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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:09 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:...can of WD40 ... 33 years ago...

I take it they gave you a new can for free on the warranty?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:12 pm

Police Blotter wrote:BURLINGAME

1800 block of West El Camino Real, 7:51 a.m. Wednesday A welfare check on a man sleeping in a wheelchair was requested. Police responded and determined he was OK.

1800 block of El Camino Real, 8:59 p.m. Wednesday A man in wheelchair didn't look like he was feeling well. Police contacted the man and determined he was fine.

1500 block of Plaza Lane, 9:27 p.m. Wednesday A man in a wheelchair appeared to be dead. Police responded and determined he was not -- nor was he in need of medical attention.

700 block of El Prado Road, 11:44 p.m. Wednesday A person requested a welfare check on a friend unable to sleep.

1500 block of Trousdale Drive, 3:29 a.m. Thursday A female at a medical facility appeared to be lying about her identity to get drugs.

1800 block of El Camino Real, 12:50 p.m. Thursday A man in a wheelchair appeared to need help. Police responded. He did not.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Sad. Last night I stopped by my P.O. Box on the way home. There I saw a man wandering aimlessly around the Post Office parking lot, barefoot. Obviously mentally ill. So far as I can tell, there is zero help available to him.

On a lighter note.... A typical police log entry in this town reads something like this:

"Officers responded to call for assistance at residence on 34th Ave. Woman claimed her nephew stole her television. Then her son beat the nephew with a piece of firewood, and the woman is fed up with having to raise her grand-baby. Officers looked thru the house for the welfare of the child and found a meth lab in the bath tub."

Now.... There is a newspaper police log so entertainingly written that people all over the country subscribe just to enjoy the police log. These logs have also been gathered and printed as books, which sell well. The newspaper is the Arcata Eye in Arcata, CA, and the wordsmith is Kevin Hoover. (*raises glass to Mr. Hoover*)

And the local Lake County Record Bee sometimes produces a pearl. A recent example: "...(the arsonist) appeared in court yesterday to tell a judge what he thought of the charges against him."
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:19 pm

Somebody in Burlingame needs a friend.

theCryptofishist wrote:
Police Blotter wrote:BURLINGAME

1800 block of West El Camino Real, 7:51 a.m. Wednesday A welfare check on a man sleeping in a wheelchair was requested. Police responded and determined he was OK.

1800 block of El Camino Real, 8:59 p.m. Wednesday A man in wheelchair didn't look like he was feeling well. Police contacted the man and determined he was fine.

1500 block of Plaza Lane, 9:27 p.m. Wednesday A man in a wheelchair appeared to be dead. Police responded and determined he was not -- nor was he in need of medical attention.

700 block of El Prado Road, 11:44 p.m. Wednesday A person requested a welfare check on a friend unable to sleep.

1500 block of Trousdale Drive, 3:29 a.m. Thursday A female at a medical facility appeared to be lying about her identity to get drugs.

1800 block of El Camino Real, 12:50 p.m. Thursday A man in a wheelchair appeared to need help. Police responded. He did not.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:50 pm

I just have visions of this poor man in the wheelchair wandering the streets of Burlingame looking for a place to have a nap.

Homelessness is a horrible thing, and a blot on the honor of our society.

also, it was some sort of comic relief after the horror of the elevator story.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Our sovereign citizen in the two million dollar house went before a judge today, well the facsimile of a cheap camera.

Neither one got a word in.

Neither one made a damn bit of sense.

There's video if you care.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:12 pm

gyre wrote:Our sovereign citizen in the two million dollar house went before a judge today, well the facsimile of a cheap camera.

Could you translate this to English for me? My Non Sequitur Detector is not working in Analysis Mode these days.

