Claycord – Talk About Whatever

June 20, 2014 21:05 pm · 199 comments

whatever

Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

101 Marilyn Carscadden June 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Do some one think they are high life? Anon I sure need someone to help me caught and find homes for my feal cats. I live close to you on Sunny Place .

102 Mimi (original) June 23, 2014 at 12:24 PM

@ChampagneKitty – the other thing you might want to try is some of the sticky sheets that are made to affix to your furniture to help dissuade kitty “decorating”. You only have to leave it on for a few weeks and they seem to get the message.

103 Significant Earth Quake June 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM

M 7.2 – 73km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

ShakeMap – VDYFI? – ITsunami Warning Center
Time
2014-06-23 12:19:18 UTC-07:00
Location
29.897°S 177.676°W
Depth
30.3km

No ITsunami warning in affect at this time.

104 VikingPrincess June 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Aspirin #95
Your intentions seem too be helpful with your suggestions. Unless I am reading your post incorrectly (possible I need glasses ;)
I do not agree with the ideas or model mentioned. Quality and value go down.
You like Los Angeles? No thank you.

Your comparative model of Los Angeles reminds me of how Kaiser NorCal is organized. One specialist per service area. No thanks.
I don’t live in Los Angeles for a reason. If people like that…move to LA and enjoy.

105 Significant Earth Quake/Tsunami Warning for Alaska June 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

M 7.1 – 21km ESE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

Tsunami Warning Center
Time
2014-06-23 13:53:07 UTC-07:00
Location
51.900°N 178.800°E
Depth
93.0km

000
WEPA41 PAAQ 232057
TSUWCA

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1257 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

AKZ187-195-191-232157-
/O.NEW.PAAQ.TS.W.0012.140623T2057Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
ALASKA
1257 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

…A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
ALASKA…

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THIS COASTAL AREA… MOVE INLAND
TO HIGHER GROUND.

TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT
INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. TSUNAMIS ARE
A SERIES OF WAVES DANGEROUS MANY HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL
TIME. THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

AT 1253 PM ALASKA DAYLIGHT TIME ON JUNE 23 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 7.1 OCCURRED 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AMCHITKA ALASKA.

ESTIMATED TSUNAMI START TIMES FOR SELECTED SITES ARE…

SHEMYA ALASKA 136 PM AKDT JUNE 23
ADAK ALASKA 149 PM AKDT JUNE 23
SAINT PAUL ALASKA 317 PM AKDT JUNE 23

THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

106 Significant Earth Quake/Tsunami Warning for Alaska June 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

M 8.0 – 24km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

ShakeMap – VIITsunami Warning Center
Time
2014-06-23 13:53:10 UTC-07:00
Location
51.797°N 178.759°E
Depth
114.4km

WEPA41 PAAQ 232057
TSUWCA

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1257 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

AKZ187-195-191-232157-
/O.NEW.PAAQ.TS.W.0012.140623T2057Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
ALASKA
1257 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

…A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
ALASKA…

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THIS COASTAL AREA… MOVE INLAND
TO HIGHER GROUND.

TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT
INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. TSUNAMIS ARE
A SERIES OF WAVES DANGEROUS MANY HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL
TIME. THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

AT 1253 PM ALASKA DAYLIGHT TIME ON JUNE 23 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 7.1 OCCURRED 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AMCHITKA ALASKA.

ESTIMATED TSUNAMI START TIMES FOR SELECTED SITES ARE…

SHEMYA ALASKA 136 PM AKDT JUNE 23
ADAK ALASKA 149 PM AKDT JUNE 23
SAINT PAUL ALASKA 317 PM AKDT JUNE 23

THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

107 Updated Tsunami Warning for Alaska June 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

000
WEPA41 PAAQ 232113
TSUWCA

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
113 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

AKZ187-195-191-232213-
/O.CON.PAAQ.TS.W.0012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU
ALASKA
113 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

…THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL
AREAS OF ALASKA FROM NIKOLSKI ALASKA TO ATTU ALASKA…

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THIS COASTAL AREA… MOVE INLAND
TO HIGHER GROUND.

TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT
INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. TSUNAMIS ARE
A SERIES OF WAVES DANGEROUS MANY HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL
TIME. THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

AT 1253 PM ALASKA DAYLIGHT TIME ON JUNE 23 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.0 OCCURRED 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AMCHITKA ALASKA.

ESTIMATED TSUNAMI START TIMES FOR SELECTED SITES ARE…

SHEMYA ALASKA 124 PM AKDT JUNE 23
ADAK ALASKA 134 PM AKDT JUNE 23
SAINT PAUL ALASKA 304 PM AKDT JUNE 23

THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

$$

AKZ185-232213-
/O.NEW.PAAQ.TS.Y.0012.140623T2113Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING UNIMAK PASS ALASKA
/WHICH IS LOCATED 80 MILES NE OF UNALASKA/ TO NIKOLSKI
ALASKA
113 PM AKDT MON JUN 23 2014

…A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM UNIMAK PASS ALASKA /WHICH IS
LOCATED 80 MILES NE OF UNALASKA/ TO NIKOLSKI ALASKA…

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THIS COASTAL AREA… MOVE OFF THE
BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR
THE WATER IS EXPECTED OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. AREAS IN THE
ADVISORY SHOULD NOT EXPECT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION. TSUNAMIS
ARE A SERIES OF WAVES DANGEROUS MANY HOURS AFTER INITIAL
ARRIVAL TIME. THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

AT 1253 PM ALASKA DAYLIGHT TIME ON JUNE 23 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.0 OCCURRED 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AMCHITKA ALASKA.

ESTIMATED TSUNAMI START TIMES FOR SELECTED SITES ARE…

UNALASKA ALASKA 243 PM AKDT JUNE 23

THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

$$

108 Ricardo Shillyshally June 23, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Tonight a pushy, strange man with long hair and tanned complexion knocked on my door stating he wanted me to fill out a questionnaire. This is the second time this guy knocked on my door. He drives a green Nissan Frontier. He’s a creepy, suspicious dude with bad manners. Anybody else have an experience like this?

109 Atticus Thraxx June 23, 2014 at 8:15 PM

How bizarre Ancient Mariner. My dad bought a car in 1979 and kept it until he passed. But I’m guessing yours isn’t a four door Dodge Aspen that leaked paint. Yes, I said leaked paint.

110 Killjoy June 23, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I had the displeasure of driving a BMW 318i. It was the most gutless turd I ever sat behind the wheel of. It didn’t have enough power to get out of its own way.
Fortunately, it wasn’t mine.

111 Killjoy June 24, 2014 at 6:06 AM

@Horse n around,
You had mentioned that you waned to attend the Diablo Bowmen open house that took place last Saturday. Did you make it out there?
Did you take a tour?

112 Horse n around June 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

@ Antler .Whatever.

113 Antler June 24, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Well, a very long time ago, we had a Porsche 912 ….. until one of our daughters begged to buy it from us She and my husband loved the “hands on control” and responsiveness, and she even raced it somewhere in Pleasanton. But as never the driver and always the passenger, I hated the thing because you do feel every loose pebble on the road and every blasted gear change. I did love the sound of that engine accelerating, though! And a certain mechanic in Lafayette made a LOT of money keeping it in prime condition. Ah, the crazy days of yore!

114 Antler June 24, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Leaked PAINT ???

Don’t you dare leave us hanging, Sir Atticus!

115 Antler June 24, 2014 at 8:28 AM

WORLD. CUP

USA vs Germany
Thursday at 11:30 am Channel 7

116 Antler June 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

#112 ~ ~ ~ Where did you leave your usual love of silly banter today? I sorry you!

117 Silva June 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Atticus Thraxx, You’ve left us hanging way too long! How did the car leak paint?

118 @KAD June 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Aluminum gutters can be a good alternative but I am for the old school gutter method. The seams can be broken up to land on arch. points, as you will find on custom homes and commercial projects. If they are lapped,mitred, soldered and sealed properly, they will have no problems. If you have a longer run than 50′, I would recommend you have your contractor install an expansion joint. Otherwise, the thin gauge aluminum gutter will twist and buckle with weather changes. I have been in the HVAC/ARCH. Union Sheet metal trade for two decades.

