Open Thread WE 21 SEP 22 ~ summer falls


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“It's September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it.”
― Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

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"But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous a-- as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you." — Stephen King

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For the Fall of the year is more than three months bounded by an equinox and a solstice. It is a summing up without the finality of year's end.

— Hal Borland

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Musical interlude

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Aspen trees turned gold are seen during the Autumn Equinox in the northern hemisphere near Nederland, Colorado, Sept. 22, 2017. REUTERS/RICK WILKING

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Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up.
What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.

— Edwin Way Teale

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Hope you can enjoy this last day of summer. Please post whatever falls from your mind ..

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on this date

1776 - 5 days after British take New York, a quarter of the city burns down

1792 - French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy

1922 - US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

1931 - Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%

1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people. (Wiped out the coast of RI as well)

1949 - Chinese Communist leaders proclaim the People's Republic of China

1976 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.

1981 - Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK

2004 - Green Day release their album "American Idiot" in the US

2004 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

2008 - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

2016 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

2016 - Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

2021 - McDonald's announces plans to "drastically" reduce plastic in its Happy Meals by 2025 (these meals make it one of largest toy distributors in the world)

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by Putin and his military chief Shoigu is well covered over at MoA.

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/09/russia-announces-partial-mobilizat...

Will be interesting to hear the speeches screeches by Biden and Truss at the UNGA

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Yesterday

"But there is no military solution short of economic ruin, global famine, climate catastrophe – or worse, nuclear Armageddon," responded this activist, who pointed out – to nods from the Ukrainian – that since the start of the war Ukraine and Russia had negotiated grain exports and nuclear reactor inspections. Why couldn’t they negotiate an end to the war, if only the US and NATO would stop sending weapons to prolong the crisis?

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2022/09/20/peace-activists-hit-the-streets-...

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"off the cuff" remarks at the UN.

The first tweet snuck in somehow and was not intended.

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It is still hot, highs of 98 degrees for a couple of days. But as of next Tuesday, highs for a week will be in the 80s.
It is getting dark earlier. Leaves are not turning yet.
Wish I had a horse. Off to the forest I would go.
Have a great day, friend.

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Ukraine. HAH!

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will this help to reduce the cold coming in from the outside ?

I have to ask for permission from the magistrate to cut down a tree on the 'territory' (part of the garden that is my sisters land) to make some firewood out of it.

Oh I wish those folks a good 'kalts Arschl'.

We hava a hard time to still make jokes out of the situation.

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Here in the states, they sell roles of that thin poly in a kit with two-sided tape.
The tape goes around the room side of the frame, the membrane is cut a bit
larger than the opening, then pressed in place. Using a hair dryer, you lightly
blow over the surface which shrinks out the wrinkles. It is good if you have
drafty windows, also there is an insulating quality to it. Just beware when you
pull the tape in the spring, as it likes to take the frame paint with it.

Good luck!

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