winter is here
friday, january 7th, 2011
well, it came and went without a "glitch", as we all knew it would. I was out doing some food shopping at 9am on Friday, when I heard that Australia had already celebrated its New Years, some 18hrs (6 time zones) ahead of us. That's what happens on "the other side of the pond". Many other countries will soon follow suit and we'll be one of the last to do so.
I wish I could be be more optimistic for 2011's prospects for a good year for small businesses, particularly my business, but I can't. With nearly 400,000 jobs still being lost each month, it's difficult to be optimistic about anything, these days. And I don't see it it getting any better, any time soon. A "sea change" is coming, so says Glenn Beck, which will turn our world upsidedown, and I truly believe it. I just wish I knew what "it" was, so I could prepare for it more succinctly. Inflation? Hyperinflation? Dollar collapse worldwide? America needs a "fundamental transformation", or it will cease to exist, as we've known and loved it, in a few years.
Gas prices, food prices, grain prices, rubber prices, ammo, guns; you name it. It's all going-up in a hyperinflationary spiral, and there's nothing we can do about it, except cut TRILLIONS from the Federal Debt Ceiling, and that may not do it, alone.
Around The Garden Center
Are you ready for (Premium) $5/ gal gas by 2012 says ex-Shell CEO? Brace yourself, friends.
Yes, I did well in investment in the coal tar/sands "ENY" & "SU" - in Canada, investments, in 2010.
Okay, Happy New Year 2011! I was asleep by 9pm, so I didn't even "notice it all happening". I'm a "lightweight" these days; definitely not "the partier" I used to be in my bygone years. I read about it all, on Saturday's Net stories, and watched the pics & movies of it all. I just couldn't stay up that late, anymore.
On Saturday, I was supposed to be at Mom & Dad's for Pork & Sauerkraut Lunch — a York County "Tradition for Good Luck for the New Year" — but since Sauerkraut gives me the "runs", I passed and went back to sleep for the morning. I know she was disappointed, but I didn't need another case of the "runs" after last week's 3-day intestinal flu. Yuk. So, I just stayed home, slept-in late and worked on my the Corporate Website and My Journal, and went to sleep early.
I also decided not to go into work on Monday; nothing really to do. I do have doctor appointments on both Tuesday and Thursday, and a PNC Bank meeting (to replace Fulton-Drovers Bank) on Wednesday, so that would be enough for the week. Beyond those days, there's no sense in wasting LPG and electricity for 3-4hrs each day. Dad said he'd go down and collect the mail and check the place out for frozen water pipes etc, but since I leave the water running 24x7 in the Office bathroom and have the pump house well-heated, there's no worry about that problem. I called my GH/ Nursery Mgr, Kim, and left her a message on her cellphone, to come in on Tuesday, rather than Monday, to check and water the GHs.
On Tuesday, the in-line filter from the well to the holding tanks was so clogged with sediment, that I had to call Alan in to clean it out, just so Kim could water the GHs. I had a 1:00pm doctor's appointment, so I left the Center at 12:15pm, and they'd moved their offices to around the front of the building, causing me some consternation, but I finally found their newer and nicer digs. I was finished at 2:10pm and just went home, rather than all the was back down to the Center. Dad and Kim closed-down. I have an large, multi-phase estimate, 2010's last billing and a pile of paperwork to get done on Wednesday.
I didn't go into work on Wednesday morning, due to calf & ankle "cramps" all night long, as I didn't get much sleep. It also felt like the dreaded 3-day intesinal flu returned, and I was sweating/ chilling all night, and had to change pillows twice since they were soaked with my sweat. I also had some "tremors" in my fingers and hands, and couldn't type on any of the computers. I took my "brace of pills", and went back to sleep for the morning to get through it. I have to be into work Thursday, as I have an 11:30am doctor's appointment, and a mounting pile of "last-minute" paperwork on my desk.
In addition to a re-occurance of the 3-day intestinal flu, I had a bad case of the "hiccups", all week. Needledss, to say it was a bad week.
The “Virtual Cabin” – A Novella
Since I don't drink & drive, I decided to go to The Cabin for New Year's Day Eve and New Year's Day. I packed my gear, two changes of clothes, grabbed my Full-Auto, Class III AR-10® .308cal (7.62 x 51mm NATO), with the Leupold® Gold Dot Mark 4 CQ/T Scope, and .308cal (7.62 x 51mm NATO) ammo in the new 20-round magazines, in its Eagle Bag, and headed north. I left Murphy with plenty of dry-food, wet-food & water in his 4 bowls, that there'd be no concern on my part. Along the way, I called several good friends to wish them "Happy New Year!", before I forgot. I was in Adam's Junction inside of 15mins, and driving-up my 1,000ft gravel drive to The Cabin. I dis-armed the building,
The cellphone rung all too soon, and it was both Capt Bunce and Sgt Clay, asking if I'd come back down to the Police Station to be "Re-Deputized", as they had some real problems going on. How the hell they knew I was here was a mystery to me. I splashed some cold water on my face, loaded my AR-10, mags and ammo into it, re-armed The Cabin, and set-off for their offices ASAP.
