sea of change
friday, august 7th, 2009
no matter what, I always come home with a partial pocketful of change, every day. Other than using it for ballast on a sailing sloop, I've never been one to fastidiously stuff all the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters into those separate, ungainly bank wrappers, and lug them back into the bank, for some folding, "walking-around" money. So, many years ago, I got ahold of some various 2¼ft "bottle banks" — a classic relic '66 glass Coca-Cola bottle, and some ordinary plastic Rolling Rock, Budweiser & Beck's bottles — and fill them up with the various coinages.
When they're full, I (truly) lug them to one or two of the local banks with coin machines, who count for free, and cash them in for folding money. I always get smiles from the girls at the bank counters, as well as from the standing-customers, who marvel at how much money those bottle banks will hold.
It takes a couple of years to fill all of the bottle banks: the glass Coke bottle holds 8,100 pennies, aka $81. The Rolling Rock bottle holds 10,350 dimes, aka $1,035. The Budweiser bottle holds 7,550 quarters, aka $1,887.50. And the Beck's bottle holds 7,900 nickels, aka $395.
For the next few months, after the "emptying", when I drop coins through the bottle cap's slot, there's a hearty 'clunk', not a metallic 'clink', as when the bottle begins to fill-up. And "the process" begins anew.
Cashing-in one of those bank bottles is my own idea of a "stimulus plan", using my own saved monies. I don't take from others' labor and savings, and I expect others shouldn't be taking from me, my labors and savings. It's amazing what one can do with their own spare change, isn't it?
Life as we knew it, ended November 4th. Those of us who have forgotten our history, are condemned to repeat it. And repeat it we are. In spades. There's a *rebellion* brewing in America. Why are American Soldiers dying in Afghanistan? Iraq is conquered and pacified; Afghanistan is a helluva long way to go, as Russia found out. Shit-for-brains-Obama-Lama-Rama-Ding_Ding_Dong Socialist-Commie-Marxist (NIGGA-IL), is fully-responsible and accountable for the coming DEPRESSION. The Recession is almost over; the DEPRESSION HAS YET TO OCCUR.
Around The Garden Center™.
Massive storm fronts pushed through the area on Friday, just about 40-60 miles to our west, and we didn't get diddly-squat, until around 3pm when the skies opened-up and dump 1" on us. Too much, too quick to do any good for the parched ground. Western PA got the benefit of a slow, all-day rainfall. I've lost track of where we are with moisture levels, anymore, and the NWS Site isn't being very helpful.
In less than 10 days, gas prices at the pump, have climbed 20-25¢/ gal. Unleaded Regular (87oct) is now at $2.57, Unleaded Premium (89oct) now at $2.67/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) at $2.87/gal, with Diesel also climbing to $2.67/gal.
On a sad note, a 19-year old kid died on my route to work on Friday morning, apparently traveling at a very high-rate of speed, crossed over the center line on a city street, and not wearing a seat belt at 4:15 AM, hit a parked semi-trailer head-on, and died from multiple blunt-force trauma. The into-work detours were only a minor inconvenience, as compared to a young man losing his life. On the way home, I saw a bouquet of flowers on the sidewalk, near where he died of his injuries. RIP, Jonathan Baker, of Windsor.
For all of Dad's & Jennifer's efforts in direct mail letters to selected hundreds of current and new customers, we're now seeing some nice responses to the letters and "large specimen" purchases, as a result. I'm working on other letters, print ads and postcards, to announce the 25%+ Fall Sales, beginning September 1st and continuing through October 31st. I'm added-in www.stamps.com to handle to postage volume, and it's paying-off, big time.
Saturday was a mildly-busy day, with several new customers from upscale "Central Penn" Magazine's inclusion of our new corporate brochure, stopping by to check us out. It was also 88°F with 73% humidity, and miserable weather, IMO. Yes, "Dog Days", where I'll like to join the hounds lying under a cool porch, out of the sun's evil effect. Hells bells, we've still got August & September to get through, before the Fall sets-in, and we get some relief.
I'm back to working in Windows-7 O/S RC, these days, and loving every minute of it. It's blows away Win-XP, Vista and all the others, combined, IMO. It's what Windows should have been, years ago. F•ck the Mac Crap!
I slept-in on Sunday until 11am. Mom & Dad came by at 1pm, to visit "Mama Kitty", because of her frequent seizures, and the fact that she might not be with me/us much longer. *Severe Storm* and *Severe Flood* Warnings were posted on all the major weather stations, until 3pm. But by 12:30, the storm activity had passed southeast of us, and we were in a dry-out phase, if you can call 85%+ humidity "dry". Yuk.