As it is, it reminds me of a Norwegian phrase; "Good day man, axe handle". This comes from a fairytale where a chap is walking along a rural road and encounters a woodsman at work on a small piece of lumber. Unbeknownst to the traveler the woodsman is deaf, but has a pretty good idea that most wanderers first ask what he is making. But this pedestrian is just a tad different, and he simply greets the woodsman with a cheery "Good day, Man!" Whereupon the woodsman blurts out "Axe handle."
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:01 am

You're supposed to be in a courtroom, not emailing from a jail.
They arraign from the jail with a low quality video image, not an easy way to defend yourself.

I was presuming everyone had seen this ubiquitous pretense of allowing defendants the right to face accusers.
Presumed innocent is so laughable at this stage in american justice I won't pretend they even fake that any longer.

Her crime was picking too nice a neighborhood.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:04 am

Good morning my dear ax handles. :lol:

:lol: before :coffee: is a very rare thing for me, so I thank you for starting my day right Elliot. 8)

Long day ahead for me, with a Big Boss meeting at noon, yikes. I am usually the one who is not afraid to sit up close, but, that has not worked out well for me lately. Looking for a seat in the back, today. :? And more coffee.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:07 am

Tuesday is meeting day for me too. No eye rolling . :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:56 am

I am feeling a little choppy today.

Had dreams about camping on top of an elevator. Shudders.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:54 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*

dang meetings!! sorry MDF and Elorrum.

I'll put new pics of the Hofstove up on "work in progress" in a little while, aaha I even got a photo of me setting it on fire, while blueing the newly ground and polished stove top!! I jumped back just in time, and the camera happened to be right there.
"action photo", though the flames were already quite reduced by the time I took the photo.

*heads for ROS*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:23 am

Ax handles all around! Camping on top of an elevator seems less than ideal, especially as one reaches the upper level. One could develop a bit of a headache, methinks. Too many meetings, too many eye rollings. Got to see that Hof Stove pic, YG

Thick fog here this morning, but a sunny warm day forecast. :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:03 am

HI Marty.
meetings? dang..........see, I never get to do those serious business things......I think it could be fun though.

remind me sometime to tell you the story of a meeting related to a lawsuit I was involved in, in front of the chief justice of the Nevada supreme court, and other dignitaries.

*chuckling*.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby pinemom » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 am

Morning Bar!!!

Popped in on a Pm, WOW what a PM!!!!!!!
(((((STARGEEEEEZER!)))))
Was heavenly!


Hope ya'll are doing wonderful pre-spring mischief!
Got to spend the weekend with Ygmir last wk. Had such a wonderful time at the Nevada city burnal equinox with all kinds of burners known and unknown!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:19 am

*waves from the back*

Hi Piney!! glad to seeya poppin in!!

yeah fun for sure!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:41 am

AntiM wrote:I am feeling a little choppy today.

Had dreams about camping on top of an elevator. Shudders.

Shudder, indeed.
Maybe that's why I had such trouble getting to sleep last night.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Regarding the Memphis squatter and her equally deranged accomplice, as reported in the abc24 story.... One of the most difficult challenges facing our society is establishing the line between criminally liable and mentally incompetent -- or if it should even be a line, or a spectrum.

Other complications of society may well have driven these people to such delusions and behavior, which suggests we have even deeper issues we ought to tend to.

Blah, blah, blah.

Lunchtime philosophical ramblings over. I'll resume whittling on the ax/axe handle now.

Just don't ax me to.... :wink:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:57 pm

I do love a good splitting maul, too.
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Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:13 pm

Oooo.... So I ax you, what deserving so-and-so do we get to maul today? :twisted:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:32 pm

Funny thing is when I give a simple example of what seems clearly outrageous to me, someone calls it cryptic.
Exploring these complex issues deeper, which is necessary when you try to be specific, the same people call it too confusing.

Society has a great deal wrong with it, which people ignore until they face that almost unlimited power themselves.
People unable to see any other solutions, may be reacting in a way that does seem reasonable to them, or simply be desperate.
The average person doesn't even grasp how politics actually works, much less how rights are being stripped away.
Lack of access to the legal system has always been a big part of that.
Due process has never been available to all citizens.
The pretense that it is, is sickeningly deceptive.
Perhaps the reactions to a hypocritical society are desperate, but no less reasonable?

