Open the thread ~ TU 16 JUL 19 ~ Full Moon


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And in the end .. the love you take, is = to the love you make.
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Will be offshore sailing the coast northward when this posts. Maybe have some pix to share upon return. Happy to welcome you to the Tuesday open thread anyway. Anja and I have an every-other TUE trade. So no recipes or Trader Bob's special deals today. Unless you want to post some! Perhaps just one :

July munchies --

start with a bowl of ice cream -- most flavors are compatible
sprinkle on ginger and peanuts
drizzle with chocolate syrup
Big Spoon
serve cold
Yum

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Reading Carl Sagan's last book. Billions and Billions. Plus some Attwood and Huxley for fun. Hope your diversions are enlightening, at least as well. Feel free to chip in with the daily drama which maybe critical. Or whatever, speak your minds.

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Big thanks to thanto for un-choking my pewter tuber bot thang. Songing again!

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Isolation breeds Diversity
Change is Painful and Expensive

Carl Sagan

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Crest the best waves forward.
QMS = question military spending

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Good morning, and when I say morning I mean really really morning, like 3am morning in California. lol heat sickness

Good day QMS, the wind looks good. How big is your boat? lol My dad used to race with his friends in SF Bay a Hummingbird class 30 footer. I learned on Lake Tahoe in a little wooden El Toro, that was a blast but waves get friggin' big on the lake, bigger than an el toro. heh

Don't forget to wear a lifejacket, that goes for everyone no matter what they have to do today. Have fun.
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Okay, here is where I blow a gasket per usual:
National Guard Will Also Assist in This Week’s Raids on Illegal Mendocino Marijuana Grow Sites

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:

During the week of July 15th-19th, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office will be collaborating with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CalCannabis Licensing), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Water Resource Board, Cal Fire and the California Army National Guard to serve search warrants on public/private lands to investigate identified illegal cannabis cultivation sites.

All the sites will be those of non-permitted cannabis cultivation sites that are believed to be involved in water diversion and other situations of environmental degradation that impacts several watersheds in the greater Eel River area of Northern Mendocino County.

The collaboration includes pre-identified sites that do not have cannabis permits, state water permits for cannabis or permits from Cal Fire for deforestation and legal tree removal.

Cannabis farms that are licensed through the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will not be the focus of this operation.

CalCannabis Licensing Inspectors will be participating in Operation Clean Sweep and have been an essential resource in the Operation’s pre-identification process of the sites to be investigated.

PREVIOUSLY: (VIDEO) Sheriff Honsal to Unpermitted Marijuana Growers: ‘We are Coming’

'We Are Coming'

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Transients pose a huge struggle to county law enforcement, as reported by Capt. Justin Wyatt of the Ukiah Police Department on Tuesday. Wyatt said the UPD receives about seven transient calls a day, taking up a good chunk of their hours. And often, those calls require assistance other than what a police officer can provide.

“Many of the acts associated with homelessness are not criminal, and they’re not subject to enforcement, and they require alternative strategies,” he said, adding the county does not have many alternatives. “We feel like our toolbox is pretty shallow right now.”

Both residents and non-residents are in need of a more permanent solution than shelters, and many face the hurdles of substance abuse, mental or physical disability and poverty.

shallow tool box wtf

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NOPE

I am not calling landless people homeless anymore, because it is a language trap meant to separate those with land from those without land. The fact is every one needs land to live, it is that simple. You either share it fairly, or pay the price for hoarding. Every one and every thing needs good land and potable water to survive, despite all the written laws on the planet saying otherwise. Gaia rules. mean people suck

PEACE

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Many of the acts associated with homelessness are not criminal, and they’re not subject to enforcement, and they require alternative strategies

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Duh.

Some houseless by choice. Others no. Lots here in sc. We need real solutions for these real people, who are often not able to deal w our f’d system.

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Stop Climate Change Silence - Start the Conversation

Hot Air Website, Twitter, Facebook

Who picks their wine-grapes? Trump/Pelosi 2020

June’s job losses total 14,000, the biggest decline since 2010

Carlos López, chief economist at economic forecasting company Tendencias Económicas y Financieras, said “the collapse of employment” as shown in the IMSS data “is a symptom of recession.”
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Guerrero, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Durango, all of which recorded negative employment growth between January and June, were the worst-performing state economies.

