from the Coyote or the freighter, truckdriver, that they used to SNEAK in. If we don't stop this now and clean this problem up, we are crapping on every family and immigrant that did it the way it was suppose to be done. We may never be able to round them all up but.... plug the leak and at least make the attempt to drain the basement. I don't go with the "CAN'T" until we try and not before. Right now we have those who won't even make the effort. What we have is a political tug of war and it isn't doing Americans a damned bit of good. Someone ..... tell me the reason we want to allow them to stay that makes sense or isn't a political ploy?? Aside from cheap labor and a vote..... I see no reason. In the past we stopped immigration from specific countries as well as a quota. That is our right to do. It is legal.
 
We accept Japanese in as citizens..... have for years but.... there is no way for an American to become a Japanese citizen and we won't even talk about citizenship of foreigners in Mexico. We are a Country of laws... to be obeyed by all.... King and Pauper. All I have ever said was.... do it legally.... period.

 
Lifetime,,, very well stated and it is exactly the way I feel.
I'll be watching when you run for President.  :wahoo: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 17, 2010, 08:07:24 PM
What we need to do as a nation is to ...once again, learn why being an American is a GOOD thing. Too many, who are citizens , crap on the real meaning. I am always one who goes back to the meaning of an old saying.... Find a better Country to live in and file the paperwork. Wave goodbye as you slide on out the door.
;D
Now this I can agree with!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 17, 2010, 11:20:00 PM
Puff: Funny lookin' herbs there in the foreground  ;D

they're tomato plants TiFe!!!

Ami, we are remote. (Not Ft Apache though)
Living next door to a Nat'l Forest brings all kids of critters.Once , when we were building this house we had 3 elk in the big field in front of the house. Escapees from a game farm 20 miles away.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 17, 2010, 11:21:22 PM
Cindy, how littleist who's eye?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 07:01:08 AM
MUCH better thanks.  It's not the focus of her attention this morning I've noticed. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 07:26:42 AM
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg236/Halewinat/049-2.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 18, 2010, 07:27:58 AM
Yeeeeouuch!!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 07:36:32 AM
She said something like that....followed by a lot of tears.  I've never been hit with a pellet gun but I got it in the leg with a BB gun once and I thought THAT was bad!!!!  I can't imagine getting it in the eye.  It was so swollen it looked like someone stuffed a baseball in her eye socket.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 18, 2010, 07:39:02 AM
 CLW... Baby Who is lucky. When I was.... well a lot younger and a buddy of mine and I decided to do the "Christmas Story" thing... things didn't turn out that well. He had a pump pellet gun...I think a .177. We set up a target range in my cellar. We put up cardboard boxes with rags inside and put paper targets on the box. It worked great and we retrieved the pellets. well we came up with a great idea... more pumps, more power...Arrrr Arrrrr Arrrrrrrrr as Tim the Tool Man would say. Worked great but... on the last shot, he had it pumped up and loaded and it slipped out of his hand and the butt hit the floor.... well POOF!!!! and he put his hand on his eye... blood started flowing between his fingers and he was more scared of what his mother would say than the blood and pain. Being the "doctor" I was, I got one of the dirty rags for him to hold on his eye as we beelined to my mother upstairs and then his mother and then every mother in the neighborhood was there... Bad news...the pellet went through the eyelid.... good news, it didn't pierce the orb but did lodge in the tissue further in the socket. HE was officially shot..... Well 2 hours later and some shots, it was removed from his eye and the gun removed from existance. It could have been a hell of a lot worse.
 
Children only realize how smart their parents are, the older the parents get.  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 07:46:44 AM
 Wow.  I guess she is lucky!  That would have freaked me out.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 18, 2010, 08:03:39 AM
CLW,,, so sorry for little who but I'm happy she is going to be ok.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on May 18, 2010, 08:23:38 AM
....ouch!!!!

....glad to hear she by-passed tragedy! .....


....in a similar vein-

....was enjoying a quiet early morning's solitude yesterday in the middle of the country's most populous urban corridor relishing the contrasting Walden-esque tranquility -

(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/18179/2056461200085417812S600x600Q85.jpg)

.....of course, it wasn't to be....

....heard him coming when he chugged out of Ellis Island- the first tourist delivery of the tourist day-




(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/44389/2743302670085417812S600x600Q85.jpg)

....Tig was up against the don't even-think-about-entering security boundary around Liberty Island when Miss New Jersey made a 90-degree at-speed turn right in front of us causing several of the wake waves to converge in a 5' breaking swell right at Tig's pogo hole-
 
(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/6924/2509198220085417812S600x600Q85.jpg)

....Blue Streak experience definitely paid off when the perspective went all-sky to all water for a couple of puckering swells; escaped relatively dry but thinking the puckered butt-hole lifted us up a couple extra feet :o ....

.....how much luck can one continue to have?
 



 


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Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 08:31:29 AM
Nice shot of Liberty there in the background  :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 18, 2010, 08:37:37 AM
I like the camera mount thing ya got goin' on there. (The soon to be patented 'Gore Oar Cam?' Though I suspect you're just quite confident in your balance.) The perspective on your first photo makes it look like Lady Liberty is only 15 feet tall at most.

As for the Ferry - I don't think I'd wanna get swamped in them waters either.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 09:47:54 AM
Hahaha...the widest part at the very bottom (the part that looks like some ginormous bricks maybe) is more than 15 feet tall for sure.


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Post by: Zipper on May 18, 2010, 10:37:41 AM
I am extremely envoius of Tig's never ending travels. Oh to be small enough to fit into your breast pocket for even one exciting adventure.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 18, 2010, 05:06:13 PM
lol @ Zip.  :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 19, 2010, 03:22:56 PM
We have had separate insurances on just about everything.  Travelers on one vehicle.  Progressive on another, Allstate on another.  Someone insures the house.  Another for the RV and yet another on the horses and trailer.  WTH.  So anyway, we took everything to Allstate and WOW!  After adding all the payments up....some are monthly, some are quarterly and some annual....they gave us such a deal with better insurance for half the cost.  PLUS, we are in the middle of refinancing the mortgage.  They are coming Friday to do the inspection thing.  If all goes as planned, and it should cause we've done serious upgrades since the mortgage was first done, this will take our payment down by about $500 a month!  Holy moly.  It pays to look into these things now and again.  Now what to do with all the money!!!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 19, 2010, 03:44:18 PM
Good for you. Unlike people in PA, those of us in Florida get screwed by insurance companies. I pay over $3K per year for insurance on a 2200 sq foot house and believe it or not... I have a good deal!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 19, 2010, 09:15:12 PM
NP, I would guess your home owners is so high because of storm damage. Pa doesn't have the threat that FL does.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on May 20, 2010, 12:11:19 AM
clw, if you need a pest(termite inspection) done please CALL me! i am th least expensive in the county!!!!  $65. look at what other inspectors (home) charge you!!! i am insured & licensed!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 20, 2010, 07:23:48 AM
Nice pitch there Pest.  I will definately keep you in mind!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 20, 2010, 07:51:47 AM
Yep Lock, that's what they say. However some people had their insurance bumped up so high they could not afford to stay in their house. Some people with 1,200 sq ft houses had their rates bumped to almost 10K per year. I managed to escape the hikes until last year when I got my letter of "non-renewal." It's a thing down here at the least.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 20, 2010, 08:09:49 AM
Yeh, in our case if a mobile home is a certain age (and not that old at all) ya can't get it insured in Florida. We tried to get it thru Foremost and was turned down. Guess what? We went thru AARP and got it thru................ Foremost! Go figure.  ??? 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 20, 2010, 08:11:57 AM
Excellent photos, Gore!! Particularly the one of you and The Lady. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 20, 2010, 08:16:40 AM
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Pa doesn't have the threat that FL does

Except for tornados, nor-easters, horrible winter storms and floods. We need to have a national catastophic fund to spread out the risk.
 
In some ways, it's worse in PA because you get these episodes every year, whereas we haven't had a hurricane landfall in almost 3 years. I have lived here since '90 and never had one claim on my houses. The problem is that people on the coasts are subsidized by a 'last resort' insurance company and the state takes the hit if there are a large number of claims.
The people on the coast should pay the REAL cost of insurance, or if you can afford beachfront, just leave it uninsured and rebuild afterwards.
...and I would rather live in FL than OH, which tends to become tornado alley this time of year.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 20, 2010, 08:31:20 AM
Florida is still statistically the most dangerous state to live in the country from the climactic point of view.  It's also the most dangerous state to walk  or ride a bike in probably due to the aged population of vehicle operators. I chose to live here but I secretly yearn to return to the west.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 20, 2010, 08:36:15 AM
Pfffft!

So much for secrets . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 20, 2010, 11:28:20 AM
For those of you that have teen age drivers. Here's some clips of WHY you need to pay attention to the pretty colored lights at intersections.

YouTube - Red Light Runners Compilation (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=-qvXbIenivk#)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 20, 2010, 12:15:57 PM
I think the reason
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It's also the most dangerous state to walk  or ride a bike...