It seems that a small band of 15-20 "Outlaws" motorcycle riders had gathered at Uncle Ray's Rib Joint, in the recently-rowdy north end of town, and were planning some "New Year's Havoc" on Adam's Junction, as they had done over several past years, with bank robberies, rapes, home invasions and the like. All of the 5 Deputies were out in Patrol Cars, isolating the north end for now, but they needed a "sniper" to pick-off the 15-20 riders. The DA, Stan Robbins, was there as I was "Re-Deputized", and said he'd sanction this with his office and the Grand Jury. I told him, "No offense, sir, but I'd like that in writing on official letterhead", which he immediately provided. Okay, I was an "enlisted Volunteer Deputy Sheriff", once again, with my old Deputy Sheriff Badge & ID.
Chief Bunce, Sgt Atler and the DA Stan Robbins followed me out to the Jeep, and I brought-in my "tricked-out" AR-10 with its Leupold® Gold Dot Mark 4 CQ/T Scope inside, loaded the mags, adjusted the sling, and slipped it into the Eagle Bag, for transport. We piled into my Jeep, since it was unmarked and Sgt Clay handed-out police walkie-talkies, tuned to channel 7, same as the Deputies. He let them know we were coming to help. He gave them my license plate, make/model/color of the vehicle, so we wouldn't be confused with the "bad guys", or any local "intruders" trying to help the bikers.
Uncle Ray's Rib Joint is in the center of the block, between North St & Locust Ave, and the Deputies had both ends of the block sealed-off. I had the Mark 3-4x IV Leupold® Gold Dot Mark 4 CQ/T Scope bolted on, which gave me 600-800yds range, so I needed a "hide" where I could pick the "Outlaws" off quickly and efficiently, since the AR-10 had no suppressor/ silencer, as my AR-15 did, and it would be loud. I pulled the Jeep in between the 2 Deputies cars on Locust Ave, grabbed the Eagle Bag, loaded mags and ammo inside, and high-tailed it for a house with a "widow's walk" on the third floor, to get some advantage. There are many old, beautiful homes in this old town. I set-up "shop", with Sgt Clay assisting and spotting for me.
As the group of 19 "Outlaws" came out of Uncle Ray's Rib Joint, drunk as skunks, with their 9mm pistols pointed in the air, shooting, I started dropping them one every 1.1 seconds, with massive Sniper's Triangle shots. The Sniper's motto — "One Shot, One Kill" — applied here. No telling what havoc and carnage would have happened if just one of them got away, in that town, to other residents. The AR-10, at 300-900yds, depending upon the scope, has more kinetic firepower than a .357 Magnum at point-blank range. It was over in less than 23 seconds and none of them even knew "where it came from". The Deputies had multiple ambulances backing them up, and went in first. One last "Outlaw" biker came out and saw the carnage, and I headshot him as he pulled his 9mm, looking at which Deputies' cars to shoot at first. It was over: 20 dead "domestic terrorists". Sgt Clay and I cleaned-up the spent brass casings and made our way down from "the hide", to the front door. The homeowners were thankful that they wouldn't have to go through what they did for the past several years' New Year's Days. I can't even imagine what that terror that was like.
Exhausted, I went down to the Police Station to help fill-out paperwork, and sign some affadavits, which would be used in the Grand Jury Hearing. Since this was a "justified kill" by the DA, I had nothing to worry about, again. Then, I went back to The Cabin with Sgt Clay to retrieve his Patrol Car, and he said, "Nice shooting, John"! And he left. I disarmed the building carried my gear inside and laid it on the massive oak dining room table, took a shower and changed into some clean clothes. That "widow's walk" was filthy, so I did some laundry. I re-armed the building, turned-on the
I stayed at The Cabin on Monday and slept most of the day, but needed to be back at work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so I turned-down the heat, fed & watered Jenny, called Randy to "take over", armed the building, and left Adam's Junction for York at 16:30hrs (4:30pm).
The Global Warming Money Pit
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag, lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, "Watts Up With That and Climate Audit", began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
We are in a mini-ice-age for the next 30 years; get used to it!
UN: Glaciers are melting in some part of the world, while increasing in other parts of the world. So frigging what, dumbass UN scumbag trash? It's been happening for millions of years, idiots!
"Slime Magazine" can't even get it right. Read Bryan Walsh's crap and tripe about blizzards.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode
Because of "budget cuts and demotions", NYC City Union Thugs & Punks left the streets unplowed for days and now weeks, in protest. All need to be imprisoned or shot, IMO, and be replaced with hard-working, non-union people.
The National Debt Limit has topped $14 TRILLION for the first time, ever. Anyone have any duct tape? My head's ready to explode!