IMSS also reported that insured workers earn an average base salary of 376.6 pesos per day (US $20), a 6.6% annual increase, and that at the end of June, there were 991,286 affiliated employers, 2.5% more than a year ago.

NAFTA deal
not helping
at all

What about the European autoworker jobs being sucked toward MX now, instead of back to the US? Not accidently, on purpose. Wait a while...then BOHICA, and again.
duopoly sucks

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I used to sail a good bit when I worked at summer camp as a teen. I loved it and would like to get back to sailing again. There is a pretty nice lake 20-30 minutes from me. Perhaps this winter?

Have a nice day folks....

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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as part of Apollopalooza, at the Wings Over The Rockies air and space museum in Denver. Looking forward to that: the 50th is a great time to reminisce. I remember the Apollo 11 mission like it was yesterday, sitting glued to the TV for hours on end. My dreams of astronaut status were stillborn, but there's still a spark of excitement down in there somewhere under all the dust.

His statement "Failure is not an option." from the Apollo 13 mission is still one of the great moments in the history of US engineering management. Talk about getting the very best out of your people...

And on edit: I misspelled his name in the title, and he actually didn't say that at the time- he said something many years later that inspired the Apollo 13 screenwriter to have his character say it, and he liked it so much that he adopted it as the title of his autobiography.

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Feds Withdraw Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Farallon Islands – for Now

Wednesday, during which commissioners and members of the public voiced concerns about the plan, which involves bombarding the environmentally sensitive national marine sanctuary with 1.5 tons of rat poison.

'We haven't been convinced that this is the best and only way to go.'

The commission was hearing public comment on the extermination plan, which has drawn criticism from local conservation groups, as it sought to determine whether the plan complies with California's coastal management rules.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a report presented to the commission in March that a massive house mice population is threatening the whole ecosystem on the rugged islands, which are also a National Wildlife Refuge.

The problem with every efficacy plan is money, and poison is always the cheapest bang for their death producing buck. Meanwhile, down south there is no sulfuric acid wall, no extinction barrier exists in the Gulf or the Pacific. Trade dealing the planet to death, and not cooperating to save it does makes me feel sad and contrary. No doubt about it. wah

Sonora acid spill meant instant death for anything it touched: researcher

A spill of 3,000 liters of sulfuric acid at the Port of Guaymas, Sonora, into the Gulf of California last week caused significant damage to the gulf ecosystem, according to Reina Castro Longoria, a marine biology researcher at the University of Sonora and a substitute senator.

“The impact is undeniable, it was instant death for everything it touched; flora, fauna, the water, and the whole immediate area,” she told reporters. “And it will also cause damage elsewhere as it disperses. I don’t say this to cause alarm, but this kind of thing has a domino effect, and it will break the ecological balance in that area, because sulfuric acid is a highly corrosive substance.”

Grupo México, Mexico’s largest mining company and owner of the facility responsible for the spill, said the accident was too small to cause serious environmental damage.

Castro added that she thinks the government should suspend Grupo México’s mining concessions because of the spill and several other incidents.

omg that sounds so... radical.

Christopher Cross - Sailing

Pink flamingos reminds me of San Diego Zoo. right on
PEACE

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One of my favorites. Used to listen to this while I was sunning myself at Santa Monica beach on my Walkman.

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Play me another broken record Joe. Maybe then I'll learn why we pay twice as much for healthcare as everybody else in the world. ~ Not Henry Kissinger

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(big hit in the UK, which is why the whole crowd knows it ... not so much in the US)

also, this:

also, this (one of dozens if not hundreds of versions on youtube):

also, this:

also, this:

also, this:

also, this:

and so on ...

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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Forgot how much I like Crosby Stills and Nash. And ya can't beat a good shanty song about sailing. Love Gordon Lightfoot. Not a big fan of Rod Stewart but that was a nice song.

Thanks for sharing. I woke up late and I'm still in my pajamas contemplating the blistering heat out there and a garden that needs watering. Got any songs for that?

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@Anja Geitz

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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Not a big fan of Rod Stewart

deeply disturbing.

This song was written by Danny Whitten, one of the original members of Crazy Horse:

This song was written by Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood:

This song was written by Rod Stewart, about Britt Ekland. Ironically the time he was done making the album, he realized that he wanted his freedom more than he wanted Britt.