...is because there are a lot more people walking and biking because the weather and good roads permit. I personally have only been hit 3 times on my bike and every time a car passed me and turned right. No reverse gear on the bike so *bam*.
I would still rather have a hurricane (which I can prepare for, harden the house, leave) than a tornado or nor-easter , the former which scares the bejeezers out of me.
It's funny though, they don't 'require' bicyclists to carry insurance. I don't think those little scooters require it either. It would be interesting to propose and use the proceeds for educational campaigns and road safety improvements.
 
I'm feeling chatty today....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 20, 2010, 03:47:56 PM
". . . every time a car passed me and turned right."

I HATE when people do that! And then they look at me as though I was the one not obeying traffic laws. Of course it doesn't really matter what the law says if some idiot with a can't-spare-five-seconds self-righteous chip on their shoulder decides they're NOT waiting for me to clear an intersection before they turn . . .

I've been lucky thus far.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 20, 2010, 05:29:30 PM
=lifefeedsonlife link=topic=1524.msg28633#msg28633 date=1274358975]
Pfffft!

So much for secrets . . . .

 
 
 :wahoo: :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 20, 2010, 10:27:23 PM
I attended my last elementary school concert tonight.  Weird.  Baby girl is going to the high school for orientation tomorrow.  Weird.  I was sitting there remembering when we sat there with a preschooler and a baby taking turns holding and entertaining when the oldest one was up there.  I watched the baby sing and play and the preschooler sit there like a well behaved polite young man while his little sis did her singing and playing.  Time sure does fly. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 20, 2010, 10:58:17 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703559004575256470152341984.html?mod=WSJ_hp_editorsPicks#articleTabs%3Darticle (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703559004575256470152341984.html?mod=WSJ_hp_editorsPicks#articleTabs%3Darticle)

I gotta figure out how to make links look better - but I'm lazy. Maybe the dudes from the article can re-write MY genetic code.

This is some verrrry interesting stuff . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 20, 2010, 10:59:03 PM
Yeh, CLW, I saw little who tonight. She was standing right beside my grandson. This was his last one too. Nice concert. It a sure sign that there are some good music teachers there. ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 21, 2010, 12:17:50 AM
[quote author=NightmarePatrol                                    I chose to live here but I secretly yearn to return to the west.
[/quote]

By west do you mean Alaska? Cause I thought you had had ur fill of Calif.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 21, 2010, 12:22:45 AM
Quote from: TiFeMb
...and I would rather live in FL than OH, which tends to become tornado alley this time of year.
[/quote
I would definately not want to live in Okla. this time of year. The real tornado ally is the line along I44.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 21, 2010, 06:40:50 AM
By west do you mean Alaska? Cause I thought you had had ur fill of Calif.

I lived in Alaska for 6 years. Part of me is sorry I ever left. I don't think I could deal with the near-eternal winters any more though. California would be great if it wasn't for all the people, the taxes, cost of living etc. I think I have one... maybe two moves left in me and I want to make sure both me and the family are going to like where I go. The older I get the less I want to change things. I just wish the AARP would top sending those membership requests that I call "reminders" of things to yet to come.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 21, 2010, 07:13:11 AM
Yeh, CLW, I saw little who tonight. She was standing right beside my grandson. This was his last one too. Nice concert. It a sure sign that there are some good music teachers there. ;D

Where were you?  I saw Joni.

It's truly apparent that those two music teachers love what they do.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 21, 2010, 07:16:33 AM
Funny they both play trumpet too Lock.  Do you know if he is thinking of playing in Jr. High?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 21, 2010, 08:21:02 AM
NP: Utah. For some reason I have always been drawn to the Wasatch mountain range and the expanse of the state parks out there. Salt Lake City is remote but has a good college and a decent sized town. Great running, great skiing and fairly centrally located with a world class airport.
 
I would have to be one of those fundamentalist mormons though  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 21, 2010, 11:31:22 AM
For those of that that may care about things like this. It's PacMan's 30th birthday today. Check out google and click on the Google logo and play PacMan right on the google site.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 21, 2010, 06:25:48 PM
Yeh, CLW, I saw little who tonight. She was standing right beside my grandson. This was his last one too. Nice concert. It a sure sign that there are some good music teachers there. ;D

Where were you?  I saw Joni.

It's truly apparent that those two music teachers love what they do.

 
We were across the aisle from her, same row, about six chairs to her right.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 21, 2010, 06:26:55 PM
Funny they both play trumpet too Lock.  Do you know if he is thinking of playing in Jr. High?

 
I'm almost sure he will. I hope he stays with it. ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 21, 2010, 06:28:43 PM
NP: Utah. For some reason I have always been drawn to the Wasatch mountain range and the expanse of the state parks out there. Salt Lake City is remote but has a good college and a decent sized town. Great running, great skiing and fairly centrally located with a world class airport.
 
I would have to be one of those fundamentalist mormons though  ;)

 
Feel like supporting six or seven wives Tife?  :rofl:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 21, 2010, 07:18:33 PM
Ummm... Who would want 6 or 7 wives?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 21, 2010, 08:37:30 PM
I would love to have six wives, one to do the housework, one to cook, one to run my errands, the list goes on and on.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 21, 2010, 11:39:22 PM
My wife told me I could take a second wife if I wanted one, but it'd have to be someone she liked cuz she'd live with her after she killed me.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 21, 2010, 11:45:43 PM
Quote from: NightmarePatrol 
. I think I have one... maybe two moves left in me
[/quote

Look at Austin Texas. Univ. town, high tech bidness galore, attitude.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 22, 2010, 06:58:15 AM
My fear of multiple women in a household.... Scientific study has shown... women who live together .... for some reason, nature decides to schedule their cycle at darned near the same time.... Maybe a pheromone thing. They did this study at College Dorms and places where females reside together. I don't think a man would have a scrap of a chance in a home with 6 or 7 women in that condition at the same time.... it can be hard with just one.  Just joking Ladies  ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 22, 2010, 07:37:25 AM
The same holds true at the workplace Lifetime.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 22, 2010, 10:05:09 AM
Well at least in the workplace you can "clock out" *S*
 
 
The same holds true at the workplace Lifetime.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 22, 2010, 02:21:43 PM
On a completely different subject I replaced the toilet in the kids bathroom today. First one I ever did. It wasn't as bad as I thought, though I did have to do it twice as I somehow failed to grasp the mechanical process of the wax ring from the instructions.  So it's in, it flushes ant there's no water on the floor. I'm calling this one a victory because I hate doing anything in the plumbing category.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 22, 2010, 04:29:06 PM
My husband told our daughters when they were growing up that if they really loved him they would marry a plumber.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 22, 2010, 06:58:32 PM
Those wax rings are a nightmare from Hell! They don't seem to stay in place while you are trying to put the bolts up thru the base. >:(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 22, 2010, 09:22:57 PM
I dread the day I replace my Commode. As far as some have been able to estimate...it could be close to 100 years old. I have rebuilt the top with seals and the usual Ballcock and when I tell them the base has 4 bolts they look at me strange. I love the toilet in that... it is a higher volume tank and when you flush it.... there is no BS involved... WHOOSH!!!! rarely a double is needed LOL. Something can be said for old fashion quality and functionality.... but then again.... just what is the function of a toilet and has it changed over the ages???  ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 23, 2010, 07:36:42 AM
I picked up some surgical gloves to do the job. (more so for the removal) and was told get one of the $5 wax rings because you get twice as much wax. I put on the gloves and just molded the wax ring to to bottom of the pottery semi-flanged to get as much surface contact as  possible without spreading the wax out too much. That worked better than just sticking it on there like s few people told me to do.

This toilet (http://www.lowes.com/pd_113376-834-2447.128.020_0_?productId=3009196&Ntt=cadet%203&Ntk=i_products&Ns=p_product_rating|0&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=cadet%203$y=0$x=0) works very well so far. The insides are a much better design that what it replaced. Since we are no a well the water use isn't a financial this with the water bill. It was a potential financial thing  with the the sceptic tank though since the old one has th be flushed multiple times to get it to do its job.

Lifetime... 4 bolts? Never heard of such a thing. Replacing that may be problematic. I don't know how much the adapters have changes over the years but it may be possible to retrofit the collar with a new one without too much fuss. Either way I hope it's a long time before you stare that in the face.

I detest dealing with plumbing,  it's now a done deal. (whew!)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 23, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
Never thought of using surgical gloves when doing a comode.... Too much time on a farm not to have faith in "Fels Naptha" or Lava. I don't mind plumbing... my home has some galvenized, copper and plastic. I really love the plastic... measure, cut, clean, dry fit and glue.... and the thieves have no market for plastic yet.
 
