• that females, or males for that matter, feel it’s attractive to put holes in their nasal septum and place some foreign object there.  I saw one the other day having black round ends and initially wanted to offer a tissue – “excuse me miss, I think you need to blow, or at least wipe, your nose.”  It would give me pause to have one like that at the burger joint.  Just the appearance makes me wonder if something dripped. How about in the department store?  Never mind.  I can’t appreciate your sense of fashion.  I’ll look for myself.  How about in the bank?  You might as well pull the bills out of your bra.  I would have the same impression.  I guess it’s just the idea of snot.
  • that cats feel the need to attend my bathroom activities?  It’s not like I need supervision.  After a rub, they then feel the neat to eat.  I can hear them think, “Interesting, excretion of waste material.  What’s for supper?  Dry food.?  Cool.  I’ll sample some during this aura.”

about something so dangerous?  Here is a video and a bunch of comments from those with close personal experience.  Mark Twain’s quote is good.  It’s down the comments a little bit.  The descriptions are good enough for a mental picture.  It’s safest to keep it at that location.

underwear was God’s idea:

Exodus 28:40-42

40 “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics, and you shall make sashes for them. And you shall make hats for them, for glory and beauty. 41 So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests. 42 And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.

For those of you who have followed my latest large project I say,

There were a few details requiring some ironing.  It as running very roughly and the air conditioner was not working and the power steering was quite noisy and very jerky.  Let’s see: a little power steering fluid in the reservoir took care of that problem, the transmission required 2 additional quarts of fluid, and it helps to have all of the spark plug wires in the correct order.  As to the last one, I was not quite comfortable with the settings as the timing light was not showing any line, and the engine was quite rough.  Siblinginbox noted that just a couple wires switched would allow the unit to roughly run.  I had spouseinbox watch the rented pressure gauge on the first cylinder while I cranked the crankshaft.  The idea was to look for the needle to jump and announce the compression cycle.  The needle never moved.  The saving grace was that I heard a little air puff and announced, “that was it.”  With a little adjustment, I found the top dead center of the number 1 cylinder on the compression cycle.  I then pulled the distributor to verify the position of the rotor and then replaced it and reset the spark plug wires.  It’s amazing how well an engine runs when the wires are in the correct positions.  The air conditioner just required more Freon.  I still think it still needs a little more, but that will require a purchase of an additional bottle.  Still pending is the cleanup of the garage and washing off the under carriage as well as the driveway.  But it is usable now.  Yea!  We’ve been without a truck for a month and 3 days.  (Just note there is life with one vehicle, we just could not haul as much.)

From here

Millions of people around America are upset and often for different reasons, but in most cases they share a vision that justice no longer exists in the United States, or has been so undermined that they no longer respect it.

I have a similar thought which is shown by the frequent flagrant violations of driving law.  There are so many laws out there, it’s impossible to follow all the laws now passed.  Also, the laws are enforced on a sporadic basis according to the whim of the officer and station of the citizen.  Hillary.  Personally, I think this is a planned occurrence to get the population disbelieving in the rule of law.  All that remains is the rule of force.  The government has the greatest force, therefore can rule according to their whim.  That is my opinion of their goal.  Combined with this is the destruction of the Judeo-Christian ethic.  After all,  [W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.   Big government has no need for those who behave.  Create a society of factions and lawlessness, and force is required.

I have made an interesting observation in the old media versus now.  Look back at the original Lone Ranger series and note how many times the Lone Ranger acted against a lawless man on his own.  Every time, he brought the lawless man to “justice.”  Many times, he stated that the goal was to apply the rule of law in the frontier.   The same applied for the original Batman.  He worked with the police to bring the bad man to justice.  The movies came out in the 80’s and there Batman was present for the demise of the villain.  The bad man was never delivered to justice.  In 30 years we went from the media portraying the need for the wheels of justice to work to acknowledging that they don’t and retribution for crime needs to be done outside the law.  Just some questions in this regard: How many viewers of this kind of thought adopt it in some form or fashion?  If that kind of philosophical training is continued, how long before there is a real change in society?  Are we seeing the fruits of the media efforts from the last 4 decades?

*Update*  I received an email from Siblinginbox as follows:

Hi NIB,
Your blog post reminded me of this quote from Ayn Rand, and I really illuminated what we are living under in the US.

Thanks,
SIB

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris.
“We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against…  We’re after power and we mean it…  There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.  Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?  What’s there in that for anyone?  But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.  Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

Spouseinbox and I were traveling to the South part of town when an entire group of people following their phones in a park were noticed.  Spouseinbox was the first to catch on to the Pokemon idea that the people were doing.  As I understand it, one takes their phone, opens up the GPS and camera to the input of Google maps and then in return receives an overlay picture that the try to find in the image of real life.  Step back for a moment and realize from a business point what has been achieved.  I was driving down the road many moons ago when I saw the Google car with all the cameras on top.  It was scanning the piece of road I was traveling.  (I have looked for my picture a couple of times without luck though.)  Google is now receiving pictures of whatever they want using the cell phones of whoever accepts the “game” as well as the insides of structures which was never before possible from their vantage point.  The information now available to Google from this game is incredible: personal information with images attached to each user, images of the area without having to pay the camera car to travel there.  If Google wants to document the inside of a structure, just sent whatever creature there and have people follow to provide all the images the information company would desire.  Remember that if something is “free” someone is paying for it, and the subject may be the merchandise.

Yesterday evening, we arrived home from work and set about figuring supper.  I had previously pulled out a couple chicken breasts and we had salad fixings.  Spouseinbox cut the breasts into 1″cubes and then mixed a single egg with an equivalent amount of milk.  The pieces were place in the egg/milk mixture and coated, then put into a bag with Italian bread crumbs and shaken to achieve a coating.  During this process time, the fryer was heating.  Once all was coated, I started cutting up the rest of the salad items while spouseinbox manned the fryer.  We timed 2 minutes for each basket and once done, decided that Chick-Fil-A had competition.  This was placed on the salads and dressing was applied over the top.  Yum!

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