I started watching The History Channel at 4:30pm, but after taking my regimen of pills, and having an adult beverages I fell asleep until 7pm, woke-up and went upstairs to sleep at 8pm. Jennifer and her husband Dave, are gone all week, camping/ kayaking on the GodForsaken Shithole River in MD, so I have to get in by 6:30am, and I won't get a day off this week, either. (She'll pay for that in the coming weeks, I guarantee it!)
So, now I'm up at "O-Dark-Thirty", which sucks, and into work by barely sunrise and that makes the day another 1-2hrs longer, for me. Alan and I spent 2hrs in the morning pulling nursery stock for a small job. My cleaning lady & her husband are at my condo, all-day. Andy from RE Sanders HVAC called to make repairs on my RUUD Tankless Water Heater, which has been cutting-out (to ice cold H2O) during my warm evening showers. He worked almost 3hrs taking apart the unit, cleaning it, and reassembling it. I lost a full half-a-day to that repair, and barely made it back to close-up the Complex. Damn. My Monday evening shower was exquisite, though.
I knew Tuesday was going to suck, even before 8am. 72°F meant it would reach into the upper-80s/lower 90s and with 85-87% humidity, it would be most uncomfortable. If I had my druthers, I'd only stay open from 7am-11am, and then shut down for the rest of the day, in July and August. Well I do have my druthers, but that would be a most inefficient and unprofitable way to run a business. So be it.
Last year, it was the cursed blossom end rot on 90% of my tomatoes; this year, the rain, cloudy and cool weather has kept them to the size of golf balls or baseballs. Even the massive beefsteaks are ripening at a very small size. Another disappointing year.
The mailing we did to "Central Penn" Magazine, with my company's capability brochure glued-inside, is just beginning to hit 6,500 selected subscribers' homes, and they are either visiting or calling for us to 'help them' with their horticultural problems. I have a feeling we're going to be inundated with work, which we probably can't handle, due to our current staffing situation.
Melissa B., Staff Writer for the "York Daily Record", stopped by at 1pm Thursday, to film and interview with me, on The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. The article and embedded interview will be appearing on either the 14th or 15th of this month.
It made me feel "old" to recount those days/weeks/months and years, but certainly not as old as it did when John Hughes, died at 59. I was a fan of (some of) his movies, and he was 2mos my junior: Feb 49 vs Dec 49. Just damn. RIP, John.
Friday, payday comes all too soon tomorrow, and I've got a load of LSCP Estimates to work through all weekend. The HICPA Contracts continue to dog me and every LSCP I do.
Things Which Make Your Eyes Squirt Blood™.
The corrupt, mentally-ill, lib-dem filth have controlled the US Congress for 855+ days (2006), and little alcoholic, homo, zitfaces like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) reminds everyone that once President Obama took office, Congress "confronted the worst economy this country had seen in 75 years. That was the legacy that we inherited." Are you fucking kidding me? Hoyer flunks Math 101! Dumb-ass-mutherfucka white trash scumbag asshole!
Hey Putin: get a bra for your ugly "man-boobs", you hairless, blubbery dirtbag punk! I'm sure some faggot in a SF-NYC bathhouse would appreciate your pathetic physique, but real women don't, shithead!
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
$90 for an 18" pizza with no toppings? And $66 for a 6-pack of domestic beer at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium luxury suites? Hah!
islam Is A Criminal Organization™.
Soooo, muslim-islamist-arab bitches are spewing hate, violence and death threats, at a UK pig-f•cking mosque? Deport the stinking muzzie-bitches! No; better yet, KILL THEM ALL! End of problem, IMO.
The following 6 videos are "must sees", IMO, if you want to understand what the murderous, subhuman threat, called islam, is all about. The 6-video "Undercover Mosque" video series, reveals the subhuman, murderous, dirtbag Saudi Wahhabi influence overtaking the UK, and that is well on its way here in America, in our religious establishment and especially at our colleges and universities. This undercover documentary, produced by Britain's Channel 4, is excellent at showing the deception practiced. The MSA — muslim Student Association — is a terrorist group, and all of its members should be lined-up against a wall, and shot/killed, IMO. This is why DAFKA chapters will be calling for divestment from Saudi funding at American college campuses. Of particular note, is the quote from a lying scumbag, lowlife dirtbag Saudi representative, that "the Saudi government does not fund terrorists", when in fact they are the biggest donors to pigshit-eaters, Hamas Filth Garbage. Kill all of the Hamas trash!