What I detest is electric.... too many times bitten and anything from low voltage to 660AC. No fun and flesh smells funny sometimes. I need a new service in my home and am not sure about the old college try.... maybe for someone who actually is comfortable. Electricity and I are not friends LOL
 
Nothing lasts forever but the old Russian View is a good one.... build it big, heavy and with fewer parts.....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 23, 2010, 10:36:19 AM
Worked at a newspaper a long time ago. They were installing new presses which operate on 880. One of the installers cane in contact with it and got launched 30 feet across the room into a concrete wall. The electricity blew holes through numerous portions of his body. The impact to the wall was merely ans insult. Electrical work doesn't bother me until it for above 240 or goes to to 3-phase, then I get real cautious. I've had several friends that worked with high current before. One was a high power lineman and was scarred over 80% of his body, the other worked with DC only. The smallest stuff he worked with was 4/0, the rest was bus bar. I want nothing to do with current that need that kind of copper!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 23, 2010, 03:26:40 PM
I dread the day I replace my Commode. As far as some have been able to estimate...it could be close to 100 years old. I have rebuilt the top with seals and the usual Ballcock and when I tell them the base has 4 bolts they look at me strange. I love the toilet in that... it is a higher volume tank and when you flush it.... there is no BS involved... WHOOSH!!!! rarely a double is needed LOL. Something can be said for old fashion quality and functionality.... but then again.... just what is the function of a toilet and has it changed over the ages???  ;D

 
Do they even make a 4 bolt flange?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 23, 2010, 07:47:42 PM
I have no freaking Idea...so far, that end still works the way it is supposed to albeit...looking old and ugly..... kind of like me LOL
 
But... I don't need a pretty place to put my rear.... just one that works.... When the time comes... I may give it a proper burial if it cannot be retroed.
 
 
I dread the day I replace my Commode. As far as some have been able to estimate...it could be close to 100 years old. I have rebuilt the top with seals and the usual Ballcock and when I tell them the base has 4 bolts they look at me strange. I love the toilet in that... it is a higher volume tank and when you flush it.... there is no BS involved... WHOOSH!!!! rarely a double is needed LOL. Something can be said for old fashion quality and functionality.... but then again.... just what is the function of a toilet and has it changed over the ages???  ;D

 
Do they even make a 4 bolt flange?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 23, 2010, 08:16:42 PM
I just got the "Honey I've been in an accident" phone call a few hours ago.  I'm still freaked out!! 

**He's ok.  I think I just need some wine!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 23, 2010, 08:52:22 PM
Prayers for you and your Honey. :)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 23, 2010, 10:57:11 PM
Very scary phone call. Hope all is well.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 23, 2010, 11:21:56 PM
Hope everything is ok Kimmie - will have a glass of wine just in case.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 24, 2010, 07:21:27 AM
He is fine but his car is not.  The car can be replaced!! Thanks friends!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 24, 2010, 08:15:07 AM
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Feel like supporting six or seven wives Tife?  ([url]http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/rofl.gif[/url])

 
I was thinking it was the other way around.
 
NP: Congrats on the commode. I'll call you when I need to do mine!
 
Kimmi: I mean, were you the emergency contact? Didn't realize it was that serious  ;)  Glad to hear he is OK.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 24, 2010, 08:28:39 AM
Tif of course I'm an emergency contact! haha Especially when he wrecks after leaving my house.  I was only 15 minutes away.  And yes it is that serious!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 24, 2010, 09:16:36 AM
Glad he's okay Kimmi.

The household drama continues here. Late yesterday afternoon our dryer crapped out. This morning I'm working a little and then trying to figure out how to get the damned heating element out of it. So far I have recovered about a buck and a half from the bottom of the dryer. If I can't get this figured out soon I'm going to have to break down and call someone.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 09:28:52 AM
Good luck.  We tried removing the heating element in ours once but they had it in there is such a way that you had to take out this whole glob of stuff and no one here is smart enough to hanle the whold blob so we had to call someone in.  $65 service call to find out it had taken it's last spin.  The cost of having the guy come back plus the cost of the piece was so stupid high we just got a new one.  Dryers are cheap.  It's replacing a washer that will bleed you dry, lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on May 24, 2010, 09:37:34 AM
The last dryer I "fixed" I used a sledge hammer after an initial failed attempt...made me feel better...the dryer not so much ;)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 24, 2010, 10:12:50 AM
Range hood/vent/light was about 25 years old. The microwave about 23 years old. All getting very weak.I think the microwave was a 600 watt as opposed to a new 1200 watt. We replaced both with an over te range microwave unit this weekend. Wow! what a difference!   ;D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now the fridge is not doing well. Ice-cream was soft last nite!     SH$T! >:(


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 10:14:46 AM
Try the freezer for ice cream Lock, lol........kidding.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 24, 2010, 11:24:59 AM
We have a place here in Sharon called Oscar's Appliances. They sell parts for just about everything ... sweapers, washer/dryers, AC's etc. If you have the model and identifying nomenclature...they will sell it to you and even explain how to do ti. I had a dryer element go out before and grabbed the tool box. I too couldn't figure out how to get to it until I went to Oscars... It seems there is alway a hidden screw or fastener that makes it simple and he told me... went home..bada bing... out and back to him to order the element. What is nice is when you do open the appiance up...you can see what needs cleaned. I do call for help when I need it and have usually rung out every last use I can get from something and then go shopping. I have friends who store backups... even new water heaters.
 
I have gotten to the point of nearly using the "Polish" fine tune tool....a heavy hammer... but usually stop when my fist has put a few unattractive dents in the metal shrouds. Most of the time I can get it to work but ALL of the time I have bruises LOL. I am not now, nor ever was, a candidate to become a brain surgeon. Sometimes you learn CONstruction when you do some DEstruction...and it is usually because of lack of INstruction.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on May 24, 2010, 11:43:44 AM
how very true life! np: congrats on ur recent
"toilet" training!!! ;D   got back from pgh last night from take your dad to school day for my deceased friends 12yr old son, was a decent experience, first time back in school since college in 1981!!! my how things have changed!!even played kickball!! only kicked with my left foot & had a pinch runner from the getgo!! stood in the outfield & caught a few but also let a few drop, wink, wink!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 24, 2010, 12:22:58 PM
It is a nice thing for adults to get involved in things like this and it is nice the other way. We had a ceremony for those killed in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and my Grand Daughter played "America the Beautiful" on her violin.... for 11, she did well. We talked about the ceremony and she even handed out the roses that were laid for each man.
 
how very true life! np: congrats on ur recent
"toilet" training!!! ;D   got back from pgh last night from take your dad to school day for my deceased friends 12yr old son, was a decent experience, first time back in school since college in 1981!!! my how things have changed!!even played kickball!! only kicked with my left foot & had a pinch runner from the getgo!! stood in the outfield & caught a few but also let a few drop, wink, wink!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 24, 2010, 12:23:11 PM
Quote
Now the fridge is not doing well. Ice-cream was soft last nite!     SH$T! :( " src="[url=http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/angry.gif]http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/angry.gif ([url]http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/angry.gif[/url])[/url]" border=0>

 
H - A - N - K - S
 
After they close for the season just leave the ice cream in the garage until spring LOL
 
(Not were lil' GoGo sleeps though....)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 24, 2010, 12:25:04 PM
Lifetime: Congrats to your grand daughter and congrats to you for giving her the opportunity to learn and give. I really appreciate what you do for the vets.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 24, 2010, 04:56:15 PM
The last dryer I "fixed" I used a sledge hammer after an initial failed attempt...made me feel better...the dryer not so much ;)

My dad "fixed" one of his old cars that way. What a temper.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 24, 2010, 05:10:41 PM
They dryer is fixed, though I had to replace the element twice. I wired the damn element up backwards the first time. I called up someone allegedly in the know who said it doesn't matter it's just closing the circuit. That probably held true in older dryers with mechanical timers. the element turned  to about 200 pieces of high resistance wire about 30 seconds after I turned it on. Got the second element and wired it up the way it was supposed to be and clothes are drying. The wife is happy and thus goes that. ;)

Maybe I'll get to sit on my arse this weekend. (if I run and hide somewhere maybe)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 24, 2010, 10:53:36 PM
Fridge is ok! Just a simple cleaning of dust particles from underneath and it seems to be working fine. Ice-cream is once again hard.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on May 24, 2010, 11:43:20 PM
.…took the 2-lane off-the-slab byways from Oklahoma City inbound to the mile-high yesterday and I stopped at the Kansas/Colorado line to snap a pic for the Big Red state line collection-
(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/24744/2600855080085417812S600x600Q85.jpg)
….about an hour and a half up the see-to-the-horizon high-plains cueball-ish two-lane, I happened to look down at Tig‘s usual resting place in the truck to see that the spot was empty :o ….

….and quickly concluded I left him on the top of the bed side back at the state line….

….not the first time Tig was absentmindedly left somewhere with several occasions on this trip alone; but, those distances were much shorter when his MIA status was realized….

….3 additional hours trekking back across the windy eastern Colorado high desert back roads two more times after  the two full days of driving up from Florida to mount a rescue mission wasn’t in the cards….

….on the one hand, I do have two more Tig’s stashed away upstairs in a drawer that I purchased years ago for such contingencies, so it its not like I would have not have Tig for future adventures….

