Bryant, WA sustained a Magnitude 2.9 earthquake earlier this afternoon. Rattle the plates in the cupboard but no structural damage.

And back again

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Did some yard work, ran up to Mt. Vernon to Costco, the food coop, Lowes and had dinner at the buffet. Two pints at a local. Started talking with someone I have seen several times. There is a house in town with a great collection of military vehicles and this woman was talking about how she and her husband (both ex-military) own a number of things. Yep - same house. Connections.

Radio network went really well - not perfect attendance but conditions were good and we did a couple of drills. Good training for when the excrement actually does hit the rotary air mover.

Got up to 76°F this afternoon and down to 48°F last night - woo hoo!!!

Up early so calling it a short night - quick surf and YouTube and then to bed.

Some interesting research - from the National Bureau of Economic Research:

Do Minimum Wage Increases Reduce Crime?
An April 2016 Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report advocated raising the minimum wage to deter crime. This recommendation rests on the assumption that minimum wage hikes increase the returns to legitimate labor market work while generating minimal adverse employment effects. This study comprehensively assesses the impact of minimum wages on crime using data from the 1998-2016 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY). Our results provide no evidence that minimum wage increases reduce crime. Instead, we find that raising the minimum wage increases property crime arrests among those ages 16-to-24, with an estimated elasticity of 0.2. This result is strongest in counties with over 100,000 residents and persists when we use longitudinal data to isolate workers for whom minimum wages bind. Our estimates suggest that a $15 Federal minimum wage could generate criminal externality costs of nearly $2.4 billion.

Emphases mine - the whole paper is paywalled but I'm going to get it through our local library. Very interesting and shows that every action has unintended consequences - some good and some not so good.

Nice people - anti-vaxxers

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I guess that seals the deal - anti-vaccination equals mental illness. From CNN:

Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her
Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too.

Grieving and frightened, just days after her son's death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends.

Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You're a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all fake - your child doesn't exist.

And the people behind this outpouring of goodwill:

Interviews with mothers who've lost children and with those who spy on anti-vaccination groups, reveal a tactic employed by anti-vaxers: When a child dies, members of the group sometimes encourage each other to go on that parent's Facebook page. The anti-vaxers then post messages telling the parents they're lying and their child never existed, or that the parent murdered them, or that vaccines killed the child, or some combination of all of those.

Nothing is considered too cruel. Just days after their children died, mothers say anti-vaxers on social media called them whores, the c-word and baby killers.

The mother in the Midwest, who wants to remain anonymous, isn't alone.

Jill Promoli, who lives outside Toronto, lost her son to flu. She believes the anti-vaxers are trying to silence the very people who can make the strongest argument for vaccinations: those whose children died of vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Mentally ill. Nothing else explains the pathology of character.

Back home again

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Stopped off at Del-Fox Meats and got a bag of bones. The pups are downstairs gnawing away.

Digging out the pruning shears and get to work.

Out for a little bit

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Check on a few things and drop a bunch of music CDs off at the library.

Culling the herd - the media

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Use 'em or lose them. A great idea - from the Washington Examiner:

White House diktat could revoke hundreds of reporters' press passes
Hundreds of journalists risk losing their White House press pass under a newly announced White House policy, though most would still be able to cover the West Wing.

The policy, included in a weekend email to reporters by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, would limit the number of people who can easily breeze past Secret Service to cover the White House in person on a moment's notice.

Sanders wrote that annual renewal processes for the badge, known as a "hard pass," would include reviewing of electronic records to ensure reporters visited the White House on 50 percent of days — something few do.

"A hard pass will not be renewed for any journalist whose badge-in records show that he or she was not present in the complex for at least 90 days in the 180-day window prior to expiration of the pass," Sanders said, claiming discretion to exempt "senior journalists serving as bureau chiefs or in a similar capacity" and "to review special circumstances, such as maternity leave."