Watch this video series, in full:
This 6-part series should awaken you to "The Enemy Within"; murderous, subhuman muslim-islamist-arab filth, who are lobbying for "protected religious minority" status, with the liberal-demokkkRATs. Once that happens, as with Canada and the UK, any derogatory statement will mean serious jail/prison time for the speaker of that truth, even from the Bible. Our US Constitution's First Amendment is effective trashed, as a result. If B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong is elected POTUS, it will happen and he will gladly accommodate his fellow murderous, subhuman al Queerda muslim-islamic-arab filth; count on it!
This horror is ongoing in Europe and Canada. And it is also underway here in America, led by the lowlife, subhuman, terrorist-supporting filth at CAiR. Other than deporting the murderous al Queerda muslim-islamist-arabs, which merely shifts the burden of terror to others, the solution is to duly-charge, try, convict, sentence and execute all of them, IMO. I'd have zero problem in doing that. Zero problem. Just make me "King For A Day", and that problem would disappear, along with hundreds of other "problems", which plague America. That's guaranteed!
This is so wrong: thinking that subhuman, murderous, al Queerda filth, is "rehabilitated" and can being released back into Iraqi society! They need summary killing, IMO, and complete and total "removal" from all societies worldwide, IMO. Zero recidivism! They will "pop-up" and begin killing, once again; count on it, dammit! KILL THEM, KILL THEM, KILL THEM ALL! No damned exceptions! I will be proven right, within >2 years, after we leave, and the al Queerda subhuman murderers resurface, once again, and start the killing all over again! I'll bet $1,000,000 that it happens in >2 years! Any takers?
Soooo, a pig-fucking, boy-buggering, al Queerda lowlife, subhuman dirtbag, muslim-islamist dog-fucking senior Saudi "cleric", Saleh al-Luhaidan, chief justice of the supreme judicial council, the highest judicial authority in the ultra-conservative shithole, Saudi kingdom, has issued a religious decree, saying the owners of television networks broadcasting "depravation and debauchery" may be killed. I say, "Invade that stinking Saudi hellhole, kill all their leaders, and convert them to Christianity" (Ann Coulter's quote, BTW); if those scum won't convert, KILL THEM! I agree 101%, Ann baby! Subhuman muslim-islamist garbage need wholesale killing/slaughter, worldwide, IMO. They are the cause of horror, terror, destruction & death on a scale, worldwide, since the 7th Century, which has murdered more innocent people, than all of communism, nazism, socialism, Marxism, Stalinism, Leninism, Maoism, and all world wars, combined. Fact. The liberal-demokkkRAT assholes call that "population control", BTW. Funny stuff, huh?
The pig-fucking, cowardly, muslim-islamist , subhuman slimeball of al Queerda, did another slaughter of innocents, in Paki-land, at the Marriott Hotel. Track-down the al Queerda subhumans, and KILL THEM ALL!
Find and summarily-kill, pigfucker, double-agent, American traitor al Queerda "member" Adam Gadahn, as soon as possible. I'll personally-add $1,500 to the bounty for that subhuman white-trash filth/garbage! KILL HIM! Don't you al Queerda scum understand that he's a ***DOUBLE AGENT***, working for us and fucking you camel-humpers? Hahahahahaha! We're paying the little faggot! And he's giving-up your operatives, for killing? Think about it, morons. The only reason I say this is that I hate "double agents", and he's been screwing you turd-world lowlifes, for 3-4 months, ever since we "flipped-him", you idiots! Just ignore what I'm saying, and we'll keep discovering and killing your MF-ops! KEWL!
Almost a year after two teenage muslim girls were found dead and executed by their murderous, lowlife subhuman, muslim-islamist-arab pigfucker father and in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case was have been an "(dis)honor killing", by subhuman garbage, lowlife, al Queerda dirtbag, pigf•cker muslim-islamist-arab-filth, who needs killing. Find him and kill him! He's subhuman pigshit! Find and kill all treasonous, subhuman, lowlife dirtbag, pigf•cking CAiR al Queerda garbage/shit/trash/scum/filth, IMO!