….on the other hand, Tig was the original one with all those memorable years of miles and travels under his magnetic feet; and I was a bit forlorn that I wouldn‘t be hearing the “Now, that is a well-worn Tigger!” comments from smiling folks that Tig always seems to spontaneously generate when he appears ….

….its all about moving on they say….

….though-

….while taking the bike/kayak rack out of the back of Big Red today-

….there he was………

….and so it goes ;D …[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 25, 2010, 07:13:44 AM
I don't think he'd have settled for a non-descript border as a final hanging out place.

And now for something completely different:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/06/the-little-black-piezoelectric-dress/8107/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/06/the-little-black-piezoelectric-dress/8107/)

Halfway into the article - 'smart clothes' start to get interesting in their design and application.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 25, 2010, 07:37:27 AM
Interesting clothing. I don't think I'd personally want something that attention getting, but I'm sure there are a lot of people that will illuminate themselves.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 25, 2010, 09:21:43 AM
To use a late response; "far out" ::) !


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 25, 2010, 09:41:55 AM
Lots of things are retained on copiers AND the larger fax machines and printers. The trail of information tibits we leave around can make a pretty large footprint in informational terms.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 25, 2010, 11:05:01 AM
OMG I thought a full sized rubber life-raft was going to come out of that one model's arse. Was that supposed to be "fashions for boat-people" ?
 
 :rofl:
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 25, 2010, 11:36:54 AM
Whew, Gore, as I was reading I was panicking for Tig!! Glad you found him!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 25, 2010, 01:21:05 PM
@ Zip - my question is - what did she fill the bags with?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 25, 2010, 07:48:51 PM
Oh yes... I was at a wrap-up dinner for the Memorial Day Parade Committee at the Sharon VFW on Budd.... We were in the main hall eating dinner before the meeting and I thought someone was knocking at the outside hall door.... I went to the door and as I opened it...Hail came flying in.... at the same time someone came in the bar and yelled that Atlantic disappeared.... I waited until the hail stopped to get home and check on my wife and son... I had an Aspen Street Kit Car... one of 250 made and when I looked at it... it looked like an "orange"...dents all over... as I drove by the club door the guys were laughing at my car so I told them that theirs looks as bad if not worse... Old men scrambling....
 
I got home and no wife and kid and then I heard some yelling at a neighbors...they were there.... not good there as her husband worked at Steel Trucking and aside from him holed up in the terminal...some guys holding on to trailer axles and one even the commode... he had no ride home. Seems his mid sized Pontiac took an ill fate flying lesson. My wife and I made our way down to the American Legion in Wheatland as they were setting up emergency services and wanted to help... Crap was everywhere...aluminum siding stuck in trees... a mess.
 
I also had to go to Tionesta to help dig out the cabin.... Lookey Lous all over the damned place ...I wanted to run them off German Hill.... The tornados look like they were lawn mowers through the forest. 3 of us with chainsaws worked just to get to the door but the cabin was trashed. The one next to it was not even there...and the house down the road had a single old woman living in it and all the trees fell surrounding her house. She was ok but it took a while to cut up the trees to get to the house..... the house wasn't damaged.... Yeah.... I remember.
 
Lifetime...or anyone else...remember the Tornado that came thru...the Valley 25 years ago...May 31 1985...I was working behind the Bar at the...Broadway Inn...In Wheatland...it was way too close...and I remember it Well...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 25, 2010, 08:39:27 PM
@ Zip - my question is - what did she fill the bags with?

Hot air.

It could be kind of a James Bond escape outfit... no drowning if you happen to be escaping in the water, or fill it fill of helium and escape in the air....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 25, 2010, 08:44:33 PM
My husband came up to Linesville to help my brother-in-law with some construction.  we were living in Pgh at the time (we moved here in 1990) I remember seeing the radar and my daughter said "isn't that red spot where daddy is?"  He and my BIL were driving over the spillway through while it was happening and the couldn't understand where all of the ambulances, firetrucks, etc., were going.  They were quite busy for a few days helping friends get to their family members.  Yes, I remember it well.
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 25, 2010, 09:24:06 PM
Lifetime, we had a camp a little ways outside of Tionesta (Love the Knotty Pine eatery, good memories). Up German hill road a ways. It was just before you cam to the farm at the top of the mountain. Ross Run to be specific.  I wasn't living in PA when it went through. I heard it was a mess up in Whig Hill.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 25, 2010, 09:50:25 PM
I was working in Lucinda PA that day. Not good. Tornado hit less than 1/4 mile from the group home I was staffing.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on May 25, 2010, 11:11:22 PM
Whew, Gore, as I was reading I was panicking for Tig!! Glad you found him!

....well, the reality is Tig #1 found me ;D ....

....on the other hand....

....Gore is always amazed what Gore and Tig find while tooling about out on the slab:(http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/43939/2002937610103758887S600x600Q85.jpg)

[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 25, 2010, 11:58:16 PM
so what of intrest was in Gore?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 26, 2010, 12:14:54 AM
some days are all rainbows and roses
 
 
 
today was just rainbows
 
 
 
 
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/pondfork/wildcritters/trout20fishing20around20Bull20Shoal.jpg?t=1274846686)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 26, 2010, 06:58:20 AM
Loved the Knotty Pine and the home made pies.... wife loved the Knick Knack shop just down the street. This cabin was towards the bottom of the hill just past Ross Run...it was called South Passage. I have hunted Ross Run area, the area around Charlies Roost and up over the hell in Kelletville.... with lots of adult beverages at night at "Cougar Bob's" LOL. Good memories before all hell broke loose.
 
 
 
Lifetime, we had a camp a little ways outside of Tionesta (Love the Knotty Pine eatery, good memories). Up German hill road a ways. It was just before you cam to the farm at the top of the mountain. Ross Run to be specific.  I wasn't living in PA when it went through. I heard it was a mess up in Whig Hill.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 26, 2010, 07:11:04 AM
I got bonus points in college by knowing that the two major PA disasters on May 31st was the tornadoes and the Johnstown flood!  The tornadoes were scary!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 26, 2010, 07:23:27 AM
Nice fish Puff!

Gore - was that a directional suggestion? A trap perhaps? Or maybe your doppleganger?

Kimmi - I was in college during the tornado event. A buddy of mine was hitchhiking from Clarion to Pittsburgh that day. He made it. He said the storms actually helped him get picked up.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 26, 2010, 07:38:53 AM
Did you also know that we didn't get taxed to cover the tornados but we did for the Johnstown Floods? And.... if you imbibe in adult beverages in PA you continue to pay the "Johnstown Flood Tax". When was the last JOHNSTOWN FLOOD and ask your local legislator just where that tax money goes  :o .... They have collected billions on that tax over the decades but as of late.... no floods in Johnstown.... Hmmmmm where could that money have gone and!!!! Why are we still paying that tax? LOL Because Government never met a tax they never liked and a Temporary tax is never that......
 
 
I got bonus points in college by knowing that the two major PA disasters on May 31st was the tornadoes and the Johnstown flood!  The tornadoes were scary!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 26, 2010, 08:09:20 AM
Loved the Knotty Pine and the home made pies.... wife loved the Knick Knack shop just down the street. This cabin was towards the bottom of the hill just past Ross Run...it was called South Passage. I have hunted Ross Run area, the area around Charlies Roost and up over the hell in Kelletville.... with lots of adult beverages at night at "Cougar Bob's" LOL. Good memories before all hell broke loose.

I did most of of my hunting on the north side of Ross Run, ocasionally we'd head across the road and go south though.  Our camp was on the road (can't remember the name now) that went north wher the pipeline crossed the road. I too spent lots of time between Kelletville and Boone's Hollow. Later on we moved up toward Marionville where the Blue Jay became a place for me to watch the adults for a while.  I also liked the Butcher shop in Tionesta. They had the best bacon there. Of course they have been gone for decades now as have most other butcher shops.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 26, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
Marionville? Bil and I hunted there many years in the Bluejay area but mostly the Buzzard Swamp area. The hunting in the Kelly Hotel was interesting!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 26, 2010, 12:12:20 PM
Had hunted from a friends camp out up the hill from Russell City... Mount Jewitt area... Went "Dancin' at Nancine (sp)" a few times and ate at Andersons Cafe in Kane and even bowling at the local lanes when I had the urge. This was when alcohol went well with activities that didn't involve shooting or navigating a car. LOL
 
 
Loved the Knotty Pine and the home made pies.... wife loved the Knick Knack shop just down the street. This cabin was towards the bottom of the hill just past Ross Run...it was called South Passage. I have hunted Ross Run area, the area around Charlies Roost and up over the hell in Kelletville.... with lots of adult beverages at night at "Cougar Bob's" LOL. Good memories before all hell broke loose.

I did most of of my hunting on the north side of Ross Run, ocasionally we'd head across the road and go south though.  Our camp was on the road (can't remember the name now) that went north wher the pipeline crossed the road. I too spent lots of time between Kelletville and Boone's Hollow. Later on we moved up toward Marionville where the Blue Jay became a place for me to watch the adults for a while.  I also liked the Butcher shop in Tionesta. They had the best bacon there. Of course they have been gone for decades now as have most other butcher shops.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 26, 2010, 07:46:47 PM
A little change here. Why engirneering can be fun.