119 @Enfield June 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

What- no love for the Mosin Nagant? I prefer the M44 carbine, kicks worse but has the Bayonet I think is cool. The 91/30 is great, affordable and doubles as a pike for the zombie apocalypse. Also affordable, and if a few have sporterized features, no big loss. There’s millions out there…..

120 Puddintain June 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

#116, The high horse she fell from is probably not of a great height, but she managed to fall off nevertheless. I’m pretty sure I could’ve ridden the dear beast to Georgia & back, which I have done, on a mighty fine stead. A dear sweet and yet ferocious mustang with incomparable heart.

121 Atticus Thraxx June 24, 2014 at 7:23 PM

After 3-4 years the paint on the hood and trunk began to blister, then flake. At speed or headwind the flakes would get all over the windshield. Then the rest of the car started to go. He’d kept it in the driveway and if it sat long enough paint would fall off the car just sitting there. Left a rectangular ring in the driveway. Dodge as had their ups and downs over the decades. The Dodge Aspen was an abomination and an insult to all mankind.

122 Enfield303 June 24, 2014 at 7:54 PM

@ #119

I love my M44. Been wanting to get another one to sporterize and scope but ran out of funds for such toys. They make exellent sniper rifles. Ahhh, some day.

@Atticus

Was the car white? My Dodge Caravan had the same problem.

123 Silva June 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Atticus Thraxx, I can’t remember seeing anything like that before. What color paint was it? Very curious indeed.

124 Atticus Thraxx June 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Yep. white with blue vinyl top with blue interior. It did have good A.C.
When you say “love” your M44…I have an M39 and it beats the crap outta me. I could not imagine a day shooting the carbine. The only thing I have that’s worse in is a Steyr-Mannlicher M95. I’ve shot that exactly once, cleaned it and frankly I’ll probably just give it to the next person who annoys me. Nice enough little rifle if you like straight bolt handles and Motrin.

125 Connie Dobbs June 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

I see your Dodge Aspen and raise you a Plymouth Volare.

126 Scoots June 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I have a French MAS 36 that’s fun to shoot (7.5 French). Ammo is kind of hard to find but it shoots about a 6″ group with open sights at 50 yds. Specs for that round are close to a .308 The rifle is so heavy that the kick is not bad at all. No safety! I suppose the soldiers were not expected to load a round in the chamber until they engaged the enemy?

127 Enfield303 June 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

@Scoots

I’ve got one of those too that has never been fired because I could never find shells for it. It just takes up room in the cabinet. Maybe I could get a few bucks for it at the next gun buy back program.

128 Antler June 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Oh, no-no-no, Atticus and Connie. Hold off on paying off your bets for a minute!

I was left holding a second-hand 1958 Anglia…..had to thrash it with a riding crop to get it over the Lime Ridge Pass coming home from Walnut Creek to Concord (Clayton Valley Highlands). Cuss-ed thing finally had a SUDDEN brake lock-up on very pregnant me coming home from the ice-and-feed store on Concord’s Market Street at maybe 35mph (limit then was 45). It was before the days of seat belts in back; but thank goodness I did have both children under 4 yrs. back there, trained to stay sitting down facing front…. …and they were not injured, nor was I. It turned me off of #1 used cars and #2 English cars FOREVER!

Oh,….and it was decades before cell phone days, but fortunately it also was decades before that nice woman on the outbound right side of Concord
Boulevard would have refused to let me come inside with the children so I could call the Union 76 station at Clayton Road/Ygnacio Road intersection.

Whew! Thanks….didn’t realize I still have such a strong memory of that day and of all the “what ifs”.

129 Antler June 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Sorry for ambiguous wording above. I had been down to Market Street, but the brake lock-up did not happen until I was going home on Concord Boulevard and was somewhere past the Ayers intersection.

My memory needs help…anyone remember the names of the two Union Station owners? One was Paul Galle and the other was Ernie, I think……no, not even sure of his first name. Anyone?

