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Open thread 9/22/23

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  • ghostsniper September 22, 2023, 8:11 AM


  • ghostsniper September 22, 2023, 12:44 PM

    Welp, it’s that time of year again folks.
    Time to haul your ass up off that couch and drag the ladder out of the crawl.
    Here’s your brand new honeydew list and you have all weekend to get it done.

    1. Test fire all of your smoke detectors and address them as necessary.
    Clean any dust and debris in and or around the immediate region.
    2. Do the same with all of your CO2 detectors.
    Clean any dust and debris in and or around the immediate region.
    3. Check the gauges on all of your fire extinguishers.
    Clean any dust and debris in and or around the immediate region.
    4. Reverse the direction of all of your ceiling fans.
    Clean any dust and debris in and or around the immediate region.
    5. Yank the filters out of the air conditioner return air vents and replace or clean them.
    Clean any dust and debris in and or around the immediate region.
    6. Get your outside hoses and faucets ready to shut down for the winter.
    Do not get caught with water in the hoses when the temp drops below freezing.
    7. Deal with all the normal maintenance on your vehicles. Wash the vehicle and clean all windows
    and mirrors inside and out.
    Check all fluids and bring to proper levels.
    Air all tires, including spare, to proper levels.
    Vacuum the interior and make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
    Consider whether the cabin filter needs changed, same with all other filters.
    Make sure you have all your emergency winter vehicle gear inventoried, cleaned, and installed.
    8. Lastly, and this is a big one. Do whatever it takes to have on hand materials and methodry to be
    able to self sustain your household for a period of no less than 72 hours, or 3 days and nights, in
    the event of an electrical power outage.

    This may seem like a lot of stuff to the urbanites and suburbanites and it’s a lot of stuff to us ruralists too, but we are not as distracted by all the day to day riff raff you folks are, so we incorporate the above things into our daily lives as the seasons require. We have dated lists for everything and are constantly checking said lists and improving on them. None of us are perfect but if perfection is our dedicated goal we will be striving everyday to relentlessly be better than the day before. Don’t get caught short and begging for assistance when you have the opportunity right now to improve your own chances for a thriving survival. Saddle up buttercup!

    No, I didn’t check spelling or pronunciation as all properly raised persons know how to read and understand what I have written.

    • DT September 23, 2023, 7:54 PM

      May the almost-here winter season pass as fast as the pretty-much done summer seemed to go.

      • ghostsniper September 24, 2023, 4:04 AM

        My wife and I hope, once again, for a white christmas.
        Anything before or after is fine whatever it will be.

        Step out on the frosty front porch with gray skies overhead and throw a handful of sunflower seeds out onto the snow covered yard and watch the cardinals and other birds dive bomb for the tasty tidbits while standing there sipping a mud and enjoying natures floor show.

        • ghostsniper September 24, 2023, 4:09 AM

          BTW, as of today there are only 91 days til christmas and you know as well as I that they go by fast. Already, today is last week and tomorrow is yesterday. Grab and savor what you can while you can. Compress your bitterness into a small jar and stash it in a hidden corner behind a curtain and pretend it doesn’t exist.

          • DT September 24, 2023, 7:43 PM

            I’m almost ready for Labor Day. Not quite but close.

    • jd September 25, 2023, 5:53 AM

      Thanks, Ghost. Good advice.

  • Anne September 22, 2023, 3:20 PM

    I am going to add this to the list, although I know it will not be a popular idea here. DH and I have been getting the regular “old person” “winter” flu shot for many years now. We do it every September and have been very successful with it. This is not the COVID shot(s). Just the old-fashioned winter flu shot. I suspect DH will get whatever COVID nonsense they come up with, I will not, but I will get the winter flu shot.

  • Anne September 22, 2023, 3:24 PM

    I think you will laugh when I tell you that I always keep a supply basket in my car. Two actually, DH has one also. We keep work gloves, measuring tapes, etc.,etc. I keep the bear spray in mine. Last year we showed up in Seattle with two cans of bear spray? Yes sireee, we really needed that in Seattle !!
    Don’t forget to make more room for yourselves by taking out the summer season supplies!

    • ghostsniper September 23, 2023, 4:37 AM

      No way I would ever risk my life with bear spray. Imagine if you will, you shoot a gun at a charging bear and the bullets, right before your very eyes, due to the wind, turn in mid air and rather than kill the bear, kill you! Bear spray works best in a windless environ.