Dyson engineers were asked to show how inducement and entrainment of air works on the Air Multiplier™ fan. If you watch closely, the balloon is sucked from behind and to the side of the fan this is inducement and entrainment at work.

Lots of experimentation with different sized balloons and other objects produced this video. And although edited to include our successful attempts, the video is made from completely genuine footage (and no, the balloon isnt attached to anything).

Disclaimer: This was created and executed by trained Dyson engineers under a controlled environment.

It is unknown if any balloons were harmed in making this video.

Balloons and Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WNcjkZ6d0w#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 26, 2010, 07:51:41 PM
Somebody explain to me how these dyson fans work? I just don't get it.

Cool Vid.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 26, 2010, 09:02:07 PM
Anyone else watching the American Ido finale tonight?  It's funny as hell.  One big 70's flashback.  Alice Cooper.  BeeGee's, Michael McDonald, Hall and Oats.....and they threw Christina Agularia in the middle, lol.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 26, 2010, 09:34:54 PM
Hey Gore, did you get the pounding from the hail today?

Looks like the MH city got it big time.

Hope the BRT was under cover


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 26, 2010, 10:15:28 PM
Somebody explain to me how these dyson fans work? I just don't get it.

Ami, I'll give you a very simple, not technical answer as best I can.

The principal is called annular flow. The use that I am most familiar with is in aircraft gas turbine engines.

what you create is a hollow ring of moving air on the outside, that acts like the walls of a pipe. That ring contains, gives speed and directs the flow of additional air from the outside thru the center of the ring. The 2 air streams can move at different speeds, and can have different pressures and properties. Essentially containing one air stream within another.

Dysen creates the hollow ring  by a fan in the base below that metal ring in the picture, which forces air into the metal ring and bleeds it out thru very small holes in the ring creating the hollow outer ring of air.

clear!! test on Friday



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 26, 2010, 10:27:39 PM
I so loved seeing Joe Cocker - with a little help from my friends.  great stuff.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 27, 2010, 07:01:09 AM
I thought he was cool too Janet.  Man is he old though!  He always looked kinda old I guess.  That old guy doing "pants on the ground" had me howling!  He was rockin' it out and doing those crunches.....he's like in his late 60's.....he was totally awesome last night.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 27, 2010, 07:09:17 AM
I had a dream last night that we were all going to dinner.  Lock was driving.  Odd!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 27, 2010, 08:05:09 AM
Quote
Anyone else watching the American Ido finale tonight?  It's funny as hell.  One big 70's flashback.  Alice Cooper.  BeeGee's, Michael McDonald, Hall and Oats.....and they threw Christina Agularia in the middle, lol.

 
Crystal got robbed. SHe is light years better than Lee. Truly the reincarnation of Janis Joplin/Carly Simon/Stevie Nicks. I hope she makes millions. I thought Adam Lambert got robbed to but he seems to be doing better than Chris.
 
I just hope all of my favorites get a record contract and play music the rest of their life.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on May 27, 2010, 08:16:45 AM
I thought he was cool too Janet.  Man is he old though!  He always looked kinda old I guess.  That old guy doing "pants on the ground" had me howling!  He was rockin' it out and doing those crunches.....he's like in his late 60's.....he was totally awesome last night.

 
Joe Cocker is in his 60's?????  He was an old man when I was in hi school! I'm 70 now. He must be in his 90's. ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 27, 2010, 08:58:22 AM
I think the strategy is to let the person that deserved it come in second so there's tons of folks rallying behind the injustice.

Look at Daughtry - who "won" that year? Who "won" last year - I can't even tell ya - but I know who Adam Lambert is.

Aside from Clarkson and Underwood - what 'winners' have done all that well?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on May 27, 2010, 09:35:45 AM
Hey Gore, did you get the pounding from the hail today?...

....no, in fact, I didn't get any rain at all, but that's the way it is here. I'll be dragging hose to counter the 90 degree temps today....

....but, the weather here is extremely localized as this is the area where the thunderstorms are born and though they can get very intense very quickly, they usually are small  cutting a narrow swath through the metro area just beginning to grow into the monsters that will hammer the plains just to the east of us ....

.....it is, however, one of the top hail damage areas in the country and the second only to Florida in the number of lightening strikes; we had a young girl struck by a bolt yesterday- while playing inside her house....


....summer evenings often provide amazing light shows out on the eastern horizon where a broad line of towering massive monsters are tearing into anybody/thing in their path....

....there are several NOAA studies documenting how the growing metro area intensifies the developing thunderstorms magnifying the storm damage to those further east....

....pretty much the seasonal norm here in the mile-high....[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 27, 2010, 09:42:51 AM
I think the strategy is to let the person that deserved it come in second so there's tons of folks rallying behind the injustice.

Look at Daughtry - who "won" that year? Who "won" last year - I can't even tell ya - but I know who Adam Lambert is.

Aside from Clarkson and Underwood - what 'winners' have done all that well?

Last year it was Kris Allen.  You've heard him on the radio.  The year Daughtry got third place a guy named Tayloe Hicks won.....I personally loved him.  And that tall 17 y.o. black girl had a string of hits a couple years ago....David Cook won two years ago and put an album out that was overplayed but he didn't do any follow up.  It's a shame these kids work so hard to win the thing and have this huge opportunity in front of them and don't run with it.  Then again, you never know what is going on in ones private life I suppose.  Chrystal Bowersox is awesome but is she gonna pull in the youth fan base or is Lee DeWyze?  He's young and cute and quiet and sings rock songs.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 27, 2010, 11:18:05 AM
Somebody explain to me how these dyson fans work? I just don't get it.

Ami, I'll give you a very simple, not technical answer as best I can.

The principal is called annular flow. The use that I am most familiar with is in aircraft gas turbine engines.

what you create is a hollow ring of moving air on the outside, that acts like the walls of a pipe. That ring contains, gives speed and directs the flow of additional air from the outside thru the center of the ring. The 2 air streams can move at different speeds, and can have different pressures and properties. Essentially containing one air stream within another.

Dysen creates the hollow ring  by a fan in the base below that metal ring in the picture, which forces air into the metal ring and bleeds it out thru very small holes in the ring creating the hollow outer ring of air.

clear!! test on Friday



Oh, ok. I get it, so there is air movement generated within the ring thing. Looks so stationary. I'll have to watch for one in a store. Thanks.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 27, 2010, 11:21:14 AM
How is Katharine McPhee faring? I really liked her; last I heard/read about her was that she had gone blonde. Too bad, I thought she was a beautiful brunette and quite talented.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 27, 2010, 11:47:01 AM
I didn't care for her only because there are so many girls out there that sound just like her.  I think, ultimately, that is why she lost in the end.  She had a pretty voice though.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 27, 2010, 11:56:16 AM
My daughter is bringing home the class mouse (who is very pregnant by the way) for the weekend.  I have to get it today cause the teacher won't be there tomorrow and there is no school Monday.  How'd we end up with a 4 day mouse weekend.  I hope she doesn't have babies.  Baby mice are gross.  I wonder how much good karma I have saved up?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on May 27, 2010, 01:07:06 PM
If you had a boa.... end of the "pinkies" *S* One mouse in...one mouse out....
 
 
My daughter is bringing home the class mouse (who is very pregnant by the way) for the weekend.  I have to get it today cause the teacher won't be there tomorrow and there is no school Monday.  How'd we end up with a 4 day mouse weekend.  I hope she doesn't have babies.  Baby mice are gross.  I wonder how much good karma I have saved up?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 27, 2010, 01:09:27 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100527/us_time/08599199179700 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100527/us_time/08599199179700)
 
Silly Bands.
 
The gateway band to harder bands.
 
OMG, I can't believe they focus on this crap. It's not like they're bringing guns or drugs to school....
 
I would like your opinion on this Kimmi...I know they may be a distraction but COME ON!!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 27, 2010, 01:41:10 PM
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100527/us_time/08599199179700[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100527/us_time/08599199179700[/url])
 
Silly Bands.
 
The gateway band to harder bands.
 
OMG, I can't believe they focus on this crap. It's not like they're bringing guns or drugs to school....
 
I would like your opinion on this Kimmi...I know they may be a distraction but COME ON!!!!


I had to laugh that one of the schools in that piece was in my district.  My principal said No Silly Bands the week of EOG testing.  I think that was reasonable.  My rule is if you take it off and are playing with it, it is mine.  But this is my rule for everything that could be mistaken for a distraction.

I was a child of the 80's and had jelly bracelets up my arm.  I can't hate on these kids.  They love them!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 27, 2010, 03:17:01 PM
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My rule is if you take it off and are playing with it, it is mine.  But this is my rule for everything that could be mistaken for a distraction.