130 Laura Zah June 24, 2014 at 10:37 PM
131 I'm The Urban Spaceman June 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Question to ponder for fellow fútbol fans…¿what style wine pairs best with a serving of Italian Chiellini?

mmmmm mmm, thems good bitin’s

132 Laura Zah June 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM
133 Killjoy June 25, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Another link for that French 7.5 ammo
http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rifle/75french/

134 9 Quakes, Kettlemen, CA June 25, 2014 at 8:24 AM

( Kettlemen City is south of Coalinga along I5. the largest quake is below)

M 3.4 – 22km SSE of Kettleman City, California

DYFI? – I
Time
2014-06-25 07:34:56 UTC-07:00
Location
35.826°N 119.852°W
Depth
8.6km

135 Silva June 25, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Sometimes we have probably all been guilty of using a derogatory term never knowing the origin. I try never to do so, but I may have said I’d been gypped before. It appeared in the autofill choices even as I typed it.

136 nytemuvr June 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM

@Laura Zah #130
Is that a good online store to buy ammo?……

137 Antler June 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Silva at #135 ….. But this guilt trip and overly-sensitive mishmash so popular with insecure activists is being taken to ridiculous extremes.

I recall lining up our bickering children, giving them “The Look”, and advising,
“You three can straighten up and fly right, or I’m going to yank a knot in every one of you!” They didn’t have a clue about the Mason-Dixon Line nor the Southerners’ opinions formed during the Carpetbagger era (I.e. the origin of that verb), but they knew EXACTLY what I meant!

138 Iron Maiden June 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Antler going to the deep south. Bring back some corn bread.

139 @ Enfield June 25, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Glad you like it. I like the m44, love the bayonet. With today’s prices, it is relatively inexpensive ammo-wise to develop marksmanship skills with. I do like the bent bolt, easier to operate the action, and a loop for the safety. I wanted a cheap project to learn to drill and tap a receiver for a scope(rock solid), So a 91/30 might be in the cards.
Has anyone received a FFL03 Curio and Relic collector’s license?
For ammo, Lucky Gunner…..

140 Atticus Thraxx June 25, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Get some dies and some decent bullets and load your own. Buying retail rifle ammo is for suckers.And running surplus ammo can have unpleasant consequences. Get a gauge and check your C.O.A.L. Optimal bullet seating depth for your specific rifle is pretty important. Cheap gauge is less than $20 I think at MidwayUSA. Find some recipes on the internet and go to town. With some experimentation you should be able to come up with a load that eeks the best possible accuracy your mil-surp is capable of. If your bores not too worn and the action locks up tight. Some recipes develop pretty high pressures, don’t ever, ever load a heavier bullet with the same powder charge you used for lighter bullets. If your lucky it’ll just blow the floorplate out.

141 @ Atticus June 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I have had good luck with surplus ammo. I put ammonia/water mixture in bore right after firing. Some seem to be dirtier than others, the last batch was really clean. I agree hand loads could be better, but until all the current projects are finished, it will have to wait.

142 Killjoy June 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

R.I.P. Eli Wallach

143 Small Quake nearby June 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

M 1.8 – 4km NE of Alamo, California

Time
2014-06-25 17:00:54 UTC-07:00
Location
37.882°N 121.993°W
Depth
10.3km

144 nytemuvr June 25, 2014 at 7:49 PM

@Atticus Thraxx #140
I have a 35 year old RCBS RockCrusher one station press, my hands aren’t that nimble to reload anymore, not worth it for the small amount I shoot now.

145 Atticus Thraxx June 25, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Dang Killjoy! The “Bad” died. First I heard. Figures it’d be on Claycord.
Now your cooking with whale oil # 141! I’ve never used ammonia but I get the water just under boiling. The ammonia is a good idea. See? Again with the Claycord! Learned two things I didn’t know in less than 15 secs.

146 Atticus Thraxx June 25, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I’m sorry ntyemuvr. Saw my dad go through the same thing. If I knew you better I’d drop by some ammo now and then just ’cause your a good egg.
Talk about various people’s engineering. I keep forgetting America built a bad-ass robot, and landed it on another planet 40 million miles away. And it’s been working and sending data for 687 days. Wie uber sie deutschland?

147 Antler June 25, 2014 at 8:55 PM

correction re where to see the USA vs Germany World Cup game:

Channel 7 is still saying Thursday morning at 11:30, except now they are saying it will be on ESPN. See you there!

