you've been warned
friday, may 28th, 2010
i have several of those antiqued "No Trespassing" metal signs, one of which I've give to a friend, and the other 3 which I'm debating as to whether or not to put them up at GC&N's front and back entrances. One definitely goes to The Cabin's driveway, on a prominent tree, at the beginning of the long driveway.
Several of my employees do have objections, as does Dad. I frankly don't give a shit crap. If someone invades my businesses' property to steal or vandalize, IMO they need killing. If all the so called "law" will do is fine them or put them on probation, that's not enough. They need killing and it should make the local papers' front pages.
Criminal, rapists, home-invaders, murderers, robbers etc NEED TO BE WARNED THAT THEY'LL BE KILLED IF THEY TRY ANY *SHIT* WITH ME. Lawful or not, I'm putting them up.
Around The Garden Center™After getting my epidural shot in the spine last Thursday, my day off, I was still hurting as I made the drive into work on Friday morning. It usually takes 2-3-4 days for it "to work", and supplemented by Gabapentin 100mg, I'd hoped it would work sooner. But it didn't; my Sciatic Nerve was *on fire* all day, Friday through Sunday.
On Thursday evening, while on the phone with D••••, I made some major screw-ups to John's Journal, while deleting "old" server files, and had to get Doug to help me restore them. Luckily, I had requested a gdnctr v3 archival back-up, and he retrieved the index.htm file. Wheeeew! That was a close one.
Summer has officially begun. In the mid-70s to low-80s, the nights of 'frost advisories' are gone, and the sweaty, humid days of Summer are upon us, here in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Customers are "coming out of the woodwork" to get on our "List" for work to be done. Rich's vacation absence is causing me minor landscape estimate problems, but I'm working through them, slowly. Switching from 5 Landscape Designers to a Registered Landscape Architect has both advantages and disadvantages, but his professionalism far outweighs any of the 5 untrained people whom I'd hired before. He's due for a raise, as soon as he gets back.
I watched "Aliens II" on Saturday evening, and "Aliens III"; they were as scary as they were years ago hen they first debuted. Signorney Weaver was awesome! Since I didn't have to be at work until 11am on Sunday, I stayed-up late and watched both of them. Wowser!
Sunday was a cloudy, showery day, with virtually no retail activity. My back as hurting from a fall I took on Saturday getting out of one of the JD SkidLoaders, after loading mulch for a customer. There are foot-grips for climbing on and off of the machines, but they become loaded with soil and mulch, and no one washes them off, so the next operator doesn't have a slip or fall, dammit! I had a cold-pak on it after work, and slept with a heating pad. I also took plenty of aspirin, but not much helped. I worked on one of Rich's design plans, and got 2 of 3 phases finished after 4 days of labor. I went home at 4pm, and watched "Alien v Predator", a helluva movie, which I had DVR'd a while ago on my 1-Tb external drive, and "Underworld Evolution" on FXNetwoks.com.
Dad took-off Monday, so it was just Jennifer, Lee & me, and I had three, multi-phased LSCP Estimates to finish and mail out, with the HICPA Contracts. I also had 2 on-site meetings with owners to go over some 2008 plans and update, revise and re-price them both. I started that after getting back to the GC&N Complex around 3pm, after 2hrs on-the-road. I can't take the Vicodin and Gabapentin meds that Lee takes for his back pain; I couldn't drive coherently, and would probably wind-up in an accident or worse. I have to take aspirin and use cold-paks, only.
The 2-hour, 8th season "24" Finale was on Monday from 8-10pm, and I didn't miss it. I DVR'd it, and watched it again on Tuesday evening. It was "THE stem-winder" of all times, in the endings of an 8-yr series; trust me.
I missed "Justified" on Tuesday evening, as I was too tired to stay-up until 10 pm to DVR it. Dammit. FanCast, Hulu & FXNetworks are usually 1-2 weeks late in showing those missed shows, and I've got all the others DVR'd. I decided to watch the "Bourne Identity" with Matt Damon, at 8pm on www.FXNetworks.com, one in the series I hadn't DVR'd before. Good flick.
As usual, I took Thursday off, went to Best Buy and bought a 1-Tb Western Digital External HD to back-up the 2 Front Counter units. I have a 1-Tb Western Digital HD unit in my office and at home to back-up everything, daily and weekly. Then I went food shopping, mainly for the cats, called and talked to Mom for 2hrs, and laid down on the sofa with a cold-pak on my back. Too damned much work; not enough Family time!