This song was written by Rod Stewart, for the same album that had Maggie May on it. Did you know that Maggie May was a B-side? The crowd whoops, because they can't believe Ronnie and Rod are going to play it ...

And that last song was the B-side for this song. And this song ... well, it's something else altogether. Rock and roll was invented so that things like this could happen. This is the one I throw at people who hear "Rod Stewart" and make a face, and say something about how their mom liked him, and how much "Da ya think i'm sexy" sucks -- which of course it does. Regardless, this is one of the purest, bestest, most rockinest things ever recorded anywhere by any band ever. It was originally recorded by the Temptations, fer god's sake ... in the youtube comments for any version by the Faces, you'll always find some clown insisting that the cover by Rare Earth was better. The wrongness of such opinions saddens me. There are bands in the Hall of Fame whose entire ouevre doesn't stack up well against this single performance. (If you ever wondered who in the hell Kenny Jones was, and why the Who picked him to replace Keith Moon ... well, now you know.)

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
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AGCC is happening.
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Are a bit like falling in love. The feeling is there or it isn't. While I can see your appreciation of Rod is merited, I just don't "feel" the same way. Although seeing him do his thing on stage with the Corrs was fun to watch as was the banjo playing in Mandolin Wind!

Thanks for the music and please don't think less of me. Lol Smile

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has a boatload of musicians performing with him. He could just as easily rake it in with at most a half-dozen others on the stage. What this means is, he's using his star power to provide a living to a whole bunch of very talented people, instead of just pump his own bank account.

The story is that he heard Ami Belle, the woman in the duet in that first clip, busking at the train station in Glasgow, and invited her to appear at his big show at the Royal Albert Hall -- which is why she's so blown away by the whole thing, her biggest audiences before that were in glasgow pubs, i think (she had been in a band). And the woman who gets up and performs that sweet sax solo? I'd never have heard of her otherwise. Instead, I found her name in one of the comments and checked out some of her own videos.

But none of that would matter, if he weren't so damned good.

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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front and center. For example, besides that sax player and the woman who plays violin with him often (nevermind the whole ami belle thing) there are various concert clips on youtube where he showcases the backup singers.

Like this one:

And this:

And this:

So, basically, the point is, you're just wrong.

Sorry. (rhymes with "quarry", by the way)

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@Anja Geitz
The chorus is not the songwriter admitting that he was wrong and his grandfather was right. The chorus is quoting the songwriter's grandfather, and the songwriter thinks his grandfather was a doofus. Many of us might wish that we knew then, what we know now -- but the point of the song is that granddad learned the wrong lessons: a bunch of misogynist claptrap. Had he "known" as a young man what he "knows" now, his life wouldn't have been one damn bit better.

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The sound of flapping sails. And an open horizon. Sounds like a little piece of heaven. Enjoy, my Friend.

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Trader Joe's Coffee Bean Blast is probably the best coffee ice cream you'll eat without having to make it yourself. Really distinctive coffee flavor that doesn't get drowned out by the cream and sugar. So the next time you're in the mood for some coffee ice cream, may I recommend treating yourself to a coffee ice cream sundae?

Trader Joe's Coffee Bean Blast
Chocolate Syrup
Whipped cream
Toasted sliced almonds.

Can anyone say double yummy?

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“God only gives you so many days but the ones you spend at sea don’t count against you.” ~ Vince Lazzara:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!” ~ Mark Twain

“Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.” ~ Sir Francis Chichester

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The only letdown at Trader Joe’s during my last Philadelphia stay was, they stopped carrying Hansen’s soda — something to do with the city’s soda tax?

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@lotlizard

Usually the three reasons items get discontinued at Trader Joe's:

Price issue with supplier
Quality control issue with supplier
Low sales

Have you tried the sodas in the large glass bottles? The lemonade, pomegranate, and sparkling apple soda? Those are very nice too.

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Quite good too. Although I do miss Hansen’s root beer, since you’ve got to have root beer to make a root-beer float, my traditional “soda fountain” type drink honoring the American side of youth and childhood in Hawaii, as I recall it.

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Are wonderful! We have a very good root beer that will work perfectly with ice cream. Really!

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I'm doing this on my phone and for some reason the picture is uploading in the wrong orientation. But you get the idea.

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