Archive | March 6, 2021

ON MY SOAPBOX…I gotta do what?


WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY

 

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer. Heyerdahl is notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between societies.

I do not wish to appear more intelligent than I am because my readers love me for being simple minded. So I confess….I do not recall having ever heard of Thor Heyerdahl in my entire life. 

I am sure of this one fact. If anyone had made a statue of Thor, in America, it would have been defaced with spray paint by the BLM Artists, beheaded and tossed into the ocean. Simply because, being from Norway, Thor would have matched the lighter colors on the Sherwin Williams paint chart, if you know what I mean. (wink, nod)

The only reason I stumbled across Thor Heyerdahl’s name is because I read a quote from him that I appreciate.

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
-Thor Heyerdahl-

The reason I appreciate Thor’s words of wisdom is because I have one of the new and improved, agitator-free washing machines. They use less water. I like that….I am a Conservative, you know. 

On the down side, I must Wash my Washing Machine occasionally or it will smell as if “it used less water when washing my clothes.” My manual recommends Tide cleaner, so I use any brand other than Tide because I like to spread the wealth around.

My dishwasher also requires a special Washing now.

All this, in the name of progress. As my newfound friend, Thor Heyerdahl pointed out:

Let’s complicate simplicity.

( I am considering buying a new vacuum cleaner, but I will keep the old one just in case I have to…..

Vacuum my new Vacuum.)

 

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church :: Outreach

Ahhh, Now I understand…

 

1934 Series 100 Dollar Bill | Learn the Current Value

Not sure why, but this seems to make sense…scary.

It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewan town of Pumphandle, and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.

The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her “services” on credit. The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner. The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves. No one produced anything. No one earned anything … However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism!!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a Stimulus Package works.

 

1934 Series 100 Dollar Bill | Learn the Current Value

Good Stuff

 

Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before.

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.

Never become irritable waiting for things to get better. If you’ll be patient, you’ll find that you can wait much faster.

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.

Things will get better, despite our efforts to improve them.

 

THE SPHINX—SOME THINK CLEARLY AND SOME DON’T

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NANCY WANTS THE 6,000 NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS TO STAY IN DC 2 MORE MONTHS.  SHE WANTS THEM FOREVER–DO YOU REMEMBER  OBAMA’S WISH FOR A NATIONAL POLICE FORCE ?

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/04/national-guard-requested-at-capitol-for-two-more-months/

Their purpose is to keep people who aren’t BLM/Antifa from protesting.

Nancy has them sleeping on concrete and eating poison food with metal shavings in it.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/03/national-guard-troops-at-capitol-sick-after-eating-raw-meat-report/

https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/rep-greene-tweets-dr-seuss-rhyme-targeting-joe-biden/

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Check this out.

https://justthenews.com/nation/technology/wikipedia-co-founder-launching-competitor-website-upset-about-pro-socialism

Bernie would be a funny little creep if he was in a private business.

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/03/02/cartoon-n129569

https://thefederalist.com/

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I bet a million people could afford this place.  I would turn it into an office for a nonprofit organization and raise mice, or a church.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/02/only-20-families-in-the-world-can-afford-this-beverly-hills-house/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2021/03/04/yes-its-a-crisis-n2585693

https://www.newsmax.com/

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Was It A Mistake Editor:  Is this about mistakes, LL ?

To Err Is Human Cat:  Some and some not.  People aren’t really at the top of the evolutionary scale.

http://uacorporate.com/6-uniform-fails-you-must-see-to-believe/

Here are more fashion items.

https://nypost.com/article/how-these-fashion-trends-became-banished-and-beloved/

Our government has sold us out and we just reelected the traitors.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/microchip-computers-spy-supermicro/2021/02/15/id/1010040/

These states/people are thinking clearly.

https://justthenews.com/nation/free-speech/states-taking-lead-counter-big-tech-assault-conservative-speech

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/virus-outbreak-military-vaccinations/2021/02/17/id/1010438/

Captain Mahoney was thinking clearly.

https://www.chonday.com/16590/harrierlj2/

A lot of stupid thinking went into this.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/02/27/washington-band-students-bubbles-n2585381

Prophecies are in fashion.

https://babylonbee.com/video/31

The Sphinx supports the sport of golf.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/01/how-collin-morikawa-honored-tiger-woods-with-girlfriend-and-dogs-help/

https://nypost.com/2020/09/12/meet-pga-championship-winner-collin-morikawas-secret-weapon/

Johnny Nash died.

Hannah Covered Bridge

WGN – 37-22-02 Hannah Covered Bridge – Built in 1936 in Linn County by Linn County spanning Thomas Creek on Camp Morrison Dr., single span, 105 feet long, Howe trusses

7-panel truss. The Hannah Bridge is built from the state’s standard 105-foot Howe truss design which is clearly visible through its large open sides.

PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Perseverance Takes a Spin
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Mars 2020

Explanation: After arriving at Jezero Crater on Mars, Perseverance went for a spin on March 4. This sharp image from the car-sized rover’s Navcam shows tracks left by its wheels in the martian soil. In preparation for operations on the surface of the Red Planet, its first drive lasted about 33 minutes. On a short and successful test drive Perseverance moved forward 4 meters, made a 150 degree turn, backed up for 2.5 meters, and now occupies a different parking space at its newly christened Octavia E. Butler Landing location. Though the total travel distance of the rover’s first outing was about 6.5 meters (21 feet), regular commutes of 200 meters or more can be expected in the future.

Tomorrow’s picture: stellar nursery in infrared