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i live yet, and, intend to live free, or die in the attempt.
Interests: thought. history. politics. current affairs. liberty. naked ladies. older naked ladies, as i age. and, as i age, thinking about naked ladies.
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grog: yes, agreed. pretty much all fabricated, as the rich and the elites (and dimmos) knew full well. if covid-19 had been the danger as broadcast, they would have worn mask and stayed sequestered. they did not. they flaunted the regulations, because they knew that for the average person, they were bullshit. gonna be some pissed off people when they wake to the realization theyve been gulled. john
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drew: well said. truth. it was all about benjamins, and about securing political power for the dimbulbs. plain and simple. john
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laughing. point well taken.
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grog: as w/ most of the guitars made marketed here, they are made all over asia, ... , china, indonesia, the philippines, some in japan, ... , and in various factories. all made to contract specs. all made w/ cnc routers and machine tools, and all finished and put together with varying degrees of skill and attention. much as in the united states, but with decidedly cheaper labor rates. if you want a gibson, you pay the labor rate. if you will settle for a similar guitar at way cheaper prices, you will buy an epiphone. with the gibson, (and now this dangelico,), you get maple and poplar laminates, with the chinese and asian guitars, you get linden (ash) which they favor. they are all pretty good instruments, and way way way way above my skills, but i like wood. if i made guitars, they would be maple and walnut. not so much sparkle, but with a very mellow and substantial tone. the dangelico has an interesting tone wood, harvested in the cameroon, called ovangkol, which they use in the neck. it has a very dark heart wood, very dense, and it has to be pretty good stuff because taylor guitar uses it to make high end acoustics .... i suppose martin will not be far behind. i am very interested to put the dangelico together, side by side, w/ my ibanez. i wouldnt be too surprised to see them almost identical, except in tone wood and furniture. if made with any skill, (and, who knows), the dangelico should be a slightly better guitar. ill let you know if it appears that they were made on the same assembly line, by the same machines and skilled hands. john
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grog: ticker is healthy. the l.a.d. hasnt gotten any worse. and, the aneurysms are all holding steady, none growing. i could drop dead at any instant, but, in that, i am no different from anyone else on earth. holding steady. john
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drew: yes. all true. in another age, i would have written yea, verily to all of your observations. i am 73 years old. read a lot of stuff. none of it holds truth as dostoyevskys conversation between god/christ and the bishop of seville in the brothers karamazov, when the bishop explains to god that the spirit takes 2nd place to full bellies and comforting falsehood, and that is what the church now sells, and not salvation. e.g., material security wins out over truth. bread and circus. and lies. the epitaph on the gravestone of democracy. john
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paul: will do. laughing. but, i aint holding my breath. this is a biden/dimbulb promise you know, and they may be getting a bit worried on how they are gonna pay for all of this. laughing. dumbshits. john
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drew: you know, i think maybe i like your outfit for fauci better than mine. laughing. and, fer sures, as we say out these parts, being fauci has gone to his head. he is surely infatuated with himself. john
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paul: a famous bank robber was asked why he robbed banks. he replied, because, thats where the money is. same w/ phone phishers. they go after the old people, because that is where the money is. the money that is loose, anyways. john
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atsa jess fine. tanks. as we say these parts. how old you getting to be, and when is your b-day coming up?