EXACTLY. Empower the kids to make the right choice, which will help them in the long run to critically think about their choices. I am sort of a helicopter parent  :rofl:  (sort of LOL) so I get worried about anything that could constrict blood flow....these bands are so flimsy I don't think they could harm anything!
We use your rule at home, Kimmi. The kids have learned to keep their favorite toys away when eating or doing homework.
 
Silly Bands, Indeed....
 
I have my kids try to figure out how many things they can see in the shapes, like looking at clouds for shapes...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on May 27, 2010, 05:51:38 PM
Somebody explain to me how these dyson fans work? I just don't get it.

Ami, I'll give you a very simple, not technical answer as best I can.

The principal is called annular flow. The use that I am most familiar with is in aircraft gas turbine engines.

what you create is a hollow ring of moving air on the outside, that acts like the walls of a pipe. That ring contains, gives speed and directs the flow of additional air from the outside thru the center of the ring. The 2 air streams can move at different speeds, and can have different pressures and properties. Essentially containing one air stream within another.

Dysen creates the hollow ring  by a fan in the base below that metal ring in the picture, which forces air into the metal ring and bleeds it out thru very small holes in the ring creating the hollow outer ring of air.

clear!! test on Friday



Oh, ok. I get it, so there is air movement generated within the ring thing. Looks so stationary. I'll have to watch for one in a store. Thanks.

yep. The guy to blame for the concept is named Bernoulli.
I learned that stuff in the Army.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 27, 2010, 06:04:30 PM
Quote
My rule is if you take it off and are playing with it, it is mine.  But this is my rule for everything that could be mistaken for a distraction.

EXACTLY. Empower the kids to make the right choice, which will help them in the long run to critically think about their choices. I am sort of a helicopter parent  :rofl:  (sort of LOL) so I get worried about anything that could constrict blood flow....these bands are so flimsy I don't think they could harm anything!
We use your rule at home, Kimmi. The kids have learned to keep their favorite toys away when eating or doing homework.
 
Silly Bands, Indeed....
 
I have my kids try to figure out how many things they can see in the shapes, like looking at clouds for shapes...

You realize that admitting to be a helicopter parent is the first step to recovery right? haha


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 27, 2010, 09:18:28 PM
I mostly helicopter to protect my kids from stupid kids and their idiot parents who don't know how to say no. This is an area where I am so conservative it isn't funny. A LOT of parents still want to be their kids best friend and the kids act like a$$e$ because of it. If I evn THOUGHT of saying some of the things these elementary schoolkids say to their parents I would have woke up on the other side of the room with my head on sideways. And that was when I was in high school!
 
My kids still only listen to classical music in the car.
 
PS: We received the email today for 'needed' school supplies for next year  ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 27, 2010, 10:14:58 PM
Get used to it.  Budgets are cutting everything!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 28, 2010, 08:09:31 AM
Seriously? In about a year or so we can financially allow mama to stay home. Homeschooling is looking PRETTY attractive right now. Got the internet at home, I get lots of leave...and my kids are reading machines. I have instilled in them a love of nature, science and the arts, things that get shorted in the public school. We have some dynamic home school groups down here.
Kimmi: They just started a 'virtual' school down here. Kids from middle school on up can take classes from home online that match the curriculum of our county. So they can take some or all of their credits online and still be certified through the state. I imagine everythings proctored so I ask, why not?
 
Unless you were my teacher...  ;)
For some reason I have a Van Halen song running through my head....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 08:13:36 AM
I have tumbled the cyber school thing around in my head.  When my kids were little I didn't think I could do it.  I worked more then too.  With the youngest heading into high school I wonder if it's not a good option for her.  I think she would like it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on May 28, 2010, 08:38:04 AM
The great thing about this school is that it dovetails seamlessly with the local school district, AND you can take as many as you like and STILL go to school. So the kid can do extracurricular activities and a few basic courses that need discussion (like history, sociology, labs) and take care of the rest on their own time.
I'm just bummed that it starts in middle school and not elementary.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 09:10:05 AM
So you can send your kid to school AND do this at home?  Why not!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 10:36:30 AM
We're doing the cyber school thing with our youngest. It's working out just fine. And - oddly enough - - - they have friends in the neighborhood and play with them and they're 'socialized'.

I wanna thump people that say: "what about socialization?"

Quote
"Socialization is actually meant to prepare children for the real world, which means learning to interact and deal with people of all ages, races, and backgrounds," says Diane Flynn Keith. "In this case, homeschooling actually does a better job of this because homeschoolers spend more actual time out in society."

Research supports this.  According to Home Schooling and the Question of Socialization by Richard G. Medlin, "Home-schooled children are taking part in the daily routines of their communities. They are certainly not isolated; in fact, they associate with--and feel close to--all sorts of people."

He continues, "Home schooling parents can take much of the credit for this. For, with their children's long-term social development in mind, they actively encourage their children to take advantage of social opportunities outside the family. Home-schooled children are acquiring the rules of behavior and systems of beliefs and attitudes they need. They have good self-esteem and are likely to display fewer behavior problems than do other children. They may be more socially mature and have better leadership skills than other children as well. And they appear to be functioning effectively as members of adult society."

This and other studies support the irony of the socialization issue in homeschooling that we have known for years, which is that traditional schools are actually more on a path of de-socialization.  In traditional schools students learn to stay in a class to which they've been assigned and are grouped according to age and academic level, and generally with students from the same geographic area and socio-economic background.

So in a sense, as I like to say, many people are homeschooling because of socialization reasons.



http://www.homeschool.com/articles/socialization/default.asp?Hover_NoThankYou=true (http://www.homeschool.com/articles/socialization/default.asp?Hover_NoThankYou=true)

To be fair though -

Sometimes I give my kids lunch money and then threaten to beat 'em up for it - or maybe make fun of the way they dress - tease 'em for being so smart and threaten to deck 'em if they didn't give me their answers (a personal favorite since that happened to me a lot) - and sometimes I offer 'em drugs or cigarettes . . .

Just to make up for their lack of 'socialization' . . . .


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 11:09:11 AM

To be fair though -

Sometimes I give my kids lunch money and then threaten to beat 'em up for it - or maybe make fun of the way they dress - tease 'em for being so smart and threaten to deck 'em if they didn't give me their answers (a personal favorite since that happened to me a lot) - and sometimes I offer 'em drugs or cigarettes . . .

Just to make up for their lack of 'socialization' . . . .

omg you are toooooo tunny!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 28, 2010, 11:18:34 AM
Life, you should put that on youtube so we can all enjoy it.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 28, 2010, 11:20:00 AM
I remember when the school day began with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 12:12:37 PM
It still does in my kids classrooms.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 12:36:17 PM
My kids just learned it. My daughter is working on learning the National Anthem. (Because she wants to. She was learning about Vivaldi last week.) She is VERY interested in George Washington and the idea of "character." We can spend as much time talking about it and exploring it as we want . . .

Then I kick the snot out of her for being a goody two shoes nerd . . .

For socialization's sake.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 28, 2010, 12:51:24 PM
Seriously? In about a year or so we can financially allow mama to stay home. Homeschooling is looking PRETTY attractive right now. Got the internet at home, I get lots of leave...and my kids are reading machines. I have instilled in them a love of nature, science and the arts, things that get shorted in the public school. We have some dynamic home school groups down here.
Kimmi: They just started a 'virtual' school down here. Kids from middle school on up can take classes from home online that match the curriculum of our county. So they can take some or all of their credits online and still be certified through the state. I imagine everythings proctored so I ask, why not?
 
Unless you were my teacher...  ;)
For some reason I have a Van Halen song running through my head....

Homeschooling is not for everyone.  If your family has the time and resources for it, then go for it.  I think virtual schools will be used by lots of people in the near future.  What a great way to get college credit early without leaving the actual high school to do it.

The people I can't stand who home school are the mommies and daddies who want to "play" school the first 3 or 4 years of the student's schooling and then bring them back to the public school when they realize their child can't read and isn't really performing at level.  Ugh!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 12:54:12 PM
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The people I can't stand who home school are the mommies and daddies who want to "play" school the first 3 or 4 years of the student's schooling and then bring them back to the public school when they realize their child can't read and isn't really performing at level.  Ugh!

Yeah - not cool. I've come across some folks like that. It's a real commitment. My wife's day is dedicated to the kids' education. And it shows. Our 6 year old is doing quite well . . . and LOVES reading. And math! (She'll do problems for fun.)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Kimmi on May 28, 2010, 12:59:08 PM
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The people I can't stand who home school are the mommies and daddies who want to "play" school the first 3 or 4 years of the student's schooling and then bring them back to the public school when they realize their child can't read and isn't really performing at level.  Ugh!

Yeah - not cool. I've come across some folks like that. It's a real commitment. My wife's day is dedicated to the kids' education. And it shows. Our 6 year old is doing quite well . . . and LOVES reading. And math! (She'll do problems for fun.)

We see them all the time in the teacher supply stores.  They are so concerned with making their school room cute.  The ones who don't invest in a good program are usually the ones we see back by the 3rd grade. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 28, 2010, 02:19:57 PM
A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles per year.

Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud to be an American.



Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 28, 2010, 02:58:24 PM
A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles per year.

Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud to be an American.



ROFLOL!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on May 28, 2010, 09:45:16 PM
My daughter is here and I want to show her the Tammy Pescarelli sp? video about Meadville and I can't find it.  Help!!
Janet


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 28, 2010, 09:53:13 PM
This one is for....... GATOR!

Pocho
 
Amiguinho Pocho (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGH8lgDALwo#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on May 28, 2010, 11:11:32 PM
Janet, it was taken off of her site, youtube.. when we saw her at Jr's, she was making jokes about having change stolen from her vehicle. Maybe the police told her to take it down?? Just a guess. I wanted to watch it again too but no luck.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 29, 2010, 12:35:11 AM
I thought her YouTube was very telling about where she lived, exactly, which really isn't good for any celebrity.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on May 29, 2010, 12:37:45 AM
At the Palms, this coming Sunday. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets $20.00
 
(http://dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/images/shadowsforce/MAIN.jpg)
 

 
Green Grass and High Tides (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 29, 2010, 06:46:52 AM
Hey, they're from Tampa Zip.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on June 01, 2010, 03:58:13 AM
A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles per  year.

Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons  of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get about 41  miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud to be an American.


dont know how much i walk, yet. used to be average! the gallons USED to be more!!  so i still might get 41 mpg!!! lol!!! thanks np!!! :D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 01, 2010, 06:12:45 PM
(http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/ap/aptopix%20guatemala%20sinkhole--1671286166.h2.jpg)
 
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37445745/ns/weather/?gt1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37445745/ns/weather/?gt1=43001)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on June 01, 2010, 08:22:36 PM
....it's being reported it  was caused by a clogged sewer that the neighborhood residents were complaining about for weeks!!!

....that's one deep sink hole- two Statues of Liberty atop each other would not still reach the surface; they were extremely fortunate that it collapsed pretty much straight down and the walls stayed vertical!!!...[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 01, 2010, 09:38:26 PM
Gives me the willies just looking down there.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on June 01, 2010, 10:46:18 PM
....one person's willies....

....are another's cup of tea ;) -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRSaaXXfdc[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 02, 2010, 12:41:55 PM
Take 10 minutes to watch this video. It'll be worth your time:
 
RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg&feature=youtube_gdata#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 02, 2010, 01:28:59 PM
Wow, I need to watch that later when I have time give it some undivided attention.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on June 03, 2010, 11:57:13 AM
Thank you Life, that was a fascinating video!

On a side ( and marginally related) note, one of my favorite quotes is from
C.S. Lewis  " The Present is the point at which time touches eternity..."


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 03, 2010, 01:51:51 PM
Very interesting!
 
Did he sound a lot like Woody Allen?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on June 03, 2010, 02:28:16 PM
Brilliant video.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on June 03, 2010, 05:17:32 PM
About 2 weeks ago a friend of mine was rearended in front of Ralstons Hardware store in Conneaut Lake. Not a thing was reported in the Tribune about the accident. Why? This past Tuessday on my way to the dentist at 3:15pm a man on a motorcycle was hit in front of the Country Fair on the eastside. He looked to be really hurt. Not a thing about it in the tribune! Doesn't the Sadsbury Police or State Police report these happenings to the Tribune? If not, why?  ???


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on June 05, 2010, 03:32:16 AM
lock, i heard he was life-flighted to hamot, where his wife is a cardiac nurse. they were trying to get to her b4 the copter arrived to let her know...... unsure if the situation yet. he is a friend.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 05, 2010, 08:39:28 AM
8:40 am

80 degrees
96 percent humidity

Do I dare even try and start anything outside?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 05, 2010, 08:47:18 AM
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                           8:40 am
80 degrees
96 percent  humidity
Do I dare even try and start anything outside?

Do I ever STOP doing anything outside?!? I spent yesterday preparing for a garage sale for Mrs.TiFeMb's school, which consisted of emptying desks and bookcases and hauling them up to the main hall. Now we are trying to sell the crap.
Next week we have to move everything else to their new building. I seem to be the only person in the tri-county area that:
  • Knows how to use a hand truck
  • Has the knowledge to move crap
  • Actually moves crap
At least I have an internet connection here and Pandora isn't blocked...

I'm asking for a buffet tonight...


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on June 05, 2010, 06:41:43 PM

Do I dare even try and start anything outside?

another beer maybe


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: E-L Man on June 05, 2010, 06:55:47 PM
That used to get me out of a lot of work Puffin! :gulp:


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 05, 2010, 07:21:10 PM
Made a shopping run to various places today. Got a new thermometer for the pool today. Discovered he pool was actually 86, not 78. Went to Lowes and got a new air compressor, assembled it outside in the 95 degree, 80 percent humidity heat. I was more than perspiring by the time I got it together. Of course I had to test it and all that good stuff.

Made a beeline for the pool. I just got out. It was good.

Now I just discovered I have NOW MORE COFFEE!  :shocked:

I guess I'm going to Dunkin for more coffee.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 05, 2010, 08:58:18 PM
NP: Air compressor for what?
 
Quote
Now I just discovered I have NOW MORE COFFEE!

That's rough. I always want a steaming hot cup of joe after swealtering in the tropics all day.  ::)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on June 05, 2010, 08:59:10 PM
... outside in the 95 degree, 80 percent humidity heat... 

....man, I couldn't believe how just much I repressed that memory from when I used to live down there; it all came flooding back not so fondly what so ever when I popped down to St Augustine last month-

(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/36915/2717209300066477439S600x600Q85.jpg)

....that's not water on the top of the boat desk...it's sweat :D ....

....by the time I got the light weight boat shoulder-carried the block back to Big Red, I was literally dripping in it soaked through & through ::) ; betcha didn't know they sell Tigger deodorant at the STOP & GOs....

....been here in the mile almost two decades now....without air conditioning; ya it will get 100+ a bunch in July, but as long a you have shade here on the high plains, it's pretty sweet in the shade, not to mention very economical and..... (pa-to-o-o-t-i-e) ....Al Gore-ish carbon-off-set-ed ;D ....

....other than the income tax not-missing-so-much the Sunshine State one bit....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on June 05, 2010, 09:59:24 PM
One of the nice benefits of Crawford  County.  We don't own an air conditioner - just ceiling fans.  The rain is lightly falling and the temps go down in the evening.  Was in DC a few years back in July and I couldn't breath.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 05, 2010, 10:05:22 PM
I totally miss Crawford County weather. If I had the job opportunities there that I do here I would seriously consider the move back...
But I already did that, and had to move back to feed my family.
 
I hear the thunder rumbling...set #4 rolling through...I will have to backwash my pool to empty it out, it's almost over the edge already.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 06, 2010, 12:01:31 AM
Yesterday I got to watch a tornado forming right over my head, the yard, and our driveway.
 
The clouds swirled and churned and made a horizontal tube, but did not touch down. The trees bent and the wind blew. I watched from the basement door, ready to duck and cover at any second. It was very scary, but fascinating. It wasn't moving forward at all... just sitting in the same spot rotating within itself, with the tube forming in the center. Off to the side I could see another rotation, but not as strong. It never quite formed strong enough to drop, and eventually moved on, but what a sight to see. The horizontal rotation was well defined.
 
I don't know what I would have done had it dropped down beside me, except to duck in the basement and under the stairs. Technically it was "past the house" in the direction it had came from and would have moved... maybe.....unless it doubled back on itself.
 
The sirens had blew, and when I ran to the basement to begin with, I had not grabbed my camera to snap photos. I didn't want to go back upstairs for it either! The dogs were with me, (inside) not the least bit worried.
 
Life can change in an instant. Enjoy each day for the gift it is.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 06, 2010, 07:16:50 AM
Woke up this morning to severe weather too.. `Tis the season.
Hope all the "EE Peeps" are ok.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 06, 2010, 07:25:52 AM
Looks like you're in for a day of heavy weather up there. It's 79 here already and going to be a  scorcher today. Especially since have outside work to do.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on June 06, 2010, 10:16:07 AM
....was hauling/shoveling 4 tons of gravel in Big Red for/with the neighbor Thursday....

....it was his vacation week so of course he didn't start rolling until noon time, clearly the most productive time of the day in the low 90s of the mile-high mid-day sun ::) ....

....returning from the rock yard with the day's second load of gravel he started shoveling complaining about the heat; I said, "Mike, let me show you something"....

....I grabbed his garden hose, soaked the load in the truck, soaked the truck, soaked the ground around the truck, and soaked the black weed cover he laid down where we were moving the rock, and soaked myself, and proceeded to dig into the load with my coal shovel....

....he shoveled a bit with his garden spade in the noticeably evaporatively-cooled air and said "Give me that hose."....

....never could do that when I was back east or down south ;D ....


....a couple rules of thumb for summer time bike riding in the mile-high-

....the water bottle usually isn't for drinking, and-

....never drive around a sprinkler spray....
 
