January 2014


Memories

I saw this commercial and it reminded me of a time in my early teens.  Dad worked in a factory, so joining him at work was not a possibility.  I worked with him on many other projects including electric, car, roof, church building repairs.  I have long thin arms – the perfect tool to reach into a small hole in a wall to retrieve a wire.  🙂  but joining him during his work day never happened.

Well, this one summer we were able to go to an uncle’s house on a farm for a week.  I say we, as siblinginbox came as well.  We got to assist in this farmer’s daily activities which started in a unique fashion.  They didn’t have a regular alarm clock.  He put a light timer hooked up to a stereo on some local rock station and set it to go off at about 0430.  Yes, the birds were still asleep when we were jolted out of bed and drove to the back end of the fields to herd in the cows for milking.  I helped a little bit and learned how to prep the teats, apply the milking machine and feed the cows according to the boards placed over each.  This activity done, we went back to the house for a bit of breakfast and then up the hill to start logging.  The farm had a wood burning furnace, so all of the fuel had to be cut and split and placed in preparation for the winter.  After a while of that and lunch, our uncle would go to his second shift job at a factory.  We were free for the afternoon until the radio shot us to the ceiling the next 0430.  this schedule was maintained for a week until we went back home.  We, the consumers, should be glad.  No, we should be ecstatic that our food is not priced per the hours spent.

Dear sir,
I am a resident of the great state of Texas.  As a Texas representative, you are charged with protecting my rights, the very same rights guarded by the phrase “congress shall make no law”.  It may be looked at as simple minded by me, but if congress to passes a law in violation of the Constitution, it is simply void.  After all, the Constitutional phrase states quite clearly – “congress shall pass no law.”  However, it is not void in the practical sense, because for example, a law to remove weapons from the citizens is in direct violation of the Constitution, but the government still wields impressive hardware and has recently started moving this hardware into the arena where it may be used against we citizens.  So instead of our might and ingenuity being utilized to protect us from outward invaders, it is being used to control we the citizen.  Is there any other purpose for collecting personal contacts, installing license plate monitors, military hardware being provided to police, unconstitutional genital gropes and scans at the airports as well as along highways?  (I speak of VIPER)  Before continuing let me posit a concept: we are charged with our own defense.  It has been tried and shown in court that the police are not charged with defense of the citizen.  Therefore, since we are responsible for our own defense, we were also presented with the means to do so – the second amendment.
My purpose in writing this is to get a defense.  I would like you to defend your vote for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 that included internment of “terrorists” without protection of citizens.  Understand that we in the “flyover country” are living with the understanding that there is a description of “terrorist” given by certain members of the government – distrustful of government, prepper, committed to self defense, missing digits, and several others.  With that description available, and with observation of actions of agents of this government, (as well as lack of any prosecution of violators) I have no doubt that we are considered “terrorists” by the agents of this government and at their whim are subject to the internment for which you voted.  I am seeking your defense of that vote as well as the bill designations (not platitudes, or “beliefs”) which you proposed that limit agents of the government.  I plan to look up the bill codes in the register.  This letter as well as your reply I plan to make available to my readers on my blog – nurseinbox.wordpress.com.  Thank you. 

Here is a well written post for the winter.  Enjoy.

We took a trip to bigger Bugberg to visit kidinbox there.  During the visit, a request was made to watch Captain Phillips as an alternative to the bowling alley which had a packed parking lot.  I will admit some trepidation to going to the movies.  It’s about the same as watching TV.  I start with the concept that they are going to propaganda and then try to decide if my time is worth arguing with an inanimate screen.  (Not to mention having to keep quiet while doing it)  I was pleasantly surprised – I will admit. The opening section left some to be desired as the talk was on the idea that he might not like to do the trip, but was bound to do his job.  This concept was quite at odds from the sea-going individual i knew from a former church.  I didn’t get to meet the guy until about 8 months later as he had the chance to take a sailboat through the Panama canal.  “Honey, I’ll see you later.”  You can take the guy out of the water, you can’t take the water out of the guy.  So, all right, I wasn’t pleased with their opener, but at least there was no gratuitous “stuff” included.  So far, so good.  The movie then went to the Sudan where the tribes were forming their attack crews to get more loot.  This was presented in the same fashion as one would anticipate a street gang, including the unseen charge demanding they do another operation to pay.  From this point, the story runs reasonably similar to what one would expect from the scenario compared to the news reports and discussions I heard back then (2009).  The navy brings in a SEAL team and the sharpshooters finish off the problem in good stead.  The captain shows quite a bit of stress at this point in interesting contrast to the character he presents through all the other interactions.  It could be that they use this moment to allow him to “decompress”.  All in all, a very well presented drama, though there was something I missed.  Not a single hint of the political bent of the pirates, even though we all know who they were.  I also like to remember history and note that we were fighting muslim pirates in 1805 just a few thousand miles from the point where this action took place.  Remember the Marine hymn – from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…  That second phrase is the same group of individuals fought in this movie, yet not mentioned.  Those who are unwilling to name their enemy, are doomed to be defeated by that enemy.  That is why I am very clear who the enemy is, in title and philosophy. 

A couple of weeks ago, I received a watch from kidinbox for Christmas.  This one was from a JC Penny store and had all the bells and whistles – meaning, it had coverage for any injury, free resizing, free repair for two years.  I took it in to the store to get it sized and noted something interesting. 

A few years ago, I had a watch which needed resizing and took it to the Walmart.  The lady was happy to perform the operation and removed a jig from the counter.  This unit held the watch in precise position while the lady turned a screw on the front of the jig and pushed out the pin.  The adjustment was done and a reverse process was performed to reattach the band. 

Now, back at the (higher dollar) store – JC Penny, the sales associate was just as pleased to assist my resizing need.  He removed a pad from the drawer and placed it on the counter.  Then he took out a thick piece of something that looked like a folded paper towel.  The watch was placed on this and the worker then placed an awl on the pin and tapped it out using a plastic mallet.  The process was finished with a small pair of pliers.  The reverse process was done with the mallet.  I was chuckling on my way out the door and decided that any further changes could be done on my own kitchen table with my own awl and mallet, and save all the time and driving to their store. 

I have fussed about the camera lights and other such illegal monitoring and have been informed per kidinbox that it was no big bother as they did nothing interesting.  I have heard this argument from other locations as well.  In response to that concept, I present a youtube video that I watched as DVD.  Pay attention to the interactions, especially at the beginning of the movie.  Imagine, if you will, all the information on individuals that the government has now and apply a similar technique.  I posit that there is not a one who could survive such an inquisition.  That is the point.  That is the reason to acquire as much information as possible on each individual person.  Anyone with access to that and governmental power can destroy any person they desire.  Don’t forget that they have given themselves permission to lock up anyone they choose, for as long as they choose, anywhere they choose.  That is a complete violation of the Constitution, and what is the price for such action?  With that warm-up, I present The Trial:

 

We have been watching animals for kidinbox to go on a trip.  Last night, I provided the frilled dragon his/her evening mobile food and we were treated to this picture of the last one climbing.  Interestingly, this one managed to pass the mouth.  We haven’t been there tonight to see if it survived the day though.

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