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Good morning Jane. So sorry to hear about Kiwi. We’re about 50 days after losing Choo and it’s been stupidly quiet around here. Our only saving grace is finding a lady who had a mama kitty due and putting a deposit on a first choice kitten. It was born one month to the day and we get update pix every few days. Could still be a couple more months to pick him up if everything works out. Maybe you can try something similar to fill that hole in your heart.
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Henry, I was thinking more in terms of red/blue spaces inside our border. BTW just tried to call my bud who was planning to escape to the Czech Republic. No answer so I don’t know if he’s already left.
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Just heard that the Ho is resigning tomorrow. FWIW. China: from one of the vids, their production is shut down in many areas. No chips coming out of Taiwan so you can’t make cars, etc. so the implication is once Plugs is in, they’ll have free reign on taking over the island. And the current clown running S. Korea is so far over his skis leaning into Xi that they might be next. Some of this is like the roar of the wind before the hurricane makes landfall. Do we board up and hunker in, or try heading to a safe place and get caught in some other sorry mess.
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Agreed, Buffy. It is a wonderful fantasy and there are several elements that add some validity to it. Given the alternative likely results in lots of spent brass and pools of blood, I have all fingers and toes crossed.
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Just sat through two videos at STG Reports at the encouragement of one of my buds (I generally can’t deal with long videos) that discuss the Trump takeover on Wednesday morning. It has all the juicy bits that have been circulating for many days. But a devious idea popped into my head: Plugs and the Ho are sacrificial pawns knowingly in on the game! That would explain Plug’s utter lack of campaigning and the Ho’s unwillingness to resign her Senate seat. :-) Win, Win!!
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Mel, there’s a shitton of stuff moving up and down the east coast, but touching on the individual targets just shows normal traffic. I don’t have a way to list them per destination to better sort them. As to 1st car, I had a Bugeye Sprite that immediately began to be transformed into a race car for parking lot slaloms and hill climbs. When it was down for major work, I drove my mom’s 58 Beetle. Practiced driving that without using the clutch. Also drove a 55 Jeep without brakes, so learning subtleties of the art of driving was always at the forefront.
I’m back, but that apparently doesn’t amount to much.
I rarely comment on the political back and forth that roils around here, but I think there is a large disconnect with what we are staring into in our very near future. In our old, traditional way of thinking, any disconnect between parties could be debated, verbally challenged, and if necessary sorted out in a courtroom. Well, when $1.5B lawsuits and repairing to undisclosed locations are the rule, then we have arrived at the 30 cent solution. I boiled the two extremes down to a very blunt pair of limits some time ago: the left ALWAYS decays to a very simple command— do as I say or I’ll kill you; and the rest of us after being backed into a corner finally say — leave me the fvck alone or I’ll kill you! You have to decide whether you would rather climb into the cattle car or stand your ground.
Of course my new bud has so much kickass machinery, he shopped for Brazilian hides in country and then had them shipped up to his shop so he could sew them into new cushions for his circumnavigating sailboat using his industrial pneumatic sewing machine. Way jealous!
OL and Buckeye— I have two complete shops with several rollaway equivalents in each. Our Gdtr might end up becoming an inguneer, but I doubt she would ever change out the main seal in her Miata, so there’s gonna be one helluva tool auction coming (hopefully) in a decade or two. About that self sufficient boat, still holding out for the right genny (here we go again) to charge the battery bank. The cool thing is that the new lectric street rod hobby has delivered wonderful propulsion motors and controllers for cheap compared to the marine market.
Welp, we’re finally back on line and with shore power. Right at 20 hrs the hard way. Apparently there are still about 150K in Merica without. OL, I totally get your solution, particularly given your half year absences. We’re rarely gone from here and I have backup if we were gone. But the real deal is the Boss can’t keep it all running without me. :-) On the other hand, I’ll starve to death if she goes before me.
Crazy day out here. Power went down about midnight due to a storm that swung around from the south to the west with gusts to 60 kts. The trees don’t like westerly winds, so they lose a lot of their siblings. Hit the mainland pretty hard as well so over a half million are out of juice. Our local guys have fixed all that they can, but have to wait for our supplier to plug the extension cord in over in Merica. I woke up about 5 but didn’t notice the power was out until I see my phone isn’t charging. Finally went out to light up the genny about 6 so the boss could make lattes. Get everything running and then about 8, the genny quits. Hmmm. Top off the oil. Nope. Check spark. Ok. Finally see a little rubber coupling the feeds the air/propane mix into the engine and ... it’s pretty much gone. Replace it with some super tape and back in business. Latest from the co-op is: nobody knows when we get plugged in, so prepare for an overnight outage. I’ll have to bring the boiler on line if we need heat tonight. The house holds its heat so well we’ve only list a couple degrees so far. I keep reminding the boss this is a practice run for when everything goes south if CW 2.0 arrives. We still have cell coverage and water, but no other outside services, so we’re halfway down the decay curve.