Makes absolute sense to me - there is a work-around and they will allow for special cases. This is not shutting the media out, this is streamlining the security process and keeping things open for active media and dropping the inactive media.

Edward Abbey - a quote

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Great quote - found over on Terrierman's Daily Dose (a daily read for me):

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”

True words of wisdom.

Obamacare - the aftermath

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Why do progressives always screw things up? From National Public Radio:

Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled
A decade ago, the U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper.

Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and Fortune magazine has found.

Veteran reporters Fred Schulte of KHN and Erika Fry of Fortune spent months digging into what has happened as a result. (You can read the cover story here.)

Here are five takeaways from the investigation.

Progressives always go for the narrative and they never back up their stories with facts or accountability. When someone calls them on this, they deflect. Low-information voters don't bother fact checking and they get their "free" government stuff so they continue to vote for these policies.

There used to be a stiff bar to entry to be able to vote in this nation. Part of me wants to bring this back.

Excellent story from the Washington Examiner:

‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn
When Saga Zhou first moved to the United States from China in 2009, she steered clear of politics. The Communist Party rules supreme in China, so most Chinese immigrants bring a built-in aversion to political involvement.

But Zhou’s interest in politics was piqued as she began to see the American Left embracing policies that reminded her of those she’d fled in China.

And a bit more:

As Democrats embrace policies such as so-called "Medicare for all," “free” college, 70 percent tax rates, the "Green New Deal," and late-term abortion, Republicans see an opportunity to frame the 2020 election as a referendum on socialism.

President Trump now includes a riff on the “dangers of socialism” in most of his speeches, including in last month’s State of the Union. “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” he told Congress and the nation.

And this - people who have lived under socialism have zero desire to return to it:

The Republican Party’s anti-communism has long attracted many Cubans, Vietnamese, Eastern Europeans, and other immigrants who fled communist countries during the Cold War.

The pendulum will swing back but it is rough going for now and we will have a mountain of debt to deal with if the Democrats get their way. They are buying votes with our tax dollars.

What's another $100 Trillion more

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These people are downright crazy - from Grabien News:

SEN. WARREN PITCHES MORE THAN $100 TRILLION IN NEW SPENDING DURING BRIEF CNN TOWNHALL
Sen. Warren believes she knows the way into Americans’ hearts: Lots of government spending.

In her CNN townhall Monday night, Sen. Warren responded to almost every question with a proposed new government program.

Over the course of the 80 minute forum, Sen. Warren endorsed Medicare-for-All, slavery reparations, universal childcare, universal pre-K, “universal pre-pre-K,” the creation of 3 million new federal housing units, increasing infrastructure spending several times, forgiveness of student loan debt, and the Green New Deal.

Add it all up, and it’s more than $100 trillion.

Estimates range on Warren’s proposed spending plans, but the Green New Deal has alone been projected to cost at least $93 trillion; slavery reparations have previously been pegged at upward of $14 trillion; and Warren says her universal child care, universal pre-K, and universal pre-pre-K programs can be done for $3 trillion.

Despite the avalanche of proposed new spending, Warren was cautious about calling for new taxes. After describing her plans for greatly increasing the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure, she was asked whether a gas tax might be necessary to finance it. Warren responded that she opposes a gas tax because it’s regressive against the poor.

Instead, Sen. Warren said, a single tax on the very wealthy would be enough to pay for “universal child care, universal pre-k, universal pre-pre-K for every child in America” and, she said, the tax would leave “$2 trillion left over.”

Out National Debt is already at $22+ Trillion and getting bigger with each passing second. We are servicing the interest on this debt so things are stable but to propose a 554% increase in the National Debt would ruin us as a nation. We would have to default.

As for increasing the taxes on rich people - they simply do not have enough money to pay for something like this. Essayist Bill Whittle did an excellent expose of the flaws of this kind of thinking - ten minutes of very good information:

Again, advancing the narrative and pesky facts be damned.

