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Posted on 02/19/2023 8.25 AM

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 8:25:47 AM

Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 8:27:07 AM
In #42 Occasional Reader said: So, during the fighting in the “hedgerow country“ in France in the weeks following D-day, I wonder if that ever happened that an American, Canadian, or British reconnaissance squad on their way out, worried about being fired upon on their way back, told their sentries; “if there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now”?

It's just a spring clean for the Brit Queen

JCM 2/19/2023 10:38:58 AM

My bad... wife's Prius (hangs head ins shame) stranded her and I had to go rescue her.

In my defense we bought in when she was doing home visit physical therapy and wanted high mileage vehicle.

I make up for the Prius by driving a full. size pick up.

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 11:13:17 AM

Reply to JCM in 2:

My wife has A 2012 Honda Fit, and I have a 2017. Hers needed inspection, but is doing well, with only 75K miles. They don't make the Fit anymore, and the CIvic has bad rear and side visibility (thanks, government, for mandating rollover protection when sedans don't roll over much and are much more likely to be in a side collision)

So I looked at an HR-V. HUGE to me; won't fit in 2/3 of our driveway and still have room to get the snowblower by. And I felt I had LESS room in it!

lucius septimius 2/19/2023 12:09:53 PM
Spending ten days away.  It's been a good trip - very relaxing.  I needed a vacation.
Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 12:24:06 PM

In #2 JCM said: I make up for the Prius by driving a full. size pick up.

Why I Am Against Saving the Planet - (and why you should be, too)

We are constantly being exhorted to “save the planet.” Indeed, saving the planet has become the de facto religion of politicians, business elites, and intellectuals in the West, replacing Christianity’s earlier mission of saving individual souls. But what does the environmentalist slogan actually mean? On examination, the phrase means saving the planet from us—that is, from human beings and our works.

The notion of a self-regulating ecosystem disturbed by human activity that would automatically restore itself to a “natural” condition if not for human interference is another bit of unscientific nonsense taken on faith by the green lobby. The evidence suggests that greenhouse gasses in the industrial era have warmed the Earth’s atmosphere. But it is also true that global temperatures have fluctuated wildly for billions of years, most recently in the Pleistocene ice ages. Human civilization developed in one of several warm “interglacial” spells following repeated expansions of ice to cover much of the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to fluctuations like these, there are catastrophic events that alter the climate and wipe out many species, like the asteroid or comet thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs and many other animals and plants on Earth. Contrary to what you would assume listening to green propaganda, if the human race vanished tomorrow the climate would not “stabilize” but would continue to fluctuate dramatically over time—at least until the gradual warming of the sun evaporates the oceans and turns the Earth into a steam-shrouded desert world in half a billion years, if the predictions of contemporary astrophysicists are correct.

But there is a crucial difference, according to the belief system of environmentalists. If an asteroid annihilates the dinosaurs, that is natural and not a crime. But if a local species of frog becomes extinct because officials drain a malarial swamp and replace it with a civic water reservoir that saves millions of people from infectious diseases, that is mass murder (of frogs).

In short—every single modification of nature by humanity is evil by definition, according to the popular conception of environmentalism.


JCM 2/19/2023 12:52:41 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 5:

I'd have to dig it out, probably at Bjørn Lomborg's site. Using the IPCC models if the US met the Green New Deal's goals by 2035 the effects on temperature would be 0.01°C which is a fraction of the errors of the models. In other words they would destroy the economy for no effect.

It the destruction of the US economy which is real goal... pay attention to Klaus Schwab.

JCM 2/19/2023 12:55:57 PM

Opened my property tax assessment.

25% increase over last year.

$730 a month.


Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 1:36:49 PM

Reply to JCM in 7:

We're paying around $1300/quarter. Town is a cheap one.

I do wish they would spend the money to paint the lines on the roads; with few streetlights it is hard to tell where the edge of the road is on a dark night.

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 1:54:17 PM

In #6 JCM said: It the destruction of the US economy which is real goal... pay attention to Klaus Schwab.

I started writing a novel in which the environmental movement was started by aliens who want to settle Earth but would rather Mankind killed itself off than go through the messy and expensive job of killing us themselves. 

I was pulling a lot into it, but the last time I looked at it, it was so poorly written I gave up.

It included the aliens figuring out the psychology of popular music and TV to make everyone stupid.

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 2:17:11 PM

In #9 Kosh's Shadow said: It included the aliens figuring out the psychology of popular music and TV to make everyone stupid.

That was inspired by the song Imagine

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 2:45:41 PM

So the Brits haven't yet linked this site to far right supremacists

As long as we don't read Shakespeare, 1984, Beowulf, etc.

Prevent casts a wide net. The UK’s Daily Mail reported Friday that among the “potential signs of far-Right extremism” and “key texts” for “white nationalists/supremacists” that Prevent flagged were the “comedies Yes Minister and The Thick Of It, the 1955 epic war film The Dam Busters, and even The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare.”

And much more: “A report by Prevent’s Research Information and Communications Unit (RICU) described how far-Right extremists promoted ‘reading lists’ on online bulletin boards.” These include “The Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent, 1984 by George Orwell and the poems of GK Chesterton. It also referenced films including The Bridge On The River Kwai, The Great Escape and Zulu.”

Other books, shows and films on Prevent’s list included that bane of freshmen literature majors everywhere, Beowulf, and other monumental works including Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Historian and broadcaster Andrew Roberts marveled: “This is truly extraordinary. This is the reading list of anyone who wants a civilised, liberal, cultured education.”

JCM 2/19/2023 2:48:43 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 11:'

The Canon of Western Civilization is "right wing extremism".

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 2:53:08 PM

In #12 JCM said: The Canon of Western Civilization is "right wing extremism".

We need more cannon! But we don't have writers of the same caliber.

Occasional Reader 2/19/2023 3:13:32 PM

At 2::30 this morning, Little OR came into my room, said “daddy, I don’t feel good”, and vomited… on me.  That is, on the blanket that was on top of me. Which actually made clean up fairly easy.


today he’s been fine, just with a low fever coming and going during the course of the day.

JCM 2/19/2023 3:24:59 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 14:

Ahhh the joys of parenting.... 

When they're teens, it's I crashed my bike or skate board and broken bones.

lucius septimius 2/19/2023 3:42:40 PM

In #14 Occasional Reader said:

Ah yes, I remember those days.  All of the kids vomited on me at some point.  Luckily it hasn't happened for a very long time.

Occasional Reader 2/19/2023 3:46:21 PM

Reply to JCM in 15: Reply to lucius septimius in 16:

he felt terrible about having done it, and I had to coax him around to the point of view that it was actually kind of funny.

JCM 2/19/2023 4:01:52 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 17:

Can't be mad at 'em. They're feeling miserable enough any way.

It's the classic... "I don't feel well... urp!"

Some toast and ginger ale!

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 4:48:29 PM

Reply to JCM in 18:

I remember being fed baked potato too, when I'd get sick.

Sweet ginger ale was my favorite those times.

Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 4:49:25 PM
Kosh's Shadow 2/19/2023 4:56:46 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 20:

And a sequel

Occasional Reader 2/19/2023 5:42:51 PM

I was a fan of Ginger ale when I was sick, my sister preferred 7-Up. Or maybe it was the other way around.

Little OR doesn’t like any kind of soda or fizzy drink, so it’s not even an issue.  (I guess there are worse problems then to have a little kid who does NOT like soda pop.)

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