Back To School!

26 Aug

I am always glad to see those big yellow buses running in August because that means Summer is drawing to an end! Yeah! Fall will be here before you know it. So to salute the start of school, how about a special video for Tuesday Tunes? My sister is a teacher in Elementary School, and she says this is her favorite song.

Hey teacher! Leave those kids alone! All in all, we’re just another brick in the wall!

Tuesday Tunes:Santana;Flor De Luna

19 Aug

Every time I try to check the news and all I see is the mess going on in Ferguson Missouri and my head tries to explode. How about something smooth and jazzy from Carlos Santana? Enjoy

 

Burn, Ferguson Burn | Fred Reed

17 Aug

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This makes too many logical points for most people to agree with. And it therefore must be RACIST!!!

Originally posted on The Grey Enigma:

Burn, Ferguson, Burn.

Random Thoughts on a Confluence of Putrescenses

August 15, 2014

Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation.

What actually happened in Ferguson? God only knows. Of course we are hearing from talking heads with bargain-basement IQs that a policeman, from racial motives, shot an unarmed black kid because he refused to stop walking in the street. Did it happen? Possibly. I wasn’t there. But the story smells.

Reflect: Every white cop short of the orbit of Neptune knows that if he shoots a black, he faces dismemberment in the media, loss of job and pension, probable criminal charges locally…

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Elvis Death Week

16 Aug

Well, once again we are in the midst of what the locals refer to as death week. This is the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old on the date of his death, which would make him 78 years old if he had lived. Wow! Does that make you feel old? Here is one of his best, enjoy!

 

Prepping Your Water

9 Aug

Water-Shortage

Why should I go to the trouble of storing water? I am on the public water system and we have never had a problem here. Well, that is exactly what most people in Ohio thought. Over the weekend 400,000 people were ordered to avoid using the water from the system for any reason.

A post to the city’s Facebook page urged the residents of Ohio’s fourth largest city not to drink or boil the water until the city cleared the water for consumption.

The post went on to explain that consuming the water could lead to a series of health complications, including “abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea numbness or dizziness.” Attempting to boil and drink the water would only worsen those health effects because it would “increase the concentration of the toxins.”

 

That doesn’t sound good does it? We actually had occasion to use our stored water here at the homestead this past weekend. The main line from the water system was cut by a construction crew and our water was off most of the day. They finally got service restored, but the water coming from the tap was dirty and cloudy for 2 days so we drank and cooked from our stored preps. Imagine if this lasted for several days or even weeks! This has reminded me to call the well driller and get a hand pump installed on the homestead. Keep prepping everyone, and go drink a nice tall, cool glass of pure sparkling clean water!

Roadside Treasure Finds

8 Aug

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I spotted three of these plastic objects on the side of the interstate today and I just had to turn around and pick them up. Now, I don’t know what they are. I first thought maybe some sort of packing material inside a box, but the plastic is hard enough if it was against something like a piece of furniture or an appliance, it would scratch the finish. I have seen objects like this as packing material, but they were made out of wax coated cardboard. I think they might be used to cover the corners of something being hauled such as a steel I-beam so that a wide nylon strap could tighten down and secure the beam without the strap being cut on the sharp corners. What do you think? I’ll keep them in my shop, surely I’ll find a use for them someday. Keep prepping everyone!

Tuesday Tunes:Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels; Jenny Take A Ride

5 Aug

Here is a classic from 1966.

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny won’t you come along with me? Jenny, Jenny, WHOO! Jenny, Jenny! Enjoy!

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