What a mess.

identifying gaffers tape

I’m try­ing to hold this blog togeth­er with tape and string. I just moved all the data and it was very old so I’m try­ing to find a tem­plate to use and that all has my head spin­ning. I don’t want to code this thing.

Any­way please just ignore the mess.

False messages

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The flags read: AUBX RNQTHGBQKJ

A | I have a div­er down; keep well clear at slow speed.

U | You are run­ning into danger.

B | I am tak­ing in, dis­charg­ing, or car­ry­ing dan­ger­ous cargo.

X | Stop car­ry­ing out your inten­tions and watch for my signals.

N | None.

Q | Ship meets health regs; request clear­ance into port.

T | Keep clear; engaged in trawling.

H | I have a pilot on board.

G | I require a pilot.

B | I am tak­ing in, dis­charg­ing, or car­ry­ing dan­ger­ous cargo.

O | Man overboard.

K | I wish to com­mu­ni­cate with you.

J | I am on fire and have dan­ger­ous car­go; keep clear.

No words.

I real­ize that I’ve had very few words recent­ly here at the blog. I would like to say that it’s moments of inde­ci­sion or give a con­sid­er­ably long response hav­ing to do with all the things going on in my life. But, that’s not it.

It’s sum­mer.

Resentment and Union Breaking

Leav­ing work­ers hang­ing out to dry helps cre­ate ani­mos­i­ty for union work­ers. All part of the “shrink­ing” of gov­ern­ment the Repub­li­cans cre­ate hatred for work­ers in unions who have bar­gain­ing pow­er. The union work­ers have bar­gained for the things every work­er wants and are demo­nized for secur­ing those things, espe­cial­ly pen­sions. It’s dis­gust­ing. And it’s how one cit­i­zen turns against anoth­er. It’s the next log­i­cal step after blam­ing undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants. These are ugly times.

It’s too hot, too hot. Just too darn HOT.


Low tonight 78°, whaaa… This is the cur­rent tem­per­a­ture. 94° at 7:45 pm. The low is going to be a chilly 78 degrees. At least in the desert it gets cool at night. An air-con­di­tioned bunker sounds like a good idea. Rain in the for­cast does­n’t seem to be poised to give much relief. A good time to hun­ker down and work or see movies. I’m so confused.

Freezing out women : sexism ski jumping in Olympics

I had no idea. Did you? Did you know that women are not allowed to com­pete in Ski Jump­ing in the win­ter olympics? Did you know that a woman holds the WORLD RECORD? Watch this piece and as you get more angry as you find out more — get angy and speak out. I will post resources to take action as I find them. If you know of any orga­ni­za­tions that will help please com­ment here.