      On amazon I looked up the highest rated bear spray, the Sabre brand, and looked at the lowest rating. JFC, there are people running around out there too stupid to be alive. They treat this dangerous bear spray like it’s a can of spray paint, just leave it laying around, store in a tote full of stuff, hanging on their belt and swinging back n forth with a bunch of other dangling stuff, then complaining that it went off too easily and hurt their little eyeballz and fangers.

      These people are meant to be victimized by dangerous animals and their stories used as a warning to the rest of us. It’s a sad, but true, fact that in any group of people some will be victims of everything you can imagine. Some of the things you can imagine are indeed unfortunate but in many cases it is simply a very stupid person being disposed of and by their elimination the world is better for the rest.

      • DT September 23, 2023, 7:53 PM

        Bear spray is good for the two-legged urban type bears in Seattle. Something a bit more potent out in the woods (or out by the garbage cans).

  • Joe Krill September 22, 2023, 5:36 PM

    Would like to see some comments on turbo cancer and compromised immune systems in relation to the “jab”. Gerard went very fast.

  • Anne September 22, 2023, 8:53 PM

    I think the main problem with Gerard’s passing is that he did not take another trip to another medical institution to get a “second opinion”. He should have headed over to Stanford Medical, or maybe down to UCLA.

  • SK September 22, 2023, 11:44 PM

    I don’t know about it exacerbating cancer but this happened to my brother and it killed him.


    He has grandchildren who live overseas and their mother, his daughter, and her husband (both brainwashed with British sheep dip on co vid) insisted he have the shot as a condition of seeing the children at Christmas in 2021. He acquiesced. He had regular covid tests, all negative, to appease them. He was dead by Valentine’s Day.

    Pulmonary fibrosis is not cancer but it is similar in its behavior. Rapid onset pulmonary fibrosis after the shot is documented in the cited article.

    I’m still heartbroken. We spent every summer together bringing back our family farm to its former glory after it’s neglect by our elderly parents. He was an ace buckthorn remover, a tireless groundhog patroller and a grill meister; a man with a huge heart and a brilliant, outrageous sense of humor.

    So, beware the shot; it is unpredictable at best.

  • Anne September 23, 2023, 7:43 AM

    Thank you for the story SK. It will help me to stand my ground against the next round of COVID shots!

    With regard to bear spray: my hands are small and weak. I have practiced with varying types of handguns and feel most comfortable with a Ruger 101 with a laser. There is a high powered .38 that I could use in that gun and feel comfortable with, but DH still doesn’t want.

  • Casey Klahn September 23, 2023, 8:23 AM

    Fall, Winter and health concerns aside (I hope to avoid the new Coofs the same way I avoided the last one, and mostly worry about new mandates that will further cripple my own business and the broader economy). Anyway, I said aside – this morning GEN Milley is trending because he’s leaving the service.

    he said he didn’t want to be political, and proceeded to shit on Pres. Trump as much and as often as possible. He accused Trump of being a loose cannon who might launch against Xhina, but in reality Trump was the most peace loving president of my lifetime, and that includes Ike. He handed out penis-ectomies to trans soldiers, and lionized gayz, while our combat readiness (morale) went in the tank. Recruiting went to hell on greased rails. He did not plan and execute the debacle at Baghdad airport when we withdrew, but he also didn’t fix it and he bears responsibility. He watched as Biden fortified Washington DC in an inauguration drama that could’ve been a scene from a dystopian Batman movie, and watched the national guard sleep on concrete floors and eat rancid rations, and all for a bullshit mission. A general who saw this happening in his area would storm down there and remedy that situation, however Milley was polishing his brass instead. Lastly, Milley failed to assess the Russo-Ukraine War correctly both in the lead-up and the beginning of the war.

    And now, I give you Charlie Brown, the new CJCS. His whole thing is race, and in my experience, when you focus on racial inequality in the military, that is exactly what you get. Buckle-up, Americans. If you thought the state of our military was bad under Milley, you ain’t seen nothin yet.

  • ghostsniper September 23, 2023, 1:25 PM

    First there was the atrocious George Floyd, now you have the nasty assed Darryl Floyd.

    How nasty?

    Another instance of these embarrassing people drawing attention to themselves in such a way that mortifies normal people.