Catching up. Geraghty - I had one close encounter with him about a decade ago and my gut wrote him off immediately. He was the classic example of the hopeless nerd in HS who was befriended by the football team captain and got to move up to the kewl kids’ lunch table. It all went to his head and I’m surprised it didn’t explode at an inopportune moment. Pathetic. Armund Hammer - one of my best buds at ginormous research went to work for him about the time we started our own company in the mid-80s. My bud has great language skilz and could pass for Russian. After working in the Urals for a bit, ended up in the ‘Stans where he had dinner with Pearl just before he was killed. My bud eventually ended up in Houston and I just found out tonight that he’s thinking of moving to the Czech Republic, presumably because of Plugs taking over. I’ll call him tomorrow to get details.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Jim Geraghty On Impeachment at JustOneMinute
This may require three layers of tinfoil. I have no source, so handle in your own manner as usual. IT’S HAPPENING! Military takedowns and arrests begin this wknd and will continue forward for the next 13 days/nights. Some international raids have already started. Italy has also been found complicit in our election fraud. Everyone will be getting emergency 🆘 alerts on their phones, tv's, radios & internet. It will override all other broadcasts and could last for several hours at a time. Do not to be scared of what's coming as it is for the safety of our nation for this to unfold. DO NOT travel to any large cities (especially Philadelphia) for the rest of the month. Military operations will be taking place in many of the major corrupt cities. People will start rioting once this intel breaks thinking Trump is a military dictator. He only has 13 days to put this dog down. The implementation of the Insurrection Act began after the raid on the Capitol and was marked by Trump's broadcast to the people to disband and return home. This broadcast wound up being blocked, for the most part, by the media. Nevertheless, his address fulfilled the requirements to initiate the Act. Marines and National Guard troops are being moved as needed for the riots that will start after the national release of the intel. The intel will be dropped for everyone to see and hear in loops that will be several hours long. The system was just checked by the FCC a few days ago alerting ALL media that they cannot block the flow of intel under federal regs. Trump will be moved continuously like a chess piece from now until the 20th in order to avoid any retaliation against him and family. Trump had to exhaust ALL other means legally before this operation could commence. He gave everyone a fair chance to come clean and they refused. His press release of a "smooth transition" did not include the word, "concede" as he has no plans to do so. Rather, there will be a smooth transition of power to his new cabinet, staff and Vice President, General Flynn.
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I’ve recently discovered Sarah Hoyt and am flummoxed as to how you guys haven’t been posting links to her site for years. This one from yesterday is about perfect for what we are staring down. https://accordingtohoyt.com/2021/01/11/dance-to-the-line/ Her comment peanut gallery is certainly on par with JOM as well.
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We’ve had some noisy birds this evening from Whidbey that is quite unusual. Two things: 1) never hear much during a dark and stormy night, and 2) I’m used to hearing F-18s and P-3s, but this was sumpin else. And they don’t show on my ForeFlight map, which is normal for the Mil stuff.
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Buckeye, several of my buds are gearing up with the walkie talkies including sharing the codes to access the two repeaters we have on island to pretty well cover the whole thing. Apparently the antifags are way ahead of us in knowing about buying six packs of radios cheap, like $150. Haven’t taken that leap.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2021 on Lots Going On at JustOneMinute
BTW the same guy has been carrying the ball on our lawsuit to shutdown the slugs controlling the local senior center. Final round of paperwork due in early February and in front of a judge in March. Lots of checks being written to keep that going.
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jimmyk, had a long chat with my 40 yr healthcare CEO, Marine bud about the local situation to get his wheels turning. He’s buds with our sheriff and just got acquainted with our new, kickass doc (Dr. House!) who is a lot like Atlas in thinking that the WuFlu is all noise. So, between those two we hope to ‘pay a visit’ to our sleezy health magistrate and suggest he has a nice little scam going on here, hate to see anything happen to it. First pass suggests that about the only thing that might interest state level goons is revoking liquor licenses. Of course we have a massive Karen population here, so we might have to develop a serviceable doxxing strategy to shut them up.
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It begs the question if it's all true, why didn't Trump expose Pence's treachery when he learned about it? I can’t imagine any conceivable way he could have done that prior to a (fanciful?) roll up that the true believers are expecting. I’m actually praying for it, given that it’s the only possible way we aren’t shedding major blood in our own streets.
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Ig, 11:08. Yeah, I mulled that a bit. So we used to use the proper tools to exceed the intended limits of the federal umbrella, and now we just make shit up with the flip of a wrist.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2021 on That Went Well at JustOneMinute
BTW at our usual Friday lunch gathering I suggested we come up with a game plan to help all our closed shops/restaurants get back open. Unlike the noisy events on Staten Island a few weeks ago, we are off in a quiet corner and I don’t think our sheriff is in the mood to bust anyone. So, it’s a bit early for a full on battle plan, but it might turn out to be just a quiet organic sequence of this or that owner being encouraged to take a run at it and having a group ready to patronize along with staring down any county hump who tries to pull a license. That’s assuming that things don’t go kinetic for other reasons.
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Saltwater People Log: Chasing Rum on Puget Sound Great history of our neighborhood. Yet another time that our wonderful gummint was exceeding it intended limits. https://saltwaterpeoplehistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/2021/01/chasing-rum-on-puget-sound.html A lot of overlap with my family. My dad helped build the paper mill in Pt Townsend in the mid-20s and then worked there until 36. He rode a lot of tugs bringing log rafts back to the mill. He never mentioned anything related to the bootlegging. My mom’s dad brought her whole family to Pt T in 27 and he bought the JD Hill hotel on Water St. for back taxes. It had a tavern (used for the poolroom scene in Officer and a Gentleman movie) that somehow thrived throughout that era. Don’t know if the local cops just looked the other way, or what.
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Thx narc. How was that not exploited to the max?
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Just heard that Wikileaks just dumped everything. Need to find out details.
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