Thursday, January 23, 2020

Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming.....Steady... Steeeady..... Beep!




























Tick Tock...











The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the Doomsday Clock up to 100 seconds to midnight - a metaphor for the end of the world - in a recognition of growing threats from nuclear war, climate change and disinformation.
The clock had been at two minutes to midnight since 2018. Now, the looming dangers are captured in a smaller unit in a testament to the need for urgent action, the Bulletin said Thursday, as its president warned of influential leaders who "denigrate and discard the most effective methods for addressing complex threats."











A Once In A Lifetime Find.... Phil's Gonna Be Reeeeal Jealous...


From the video:



An old excavator broke down 16 years ago and was abandoned in the middle of a trail on a steep slope in my neighbors forest. My neighbor wanted it out of the way so he can use the trail again, he said I can have the excavator for scrap metal so I went to investigate.
















Sunday, January 19, 2020

Richmond

Update:

12:35 Richmond Time: I heard from my friend who said the rally had concluded without incident. There was trouble with the public address system which the speakers were to use to address their grievances and speak to the crowds who had gathered. We may never know if it was a real "tech" problem or deliberate sabotage. My friend was going to hang around a while before heading home. He said the capitol grounds, roadways, etc. were still very crowded. I am glad things went as well as they did. Deep down I knew the potential for violence, false flags, etc., was very real. One thing I have not got a handle on yet is as to why the media has been so uncannily quiet. Is it simply because there was not hardly any negatives to distort and report or are the bastards being overly cautious not to divulge how well behaved the patriots in attendance were or is it so the MSM can avoid reporting the number of pro-2A supporters in attendance. Maybe it is both. I am sure the propagandist will do their best to spin it in a way to put the good guys in a bad light. Deo Vincdice

I just heard from my guy who is at the rally. I was starting to think he was a victim of Stingray or CREW jamming/tracking devices. Here is what I have so far. This came in approximately 10:15-10:25 a.m. (Richmond Time). 

"so far so good", "fairly peaceful at the moment", "we are a little removed from the capitol itself where ground zero will be", I told him I had heard the governor was in hiding to which he replied, "we had heard he left". I asked specifically about clashes and ANTIFA and he replied, "none that I've seen yet, but we are a little removed from the epicenter". Below is a picture he sent at the same time.





I have a friend who has driven down from Ohio to participate in the rally at Richmond. Though I have my own thoughts and opinions as to what might occur tomorrow, I asked him to send me brief updates, photos, videos, etc. from time to time to let everyone know how things are actually transpiring. This young man is college educated professional, a truthful historian, and patriot. So far he has texted to me:

"This place is a war zone"

"Part of me is alarmed at what I've got myself into and another part of me is like "this" matters".

Ten minutes ago I received, "They are setting us up. ANTIFA is going to provoke and attack the police and make it look like we did it".

I will post updates as I receive them.

Jeffery



2A Alert From The Women's Defense League In New Hampshire....



Link to Granitegrok <<
sent in by reader NEMO.
Thanks



Legislative Alert

January 17, 2020 / NHWomen / 2nd Amendment

The destructive and draconian gun control bills that were VETOED last year are back in the House once again!!!! There is also legislation that will effectively END gun ranges in the State of New Hampshire!

There are two hearings in the House and one in the Senate. BOTH are important for you to VOICE your opinion over!

TAKE ACTION NOW

Show up at the hearings. You do not have to testify. You can sign in against these draconian gun control measures and show the committee that, as always, Granite Staters refuse to kowtow to out-of-state organizations seeking to harm their protected fundamental human right to self defense.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

When: Wednesday –  January 22
Where: Legislative Office Building – Rooms 210-211


1:00 PM  – HB 1101, imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm! They want to make women LESS SAFE by forcing a 3 (really up to 7) day waiting period between the time of purchase of a firearm and the time of pickup of said firearm!! Law Enforcement has no duty to protect us; we must be our own first responders. This bill inhibits women’s right to self defense.

