Thursday, 24 April 2008
A new high,,3635 peeps,,rollin' then rockin' while straightening Dixies curves,,what TJ said,,and a crazy talkin' eeeevil man.
I am tickled to say THANK YOU to the folks who have helped push my pg vw counts up to 3719 on the 21st of this month as a high since Jan.15th which was 3774.
(my previous high was 4048 back in December,,thank you for that too.
My average daily vws have risen to allmost a hundred per day.
When I logged in to make this post the monthly sofar total was at 3627 w/110 vws yesterday.
(yet at 2a it showed 106 and 3635,,schizoid!)
I will say it again,,I am pleased,,surprised too,,but pleased plumb purply pink over it.
Thank You very much.
I sincerely appreciate it.
For those who have been reading along,,and patiently waiting for the continuation of Wee!Gee!,,I have finished part 24:
After we roll,,so do rings of smoke,,an anchor 'a-way-ting',,da sak speaks,confesses and makes an offer,,we stroll,,then roll,,to moisten the cotton,,and observe an illusionary role?Meet a mole,,then come out of the hole,,rockin' Detroit style!Idling thru to,,Straighten Old Dixies curves,,and obliterate the Death Star on the way to land on The Planet of Whispering Palms to rescue stranded compatriots.
Find out in:
We had a different tech re-process that allegedly 'blank' film I mentioned a while back.Like I thought,,the first tech either sluffed off or wasn't any good to begin with.Allthough not all have been finished yet,,it appears I got more good shots than I had thought.Er,,well,,more better shots,,since I won't call them exactly good.I am contemplating using one of 'real cameras' we have since you still have to have the 'disposables' developed so I'm thinking that I may as well have the added 'focusing' options they provide.
So,,now,,I have more pics that I will present here,,eventually.
Now,,for a 'mistaken belief' concerning a founding fathers words and 'the wall of separation' so many have their panties in a wad over,,but only as it has bearing on a famous Judeo-Christian religion,,apparently.
How come so many folks seem to insist on using T.Jeffersons letters as tools in their attempts to remove any reference to Christianity from the public venues of this country?It really irks me to no end that so many folks have fallen for the concept that these two letters have any bearing to removing any semblance of religion from the 'public square' or advocating 'state' so much as saying 'boo' regarding an issue regarding any persons religion,let alone saying state should govern any persons rights to free expression of it.
IOW,,IMHsmellyO,,like I recently told michaelbrown2000 in the excite political board,,those who use it as a tool to back up their apparent 'prejudism' against any expression of Judeo-Christian religion in public,,are either 'illiterate',,foolishly following assumptions,,victims of 'manipulation by leaders',,or plainly 'dishonest' and knowingly trying to make out like it says what they wish it did.
The Cooper letter was discussing something T.J. wrote concerning British laws,,fifty years prior to it's writing.
The Danbury letter was to assure that congregation that Jefferson would,,,'see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.'
Here,,I have treated the letters to 'an examination' in order to help some understand exactly what is contained in them:
So that when folks see them used erroneously to back up something that TJ's words do not,,they can respond to the error in an intelligent and comprehensive fashion.
Maybe,,if enough get on board with efficient and effective responses to the insanity,,the folks wishing to 'separate church from state' will realize doing such will remove the 'inalienable rights' the 'declaration' says a GOD gave us.
IOW,,I am doing what I can do to help our country retain the elements which made it so great,,even tho that means I am in opposition to many Americans who are misguided into believing our country is best served by legislation opposing free exercise of 'religion' being enacted which simply results in 'discriminatory actions' being committed against the very 'religious beliefs' which enabled America to be as free as it 'once' was.
No,,we are not free anymore folks.We,,well most of us anyway,,just think we are because we,,as a people,,have been dumbed down by those who have been in charge of our nations educational standards,,all in order to allow those incapable of 'passing' to pass,,instead of actually 'teaching students' to be self sufficient and capable of thinking things through for themselves.
Why would 'they' do that?
To keep 'their' jobs of course.
If it isn't hard to pass,,then more students do,,and the teachers look very competent.
Of course,,then the actual results of the 'education dispensed' makes itself plain in the 'fruit found' in the students subsequent 'success' in life,,after graduation.
What is commonly found?
Many who have simply learned to lie and cheat to succeed.
A whole bunch of over specialized folks who can't switch gears adequately to weather the snares and cares safely who have been indoctrinated into resorting to dependency on,,or pandering to others as though that is what the 'acceptable' rule is rather than it being the exception for a capable,responsible,adult human being.