I emptied all my .225/ .556cal NATO 20-30' 40 mags out into Tupperware bowls, on Saturday & Sunday to let the "springs & followers" 'rest'. Ditto with the .308cal NATO ammo in mags, to let the 'springs & followers' "rest", in both bases so there are no "stovepipes" or "jams", during sustained firing. I do the exact same thing with my Kimber .45cal ACP Mags, on a semi-weekly basis. You should too. No, they're NOT CLIPS; they're MAGAZINES, dammit.
The "Virtual Cabin"™: A Novella
After this frustrating week of only getting partial LSCP Estimates done, I decided to The Cabin on Thursday, after I'd finished my errands, shopping and visiting Mom, to relax from it all. Rich, my new Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) will be back on Tuesday morning, for an 8am mtg at a very large job site, to finalize the number which I need to get the 3rd phase completed, as well as 4-5 more estimates.
It was still early afternoon when I left for The Cabin, and I had a good 10-12hrs to myself and Jenny, to relax and unwind.
I arrived at 3pm, turned-off the alarm system, and greeted Jenny. She was all over me like "white on rice". I refilled her wet-dry-water dishes immediately, with provisions from the large pantry. I took my .50cal Beowulf and Kimber "Eclipse Target II" 1911 .45cal ACP and her out for a walk, hoping not to run into any bear or mountain lion families. But we did, almost immediately. The lions slinked away after I fired two shots at a nearby tree, and we didn't see them for the rest of the day. I saw a 60-80lb black bear cub climbing a tee, so I knew the mother was close. Jenny snarled, knowing it was probably the mother bear who attacked and wounded her badly. I have a 11-round mag on the Beowulf .50cal, and chambered a round, just in case. But I led Jenny away from the cub and mother potentially-hiding in-wait, and we avoided any bloodshed. Unless absolutely necessary, I've had enough killing for one lifetime.
Back to a peaceful walk, or so we thought. Within minutes, the male mountain lion was perched on a rock outcropping just 50-60yds ahead of us. I still had the .50 round chambered, flicked-off the safety for the 11-round mag, and took aim at him. We let the worn trail beneath the rock outcropping to avoid him, but he came bounding-down the rocks and across to our location. I had no option but to put him down with one shot to the head. I put another shot to the heart with my Kimber, as he was still making "noises". That finished him off. I would come back and bury him properly, later today.
I hate killing needlessly, but when my life in danger, or the lives of friends or family, I have no compunction about killing. Vietnam Spec-Ops/Green Berets taught me that back in the late-70s nd early 80s. No problem, baby. Still, I hate to kill an innocent, hungry animal, jut looking for food. But I'm not part of the 'food chain'.
I want back to The Cabin with Jenny, restacked 2 cords of split wood on the back porch, let it air and dry for the Summer, and would tarp it in October, for Winter usage. By then, I was soaked and dirty, an needed a shower and fresh change of clothes. I shaved, showered and changed. Felt good, and I was ready for the Winter of 2010-2011.
I went back to the site of the mountain lion kill, and buried the poor creature, knowing that his mate and cubs wouldn't have a father to grow-up with. Tears streamed down my face as I laid his 200lb carcass in the hole, and filled it in. I kept a sharp eye on my surroundings for predators and the lion family itself, seeking retribution. All clear.
As I walked back to The Cabin, all of a sudden the forest birds stopped chirping and tweeting; something was amiss. I chambered rounds in both my Kimber .45cal and Beowulf .50cal, and sought cover in a thicket 20yrs off the path. Sure enough, along came a black bear mama & papa family, with 4 new cubs, plodding along looking for food. They smelled my scent, almost immediately, and I fired the .50cal into a nearby tree, scattering all 6 of them. I 'beat-feet' back to The Cabin, while they were disorganized, as I didn't want to do any more killing today.
Once inside The Cabin, I set the alarm and kept a watch outside the windows, just in case one or two had followed me. All clear. I laid the .50cal and Kimber .45 out on newspaper on the 10ft oak dining room table, to be cleaned and reloaded, while getting Jenny her dinner. I heard a car coming up the 900ft driveway, and it was Sheriff Chief Roy Bunce, who'd heard the shots from where he was parked, trapping speeders. It was just a courtesy call, making sure everything was okay. I told him of the day's events, and he understood. On a property this size, there are going to be a lot of birthing dens, male and females who will kill for food, and attack at the slightest provocation, to protect their young.
"Best to be prepared to do what needs to be done", he said
Fonts For You™
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which have been used in my Journal: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. If you get and install them, you'll see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents.
Here's a new one, for your Windows/Fonts folder: Sketchy.
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!
Some People Just Need Killing™
It's not my intention to be the judge/, jury and executioner 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 of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless 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"! Too harsh? Nah. Just & RIGHT!
Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world". Well said, Joe Farrah.