Back in a couple of hours

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Going to be on the air for a while - fun stuff!

Oh now this is wonderful - Oroville

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Need to look into this more but the source is a good one - from American Thinker:

Complete failure at Oroville Dam
The $1.1 billion spent to repair Oroville Dam is failing as water is seeping through the rebuilt spillway threatens new mass evacuations over the risk of the dam collapsing.

According to national dam expert Scott Cahill of Watershed Services of Ohio, Oroville Dam is on the same failure track as in 2017, with visible water seepage trickling from the foot of the dam and dozens of points along the dam's principal spillway.  Cahill warns that warming temperatures magnified by precipitation is a growing threat to the dam.

American Thinker reported on March 1 that the Sierra snow pack was at a record 113 inches, but another 44 inches fell in the next 10 days.  With temperatures spiking this week to 75 degrees in the valleys and 41 degrees in the high mountains, dam inflows are running twice the outflows, and the water levels rose from 800 to 839 feet.

As America's tallest earthen dam with a 770-foot face and 901-foot top of the spillway, the lake behind the Oroville Dam can hold 3.5 million acre-feet of water.  Its viability is a crucial element for the effectiveness of California's system of 1,250 flood-control dams.

Sigh... #CALIFORNIA again. Those guys can't do anything right. The problem is that they did this with our tax dollars. If they had done the repairs with their own money, we could sit back, pop open a beer and laugh at their failed state.

Talk about clueless - is France headed for another revolution complete with Madame La Guillotine? From Reuters:

France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part: PM
France’s prime minister said Paris’s police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down “yellow vest” protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of “yellow vest” protesters.

President Emmanuel Macron and his government have been forced back on the defensive after rioters ransacked luxury boutiques and torched cafes and a bank on Saturday in the latest flare-up of violence against Macron’s pro-business reforms.

'Scuse me but Macron's "reforms" have been pro crony-capitalism and not pro business. The people at the top are getting more and more while small businesses and the general taxpayer are getting hosed. Macron's plan was to increase the cost of gasoline by 70% through taxes. A licensed driver in France is required to carry a yellow reflective safety vest in their vehicle in case they need to change a tire on a dark road. This is why the gilets jaunes is such a feature of these protests. We are drivers and we protest the increase in fuel tax.

As an aside, I ordered a couple of yellow vests from Amazon when I heard this. Makes perfect sense and under ten bucks each.

And back home for the night

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Alarm set for 7:00AM so early bedtime.

Gorgeous day today - temps got up to 72°F and are now at 51°F - 21° shift. Clear skies so it is going to drop a lot more - maybe another tenner.

Looking forward to the radio net tomorrow - up to speed on it so it should be fun. They try to simulate congested radio traffic under less-than-optimal conditions so this is really good practice. Keep a cool head and follow the plan and we do well...

Out for dinner

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Had a big lunch so heading out for just a burrito and then to my local for two beers.

Downright warm today - I love it! Planning to spend tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday getting the landscaping in order.

Broke out one of my Hawaiian shirts - first time this year.

So so true - cables

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Also saw this on Barry's site:

Wood's Law of Cables
Anyone who has spent any time with a large number of cables will have an innate understanding of the concept of entropy. It was while dealing with a pile of tangled up microphone cables that I postulated this law:

The resting state of a cable is tangled.

I challenge anyone to disprove this.

NAMM Oddities

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NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants and they hold a huge national conference every January (huge = 115K attendants). This is where people who invent new musical equipment go to showcase their project and try to find a marketer. 

A couple months afterwords, Barry Wood compiles the oddest of these and posts them to his website:  NAMM Oddities

Here are four photos - a lot more at the site:

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Distortion box featuring a 3,000 volt plasma arc.

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Ampeg is well known for bass amplifiers. This cabinet is 11 feet tall!

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A couple cute Ukuleles

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Clever idea from Remo - these drum heads snap on the top of your standard five gallon plastic pail.