    Shut down the entire public education criminal fiasco.

  • ghostsniper September 24, 2023, 3:59 AM

    Insanity has no limits.

    People looking to get their new COVID-19 vaccine are feeling sore over hefty unexpected charges for the federally-recommended shot.

    Customers nationwide at pharmacies including Walgreens and CVS who landed appointments for the jab this week were shocked to learn they would feel the additional pinch of three-figure fees for their boosters.

    “Nightmare is the first word that comes to mind,” Acton, Massachusetts, resident Glen Cote told WBZ-TV after he learned his new booster would run him $190.99.

    It’s a complaint echoed by dozens of social media users after pharmacies dinged patients anywhere from between $125 to $200 for the latest boosters.

    Some pharmacists even reached out to customers to warn them about the eye-popping fees and recommend they reschedule their appointments.

    The unexpected out-of-pocket costs are in part the result of pharmacies fighting over market share for the new vaccine, The Albany Times Union reported.

    Chains like CVS and Walgreens hurriedly placed orders for the latest jabs, which were approved by the Food and Drug Administration last week, before some insurance plans updated their systems for the new shots’ billing codes.

    “Some payers are still updating their systems and may not yet be set up to cover the updated COVID-19 vaccines,” a CVS spokesperson told WBZ.


  • Joe Krill September 24, 2023, 11:48 AM

    The awakening is happening:


    • ghostsniper September 24, 2023, 2:43 PM

      Don’t copy the entire url and try to open it, it won’t work. Just click on the red part and it should open fine.

      2 things are happening at the same time.

      1. 50 years of childhood neglect are coming to fruition.
      a) From birth the age 5 kids have been packed into institutions (preschools and day cares) away
      from their mothers, and trained/disciplined by paid employees.
      b) From age 5 to age 18 kids have been packed into gov’t controlled facilities away from parents and indoctrinated.

      By the age of 18 most kids have had very little influence by their parents and heavy influence by the gov’t and others. A disconnect has occurred that cannot be corrected. The disconnect is bilateral, not only have the kids become disconnected from the parents but the parents are no longer connected to their kids.

      Read what parents have said about their kids that have been victims of horrific events leading to their deaths. Mom, about her dead 12 year old son: “He was my ray of sunshine, my reason for living each day, I sure am going to miss him.” Dad says this about his dead 9 yo daughter: “I’m not going to see her on her first date, or on her wedding, or when our first grandchild is born. Her whole life was ahead of her.” Notice the selfish me, Me, ME in both common remarks. After a few days mom and dad get back into their old routine of ignoring whatever kids they have left.

      2) Also for 50 years the gov’t at all levels has intruded more and more into family lives, prying people apart.
      a) Mandatory public school attendance with heavy anti homeschooling propaganda and interference.
      b) No fault divorce laws that encourage mothers to abandon marriage and “be all they can be”, and “to have it all”, and the long term result is that nobody has anything.

      Whether by choice or happenstance the net result is the US gov’t has expanded many times over into all aspects of humanity worldwide and has shattered the notion of what family and relationships once were. The US gov’t has destroyed the entire workplace to where there is no stability anywhere regarding security in jobs and loyalty there to in either direction.

      Essentially, the entire foundation of the country has been compromised by a criminal gov’t and all of it’s facilitators from inside the wall and out. There is no way a country can continue for long when it is $33 tril in debt and there is no unity, no sense of togetherness, no reason for living except to waken each day and try to gather as many crumbs as possible. A nation of individuals with no commonality stabbing each other in the back and parasiting off of each other.

      It is probably not fixable, and even if it is, it will take a very long time (50+ years) under heavy handed rule by people that know better. Time for the parasites to die off and for another 3 generations of brand new people to be raised right.

  • Snakepit Kansas September 25, 2023, 4:35 AM

    I think you summed it up properly. I am afraid we are past the point of recovery. Perversion taught in public schools, heavy handed gubmint in EVERYTHING, gubmint institutions run by marxists, another 20KK illegals here on the dole and youth that is too fat and stupid to get out of mom’s basement and actually work.

  • Anne September 25, 2023, 10:06 AM

    You said it just right Ghostsniper–you nailed it!

  • Bob Clark September 25, 2023, 11:19 AM

    Thank you, ghostsniper, that list was very helpful!

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