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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Last post by RE on Today at 07:57:38 PM »
I killed and skinned and field dressed four pigs this afternoon. Probably 250 pounds of meat.

The .22 was a little on the light side and I ended up shooting most of them twice, but it worked well enough. Not much suffering. The noise wasn't loud enough to spook them. I shot the ones that were escapees.

The freezer is about three-quarters full now. It took me a while to get back in the swing of it. I did one, and then I did the other three at the same time. Hung 'em up on the tractor front-end grapple, which worked well.

I learned some things that I'll try to use to make it easier next time, but overall it went well, and my skinning knife worked well. I've had it a long time and hadn't used it. It's one of those small Gerber's with a short hooked blade and a hole in the blade for your index finger. Good design. I was gonna post a pic, but I can't find it. Sort of like this one, but mine is a short fixed blade, and the hole in the blade is made to put your finger in for a brace.



My back is killing me though. I just showered and popped 800 mg of ibuprofen.

Only 250 lbs of meat from 4 pigs?  They must have been pretty small porkies.

Next time you pull off one of these mass pig murders, you MUST set up a vidcam on a tripod so we can see the ACTION!

Are the back ribs nice and FATTY?

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 07:32:43 PM »
I also made use of some large shrubbery nippers and my rechargeable sawzall.



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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 07:22:35 PM »
I killed and skinned and field dressed four pigs this afternoon. Probably 250 pounds of meat.

The .22 was a little on the light side and I ended up shooting most of them twice, but it worked well enough. Not much suffering. The noise wasn't loud enough to spook them. I shot the ones that were escapees.

The freezer is about three-quarters full now. It took me a while to get back in the swing of it. I did one, and then I did the other three at the same time. Hung 'em up on the tractor front-end grapple, which worked well.

I learned some things that I'll try to use to make it easier next time, but overall it went well, and my skinning knife worked well. I've had it a long time and hadn't used it. It's one of those small Gerber's with a short hooked blade and a hole in the blade for your index finger. Good design. I was gonna post a pic, but I can't find it. Sort of like this one, but mine is a short fixed blade, and the hole in the blade is made to put your finger in for a brace.



My back is killing me though. I just showered and popped 800 mg of ibuprofen.

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https://www.vox.com/midterm-elections/2018/9/23/17893424/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-debate-botham-jean

Ted Cruz tweets out viral Beto O’Rourke video in a bizarre move
It’s either a massive self-own or a racist dog whistle.
By Emily Stewart Sep 23, 2018, 3:53pm EDT


Sen. Ted Cruz makes his final remarks as Rep. Beto O’Rourke looks on during a debate in Dallas, Texas in September 2018. Photo by Tom Fox-Pool/Getty

One of the candidates running for the United States Senate in Texas on Friday tweeted out a video of Beto O’Rourke speaking passionately about the murder of Botham Shem Jean in his home by a police officer and calling for justice. That candidate was Ted Cruz.

The Republican senator raised eyebrows after on Friday he posted a video on Twitter showing O’Rourke, his Democratic rival, speaking to a crowd about Jean’s murder. Jean, a 26-year-old black man, was killed by off-duty police officer Amber Guyger in his own Dallas apartment on September 6 after she claims she mistakenly walked in, believing it was her home.

“In Beto O’Rourke’s own words,” Cruz tweeted, linking to a video of O’Rourke speaking at a Dallas church after the shooting, saying this:

    How can it be, in this day and age, in this very year, in this community, that a young man, African American, in his own apartment is shot and killed by a police officer? And when we all want justice and the facts and the information to make an informed decision, what is released to the public? That he had a small amount of marijuana in his kitchen. How can that be just in this country? How can we continue to lose the lives of unarmed black men in the United States of America at the hands of white police officers? That is not justice. That is not us. That can and must change. Are you with me on this?