148 Sid June 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Antler,

SFGate says the USA vs Germany match is 9 am on ESPN.

149 Antler June 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Oh, yikes, Sid ! Thanks! Maybe I should go to the U-Verse website programming info and find out what the heck is going on? My husband and I really would hate to miss the game.

150 nytemuvr June 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

@Atticus Thraxx #146
No problem. Was a member of the Sportsmans Club and shot at the Evora range for many years. Like to hear your stories, miss the home town.

151 Antler June 26, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Sid, the plot thickens. I just went to E-SPN and they said it starts at 8a our time. (That might just be when the talking heads begin, but I’m not taking chances.). Thanks again for the heads up!

152 Antler June 26, 2014 at 1:09 AM

lol…. And espn dot go dot com says a 9am start time on this coast.

(Sorry for the multiple posts about start time….one of the times I wished I could delete my own posts.)

153 Silva June 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Antler, what I meant to say was that I liked your well considered plan at the luxury car dealers.

154 Killjoy June 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM

I don’t watch soccer.
If I wanted to watch someone struggle for 90 minutes, trying to score, I’d take my buddies to the local bar.

155 Anon-E-Cat June 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

@Killjoy #154 – that’s funny, I don’t care who ya are :)

156 Antler June 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Silva at #153 …… OH !!! :-) Having a “plan of action” really taught me a lot and gave me more confidence going in there. Plus, it was a whole lot of fun, and I met some nice salespeople, too! Thanks very much for your compliment.

157 Antler June 26, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Killjoy at #154…. That was hilarious!!!

Falling rain made the field quite a bit slower (a-hem….. we’re back at the soccer game now, Killjoy…. ;-) ).

Though Team USA lost to Germany 0-1, still the point differential between final scores elsewhere at this level of the World Cup competition meant that Team USA advances regardless of having lost this game. So we ARE one of the 16 teams going on to play at the highest level of FICA World Cup.

And the game DID begin at 9am! [Thanks again, Sid !!! Were it not for your comment, I would have missed the whole thing; and watching a game after you already know the final score is just NOT the same!]

158 Pegasus June 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Pissed Off Man Confronts Police After They Shot His Dog [VIDEO]

http://news.yahoo.com/pissed-off-man-confronts-police-shot-dog-video-190607346.html

159 Money, MORE Money June 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM

“…the White House urged Congress to approve $500 million to arm and train moderate rebels.” An obama as he will tell you ONLY makes right choices. he’s never been wrong … if anything does go wrong he, …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzsWxPLIOo

If memory serves years ago we trained and armed some folks in Afghanistan, that we are today fighting. Almost without exception every time some knee jerk politician tries to pick sides it comes back a decade or so later to bite us.
For low information voters
‘Charlie Wilson’s War': Arming the Mujahedeen
http://www.grailwerk.com/docs/nytimes10.htm
An what party did good ole charlie belong to? democrat.

As with every other problem they encounter democrats want to throw money at it. Guess they’re just so familiar with large sums of money crossing their palms, it’s turned into a reflex action for them.
Money buys their attention and action on legislation friendly to their RICH one percent campaign contributors.

But then after all why should they care? It’s not like it’s their money,
it’s YOURS, your kids and their kids money.
CHum

160 Enfield303 June 26, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Yipes!!! I just found the biggest black widow spider I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s abdomen is about the size of a dime. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to kill it because it seemed to find a good place to make home and eats lots of bugs. Then I saw the egg sac. What’s the best way to get rid of this beast?

161 City Girl June 26, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Pegasus 3158 – Wow!!! That is a heart-wrenching video. What an absolute tragedy that probably did not have to happen. Poor guy.

162 City Girl June 26, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Whoops! That’s for #158.

163 Atticus Thraxx June 26, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Pegasus, the sheepdogs are starting to bite the sheep and I can’t point to when we lost control.But ain’t nothing gonna change until we have a hard reset society-wise. Or nature does it for us. Hope I’m dead before it happens. I don’t have the energy for a proper Apocalypse.

164 Marissa June 26, 2014 at 7:36 PM

@Enfield
RAID!!!!!