The majority,,those who got so used to simply memorizing data to regurgitate it at test time and never being made to practice utilizing it in the course of 'rational,logical' problem solving.In short,,they never got taught to actually think.And they forget the material as soon as it's used in the test because they never learn it's relevance in any way that relates to the realities they know they live in.
Of course,,then there is the 'lower caste'.
The rebels,,drop outs and gifted ones who reject the indoctrination or see through the machinations of the folks who have found how to utilize the system for their own,,rarely altruistic,,purposes.
Naw,,I ain't saying that,,allthough with humans,,that is allways a possibility,,especially when power,prestige or profit can be garnered from such.
In my opinion,,it's mich more likely a case of many folks,,acting out of individual desires,,contribute to an environment in which many who see the 'advantages' for their personal goals being achieved through 'contributing,condoning or guiding' policies and curriculum which harm students rather than aid them become capable,self sufficient,independent thinkers able to deal with the world they live in with out resorting to enablement through victimization.
What the heck am I talking about?
(that's the reaction I usually get when I talk about this matter.)
If it seems really screwy to ya,,dont feel bad.It seems really screwy to me that it is a matter that anyone would have to discuss it to begin with.
But,,no one can deny that something terrible has happened to the minds and attitudes of the majority of Americans that has contributed to a drastic decline in the character of our nation.
Now,,what is the thing they ALL have in common?
From the prestigious to the peons to cops to crooks to congressmen to corporate criminals to business owners to bums to progeny and parents what one thing do they share?
Just think about it.If it gives you a head,,or heart ache,,feel free to blame it on the nut whose blog you are reading right now.
I don't mind,,after all,,I'm an eeeeeevil man trying to do what little I can,,to help some see through the hazy,crazy fog filling our world,,getting thicker and thicker.
pssst,,I ain't talking about air pollution.
And I have had folks think I don't make sense ever since one of my siblings first said such way back before I can even remember it.
But,,hey,,luv it or loathe it,,
Ya'll come back now,,ya'hear?!?
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 4:40 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 24 April 2008 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Long time no post,,2 parts Wee!Gee!3232 peeks,smirks,exciticons,a slawdawg and psygons still squeekin'.
Long time no post,,
It's been over a month since I made an entry.I apologize to those who may have came looking for something new here during that time,,and say Thank You! as well.
To my amazement,,the pg vw counter has only showed two days ,the 27th & 28th of March,below 3000(so fars for the month)and a high of 3444 today,, with a lowest day count of 57 on 4/1.Other than two high count days of 226,most likely with 100 or so from from MC indexing my site,,the highest one day total was 218 pg vws.(I wrote the above today high number from having logged in at about 8 a.I can't figure out how/when the counter actually tallies the numers,,it seems 'schizoid')
Logging in to make this post,,there was 113 showing for yesterday and 3432 for the month (sofar).
I am humbled.
I guess some folks are actually reading Wee!Gee!,,thank you vey much!
Here's two new parts since prt21:
(Remember,,I would very much like to hear some 'sofar reviews')
"Time marked,,Foglessly Foggy,,Nomans,Arrgh,matey!Ais,,droppin' Ma off.Eyes outta the sky?.Listen to the music and roll on down the highway."
"Days past,,days to come,,something nasty far away,,pleasent people near,,a wonder whispered,,in my ear?.What did I hear?Read,,huh?Knock,Knock.Dale Tale.We roll,,before,,we stroll,,to roll."
(Part 24 is about half done as of this posting)
If you want,,you could tell me what you think of what I've wrote so far by using the form mailer on the bottom of this page:
OR,,use the 'formal feedback form' located here:
(yet,,even if ya don't make a peep,,thank you for showing up anyway.I do appreciate it.)
For those who may enjoy reading the stuff related to my participating in Excite's Discussion Forums Political Board,,
Psygon popped back up,,still squeekin':
Allmost like clockwork.(I think the pattern matches the cycle one may see with a 'prescription' running out)
And there has been a new nic show up calling himself 'kslawdawg' who apparently wants to form a 'new poli-tic party',,(like America needs 'another multi-parasite party' ),,that I have dubbed,,"The Slaw-Dawg Party".Here's the exchange where that happened:
I may post some others not as large as my usual for folks to see more of his 'ideas and attitudes',,but maybe not.
I have to admit to being a bit burned out on conversations regarding politics with 'mostly anonymous' people.It seems to me that way too many of the 'nic-named' do not hold themselves to a very high standard of ethically sound criteria when it comes to discussing topics deserving serious and sober minded consideration.