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drew: good to see you are still kicking. actually, it looks like i am gonna survive the pandemic, good lord willing and the creek dont rise, and ive been thinking of just using my covid-19 filters for coffee filters, using the melita funnel. and, i still maintain that doing nothing more than pouring nearly boiling water over coffee in the bottom of the cup makes a fairly decent cup of coffee. out this way, we have seattles best, which i think is head and shoulders above starbucks. to me, starbucks has had the living shit baked out of it, and it is bitter and far too acidic. we have a bunch of local brewers in the northwest, including a couple in walla walla and yakima, that make way better coffee than starbucks, and on a par w/ seattles best. i dont know where all this cachet bullshit comes from. if it tastes good, it tastes good, and if it tastes bitter, it is bitter. i suppose that is just fine and dandy if you like bitter, but, i dont like bitter. i dont like bitter toast, i dont know why i should like bitter coffee. now, enough of this silliness. what do you think of the whole 6.5mm craze? seems to me that we had it during the 1890s and early 1900s, but that most of the countries that adopted the 6.5mms switched over to more powerful rounds after less than stellar battlefield performance from the rounds. italy, japan, austria, portugal, you name it, most all of the 6.5mm countries went up to larger calibers, and more powerful cartridges, save for the swedes. the swedes kept the 6.5x55mm, but, of course, that was the most powerful of all the 6.5s adopted by the various militaries involved. unless people kill easier these days i think the military experimentation will go the same way as history might predict, and the deer hunting crowd will follow, but a little more reluctantly. personally, if i were to go the 6.5mm route, id go with the 6.5x55mm, or the .260 remington, which i think a much better round than all the hornady stuff. (in the financial markets, they call it churning, or stirring the pot, to scare up the loose change in a slow market.) i know that you like the parallel walls in the chamber mouth and leades, and all that, but if you want em, get a barrel machined with those dimensions to your satisfaction, and forget about having to have an entirely new cartridge. i doubt very much if your average nimrod is going to shoot a hornady gee willy whizbang any better over 200 yards than if equipped with the old fashioned .260, which in my view is a much better cartridge. well, enough. have a good day, and enjoy your breakfast coffee on the morrow. john
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grog: it would, indeed, be nice if good health accompanied it, and not debilitation. laughing. john
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oh, my goodness paul, i have only gotten this far by luck and special dispensation. i think that i would be pushing it to ask for another 27 years ..... though 5 or 6 of mental and physical competency would let me learn how to play the guitar passably well. i listened to joe pass and herbie ellis play duets last night before i went to sleep. goodness gracious, but they were awesome. both very very very very very good, and completely at sync and enjoying each the others playing. magnificance. (for that, god will have to grant me another 100 years, or more. make that 150.)
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tanks, old guy. muchos gracias.
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p.s. honey traps were likely more successful in waylaying german soldiers than the liberator. using that stratagem involved the german selecting an obscure place, away from prying eyes, in which to meet his doom. a better plan. On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 5:40 PM John Jay jjatty.jay@gmail.com wrote: paul: agreed, on all particulars. my namesake (not a forebearer that i am aware of), the colonial john jay, thence to become first chief justice of the united states, back when the position meant something, was not involved directly in the fighting of the revolution. that is not to say he did not participate. before the shooting war commenced, and during, he was involved in what were called committees of correspondence, in which the various luminaries of the time wrote and considered whats to be done. he played a key role in this. during the war, apparently figuring that he was not a military type, he was actively engaged in counter espionage, being pretty adept at flushing out those who were cooperating w/ the british, and exposing them. a spy master, in other words. those who stand and wait, also serve, .... , after a fashion. myself, i just putter, casting boooooolits the other day. getting pretty adept at it. i may take a shot, (forgive the pun, please) at developing something analogous to the wwii liberator single shot, which was dropped in considerable numbers in france prior to the normandy invasion. it was chambered in .45 acp, was about the size of a deringer, and was designed so that a resistance fighter could sidle up to a german soldier, shoot him, and liberate his carcass of rifle and pistol, if any. it wasnt a great success, btw. apparently it was harder to find a single german soldier off in the middle of nowhere to kill, than met the eye. laughing. john
