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MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]

Bee-dubya-ell 22 Jul 20 - 07:24 PM
Donuel 22 Jul 20 - 09:13 PM
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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 07:24 PM

Mom! I need some political advice!

I want to put up a "Biden for President" lawn sign. But since I live in a VERY red area, it would probably be stolen almost immediately. What I need to know is the best non-lethal way to booby trap the sign. Ideally, I'd sit in a tree with a loaded shotgun, wait for someone to try to steal the sign, and blast off four quick "warning shots". But I don't have enough patience to spend that much time waiting to shoot something I can't even eat. Maybe I could just surround the sign with a six-foot wide six-inch deep perimeter of really gooey cow shit.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 09:13 PM

My booby trap comes in 2 forms easy and hard. Wear gloves: The easy way is coat sign in lard or vasoline and liberally sprinkle ground ghost pepper on it. Place sign sheltered from rain.

The hard way is to attach the sign to 2 foot buried rebar and add step cement. Replace sod. Repeat easy booby trap.
The fun begins when they slightly touch their eye.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 09:45 PM

Quasi legal booby trap;
Take 1/4 lb of Iodine crystals and dissolve in a quart or less of Ammonia. IT IS Safe while wet with Ammonia, Optional - add a couple grams of powdered potassium or magnesium.
Apply wet brown sludge distillate to back of sign and allow to dry. Do not touch! If touched there is a big cloud of purple smoke and resounding blam. Even a blade of grass could set it off.
Or be creative;
For small blams pack keyholes with wet sludge. Splattering wet sludge with paint brush on basement stairs and walls will create spontaneous bangs when dry for days or more.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 10:03 PM

There are many invisible and forensicly untraceable booby traps that only require being touched but they are potentially lethal and not fun.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 10:04 PM

Rat traps are handy things. So are punji sticks. Or see here.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 10:51 PM

Maybe bringing the sign inside at night would do the trick. Sign thieves usually wait until after dark....

Nah, it just doesn't have the panache of a booby-trap, and I'm to the point of needing all the panache I can get.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 11:36 PM

I bet McGuyver read that book (and I never watched McGuyver).

I didn't put up Hillary signs last time because there were Trump vandals out not just stealing signs, but doing damage. This year a sign will go out. And if I can find an anti-Trump sign, maybe one of those also. "He belongs in jail" has a familiar ring . . .


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Jul 20 - 07:02 PM

I think the recipe thread has a post on how to make panache.

GONZO IS COMING STRAIGHT FOR STILLY. but its going to turn right not left like FOX says, Afterall Its Texas


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 20 - 09:03 PM

So you think that no one is protecting you and/or Earth from the assaults of the Galactic Overlord! Well, here's photographic proof how the Idaho Legion protects Earth (and you, personally).

This is the Legion's Stronghold in the mountains above Pocatello. You can see the path of the mighty Portneuf River, the lights of the town reflected in it. In the upper left is the track of one of the GO's Stardreadnoughts as it runs away, hoping to reach Stellar Escape Velocity before the Legion can unleash another Stardreadnought-shattering bolt of quantum might (the other streak in the sky), kinda right of center).

Yes, once again the Legion put its lives on the line to defend you and the planet from perfidious perdition at the hands of the horrendous henchthing of the Galactic Overlord!


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Jul 20 - 09:30 PM

Wow
Castle, Comet and space vomit in one photo.
That castle was once stuffed to the rafters with stolen Art by the Reich.

I got around to verifying the vertical rainbow I saw in April.
None were as bright and colorful as the one I saw but they all do only appear at sunset. It was definately Overlord phenomena and amazing.

A Texas Gonzo hurricane COMBINED WITH an extreme pandemic / government take over / historic unemployment and food shortage didn't seem likely last year but its time to admit the shit has hit the fan.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Jul 20 - 06:20 AM

Just kidding GONZO is gone and is just hot air.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Jul 20 - 03:49 PM

Gonzo's not gone, but appears to be going.

Hanna is happening.

And that mass of stuff over Cape Verde way stands a good chance of becoming Isaias, which is about the dumbest storm name ever. Regardless of how it's supposed to be pronounced, you know it's going to get called "Is-a-ass". It would be downright embarrassing to have one's house blown away by Is-a-ass.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Jul 20 - 09:30 PM

I have friends in Houston who are probably not enjoying the high humidity and whatever weather that storm is generating. Sometimes the humidity reaches us from coastal storms.

Windy

Earth


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jul 20 - 09:47 PM

Yes, yes it is.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Jul 20 - 03:26 PM

Actual dialog from High Plains Drifter:

That stranger,

he has taken over my hotel...

and thrown good, honest,

decent folk out into the night.