It’s not entirely clear what Cruz was trying to get at with the video, which among many liberals had become yet another viral clip of O’Rourke speaking to supporters on the campaign trail. Before sharing it, Cruz in a separate tweet said that O’Rourke, currently a member of the House of Representatives, “sides against the police.”

If the point he was trying to make was that O’Rourke was anti-law enforcement, this is an odd way to do it. The lawmaker in the clip is calling for justice for an unarmed black man who was killed while sitting at home in his own apartment, doing absolutely nothing wrong. And he was pointing to a broad problem in the United States of police brutality and racial disparities in policing, not attacking police officers.

Some people on Twitter laughed Cruz’s tweet out as a tone-deaf unforced error. “Senator, you are a Grand Master of the Self-Own,” actor Michael McKean tweeted.

Mediaite columnist John Ziegler called the tweet a “tremendously bad self-own.”

Others, however, pointed out the racial undertones of Cruz’s tweet: Because unless he was actually trying to boost his opponent, Cruz was seemingly suggesting that O’Rourke was wrong in calling for justice for an unarmed black man shot in his home by a white police officer.

Cruz has been revealingly careful about his remarks on Jean’s murder. He’s criticized O’Rourke and other Democrats for being too “quick to always blame the police officer,” even though Guyger has been charged with manslaughter and has admitted she killed Jean, though she says the shooting was accidental.

In an interview with Fox 26 Houston earlier this month, Cruz used bizarre wording about the shooting, saying “the individual” — Jean — was “at home in his apartment and found himself murdered.” He said Guyger “may have been in the wrong” and called the shooting a “tragic situation.”
O’Rourke wants to talk about racial injustice. Cruz seems like he might be trying to appeal to racists.

Cruz hasn’t offered up any explanation for tweeting out the O’Rourke video, nor has he taken it down. He’s followed it up with several tweets supporting law enforcement. It would seem as though he’s trying to emphasize a dividing line between black people and the police and indicate that he’s clearly on the side of the police — even if they’re in the wrong.

For O’Rourke, racial injustice has been an important talking point in his campaign. A video of him discussing black NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice went viral over the summer.

As Vox’s Tara Golshan wrote, from the very start of a debate with Cruz on Friday, O’Rourke made it clear he was speaking to people of color in Texas. “Whether speaking directly about police brutality, gun control, marijuana legalization, the opioid crisis, or responding to his own past arrest for driving drunk, O’Rourke demonstrated that racial injustice is among his biggest priorities,” Golshan wrote.

During the debate, he was also asked about Jean. His response could be fodder for a follow-up video from Cruz:

    With the tragic shooting death, you have another unarmed black man killed in this country by law enforcement. No member of law enforcement wants that to happen. No member of this community wants that to happen. We got to do something better than what we’ve been doing so far.

    African Americans represent 13 percent of the population in this country. They represent one-third of those who are shot by law enforcement. We have something wrong. If we have the largest prison population on the face of the planet and it is comprised of people of color, we have something wrong in this country.

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The Diner Pantry / Re: Seeking a Signature Steak 🥩 Sandwich
« Last post by RE on Today at 05:59:53 PM »
I write mainly for myself on whatever is occupying my mind in a given week.

If you used a program like Keepnote you could make posts to yourself and embed pictures too.  I'm experimenting with it.

You can do that with a word processor or html editor.

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We could each have our own copy of a naked supermodel eating a steak and nobody would even know.

The NSA would know.  Besides that, why would I want a picture of a naked supermodel eating a steak? ???  :icon_scratch:

RE

An HTML editor is primitive in comparison.  It has to be easy to do and the NSA already knows.

Because you like steak.

It's not Rocket Science to use an HTML editor.  ::)  And if I was concerned with what the NSA knows, I would encrypt and not connect to the web at all.  These issues do not trouble me.

It's true I LOVE STEAK.  The naked supermodel eating it would destroy the beauty of the Naked STEAK.  The STEAK should fill up the whole frame of the graphic.

Now for some more STEAK Porn...




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To help autonomous vehicles solve inclement conditions, WaveSense will sell a sensor that can see below the ground.

