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Enigma last won the day on October 2 2011

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  1. A quick update and a mea culpa. For most of my adult life I've been a reactionary ass. From my teen years until I had children not much mattered to me besides my opinion and I made sure everyone knew it. A couple of years ago I reassessed my outlook and since then have made a conscious effort to be less reactionary, more calculating and to evaluate other points of view before I speak and act. "Tis better to remain silent and be perceived a fool than speak and confirm the suspicion" is an adage I try to follow now. Last week I failed miserably at this. I reacted to something that I saw, ran my mouth and acted like an imbecile. I'd like to apologize to all for that. Especially to the owner of the display that I took issue with. A short time after I posted I realized that even though I disagreed with the message, this is AMERICA, and one of the things that makes out country great is the RIGHT to say what you want and do what you want on your own property. Peacefully of course. There was no violent, threatening or negative connotations in the lawn display but a simple show of support for a group seeking equality. The owners of the house with the display were exercising their right to free expression and I crapped on that. It was very, very poor form on my part to condemn their message and how they exercised their rights. Quite frankly I was lucky I wasnt met with a hail of bullets or a lawsuit the way people discuss issues in today's world. So, fwiw, I have made two attempts to stop by the house with the display and apologize for being a dickhead. No one was home either time. I may try one more time but honestly at this point I may let sleeping dogs lie and try not to make the situation worse.
  2. I appreciate that info. I was not aware of that connection.
  3. Let's not screw this story up with anything like a fact or cognitive thought my friend lol. I used photoshop a little back in the day but I ain't no artist and don't know if my new bud is either. As someone once said "I have a plan". And yes. Yes I do. After reflection I've decided it's my moral obligation to make this right. I will update you peeps when I can . . .
  4. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your brother's passing. May he now be at peace and you always find a smile in his memory. Sincerely, E.
  5. If only I had time lol. I have a job, a side biz and couple teenagers to look after. I'd have to schedule a time to "protest" with you. I do have a spare minute this afternoon though after I pound some brewskies, beat my dog and shoot my M4. I ll be on the hunt for a cheap white chair later and may drop it off at my new friend's place. I'll let you know how that goes lol.
  6. Rattler you've got to be kidding! A white chair is absolutely required to be all inclusive is it not? I saw this and was immediately "triggered". My heartbeat sped up, my mouth got dry and I briefly considered calling the police. I felt ostracized and subordinate. The racial injustice exhibited by this display was almost too much for my caucasian brain to process. Somehow I managed however, to summon the courage from within to fight this social inequality! When the owner of the property stepped out from behind his fence and we made eye contact I almost lost my mettle. His tie dye shirt, birkenstocks and dreadlocks were very very intimidating. His pale white legs and skinny arms almost made me turn and runaway. I held it together though! "Good morning" I said sheepishly. "Good morning" he replied. "Nice display" I said, "It's very powerful" Beaming with a broad smile he says "Its supposed to be. We need unity and inclusiveness to fight for justice. These are very bad times." Pondering my response for moment I asked his permission to make a comment. "Yes" "Where's the white chair?" I queried. For a second he looked like a dog in quizzical wonderment. You know when a dog looks at you and tilts its head back and forth trying to process a command? His smile immediately faded. I think I even heard him huff in disdain. "You need to get a white chair and put it right next to that dark one in the middle" I said. "We all need to learn to get along right?" He looked at me, rolled his eyes and walked back down his driveway. Thank god he didnt become violent! I took a long drag off my Camel light, calmed myself down and got the hell out of the area. I don't go looking for trouble, somehow it just finds me.
  7. Seriously?!?! I thought it might take a bit for someone to make note of it but Engraver nailed it within 30 minutes of me posting! I should have known better lol. Yes indeed, we are missing a white chair.
  8. I had an hour to kill this afternoon before attending a commencement. Cruising around a neighboring village I found myself on a very stately side street. I was admiring the nice architecture, the very neat and nicely done landscaping. Some very what I would call "classy" homes. I was impressed. Then I saw something that caught my eye. I travelled on but knew I had to turn around, go back and get a pic. I can assure you this is an original pic, taken by myself today! I took the pic from the street and from inside my car. I did crop and zoom it to better illustrate the subject matter but it's not been altered and it's not from the net. I thought something was missing from the display. Look closely and tell us what you think might be missing. Please keep your responses clean lol. Bonus points awarded for hunting humor and mentions of semi-auto weapons. Know ahead of time however that I already have you beat. I had a quick chat with the person that set it up and it was epic . . .
  9. Congratulations. A great accomplishment and the first of many for your son I'm sure. My oldest will be doing the same in a week.
  10. Utica Craigslist. Not mine but if anyone's interested I can look at it for you. Pressure Canner - farm & garden - by owner - sale https://utica.craigslist.org/grd/d/utica-pressure-canner/7132151231.html
  11. Exactly. But not for the reasons I think you're proposing. Those "descendants" have been systematically lectured to for years and years, through misinformation, reckless public policy and now professional political organizations, that grievance, even resulting in violence, is justified for retribution of past wrongs. The "oppressed" are constantly reminded and continually agitated to believe that their place in human society isn't equal to others. That opportunities and "rights" are still being denied them based on color or gender or some other percieved bias, even after years and years of attempted reconciliation and countless social and financial policies to make amends and move forward. Unfortunately certain societal groups will always be subject to and accept the rhetoric and hyperbole of "leaders" and activists to keep the cause for "justice", even though phantom, alive well and ongoing. There has always been substantial money and power to be gained in manipulating the naive, none more than now.
  12. No. High cbg and cbd hemp. Completely legit. Our group doesn't screw with the NYS system. The ridiculous thing is there could be a flat of 420 mixed in and you simply could not tell the difference. From seed to harvest they look, grow and smell the same. At least that's what I'm told It's simply a matter of the chemical composition at time of testing. Classification as hemp or 420 is based on a completely arbitrary by weight percentage the fed's dreamt up. Too much THC = weed. Less than 0.3% is hemp. Other than the chemical makeup the plants are very very similar.
  13. When I had a family at home I canned quite a few quarts. Now that it's just me and the gf pints are plenty. Good thing with a quart is that your second helping of protein can keep in the fridge for awhile after the jar is opened. Chicken and venison are staples we always have. We've also canned ground venison, lean ground beef and ground pork. Wild turkey legs were not the greatest haha. Most of the time it's just salt and a flavor cube added. Gives you options at cook time. I tend to go mild on the spices in the jars and add later if need be. That being said check the web. Many many recipes out there from mild to wild. We ran venison pints once with perhaps 5 different recipes, one or two jars of each kind. All were good but we ended up liking just the straight up salt and I think it was a taco version best. If its fresh protein you can can it. If you keep clean and always follow a proven recipe you're good to go. Also, like you said, a great reason to knock over an Oct. doe!