Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shindig!

***Emily & Peter came and spent the night last night, so did Johnathan! We're having a cookout today to celebrate Emily's birthday, which is June 8. So great to have them all here! I have most of the preparations done, but there's always more to do. I woke up tired. Oh well, I'll live. :-) Everybody has to leave by midafternoon, seems to be a busy day for everyone! After I clean up I might just relax for the rest of the day and then hit the transcription tomorrow. I hope it stays nice, we want to get the cornhole game out. Haven't played yet this year.

***The 9 Most Common Misconceptions About Hammers.  Come on, you know you were wondering.

Not so. You might have that one cheap claw hammer you keep in the kitchen junk drawer for everyday fixes, but hammers come in an amazing variety. Claw hammers are built to drive nails and the hardness of their steel is designed accordingly. Brick hammers are designed to split bricks and hit a brick chisel. Ball peen hammers are designed to strike hardened tools such as cold chisels. There are hammers that are shaped to strike into corners, drive upholstery tacks, fold metal—you name it.
Because the hammer's hardness is designed to strike something specific, like soft steel, hardened steel or brick, don't hit something with the hammer that it's not designed to hit. If you're doing serious work, then get the right tool.

***You can buy your very own Navy warship for the low, low price of $180,000. 




This is the Sea Slice, a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and the coolest craft a civilian can buy. No one else in Monaco, or even Lake Havasu will have one. For a craft that cost $15 million in the late 90s, it's a steal.

***Not surprising - environmentalism isn't about the environment. It's about power and control.
 
Bishop Hill points us to this video of the Tesla Supercharging station at the Harris Ranch exit of Interstate 5 in California. He writes: “How can one resist posting a video of Tesla electric cars being recharged (so it is claimed) using a diesel generator? These people love the environment you see.”

Follow the link for the video.

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At the airline check in at London Heathrow, Guy has three bags.  He puts them down and says to the young lady, 'I'd like you to send this one to Los Angeles, that one to Hong Kong and the last one to Durban.'  Her face shows signs of confusion before her training takes over and she says, 'I'm afraid we can't do that, sir.'
'Why not?' demands Guy, 'you did the last time I flew with you.'

***I like this: Obama's Gone From Bad to Wuss.

As the days of the Obama presidency dwindle down, bad actors everywhere are in a rush to grab what they can. After all, they are not likely ever again to get such a weak president as Barack Obama, and they know it.
The latest aggression comes from China, with reports that Beijing has authorized its military to project air and sea power farther afield and to use it for offense as well as defense. A Communist Party newspaper warned that “a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea” if America contests China’s expansion.
The move fits a worldwide pattern. From the Islamic State to Russia to Iran, America’s adversaries are making a calculated decision. They know Obama will, at most, talk a tough game but in the end won’t do much else.
They also realize that time is running out on their chance to act without consequences. With the raft of foreign-policy failures of the last six years a major issue in the presidential campaign, Obama’s successor is almost certain to be a more forceful leader on the international stage.

Say what you will about Bush - this type of aggression would not be happening on his watch.

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***Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

***Better get busy - have a great day!
 

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