This will effectively END all gun shows in New Hampshire (hurting small business) and once again, harm all law-abiding citizens!

2:30 PM – HB 1379, requiring background checks for private firearms sales AND transfers. This legislation will actually make it impossible for women to get gun safety training! This legislation (the same as last year’s) will turn law-abiding citizens into criminals all while criminals continue to completely ignore existing laws! It’s the same exact California gun control legislation they have tried to pass 3 previous times and finally passed last year under the Democrat-controlled legislature. The governor VETOED it.



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Bad Pun Cat...





















Image of "Price Chestnut" borrowed with all due respect from his Instagram<

















Saturday, January 18, 2020

Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Band: "I Would Die For Dixie"








Image result for bonnie blue flag image

Overdue Friday Femme Fatale....

























It's been in the teens and single digits and now winter storm warnings....





Heading Home To Put Together An Overdue FFF Post....























Eff Off Lieawatha....
























Watch This, You Won't Be Disappointed


Nick, emailed this last night. Thanks.



Rep Brian Mast info <<<












I Wonder If Samuel L Jackson Has A Brother?



 Note: I had to find this on youtube. No link would work to the r-eddit post.



 Funny narrative,









There Are Good People Still Out There... WWYD?



Man, it would be a tough call to do what Howard Kirby did.









 Story HERE<<<





What would you do?

Return it
Keep some for your trouble
Finders keepers baby!



Meanwhile At A UK Pub...



Hey, it's 11:36 am over there......






















Thursday, January 16, 2020

Good Guy WIth A Gun..


 Try doing this in The People's Republik of mASSachusetts....

 

Pelham man holds burglary suspect at gunpoint, police say

Woman went to neighbor after seeing suspicious vehicle in driveway, officials say.

A burglary suspect in Pelham was held at gunpoint Wednesday by a neighbor until police arrived, officials said.

Andrew Billcliff, 31, was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police said a woman called them about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to report that she found an unoccupied vehicle idling in her driveway. She told police she went to her next-door neighbor's house rather than going into her home.
"The neighbor went over with a gun and saw a suspect leaving the back of the house, and he held that person there until we arrived," said Sgt. Matthew Keenliside.
Billcliff was out on bail at the time of his arrest, facing charges in connection with an August burglary in Atkinson. Police said home surveillance video helped make that arrest.
In this week's incident, police said the Kennedy Drive neighbor's actions were legal and courageous.
"When we got there, he advised us he was armed," Keenliside said. "We told him to holster his weapon. He did that, and he went back home with no issues."
Neighbors said they were very appreciative.
"I was happy to hear that somebody stood up for another citizen," said neighbor Jim Bonomo. "I was glad that nobody got hurt."
"I think it's awesome," said neighbor Joe O'Leary. "I think that it's great that he was there to protect her."
Police said the neighbor who held Billcliff at gunpoint did not want to be identified. They said he did a good job and everything turned out alright, but they urged witnesses to not put themselves in harm's way. 


STORY HERE

Peek a Boob.....






























Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Things You Find On The Internet... Another Time Sink That's Worth It.



 Earlier today I stumbled upon this cross section image of a submarine. I was searching for industrial equipment and for some reason this caught my eye. It was in the "similar photos" section the shows up on google searches.

Intrigued, I clicked the link and it sent me to the book below.

Follow the links I posted after the preface and spend some time scrolling a files of the whole book. 

You won't be disappointed stepping bank into the past...........











Preface

This book is presented to those, both young and old, who wish to have a non-technical account of the history, evolution and production of some of the every-day wonders of the modern industrial age; coupled with occasional glimpses of the wonderful object-lessons afforded by nature in her constructive activities in the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms; and simple, understandable answers to the myriad puzzling questions arising daily in the minds of those for whom the fascination of the “Why” and “How” is always engrossing.