Nails it - bumper stickers

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From Chris Lynch at A Large Regular:

I know that stereotyping is bad but if I see the back of your car has 10 or more bumper stickers and two of them are for Coexist and Bernie Sanders - I'm going to go ahead and assume your home smells like cat piss...

Heh - totally spot on...

This hits home as I have always had a really good idea of where North was. I have not done any double-blind testing but now I might want to. At least sit in an office chair, spin and shut my eyes. From Science News:

People can sense Earth’s magnetic field, brain waves suggest
A new analysis of people’s brain waves when surrounded by different magnetic fields suggests that people have a “sixth sense” for magnetism.
Birds, fish and some other creatures can sense Earth’s magnetic field and use it for navigation (SN: 6/14/14, p. 10). Scientists have long wondered whether humans, too, boast this kind of magnetoreception. Now, by exposing people to an Earth-strength magnetic field pointed in different directions in the lab, researchers from the United States and Japan have discovered distinct brain wave patterns that occur in response to rotating the field in a certain way.

These findings, reported in a study published online March 18 in eNeuro, offer evidence that people do subconsciously respond to Earth’s magnetic field — although it’s not yet clear exactly why or how our brains use this information.

“The first impression when I read the [study] was like, ‘Wow, I cannot believe it!’” says Can Xie, a biophysicist at Peking University in Beijing. Previous tests of human magnetoreception have yielded inconclusive results. This new evidence “is one step forward for the magnetoreception field and probably a big step for the human magnetic sense,” he says. “I do hope we can see replications and further investigations in the near future.”

During the experiment, 26 participants each sat with their eyes closed in a dark, quiet chamber lined with electrical coils. These coils manipulated the magnetic field inside the chamber such that it remained the same strength as Earth’s natural field but could be pointed in any direction. Participants wore an EEG cap that recorded the electrical activity of their brains while the surrounding magnetic field rotated in various directions.

Makes sense - I'll have to check this out.

New York by the numbers

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Fun data from the Siena College Research Institute:

2/3 of Voters Say Amazon Cancelling Queens HQ Bad for NY
By a 67-21 percent margin, New Yorkers say that Amazon cancelling its planned second headquarters in Queens was bad for New York. By as nearly as large a margin, 61-30 percent, they support the deal in which Amazon would receive up to $3 billion in state and city incentives and create up to 25,000 jobs if Amazon reconsiders, according to a new Siena College poll of New York State registered voters released today.

An overwhelming 79 percent of voters say parents should be required to have their children vaccinated before attending school, regardless of the parents’ religious beliefs. Voters continue to support making the two-percent property tax cap permanent, legalizing recreational use of marijuana, and eliminating monetary bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. They are split on congestion pricing, and by a nearly two-to-one margin, they oppose allowing undocumented immigrants to get a New York driver’s license.

Talking about their loss of the second Amazon headquarters (and the 25,000 jobs):

“Who do New Yorkers blame? Well, there’s certainly blame enough to go around. More people think that Amazon, Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, the State Senate, and local Queens activists were villains in this saga than they were heroes. However, voters say the biggest villain was Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Only 12 percent call her hero, while 38 percent label her a villain,” Greenberg said. “Amazon itself was seen as the biggest villain among Democrats, but Republicans and independents had Ocasio-Cortez as far and away the largest villain, followed by the local Queens activists.”

I hope one of Occasional-Cortex's people are reading this - she is going down faster than a lead baloon. Big difference between popularity and leadership.

Much more at the site - an interesting poll and with a sample size of 700, the numbers should be pretty accurate - couple percent error at the most.

Back to the island

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Brought down another couple hundred music CDs to rip and then to sell.

Gorgeous weather - sunny and 72°F outside. Looking to do some more yard work tomorrow - there is a raised bed which I will be cleaning out and planting with vegetables. I brought down some blue and blackberry cuttings so will plant these too.