I have to laugh, shit and piss, when I read a pathetic article, like that PMS-NBC garbage, talking about muslim-islamists' "patriotism and heroism"! You make me PUKE, you subhuman filth and al Queerda garbage! The filth called islam, specifically muslims-islamists-arabs, are what is destroying the world, in a "pigshit al Queerda jihad", and all 1.2 billion of you, need killing, IMO! The earth needs cleansing of your lowlife forms! You're treasonous cowards, lowlife al Queerda dirtbags, liars, seditionists, scum, pigshit, garbage, trash, al Queerda junk and crap! Any f•cking questions, subhuman muslim-islamic-arab FILTHIES? Bring it, assholes!
Weddings between 5 & 6 year old boys and girls? Typical muslim-islamist garbage trash! F•CK iSLAM! Any questions?
A federal jury in Dallas has convicted a Richardson-based muslim charity and five former leaders on all 108 charges in a retrial of their terrorism financing case. The verdict came after eight days of deliberations in the retrial of the *un*-Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development — once the nation's largest Muslim charity and a banner government target of alleged terrorism fund raising on American soil. The shit-scum-filth, terrorist supporting al Queerda scumbags — *un*-Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development — was found guilty of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the US has designated as a terrorist organization in 1995 and made supporting the group illegal. Now, sentence and execute all of the subhuman muslim-islamist al Queerda garbage!
Oh gosh-oh-golly, just after the Indian Mumbai (Bombay) muslim-islamist-animal-Terrorist Attack Massacre of Thanksgiving 2008, the convicted muslim-islamist-terrorist supporters, subhuman, al Queerda lowlife, dirtbag filth from terrorist-supporting CAiR-animals, have finally "opined that all that islamofascist murdering & slaughtering, was a 'bad thing'; oh really, muslim-islamist-pigshit MF-ers?" Oh really? A truly "bad thing", you dumbassed, moronic asshole, muslim-animal al Queerda filth/garbage/shit/trash/crap/junk? ***Some People Just Need Killing™*** IMO!
Yes, 99.997% of all terrorists are subhuman al Queerda muslim-islamist-arabs, fronts and stooges for the lowlife dirtbags at CAiR, who need summary trial and execution, for their treason, sedition and conspiracy to overthrow the US Gov't, and to outright murder Christians and Jews, in the US and worldwide. fact. CAiR is a terrorist-supporting pile of al Queerda pigshit, and needs to be outright destroyed, IMO!
Not only do I HATE THE SUBHUMAN, PIGSHIT GARBAGE FILTH CALLED iSLAM, so do all Hindus, and for good reason.
No subhuman muslim filth/garbage/trash/scum/shit/junk should NOT be allowed near an airplane, US or otherwise, much less on one.
Awwwwww, the commie filth at the UN (Unnecessary Nations) don't want anyone criticizing the garbage, crap, junk, pigshit & piss that is *islam*? F•ck you, UN!
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"!
No, OJ Simp-scum needs killing, for murdering his wife and her friend, NOT release on bail. Total bullshit!. If I was Ron Goldman's father, I'd be waiting and kill him myself. And no frigging jury in the world would convict him!
AFTER 40 FUCKING YEARS, THE MANSON FILTH - ALL OF THEM! - NEED KILLING, GODDAMMIT! KILL MURDEROUS SUBHUMAN FILTH! I'LL FUCKING DO IT AT NO DAMNED CHARGE TO AMERICA! WITH GLEE! WHAT HAVE YOU STUPID KALIFORNICATES SPENT OVER 40 YEARS, KEEPING THAT SUBHUMAN GARBAGE ALIVE? HOW MANY HUNDREDS-OF-MILLIONS-OF TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS? IF I COULD GET THE .45CAL SHOT, I'D DO IT! I'D TRIPLE-HEAD-SHOOT EVERYONE ON DEATH ROW, EVERYWHERE. ALL PROBLEMS SOLVED!
Abandoned Shopping Carts.
Like many major cities, Los Angeles doesn't like it when shopping carts are discarded on its streets—and it's passed legislation forbidding it. Now, photographer Morgan Hager takes to the sidewalks, ravines, and fields of the City of Angels to document the outlaw carts in the wild. In the process, he does for the shopping cart what Sam Mendes did for the plastic bag in "American Beauty": He lends it a mournful dignity. Here, various carts nose up to garbage cans, linger under a tree, or park beneath a "No Parking" sign. Sometimes the metal wheeled bins lurk far off in the distance, as if too shy or wary to come closer. It's almost heartening to see some form of contact between the "modern-day pack mule" and another object, even if it is just a lone plastic bag. (They meet, at last!)