[/]


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on June 06, 2010, 12:16:44 PM
Very early AM storms here. Sirens. Some tree branches down, nothing major.  My cousin in da burgh heard on TV that we had rotation but I couldn't find anything in the news about it. Anyone else hear that? I emailed JET-TV weather guys. 

Spring in CC - always something! Good thing I like weather!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on June 06, 2010, 12:31:40 PM
a friend on FB was at a grad party in jamestown & posted a pic of swirling clouds that never touched down! yesterday.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 06, 2010, 02:54:36 PM
Nothing bad happened here today, but the sky was as black as night. Lots of fast-moving clouds, all going the same direction this time instead of like before.  My brother had called this morning to warn me of the warnings, because he had been up all night with his family and was watching the weather channel. We were sound asleep, so its a good thing he called.
 
When the phone rings around here at 6am... you can bet it's not going to be good news.
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 06, 2010, 07:22:16 PM
A tornado is one of few natural disasters that have not directly affected my life. I have no desire to see one close up and personal.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 07, 2010, 08:04:44 AM
I heard on the weather scanner at work yesterday that there were two touch downs in Linesville yesterday.  One took out an oil rig thingy.  We had to go into disaster plan mode at 0700.  Boy did that suck.  All patients in the hall against the wall with pillows in their lap.  BUT my girls still had to deliver breakfast and we had to continue on with meds and treatments as best we could.  It was all we could do to keep IV's, feeding pumps and oxygen tanks plugged in and running, lol....we have emergency generator plug ins here and there but soon found out not enough.  It was chaos but we found out that a crew of six can follow the distaster plan without too much of a hitch.   We got a couple attaboys. 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on June 07, 2010, 08:45:57 AM
Good Job CLW!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 07, 2010, 12:04:28 PM
Attaboy! Or - girl - or whatever - heynicejob!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 08, 2010, 05:50:07 PM
NP...
I "lost" my left column with recent posts. Can't find a pushpin or anything to get it back. (?)
What to do?
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 08, 2010, 05:53:20 PM
I heard on the weather scanner at work yesterday that there were two touch downs in Linesville yesterday.  One took out an oil rig thingy.  We had to go into disaster plan mode at 0700.  Boy did that suck.  All patients in the hall against the wall with pillows in their lap.  BUT my girls still had to deliver breakfast and we had to continue on with meds and treatments as best we could.  It was all we could do to keep IV's, feeding pumps and oxygen tanks plugged in and running, lol....we have emergency generator plug ins here and there but soon found out not enough.  It was chaos but we found out that a crew of six can follow the distaster plan without too much of a hitch.   We got a couple attaboys. 


I kind of have an excuse for this.... bad cold... Nyquil.... but when I read "two touch downs" I thought "football"... wondered how two touch downs would take out an oil rig thingy. I though it must have been some tough guys... THEN I wondered why they were playing near an oil rig thingy.

Gotta watch that Nyquil.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 08, 2010, 06:19:30 PM
NP...
I "lost" my left column with recent posts. Can't find a pushpin or anything to get it back. (?)
What to do?
 

Move your mouse to the left side of the screen, you'll see a bar appear. Click in the bar.

I should just disable that feature. You're not the first one it's gotten Zip.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Janetplanet on June 08, 2010, 09:23:33 PM
Oh no - I am going to remain on the board as the person who murdered someone.  Augh!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 08, 2010, 09:33:04 PM
We could always make a poster with your picture Janet.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on June 08, 2010, 11:54:05 PM
NP...
I "lost" my left column with recent posts. Can't find a pushpin or anything to get it back. (?)
What to do?
 

Move your mouse to the left side of the screen, you'll see a bar appear. Click in the bar.

I should just disable that feature. You're not the first one it's gotten Zip.

It got HM, but HM ... Ahem ... figured it out!! Zorry Sip!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 09, 2010, 12:22:10 AM
Duh.. I got it now. I'm going to play the Nyquil card again.

Yawn... I called my doc and got an Rx this morning.
Bad head cold, sore throat... no fever though.

I saw this story on the local Yahoo feed.
http://meadvilletribune.com/local/x1910029959/Pymatuning-fish-deaths-top-10-000 (http://meadvilletribune.com/local/x1910029959/Pymatuning-fish-deaths-top-10-000)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on June 10, 2010, 12:41:26 AM
office cubicle races. Now the Mgmnt knows what goes on during 2nd shift
 
cubicle hurdle race (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIhP6IyHYGM#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
 


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 10, 2010, 08:11:29 AM
dang. Too bad that video is blocked at work....


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on June 11, 2010, 12:11:25 PM
An adobe photo shop!
 
(http://craphound.com/images/adobephotoshopliterally.jpg)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 11, 2010, 12:44:35 PM
Ha - yeah - I caught what ya did there . . . lol!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Amidala on June 11, 2010, 01:28:13 PM
roflol!!!!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 13, 2010, 07:58:16 PM
Good grief, it's 8:00 and it 88 degrees outside. Send some rain please. It's HOT!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 14, 2010, 08:53:10 AM
NP: I thought you left for Meadville? It was 100 here yesterday, I went for a run tho night before and almost died. I was also out doing yardwork yesterday and almost spontaneously cumbusted.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 14, 2010, 09:20:02 AM
It was not 100 here but in the high 90's. Our A/C was not "not keeping up".  Those summer rains cool down the attic. I don't know how hot it was up there but it was probably in excess of 140. Today isn't going to be much different I suppose.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on June 14, 2010, 12:38:08 PM
70 & cloudy here.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 14, 2010, 12:55:56 PM
I've said it before, I miss the Crawford Conty ecosystem more than anything. I miss having to wear a jacket on a cool summer evening. I miss the shade of a tree where it is actually COOLER in the shade and not just a hiding place for spiders and mosquitos. I rarely wear anything other than shorts and a T-shirt 9 months out of the year. Even less right now... ;D


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 14, 2010, 01:31:46 PM
idk....men running around in next to nothing is a-ok with me....just sayin'


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: GROK on June 14, 2010, 02:08:09 PM
idk....men running around in next to nothing is a-ok with me....just sayin'

 
Well if the thought of this guy running next to you doesn't make you rethink that statement then to quote him.....I'm on ya
 
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/dabugarman/FatBastardLove_edited.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.myspace.com/aguynamedchris329&usg=__hjJP33zQIbp1uUJ4Tnbd9Ru9AC0=&h=377&w=429&sz=41&hl=en&start=23&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=1oXx3jNyW51OtM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmike%2Bmyers%2Bfat%2Bbastard%2Beating%2Bin%2Bbed%26start%3D20%26tbnid%3Dhjiyt3Y8rHPvwM:%26tbnh%3D0%26tbnw%3D0%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26imgtype%3Di_similar%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1 (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/dabugarman/FatBastardLove_edited.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.myspace.com/aguynamedchris329&usg=__hjJP33zQIbp1uUJ4Tnbd9Ru9AC0=&h=377&w=429&sz=41&hl=en&start=23&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=1oXx3jNyW51OtM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmike%2Bmyers%2Bfat%2Bbastard%2Beating%2Bin%2Bbed%26start%3D20%26tbnid%3Dhjiyt3Y8rHPvwM:%26tbnh%3D0%26tbnw%3D0%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26imgtype%3Di_similar%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1)
 
(Just kidding about the "I'm on ya " part) LOL!


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Zipper on June 14, 2010, 02:37:59 PM
If you haven't read this article, take a moment.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100614/ap_on_bi_ge/us_afghanistan_mineral_treasures (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100614/ap_on_bi_ge/us_afghanistan_mineral_treasures)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: TiFeMb on June 14, 2010, 03:15:34 PM
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Why next to Nothing... ([url]http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/huh.gif[/url]) ...Why Nothing at All...

 
Same as when I used to run from Meadville to Saegertown...shorts and shoes. Then I could jump right into the icy cold gravel pit.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Puffin on June 15, 2010, 11:59:08 PM
if this guy was traveling by bike I might have an idea who it is
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100616/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_bin_laden_hunter (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100616/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_bin_laden_hunter)


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: gore range on June 17, 2010, 09:35:35 AM
....I don't usually get hot under the collar over stuff I read in the paper, but this one, well- buried as filler back in the double digit pages of the paper had me mumbling blue-water sailor terminology under my breath :-\ -

http://politifi.com/news/Federal-Judge-Mandates-Affirmative-Action-Voting-Scheme-Allows-Six-Votes-Per-Voter-1035869.html


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 17, 2010, 10:19:17 AM
@ gore's post
 
WTF?!

Wow.

Just - - - wow.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: precisionpest on June 17, 2010, 10:28:51 AM
WOW!!! wouldn't the outcome be the same if everybody voted 6 times though?


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 17, 2010, 10:38:14 AM
Huh? I have a pair of New Balance model MW645BR on my feet right now and they say "Made in China" on them.


Title: Re: No Topic. Anything Goes.
Post by: Lifetime on June 17, 2010, 10:45:35 AM
Be careful.... I use to only buy New Balance because I thought it was all made here... Not so.... keep an eye on the tongue tag or along the heel.