Stopped off at the library as there were ten more CDs waiting for me there. Filling in a lot of holes in my music collection - that plus torrenting (I didn't say that!) some things the library does not have.

Thinking about thawing out a steak and firing up the grille for dinner...

Open Broadcaster Software

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Looks interesting - DaVinci Resolve is proving to be perfect for my needs but it does not do screen capture and it needs specific (standard) files for importing video and audio.

Open Broadcaster Software seems to handle screen capture very well and it has a couple outlier file formats that it can process. Be looking at it when I get down there tonight.

Quote of the day

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Found over at Kim DuToit's place:

“Vegan is just a polite word for eating disorder.”

So true. Working in my store, I can tell the vegans from everyone else. They simply do not seem healthy. It is amazing the levels of abuse the human body can tolerate without breaking down completely.

Back home again - loading up the van

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Stuff for the island. Get the last of the music CDs packed up - rip them and then take them up to Bellingham for the garage sale.

Quick bite to eat first.

Out for a bit

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Coffee and then back to the farm to pack stuff for Camano. Down to the island this afternoon - emergency radio network tomorrow morning. Meeting Thursday.

Well crap - RIP Dick Dale

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King of the Surf Rock - from Rolling Stone:

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 81
Dick Dale, “the King of the Surf Guitar,” has died at the age of 81.

California Rocker first reported that Dale died Sunday. His bassist Sam Bolle confirmed Dale’s death to the Guardian. No cause of death was revealed, but the guitarist suffered from health issues in recent years. In 2010, Dale said he was battling rectal cancer, and in an interview that went viral, Dale said in 2015 that “I can’t stop touring because I will die” due to medical expenses stemming from cancer treatment, diabetes and renal failure. “I have to raise $3,000 every month to pay for the medical supplies I need to stay alive, and that’s on top of the insurance that I pay for,” Dale said at the time.

As the progenitor of the surf rock genre and an innovator who helped stretch the possibilities of the electric guitar, Dale inspired musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys. Dale’s “Miserlou” also notably featured in the opening credits sequence of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

One of a kind - kept doing what he loved right up to the end. The local library has none of his CDs - checking a torrent site later this afternoon.

And I got nuffin

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The cider is kicking in - YouTube and then a nice deep sleep.

And back for the night

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Early bedtime tonight as well - surf for a bit and then YouTube.

Gorgeous day today - got up to 64°F this afternoon.

See what happend on the internet...

Out the door

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Dropping off the stuff at the Condo. Get an early bite to eat in town (not too hungry - had a big lunch).

Working up a sweat

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Came in for a diet coke and a few minutes break. Got the van pretty well loaded and heading into the Condo in a short while. It is 62°F and still climbing.

Glad I am taking my time with this as the more I stare at something, the more I realize that I can do without it (or only three or four of them instead of fourteen - looking at you angle grinders).

Hi ho hi ho

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It's off to work I go...

Lowering the voting age to 16

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This is priceless - from Grabien:

YOUNG AMERICANS HILARIOUSLY EXPLAIN WHY LOWERING THE VOTING AGE TO 16 IS A TERRIBLE IDEA
On Thursday I posted a clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsing an effort from her colleague, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), to lower the voting age to 16.

“I myself personally — I’m not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voter — the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this, when they’re learning about government to be able to vote. … But my view is that I would welcome that. But I had been in that position for a long time.”

Since then, young Americans have begun sharing stories of what they were doing as 16-year-olds, and why this doesn’t bode well for this demographic shaping the course of foreign and domestic policy.

Below, please enjoy some of the most hilarious explanations of why Pelosi’s push to again lower the voting age might not be such a hot idea.