Although not intended primarily as a child’s book, the interest-compelling pictures and clear, illuminating answers to the constant avalanche of questions suggested by the growing mind, unite in making far happier children in the home and brighter children at school. Parents and teachers will also recognize the opportunity to watch for subjects by which the child’s interest appears to be more than ordinarily attracted, and, in so doing, will be enabled to guide the newly-formed tendencies into the proper channels. With the greatest thinkers of the age advocating vocational training, and leading educators everywhere pointing out that the foundation of a practical education for life must be laid in the home, thoughtful parents will not overlook the fact that a book which both entertains and instructs is of supreme importance in the equipment of their children.

In the preparation of this book its function has been considered as that of gathering up some of the multitudinous bits of information of interest, both to the inquiring child and the older reader, and putting them in shape to be digested by the ordinary searcher after knowledge. The book is intended, not for a few technical specialists, but for the larger number of men, women and children who are not interested in exhaustive treatises, but who are seeking to gain some fair idea about the numberless every-day subjects that arise in ordinary conversation, or that they meet with in reading and about which they desire some definite and satisfactory information.

Most of us realize that we live in a world of wonders and we recognize progress in industries with which we come in personal contact, but the daily routine of our lives is ordinarily so restricted by circumstances that many of us fail to follow works which do not come within our own experience or see beyond the horizon of our own specific paths.

The workman who tends the vulcanizer in the rubber factory has come to take his work as a matter of course; the man who assembles a watch, or a camera, is not apt to appreciate the fact that there have been marvelous developments in his line of manufacturing; the operator of a shoe machine, or of an elevator, does not see anything startling or absorbing in the work—and so we find it almost throughout the entire list of industries.

The tendency of the seemingly almost imperceptible movement marking onward development in the work that is familiar is to dull the mind toward opportunities for[2] improvement in the accustomed task. With the exception of the man who is at times impressed with the remarkable advances made in some strikingly spectacular industry, because such knowledge comes to him suddenly, the average workman is often too much inclined to regard himself as a machine, and performs his duties more or less automatically, without attempting to exercise imagination or those powers of adaptation upon which all progress has been builded.

A single volume is of necessity too limited a space for anything approximating a complete record of the vast progress which has been made in American Industry. Consequently it has only been possible to select the more characteristic features of the twentieth century and point out the strides by which some of the prominent industries have advanced to their present proportions. If the hitherto undisputed maxim that “the more the individual knows the more he is worth to himself and his associates” still prevails, the chronicling of the developments in some fields should stimulate thought and experiment toward the adaptation of similar methods in others. It is to that end that authorities in each of the industries presented have co-operated in the compilation of this interesting and instructive volume.

The Editor. 




















Smudge The Cat.. Still Memeing..







Seen on twitter earlier:

















I Hate Getting Junk Mail...


























Sunday, January 12, 2020

"Balls Of Titanium" *... Alternate Title " How Irish Wastes 2 Hours"



Scrolling through twitter on my iphone this morning, I saw this jeep video posted. 


Holy Shit. My First reaction this driver has * Balls of Titanium



Like this.............





I made some coffee and breakfast and went back for a second look on the desktop large screen.

I wanted to see if someone had commented as to Who What Where When Why.

After reading some comments on the thread someone noted it was RC. 

Okay, looking at the video on a larger screen and with more scrutiny you can tell.


 I say to myself, "That's some damn talented model making and someone that spends that much time and money MUST like to show it off. There must be an original video somewhere"

Off I go....


 

First google search led to Viral Hog. Ok, not the original BUT, some good google bread crumbs to search.
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From information on  Youtube:

Occurred on September 12, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 "I was out exploring in my full-size 4runner. I came upon a cool rock cropping. I took out my custom built Radio Controlled Jeep and filmed a very sketchy line. I was approximately 20 miles outside Las Vegas Nevada, on Lee Canyon. It was approaching evening and storm was moving in. I filmed this solo, just trying to make a video showing the capability of my R/C Jeep and components. It has off-lights that were on in the shoot. A Warn Winch, Icon Vehicle Dynamics shocks and Nitto Tires. Upon posting, people could not tell if it was full size or Radio Controlled."
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Start searching keywords from that statement. 