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow.

It’s a known problem in the field, and vaguely embarrassing when the end result is supposed to be robots sophisticated enough to navigate the uncertainties of traffic and improve on lackluster human perception. In Boston, where NuTonomy has been road testing autonomous vehicles in cooperation with city planning officials, snow and seagulls have emerged as two of the biggest obstacles. “Snow not only alters the vehicle’s traction but also changes how the vehicle’s cameras and sensors perceive the street,” concluded a study by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-17/self-driving-cars-still-can-t-handle-bad-weather
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The Diner Pantry / Re: Seeking a Signature Steak 🥩 Sandwich
« Last post by K-Dog on Today at 05:05:32 PM »
I write mainly for myself on whatever is occupying my mind in a given week.

If you used a program like Keepnote you could make posts to yourself and embed pictures too.  I'm experimenting with it.

You can do that with a word processor or html editor.

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We could each have our own copy of a naked supermodel eating a steak and nobody would even know.

The NSA would know.  Besides that, why would I want a picture of a naked supermodel eating a steak? ???  :icon_scratch:

RE

An HTML editor is primitive in comparison.  It has to be easy to do and the NSA already knows.

Because you like steak.
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The Diner Pantry / Re: Seeking a Signature Steak 🥩 Sandwich
« Last post by RE on Today at 05:02:36 PM »
I write mainly for myself on whatever is occupying my mind in a given week.

If you used a program like Keepnote you could make posts to yourself and embed pictures too.  I'm experimenting with it.

You can do that with a word processor or html editor.

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We could each have our own copy of a naked supermodel eating a steak and nobody would even know.

The NSA would know.  Besides that, why would I want a picture of a naked supermodel eating a steak? ???  :icon_scratch:

RE
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Geopolitics / Re: 👮‍♂️ Why Police Kill So Often
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 04:35:03 PM »

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And you never did answer the questions about "Picturing Christ."

What questions about "Picturing Christ"? How are you possibly trying to connect a brief blog I created to anything being discussed here?

Blurdyblurdyblur.

It has nothing to do with the topic, ideologue. I'll give you credit for displaying right wing attribute #1: projection. Wingnuts ALWAYs accuse others of that for which they are guilty. You have drifted so far to the right that I'm surprised the sun shines where you are.

The reason I brought up the consistently avoided topic of you failed blog, and the disavowal of all of your previous writings, is to underline your moral vacuity. You took it all down (and attempted to erase history) so it wouldn't fuck up your legal career. A point you have studiously avoided, since you became Mammon's gobblecock. For some reason, you've decided to advance talking points for the people who would kick your mom, fist your toddler and burn a cross in the yards where immigrants live.

The people you support are clammy gas station dwellers. Motherless roach people. Buckets of goat puke. Lobotomized bruise collectors, scrotal tumors, and racist cop-humpers.

By all means, take your argument to the family of someone who has been summarily executed by a cop, and let us know how it goes for you.Or have your next of kin do it.

To return to the point of the thread, police kill so often because they can, with very little apparent consequence. And they are enabled by scoundrels like you.
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Geological & Cosmological Events / Yellowstone Update
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 04:11:25 PM »

If this isn’t the big one, it certainly ranks as a strange one – strange enough that parts of Yellowstone National Park have been shut down. A thermal spring that has only erupted three times in the past 60 years made the fourth a memorable one this week as it spewed enough steam, water, rocks and debris 30 feet into the air, forcing the park to close a popular observation boardwalk and other areas to protect tourists. This triggered other nearby geyser eruptions and comes on top of Steamboat Geyser, Yellowstone’s largest, shooting boiling water up to 300 feet in the air for an hour and fifteen minutes – the latest eruption in its most active year since 1982. And then there was the guy caught urinating into a geyser … is this really a good time to insult the supervolcano under Yellowstone?


https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/09/geyser-launching-hot-rocks-forces-partial-yellowstone-closure/
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