What follows is a wonderful collection of tweets - here are a few quotes:

    • when i was 16, my friends and i bought a live lobster, put it on a leash, and walked it around the neighborhood at 2am
    • When I was 16, I sucked a drinking glass to my face for 10 minutes and gave my lower face a giant hickey that took 3 weeks to heal
    • When I was 16 I wore parachute pants
    • When I was 16 I would have given anything to be able to have a tattoo of Axl Rose’s face on my butt cheek
    • I'm 22 and I'm not smart enough to vote.
    • When I was 16 I pierced my own belly button with a thumbtack and was genuinely surprised when it got infected

Much more at the site - Pelosi's idea is that few adults are stupid enough to vote Democrat so they have to dig up votes from the uninformed and impressionable. Instead of coming up with ideas that people will support, they come up with ways to rig the system.

And back again

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Ran into a couple friends at the coffee place so sat and caught up for a while. Back home, fix lunch and start packing. Working on the shop today - run into Bellingham with tools and then the DaveCave and music room for a trip back to the island. Doing the radio net Tuesday morning so heading down tomorrow afternoon.

Turning into a gorgeous day - 58°F outside. Turned off the HVAC and have the doors open. Feels wonderful to air out the house.

No green beer here

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Not doing anything for St. Patrick's - amateur hour in most pubs.

Out for coffee and to begin my day.

As it thaws

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Lots of snow has a definite downside - from Reuters:

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm
Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways.

The National Weather Service predicted dangerous flooding would continue through the weekend in Nebraska and in south and west central Iowa, particularly along the Missouri River.

Some records being set - Mike Wight is a spokesman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency:

“We’re looking at 4, 5, 6, 7 feet above the highest it’s ever been,” Wight said.

And it is another day with zero sunspots. Explain that anthropogenic global warming theory again please...

Socialism - an image and an essay

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And this from Lee Edwards at American Thinker:

The God that Failed...Over and Over Again
Why do so many of our university professors argue that socialism is a better way to peace and prosperity than capitalism? Because it is, to them, an article of faith. To admit that socialism has failed -- repeatedly, consistently and abysmally -- for over a century would be, for them, to deny their god.

Theirs are the eyes of faith that cannot see.

Venezuela, once one of the wealthiest countries in Latin American, is now on the brink of economic collapse and political anarchy after two decades of Chavez/Maduro socialism.

Cuba has languished under the Communist Party of Fidel and Raul Castro, who promised free and open elections when they came to power. Sixty years later, Cubans are still waiting.

The Soviets tried for 74 years to build a socialist workers’ paradise, killing millions in the process. Their empire wound up on the ash heap of history, so broke that President Mikhail Gorbachev had to borrow a pen to sign the document dissolving the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Well written - needless to say, visit the site and read the whole thing. It explains a lot about modern "culture".

Heading out for coffee in a few minutes. Back to the farm to move more stuff. Concentrating on stuff for the garage sale today and then moving music stuff down to the island tomorrow.

@TheFarm

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There was still a lot of snow and ice on the driveway. Fortunately, my using the tractor to ferry items from the house to the van last Monday broke the ice up so it was able to melt out. The driveway is still very "skiddy" but manageable.

The great news is that I can turn this brass thing and water flows out. Small joys...

Two pints of hard cider at the North Fork so feeling sleepy. Give a cursory glance at email and some YouTube and that is it for the night.

Feeling a little bit sheepish - in my last post I said this:

Waiting for the media machine to back up to a thumb drive so I can have new tunes for driving. Well over 12K individual pieces of music.

Sat there like a big dummy for about 15 minutes before I remembered that I am taking the van which just has a glorious stereophonic FM radio and not the Highlander which can accept a thumb drive loaded with mp3 files. Oh Well... At least I have a second backup.

And I am off to the farm

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Got a bunch done here - temp is now 58°F with warmer weather forecast for the next couple of days. It is long overdue.

Get a bite to eat on the way and stop for a pint or two at the North Fork before heading home. Waiting for the media machine to back up to a thumb drive so I can have new tunes for driving. Well over 12K individual pieces of music.

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