-Why didn't you stop him, Lewis?

You've got a gun.

-Shut your fat mouth, Sam.

We're tired of giving you money
for doing an incompetent job.

- Don't you talk to me that way!

- Gentlemen!

Please! Look at us Sweet God,

look what's happening to us!

-Right, it's just like

the preacher says.

That stranger's got everybody

at each other's throats.

He's set himself up like a king.

He's got you all snake-fascinated,

every damn one of you.

This crazy wall.

Two hundred gallons of blood-red paint.

It couldn't be worse if the devil

himself had ridden into Lago.

Our town looks like Hell.

-Welcome to Lago,

you son of a bitch.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 10:57 AM

Looking for a source of modest entertainment? Put one of those little floating solar fountains into the bird bath and watch the birds approach it only to do a quick turn and escape when the water spouts. They'll figure it out eventually, I'd put money on it.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 11:18 AM

Those squirrel proof bird feeders are a good laugh when a squirrel outwits them.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 01:29 PM

Speaking of squirrels, I think the ones living around my house have become too inbred and are suffering from a genetic mental impairment. They're falling out of trees with astonishing regularity. It took about 55 years for me to witness just ONE squirrel falling from a tree. Now it seems to happen every couple of weeks. Gotta be a hereditary brain malfunction.

I suppose the squirrels are lucky that my house is back in the woods instead of near the road like most people's. If they aren't smart enough to do everyday squirrel stuff like climbing trees, there's no way they'd survive crossing the road.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 05:18 PM

I've noticed I see alot more pidgeons when I am poisoning Pidgeons in the park. You don't supose BWL is... nah.

Are they flying squirrels?


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 09:55 PM

Yes, they're flying squirrels, but they only know how to fly straight down.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 10:01 PM

pahdum bum-cymbal. I can be a good 2nd banana as long as the punch line nails it.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 07:37 AM

I recieved the Galactic Overlord by laws by messenger and believe me it is like watching sausage being made, I thought they would be better than us. The following are the GEB By-Laws which do not include Music Management Rules:

The Seven Supreme Executive Galactic Overlords>
7:1.1 (198.1) The executive headquarters of the Master Spirits occupy the seven Paradise satellites of the Infinite Spirit Supply, which swing around the central Isle between the shining spheres of the Galactic Overlords and the innermost Taverns. These executive spheres are under the direction of the Supreme Executives, a group of seven who were Sanitized by the Father in law, Son in law, and the unknown Uncle in accordance with the specifications of the Seven Master Spirits for beings of a type that could function as their universal representative bag men .

7:1.2 (198.2) The Master Spirits maintain supplies with the various divisions of the superuniverse governments through these Supreme Executives. It is they who very largely determine the basic constitutive trends of the seven superuniverses. They are uniformly and divinely perfect, but they also possess diversity of personality much like the 7 dwarfs. They have no presiding head; each time they meet together, they choose one of their number to preside over that joint council with snacks. Periodically they binge journey to Paradise Resorts to sit in council with the Seven Master Intoxicating Spirits.

7:1.3 (198.3) The Seven Supreme Executives function as the administrative co-ordinators of the grand universe; they might be termed the board of managing directors of the Steve Bannon creation. They are not concerned with the internal affairs of Paradise Resorts, and they direct their limited spheres of Steve Miller activity through the Steve Shaw of the Circuits. Otherwise there are few limits to the scope of their supervision; they engage in the direction of things physical, intellectual, and spiritual; they see all, hear all, feel all, even grok all, that transpires in the seven superuniverses and associated Shell Corporations.

7:1.4 (2001) These Supreme Executives do not originate policies, nor do they modify universe procedures; they are concerned with the execution of the plans of divinity drugs promulgated by the Seven Master Spirit Distillaries. Neither do they interfere with the rule of the Ancients of Days in the superuniverses nor with the sovereignty of the Assisted Living Institutions in the local universes. They are the co-ordinating executives whose function it is to carry out the combined policies of all duly constituted rulers in the grand universe who sleep till noon and screws them all.

7:1.5 (2008) Each of the executives and the facilities of his sphere are devoted to the efficient administration of a single superuniverse. Supreme Executive Number One, functioning on executive sphere number one, is wholly occupied with the affairs of Ovarion prostitutes, and so on to Supreme Executive Number Seven, working from the seventh Paradise satellite of the Spirit and devoting his energies to the management of Sex, Gambling and Drugs. The name of this seventh sphere is Maxwell, for the Paradise Resort satellites of the Spirits have the same name, Bubba, as their incest related supersoldiers; in fact, the superintendants were all named after them, Bubba, Bubba Jr, Bubba double Jr. etc.