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paul: agreed, on all particulars. my namesake (not a forebearer that i am aware of), the colonial john jay, thence to become first chief justice of the united states, back when the position meant something, was not involved directly in the fighting of the revolution. that is not to say he did not participate. before the shooting war commenced, and during, he was involved in what were called committees of correspondence, in which the various luminaries of the time wrote and considered whats to be done. he played a key role in this. during the war, apparently figuring that he was not a military type, he was actively engaged in counter espionage, being pretty adept at flushing out those who were cooperating w/ the british, and exposing them. a spy master, in other words. those who stand and wait, also serve, .... , after a fashion. myself, i just putter, casting boooooolits the other day. getting pretty adept at it. i may take a shot, (forgive the pun, please) at developing something analogous to the wwii liberator single shot, which was dropped in considerable numbers in france prior to the normandy invasion. it was chambered in .45 acp, was about the size of a deringer, and was designed so that a resistance fighter could sidle up to a german soldier, shoot him, and liberate his carcass of rifle and pistol, if any. it wasnt a great success, btw. apparently it was harder to find a single german soldier off in the middle of nowhere to kill, than met the eye. laughing. john
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paul: laughing. 1.)thanks for the visit. 2.)ive never let a little thing such as not knowing very much, frighten me off a topic. i always figure that if i am talking complete nonsense, someone will inform me of such, in no uncertain terms. ... people are very obliging like that. 3.)i read an article that other day explaining why a theoretical physicist is explaining to other like persons why time is real. to me, if is simple. time is a physical occurrence ..... you are born, you get older, you eat proteins and turn it into muscle, fat and a silly way of looking at the world, there are wars, car wrecks, and pumpkins rot after thanksgiving, but it takes a long time. (i know this, because i watched on rot on a balcony just to see how long it would take .... more than several months, as it turned out.) and, then you die, and your little bits and pieces that put you together amble off somewhere else. this is not imagination, it is real, and it depends upon the sequence of physical occurrence, and this is time. some scientists are not convinced of this. then, again, science used to argue that critters cannot think, that their behavior was instinctual. they obviously never hunted elk, which are clever enough, by any measure. 4.)some scientists argue that the big bang is still banging, and creating more at an ever increasing pace. on the other hand, i havent noticed more land around these parts, so this creating part must be taking place some place far away .... how convenient for the theorists. laughing. well, enough of this. i am sticking with let there be light. would the scientist have been have been satisfied had god shouted bang!!! after let there be light. let there be light, bang!!! just like emril lagassee. laughing. again, well enough of this. see ya, and hows the weather in houstan, besides wet and horrible? john
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paul: same hotel, adjoining rooms, i am thinking. concrete is impervious to weather and heat waves, very comfy. john
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jeb: that certainly is a worthy candidate. who has more jets? that would make a handy scale for hypocrisy, though my all time favorite is prince charles, who likes to point out that he drives his bentley on alcohol. distilled of course, from his sub-standard brandy. now, that is a SJW without much insight or critical facility. laughing. but, al gore is most certainly worthy of mention in the same breath as john kerry. birds of a feather, as it were. john jay
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yacht: i used to be a fan of the san francisco bay area bombers (living in n.e. oregon we were a little short on local roller derby) with charlie oconnor and jackie robinsons son, i cannot remeber his first name, and anis/annyss/anus big red jenson on the ladies scrum. i loved it when they went over the rail. laughing. way better than professional wrestling, as far as hokum went. or, goes. whichever you prefer. you may not realize it, but it is popular again w/ women, and they use flat track gymnasium floors to skate on. not the same as the curved elevated corner tracks of the old days. and, no rails to flop over and fall off of. not as much fun. h.l. mccurchison (sic) put it best. money is like horse shit. you pile it up, it stinks. you spread it around, it makes things grow. gates, buffet, and others, having huge stinking piles of it. it stinks. they make some stuff grow, insofar as it generates them more income wealth, but, they do precious little of the spreading it around part. the only one of the boy billionaires i have much admiration of is elon musk ..... but, i am certain he will prove disappointing as soon as he discovers he is god. it will come to him soon enough, i suppose. john jay
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sir: thank you very much for your kind words, your visits to the blog, and your readership. it really does make everything worth the effort. very much so!! john jay
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paul: i figured out the missing wife part. and, knowing the scots, i was not surprised by the pub part. laughing. a very practical people, the scots. john
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hal i would venture to say that you do not voice that concern around the news rooms of the new york times. :-) kind of mysterious, isnt it, that no legacy media type has noticed her absence. it seems to me an obvious thing to inquire about. but, then again, i dont usually walk around with my head up my ass like most journalists. john
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rwt: ones principles cannot stand in the way of collecting ones pork. in their view, life goes on. it takes a while for the train wreck to reach the caboose. jjj
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