165 Atticus Thraxx June 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Good one KIilljoy! Though I have to admit I’ve gotten caught up in it a bit. I’m looking for the German team to go deep. Plus there’s been attempt(s) of cannibalism, so it’s got that going for it.
Hey Enfield, I get a pair of leather gloves and get an old olive jar and try and coax them into it with a screwdriver or something after I’ve scooped away as much of their web as possible. That fails I do the flush them gently out with water trick. My hands sweating the whole time. Though I keep thinking about using a can of compressed air, I haven’t tried it yet.

166 Enfield303 June 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

@Marissa

I’ve tried the raid thing before on some I found in the garage one time and they just kind of did a dance and scampered off. When they are down low I can usually just step on them. This one is up high on a trellis about chest level with a massive web.

Atticus, there’s no way I’m sticking my hand in there. If I piss this thing off it’s liable to go for my jugular. Maybe I can take a torch to it without burning my shed down.

167 Pegasus June 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Well stated Atticus. Sad, ain’t it.

168 Marianne June 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

@Enfield
I would capture it in a jar and examine it. It’s the time of year for spiders and creepy crawlers from mt. diablo to abound in numbers.

169 Killjoy June 26, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Ugh! I’m in for a long day at work tomorrow. It seems that one of our junior scientists turned one of our vacuum process chambers into a fish tank.
Water and vacuum chambers don’t mix.
Guess who gets to tear it apart, find the problem, and fix it?
Yeah. Yours truly.

170 Silva June 26, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Awful about the dog. My MIL has the most beautiful dogs I’ve seen for a bit, father & son weimaraners it one of my favorite colors, taupe. OPD officers shoot backyard dogs in Oakland, too.

171 Marianne June 26, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Enfield, they are beautiful creatures. I took picture of several on my neighbor’s porch. They don’t usually bite unless they are provoked. A torch might work.

172 Enfield303 June 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM

@Marianne

I agree with you about it being a good looking efficient critter, but the egg sac will probably spawn a boat load more. I guess if I hadn’t found it we would of never known the difference, but now it’s living in my head rent free.

173 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 26, 2014 at 10:54 PM

When I’ve had to dispatch enormous black widow spiders in hard to reach places I have used an air rifle loaded up with mustard seeds or poppy seeds. Just pack a little tiny wad of tissue where the pellet/BB goes, and then pour some seeds down the barrel (not too much). It will work like a miniature shotgun & not do much collateral damage. Plus it’s fun.

174 I'm The Urban Spaceman June 26, 2014 at 11:03 PM

>>silva June 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Y eso no es el mescal añado de 10 años en oak de mi cuñado de la familia famosa Chagoya de Tlacolula, Oaxaca hablando, no. ¡Absolutamente no!<<

si. Cuando dejé el Mescal hablar, mi lengua bífida siempre causa gran anquish entre los habitantes del planeta.
Tengo que volar bajo el radar.

Descanse en Paz Radar.

175 nytemuvr June 27, 2014 at 12:24 AM

@Enfield303 #160
Aerosol brake cleaner, $2 a can……whatever you do, DON’T rinse them down the sink drain.

176 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 5:34 AM

There’s a guy who used to post on here as “Captain Safety”. He used to kill Black Widow Spiders by pinching them between his thumb and index finger.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.

177 Silva June 27, 2014 at 6:47 AM

My brother in law took me to see the production facility of “Ilegal Mescal” yesterday. It also happens to be the home where he grew up. There was a massive stone pit oven where when heated red hot agave hearts bake for two days, then are crushed by a huge stone wheel pulled by a horse on a circular millstone with gutters for the juice to flow. Then it ferments and is distilled. There are two rustic copper stills, and the product is distilled twice. I don’t know why I wasn’t treated to this tour before now, but then it has been a very long time since I was last here. Most of the rest of my famly here are in the printing business, with the exception of a couple of doctors and lawyers. So much has changed. When I first came in the mid ’80s there wasn’t a supermarket. Just farmers markets. Lots of taxis. Burros carrying feed and supplies. Wringer washers. Trains. Now there’s Sam’s Club, cars galore, no burros, no trains. We shop in the biggest supermarket I’ve ever seen, and it has 50 registers. All the yucky fast food chains are here. Sigh.