Even the clearest statement can be misunderstood.
You know you only have to ask, if I'm unclear enough.

I still hear people refer to the Jonestown Massacre as a suicide.

I do find the sovereign thing baffling though.
Don't ask me to explain that, anymore than the us public putting up with losing all property rights in the supreme court decision, and so on.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Gyre you are more often than not very oblique. While you pass as a person who has there whits about them, the tangents that you begin make some Question your whits.
gyre wrote:Funny thing is when I give a simple example of what seems clearly outrageous to me, someone calls it cryptic...

Not funny. It causes you frustration and it confuses your readers. What may seem simple to you; obviously outrages you, but the way you relate it to us is not in simple English. Either you are a Genius so far above the intellect of the average person, giving you difficulties in communicating with the rest of us. Or perhaps you are a blathering Idiot?
gyre wrote:...
Even the clearest statement can be misunderstood.
You know you only have to ask, if I'm unclear enough.
...

Pretty sure Elliot Asked you for Clarification. his exact words were. "Could you translate this to English for me? My Non Sequitur Detector is not working in Analysis Mode these days." and can be translated more obtusely as "What the Hell are you Babbling about?"
Sorry if I sound like I'm harshing on you, It's just part of the frustration and confusion I feel sometimes when encountering your comments. and to show you I mean no Ill will, and have no Ax to grind. I have found something you might Like; The Wiki Game. A game where one tries to connect two random Wikipedia topics in the least amount of clicks. Perhaps you are really good at this? post back and let us know.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:21 pm

Gyre, my friend, you bring up some good points and issues here. And frankly, I am not competent to analyze much of it. Maybe one item at the time.

Methinks there is a reason why society is so bedeviled with unfairness and dysfunction. It seems that human intelligence has evolved to such a stage of ability that we can invent very complicated affairs, but we have not yet evolved to where we can successfully manage such complicated affairs. (Albert Einstein is supposed to have originated this concept.) To this, of course, I can suggest no solution. I suspect we are not even competent to influence our own evolution.

So I am trying to accept that the world is imperfect. This is difficult, since I seem to be a perfectionist at heart -- no doubt I picked that up from my father, the well-meaning fool.

You used the phrase "unclear enough". No comment, which might border on cruel, except that politicians perhaps tend to live by this concept. :lol:

As for Jonestown, I would not be surprised to find that Jim Jones is living high on the hog in Argentina -- with David Koresh next door.

Enough already.

Somebody show us your tits! That I am competent to handle. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Elliot wrote:...Enough already.

Somebody show us your tits! That I am competent to handle. :mrgreen:

here you go Elliot. The hormones are beginning their work but There are these untill then. I wore them the other day but my brest are supper sensitive and somewhat sore (like a bruise) and I'm in the awkward phase. Soon though!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:17 pm

Hang in there Knowmad -- you'll get there!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:03 pm

And you'll be beautiful!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:13 pm

The photo is lovely already.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:09 pm

A toast to knowmad.

more balls (?) to do what you are doing, than most any human can muster.
courage to be open, and up front with us, and not knowing a lot of us very well, but trusting.

doing, what you must, to become the whole human, you should be, who and what you are and want.

good on ya, knowmad.

*raises glass, downs a shot*

*pours one for the spirits, and breaks glass*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:25 pm

So, I'm guessing that that thread on the blatant fascism/groupthink of the mods is in quarantine. Unless, discussing that subject at even that level is forbidden and it's been yanked. I'm a little sad, because, well, it looked like such a lovely opportunity to beat up on someone... But I guess it also saves us some ugliness.

Anyway, I wanted to notice that thread's passing, because it had some meaning for me. Some small meaning. And it was kinda a shock to have it end that way. Shouldn't have been, but there's always that feeling that I've run off a cliff when something like that happens.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:45 pm

what thread?
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