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Hey all. Taken by a Tulsi signature collector.

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Early start.
Wanted to get this in before the good stuff rolls out
from your instafilm units.

This is our weekly peace vigil.
I'm the clown of the right trying
to unfurl my flags.

This vigil has been going on since the
war drums of Iraq v.2 with junior bush
Not so silent witness...

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getting out on a sunday
to change the world
or something...

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@QMS in your neck of the woods.

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

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Unknown lifeform found on the planet Quaalude, within the Zog Quadrant.

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Gëzuar!!
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@Bollox Ref Great pic BR! Beautiful! I love that purple color, and detail/resolution. Reminds me of an existential poppy I once met.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

It took several light years to get the shot.

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Gëzuar!!
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@Bollox Ref
to flitter into the picture
polynesian pollination

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been goofin' with the bees Oblio?

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@QMS
it looks like you're pretty shook up, been goofing with the bees"?

Say there's nothing pointless about this gig ...
the thing is . . .
you see what you want to see and you hear what you want to hear - dig.

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@QMS wow that one cool bumble qms. That white distal couple segments on the abdomen are awesome looking compared to the more standard black and yellow. Very neat beast and pic.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@Bollox Ref
Orange and purple. I guess that makes it a FedEx flower.

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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
If your car is running, I'm voting for it.

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@Socialprogressive

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

not sure of the zog quadrant
embraces a purple haze

Thanks for opening the mind
Mr. Bollox

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@QMS

Is located in the Alb Ania galaxy.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

@Bollox Ref
my oscilloscope was pointed in the other direction

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Some shots from my visit to the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum last Tuesday morning. The museum is devoted to craftsmen that make working miniature replicas.

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@Socialprogressive
used extensively in early aircraft.
The Harley engine is a cut-off of the original 5 cylinder.

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@QMS

My grandpa made one from scratch or a kit. We had little fuel capsules that looked like sugar cubes to run it. Seeing your pictures brought back the smell of the steam.

He worked on big steam engines too. Did some work on trains. Guess that's where I got my love for them from. I was bummed when they took the clickety clack out the rails.

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“Restoring the soul of this nation” is just MAGA with more words

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@snoopydawg

Still have my steam engine that I've had since I was a little boy. Amazes me to think I still have it after all these years – living all over the place, divorces, other disasters, etc.

Mine originally used the "...little fuel capsules that looked like sugar cubes..." to fire the boiler. I converted it to alcohol; much cheaper to run. I fire it up every now and again to amaze the grandkids. It always makes them jump when the whistle (DAMN loud!) lets loose to keep the boiler pressure at a safe level. The whistle works under the same principle as the weight on a pressure cooker. Did I mention that it's DAMN loud?

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@travelerxxx

I bet your grandkids are having as much fun with it as we did. You are making memories for them that they will cherish their whole lives. My poppa has been gone since 1988, but here I was tonight back in time.

There is a little tray where we placed 4 0f the cubes to put in the oven. Is that like yours? Last I saw it was at my brother's house and his son was very young. My poppa also collected tube radios and I have two of them as well as the grandfathers clock radio he built when I was in kindergarten. The damn thing used to be so tall back then. I haven't checked to see if it still works. It has the vacuum tubes.

Fun trip done memory lane tonight.

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@snoopydawg

Yes, the steam engine burner tray sounds the same to me. After a few times buying the fuel pellets, I decided my pennies could find better uses and came up with the idea of packing cotton into the tray thingy. Then I soaked the cotton with rubbing alcohol, which took care of the expense. The alcohol was even hotter than the pellets and lasted as long, too. Win, win. I use the same cotton in it today.

Tubes! LOL! All my ham radios are tube units from the mid 1960s. My main guitar amps are tube units of the same mid 60s vintage. My dad, a trained radio man (among other things) always urged me to never throw away a tube, even if it "tested" bad, so I have quite a few of them. If the screens/grids haven't melted, or the heater failed, I keep them. Funny that many of them work fine after sitting in a box for a few years. Who knows what the deal is with them. Tube voodoo.

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@travelerxxx  
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22Hickok+tube+tester%22&iax=images&ia=images

“Shorts” … “Bias” … “English” … “Mutual conductance in micromhos” …

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@lotlizard

Tube testers used to be practically everywhere. Drug stores, the local hardware store, the grocery ... everyone had one. I think they were mostly there to sell tubes, as I found them to be pretty much unreliable. Dad never used one, although he had one for customers in his store. Of course, he sold tubes, too.

They are somewhat akin to buggy whips today, even though tubes are still in use (and there are even new developments with them). Still, you'd better know what you are doing when you mess around inside tube equipment – there are lethal voltages coursing around in them and it's all looking for some place to go.

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@Socialprogressive great pics SP! Neat stuff man!

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@Socialprogressive It would be fun to watch the whole room of them chugga-chugging in unison.

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@laurel
They even have demonstrations three times a day.
Here's a link to their website. https://craftsmanshipmuseum.com/

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Well actually just bat. Methinks a Red Bat, that has been hanging out (since that is what they do) under the eaves the last week.

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Have good ones all!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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Here is the aftermath from a Cooper's hawk that got a couple of collared doves in our yard:

My husband saw the hawk on the ground with a dove, called me into the room and we both watched as it flew off with it. There were two spots like this. I often hear about this happening in people's yards and see photos but didn't think I'd get to witness it myself. Pretty cool!

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This shit is bananas.

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@Daenerys Rec'd!!

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.