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The Old Farmers Almanac is predicting a nasty winter. Doubt they are correct as I have a brandy new show blower thingy that will make snow removal easy. I am betting on an easy Winter. 

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August 25, 2014 at 5:58 am

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Whoo hoo!

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Program your PVR. This weekend Peter Capaldi takes over as the the twelfth Doctor. 

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August 23, 2014 at 6:36 am

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Worth repeating

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August 19, 2014 at 6:21 am

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Swing hard, Buddy

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Damn, I am sorry to see this.  Another guy I was genuinely fond of is gone.

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August 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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50 years ago today

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The US launched the war in Vietnam. A lifetime ago and a memory that still makes me shiver. 

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August 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Drill baby, drill

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The drilling frenzy is escalating at a fast and furious pace in agricultural counties throughout California. Drilling permits are being issued in record numbers, raising concerns that this unregulated activity may deplete the aquifer. It has already drained water away from residents – many of them poor Hispanic farm workers – who depend on groundwater from shallow wells, some that date back 60 years and reach no farther than 50 feet to 85 feet under.

Yeah, the more wells you drill, the more wells are going to go dry,” Robledo said.

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August 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

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Occupy

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I confess I was disinterested in the movement. Then I see stuff like this.  Perhaps if the Occupy participants could have done a better job of defining a goal I might have been more focused on the psudu protest. When I look back I realize it might have been an opportunity for the sheep to get out the pitchforks. 

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August 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

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Middle class

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Another indication of the middle class being destroyed.  Although trite, the rich get richer and the rest of us spiral down. How long will it be before the pitchforks come out?

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August 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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Stuff

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As I get older I find ‘stuff’ less important. Don’t misunderstand, I enjoy my toys but they are not really all that important.  It is the little things that become important.  This, which my daughter have me when visited Switzerland has become a real treasure. 

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August 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

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As expected

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CBC has reported Cavendish Farms is using the closure of its competition’s plant to push for more high-capacity wells.


In a statement, Ron Clow, the vice president of the Irving-owned New Annan plant, said news that McCain Foods is closing is difficult for Islanders.

For shame. Will the sheep let them do it?

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August 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm

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