7:1.6 (2016) On the executive sphere of the seventh superuniverse the staff engaged in keeping straight the affairs of Ovarion sex workers who run into numbers beyond human comprehension and embraces practically every organ of celestial intercourse.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 10:47 AM

Rap should print that out.

One bird feather was left behind in the bird bath with the fountain, so someone was brave enough to try it. The other bird bath has a number of feathers, so as a control group I see that most of them are still shy of the spurt of water.

I dismantled a crumbling squirrel drey (a word I've never used, but someone else applied it to a recent photo of this thing so I'm trying to remember to use it). Lots of polyfill from a destroyed patio seat (they need to thank the puppy for that) and tons of plastic grocery bags woven through it. The deteriorating plastic is probably the reason for the abandonment, and the location directly over a very large agave plant suggests that if my squirrels are falling out of the tree they're being impaled on the agave. They either all died falling out or got smart and moved on.

A final wildlife observation: No one I know would be this stupid but obviously there are a few.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 11:39 AM

Some critters just ain't too smart when it comes to nesting sites. We once had a wicker cat bed on the screened porch. I had removed the porch door in order to paint it and, while it was off, a wren built a nest in the cat bed.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 09:08 AM

How bout flood plain houses
Ain't they neat
gettin dirty water
all over their feet.


Hurricane Jackass is headed toward 'Fluoride'?


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 10:11 PM

Back in '65 I was walkin' the levees for the flood, and it was a pretty good one. Bein' in the National Guard, I didn't have much say in the matter, but I was walkin' south of town and my very own brother (in the other NG company) was walkin' north of town.

Well, the levee broke north of town and flooded a bunch of prime bottomland. Farmer there had a $1 million line of credit (in 1965 this was a lot!) and a couple of brand-new championship bulls he'd just bought. The bulls and some other cattle drowned and his newly-planted 1,000 acres were covered with six feet of floodwater.

Eventually all the water ran off and his land dried out.

Next Spring he had a @2.5 million dollar line of credit and his insurance paid for the loss of his house, farm equipment, and suchlike. Why the increase? Because he now had better than three FEET of brand-new, super-fertile topsoil all over his land.

Now, to deliberately build a house -- just a house for a family -- in a floodplain or on a shore or somewhere like that, well, you pays yer money and you takes your chances.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jul 20 - 09:01 AM

Ancient Egyptians finally used the Nile floods well. Will we?
Army Corps of Engineers General Xavier Pedite said
"Send X off to do this, send X to take care of that… take care of some little unimportant levee here, and there; pick somebody up at the airport. I’m the ACE and I was stepped over! … It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things. I’m smart. Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!"


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 20 - 09:59 AM

Yup, yessir, that river's under control now!


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Jul 20 - 02:55 PM

I have a virtual appointment with my rheumatologist next week. A big "whew" that I don't have to step on the scale in her office, but I have a "smart scale" here so who knows, it might rat me out.

I live just above a creek and pay flood insurance. We always keep our fingers crossed, though it's a flood zone on paper only, so far it has pretty much stayed in it's banks.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jul 20 - 03:04 PM

I am so goaldarn lucky to not have a rhumatologist although mornings are stiffer than they used to be, not in a good way.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 06:49 AM

Grandma ended up with 4 artificial joints.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 05:53 PM

Artificial joints are what plastic people smoke to get high.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 05:56 PM

I am sure that has never been written before in all of space time/


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 07:20 PM

Watch a baseball game and you may see statisics being made or an unlikely tremendous play so while we see the same game we each bring something different to the experience. Parts of the 'unlikely' IS enjoyment of the game. SO this is why baseball entertains us. It is a demonstration of the wierdness of quantum mechanics. It is true anyone who says they understand quantum mechanics - doesn't.

Sometimes it may even be a boring game, which is wierd in itself.
I've wondered about the split screen experiment since I was 13
Probabilities have shown us that we can get entangled with a destructive moron becoming President. We can complain when reality isn't rational BUT ITS NOT. Perhaps we should make a new kind of computer that uses spooky action at a distance and employ only entangled atoms - instead of electrons and calculate an accidental utopia just for grins and giggles.
But a game of all home runs would not appeal to us for long.
Wierdness is a strength And Not A Weakness.
It is our raison d'etre.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 07:46 PM

Titanium joints are the things that end up in the pile of ashes after the house burns down and a corpse is discovered. Those serial numbers will turn up every time. And I had to go through a security scan at the courthouse just three weeks after surgery and it set the thing off, so I know they didn't substitute plastic instead of titanium.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 08:42 PM

It's launched. The Idaho Legion launched Mission Against the Overlord's Bullying (MAOB, quite by accident) this morning at 0530 Zulu. Actually, it was right around 10:30 last night MDT, but it sounds cooler to give it in Zulu time. I can't tell you what the military-type hardware it contains, but among the least of the weaponry is an Silicon-Alcohol-Germanium-Gadolinium-Yttrium laser (SAGGY laser), thought up, designed, and produced by the Idaho Legion's team of cracked military scientists.