178 Antler June 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Sorry, but I am not tolerant of the venomous snakes or spiders which have meandered into my home or garden. For black widow and “unknown” spiders with a fiddle pattern, I use the forceful stream (10 to 15 feet) of Wasp and Hornet spray. For rattlesnakes, though we have never had to deal with this problem in our own yard, I would enlist my husband for a little target practice.

179 anon June 27, 2014 at 8:52 AM

@177 They don’t just send money home, Silva, they also send our culture. Ha. Ha. Ha.

180 Enfield303 June 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

@Antler

That’s what I was thinking would be the best plan of attack. I’m off to buy the wasp spray that shoots a stream and encases them in toxic foam.

Thanks for the input everyone.

181 Silva June 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

#179, It’s not just our culture moving in, it’s from everywhere. My hubs has a couple of cousins (Sisters) who married a couple of Swiss bankers (brothers) who came to town one day. Chinese goods abound. The rich fabric of Oaxaca culture is eroding as the old folks die off. Last time I checked there were nine major distinct indian languages spoken here, many people who did not know any Spanish. Nowadays I don’t know, you hardly see them out and about now. But I do like that everyone we know has wireless internet.

182 nytemuvr June 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

@Enfield303 #180
The wasp spray will stain paint and is oily if you get it on something other than the spider. A shop vacuum works good too.

183 Cowellian June 27, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Who’s ready to last?

184 Marissa June 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM

LAST! :-)

185 Silva June 27, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I’m a bit defensive (offensive?) Of my large clan living happy and prosperous lives without giving a thought about slipping across the border to take away anyone’s job, but as I think about it, a brother in law who’s an architect did do just that. He thought he’d try his hand at making enough money to survive and send some home to his wife and three daughters. He’s highly intellegent, personable, and good looking too. It did not work out for him. He found the area way too crowded and devoid of opportunity for the success he’d hoped for, and after three years of misery he happily came home.

186 Enfield303 June 27, 2014 at 2:56 PM

@Nytemuvr

The wasp spray worked just fine. I was able to spray away from everything else so it worked out well. For me anyway.. Took Miss Widow awhile to go though. I should of left the body hanging as a warning to others, but had to sweep out her massive web.

187 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I was right. It was brutal at work today. :sigh:
And it’s not over. I’ll be going in on Sunday to try and fix a couple of other issues with the same chamber.

188 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Last.

189 KAD June 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM

LAST!

190 Small Quake nearby June 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

M1.6 – 2km SSW of Clayton, California
2014-06-27 19:19:42 UTC
Earthquake location 37.919°N, 121.946°W
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SummaryLocation and Magnitude contributed by: Northern California Seismic System, UC Berkeley and USGS Menlo ParkGeneral

California
37.919°N, 121.946°W
Depth: 2.7km (1.7mi)
Event Time
2014-06-27 19:19:42 UTC
2014-06-27 12:19:42 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
2014-06-27 12:19:42 UTC-07:00 system time
Location
37.919°N 121.946°W depth=2.7km (1.7mi)

Nearby Cities
2km (1mi) SSW of Clayton, California
9km (6mi) SE of Concord, California
10km (6mi) E of Walnut Creek, California
10km (6mi) ESE of Pleasant Hill, California
83km (52mi) SSW of Sacramento, California

191 ChampagneKitty June 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Last.

192 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Last

193 Atticus Thraxx June 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I don’t want to be last, if I am, I bequeath it to Kitty. Last.

194 KAD June 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Last again.

195 Atticus Thraxx June 27, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Sweet Baby Jesus Killjoy! You gotta stop hanging around people you meet on the internet. :)

196 Marianne June 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Laaasssssttttt! :-)

197 ChampagneKitty June 27, 2014 at 8:38 PM

That was very sweet of you to think of me, Atticus.

Congratulations to Marianne for being last.

198 Etta J. June 27, 2014 at 10:33 PM

At Laaaaaaaaaaast!

199 ChampagneKitty June 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Sorry, Etta J. You’re too late. Marianne was the last one in before the new Whatever thread went up.

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