RC Jeep
Lee Canyon
Red RC Jeep Warn Nitto
Radio controlled red jeep rock climbing las vegas

You get the point

After some time and searches I finally found a picture of the jeep posted on Pinterest.

 LINK <<









 That led me to "Riva's Concepts". After some more coffee and surfing I finally found his facebook page and the video and lots of links.

Once you start getting the tumblers to fall into the place the lock opens....


HERE IS A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL VIDEO <<<

HERE IS A LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE ( LOTS OF OTHER VIDEOS)<<

HERE IS A LINK TO INSTAGRAM<< 

HERE IS A LINK TO YOUTUBE<<


If you enjoy model building or just want to appreciate someone's hard work and craftsmanship go check out the links. See you in a couple hours......



























♫♫ They Were In Their Early 20's Making This Kind Of Music.... ♫♫



 Some youtube comments on the video:

LOL "we don't have much time, we're just gonna play 2112"

Play this at my funeral. Over and over and over until they all leave.

 In one take people. One take...












Friday, January 10, 2020

WTF??.. RIP Neil Peart....



 In 1977,  "2112" was my introduction to this great band.....


 Neil was a great lyricist, and phenomenal drummer. I'll raise a pint to you Neil.









Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of progressive rock band Rush, has died, CBC News and Rolling Stone report. According to the reports, Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

Renowned for his technical expertise and unique performance style, Neil Peart was considered by many to be one of the best rock drummers of all time. He retired from professional drumming, and Rush, in 2015. Find a statement from bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson below.

Born in 1952, Neil Peart picked up the drums at an early age and played in several bands in his native Ontario before joining Rush in 1974, shortly ahead of the group’s first-ever U.S. tour. Peart replaced founding drummer John Rutsey and would remain in Rush for the rest of his professional career, recording on every one of their studio albums save for their debut self-titled LP. Peart picked up lyricist duties beginning with the band’s second album Fly by Night in 1975.


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Yabba Dabba Doooooo!














MILF.... Man, I Love Fridays!






















Thursday, January 9, 2020

Oh So Close....











 To 22,000,000 million hits....

















Random Interesting, ain't it?











H/t to Jeffrey.





 Comparison of Epstein Dead and Alive: Just in case anyone is still paying attention.




And on another unrelated note...

The largest mass shooting on American soil still has no answers. Remember this guy?




The following VIA<<

The ever-simmering gun control debate was instantly reignited on 1 October 2017 when Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition into an unsuspecting crowd of concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip. 64-year old Paddock murdered 58 people and injured 413 more. He used bump stocks to fire rapid shots and had a collection of weapons including AR-15 and AR-10 rifles as well as a bolt-action-rifle. These weapons were stashed in the hotel room from which he was carrying out the attack. The shooting lasted only 10 minutes and Paddock was found dead an hour later, having shot himself. In the aftermath of the shooting, an airport alongside the site of the shooting was shut down as was much of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Investigation into Paddock’s history revealed that he was a frequent gambler who liked to place bets that would see him earn rewards such as free food and accommodation. It was also established that he was somewhat of an alcoholic and that his father was a criminal wanted by the FBI. It seemed that Paddock simply wanted to murder a lot of people without any obvious reason as it was found that he researched other venues in Boston and Chicago before deciding on Las Vegas. Naturally many conspiracy theories saw the light after the massacre including accusations of a false flag event and rumors of a second shooter that was never brought to book. Other theories linked Paddock to the Antifa movement while ISIS falsely claimed that he was one of their “soldiers”. Some believe that there were a group of shooters but that this is being covered up in order to advance the promotion of gun control laws.

It is very likely that the true motive for the senseless massacre will never be discovered. To date this was the worst mass shooting carried out by one person in the history of the US.








Off To The Salt Mines...




 I might be home early though...