ONWARD! SAVE THE EARTH! DEFEND OUR MOTHER!


This message brought to you by the Idaho Legion. Contributions accepted.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 10:42 PM

MilliPutty-Alum-Germguiltium-Nickelodium-Ununpentium Magnesium lasers are banned in Maryland and are not sold on Amazon.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 10:00 AM

The European model has our Hurricane tracking the ENTIRE EAST COAST but the Trump Magic Marker model keeps it entirely off shore.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 12:45 PM

The SAGGY laser is powered by hurricanes, tornadoes, and hot air masses colliding with cold air masses. Much like Twitter posts, which is another energy source.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 03:29 PM

The MAGNUM laser is powered by a quarter mile long extension cord.
It takes 10 men to drag the cord.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 09:11 PM

SAGGY is now in Earth-Moon Pair duocentric orbit, cutting a figure-eight in space. The launch, etc. was successful, and the brave people staffing the new Defense Station. They have no way to return to Earth, but trust me, they shan't be missed.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 11:20 PM

At first that was unexpected but its the new normal these days.
3 Astronauts only have 48 hours for a reentry but like you say, you pay your money and take your chances. We are all in the same boat with limited air.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Aug 20 - 04:56 PM

Being in the same boat with limited air is a mixed metaphor. We can either be in a boat with a serious problem like no paddle, or we can be in a confined place with limited air. Lack of air is not a problem one associates with boats. Unless the boat is a submarine.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Aug 20 - 09:05 PM

After 18 previous attempts, the Idaho Legion is pleased and proud to announce the orbiting of the defense satellite Crown Of Victory In Defense! COVIID-19 is currently encircling the globe, adding its powerful defenses (defences outside of the United States) to SAGGY station's already massive defenses (see above).


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 07:18 AM

We the people are on the same page more than in days past.
For me it has been a learning experience that has gone full circle. It only took global warming, global pandemics, global disasters and global leadership that starves and sickens anyone with funds less than millions of dollars. Pinched to oblivion this is a turning point. The Pendulum can swing no further up and is on the way back down. In other words history will repeat. We must push the boulder back up the hill. We have given the smart people a chance to lead, we have given the dumb people a chance to lead and can now compare.
I hope that in hundreds of years our smart people today will seem dumb compared to the future folks as the social pendulum continues to trace its wave. Curiously humans will not do it alone. It will involve a wide spectrum of life itself from galactic overlords to virus.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 08:00 AM

The pendulum through time https://youtu.be/VXwYLKFJoUk
It is similar to the solar system's orbit around the galaxy, the same as the spiral shape of DNA, the same as the path of sperm.
Its the way my minds eye sees the path of time but its hard to explain in words.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 09:26 AM

Hell even the path of a massless chargeless photon is helical.
If you think of a tip of a pendulum as a particle, the path it takes is a wave. Particle waves with various charges, spins and mass is all everything is within the bounds of space and time.

That is, except for the power of the Schwartz, which like dark matter
and dark energy is invisible to us traveling probably in reverse helical spin.. Oh, by the way, that stuff halfwa between dark and light energy are those trillions of neutrinos passing through your brain every second. Neutrinos have three favorite flavors chocolate straw....
and guess what... they travel in helical spirals


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 10:26 AM

So everything moves like a coiled spring looks? I figured that out from a mental exercise of following the Moon's orbit through space when I was 12. It was a cool thing to do even if it didn't help my arithmetic grades.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 11:07 AM

There is a test one does on old spools of thread to see if they are still viable for sewing. Unwrap a few inches and give it a sharp yank; if it snaps off, it's too brittle. I had a lovely box full of thread from my mother's house and it added up to 96 spools, many of them wooden (none so old as stone, she wasn't born in the dark ages).

Did you know that you can sell this now-worthless thread to people on eBay? Maybe they buy it for the spools (but quite a few of mine are also plastic). I looked around and have a price in mind and some lovely photos of these defunct tubes of cotton. If I learn later that is there some fabulous craft idea that brings in megabuck$ for items made with these old spools, I'll take my troubles down to the Legion Hovel and we can discuss where to find more old useless spools of thread.


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Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 12:26 PM

Or you can go to the Legion Hovel and recruit a few armed and drunken degenerates to help you recover your spools under the pretense that the transaction was fraudulent because the purchaser didn't tell you she was going to resell them for something approaching the Gross National Product of Albania.


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