Yeah,,I know,,the 'masked man' mindset is what MOST seem to enjoy the most about 'using the web'.
Yeah,,I know,,that IS what one finds most often on the web.
Yeah,,I know,,if I didn't go there,,I wouldn't face that.
And that's why I get burned out on it on occasion,,I know it's like that,,and most likely will never change.And I also know it barely helps things to get any better,,,well okay,,it doesn't help anything get better at all.But that don't mean ya shouldn't try to,,,right?And when,,or if,,ya do,,try,,you should never act act like they do,,right?
It's just too bad too many of the 'anonymous' masses don't seem to know it also.Imagine how much better the world might be without all that.
And yes,,I will most likely 'go back' after a refreshing absence.
(I miss my WebTv!)
Personally,,I really wish some of the folks who come through here,,that may be interested in conversation and discussion of 'stuff' in an adult and reasonable fashion without all the 'bovine feces' one finds too often on the web would make themselves known.
It's as easy as clicking on the below links and introducing yourself.And there is the comment button down below this entry as well.
These are the MasterCom boards I have set up.
They are free.So if you would like such yourself click on through and open an account.
Simple to operate,,and did I say 'free'?
I am going to start making entries of some sort or other on the 'bulletin board',,probally just news articles or information and/or links pertaining to,,uh,,stuff and things,,I guess.How's that sound?
Of course that one would not be open to public posts.
The 'moderated one' allows me to 'review/approve' a post before it's published.
I am not sure what kind of value that may have for someone,,but I do invite submissions for my other sites,,(which are only 'seeds' right now),,from which I could allow reviews,reports,excerpts/lead ins to and links regarding such (?and other?) things as would be expectd to have a higher amount of 'sober mindedness' to them.
The DANG-DINGIE American,,a site focusing on the history of the Dutch,Anglo,Native,German,Irish and English peoples before and after 'white' folks invaded North America.
And,,The Evil White Man,,which is intended to be focused on,,well,,The Evil White Man,,in all his glory and infamy.
Then there is the 'open forum' which you can post straight to,,no registration,,you can be 'anonymous',,but I will 'delete' troll-feces.Yes,,my discretion.But,,I will only do so with 'obvious,blatant vitriolic spleen excretions'.Promise.I do not want to squash 'free speech' but do want to squash free range 'trolls'.They are the vermin of the 'web wide world'.
The registered one is for those who also do not mind a higher level of responsiblity for one's actions which comes from 'someone knowing a little about them'.I promise to not share any private info with any but 'appropriate authorities' if the need may arise.
And then,,there's the 'excite folk' board.That's 'open' and,,well,,here's a line from the intro post:
~I set this up for any of the 'excite' posters who may wander through and feel like saying something.
I would appreciate it if any of you folks post in here,,,that you use your excite nics.No,,it's not a necessity,,just a courtesy.You can post under what ever you wish,,you don't even need to register in this forum.~
(But,I rather doubt many of those folks will for some reason or other.Come to think of it,,I doubt many will use the boards.Why?It just seems that way to me.I hope I get made wrong.)
Okay,,now,,something visual rather than textual:
Inspired by the recent Obama-Wright 'issues' I have dabbled a bit in 'visual political commentary'.And infun (moose) actually asked me to 'draw him a picture'regarding a 'race issue'.(I doubt he thought I actually would.~smirk~)
I have utilized the 'photo album' feature at my 'harbin336' tripod site.
(There is a 'leave a comment' feature enabled.Tripod is cool.)
Smirks,,political commentary of a visual nature:
And,,the exiticons I made for use in the 'backposts':
And,,some banner blanks,,for those who know what to do with them you also know how to give a link back:
(and if you want,,ask,,maybe I'll put script or ? on one for ya,,and not make it publicly viewable but only if you ask from a 'registered board',,or by emailing me,,okay?Yes,,if you asked using a public/anonymous route like the open boards or the 'comment feature' in the albums,,I would probally do so as well,,but,,I will make it available in another 'album',,so your 'banner' would be 'publicly viewable'.That may be desirable to some since it can easily be a 'link' as well.Yes,,if I find out (get told) it's a porn,phishing,mal or spy ware site,,you get deleted,publicly reviled,reported and etc,etc.(Oh,,and in all cases I retain ownership of any images to use as I see fit and am only allowing YOU to use it,,because I did it for you for free,,get it?NO,,I will not be unduly restrictive about it,,you can use it as though it is yours,,but it isn't.Please,,spread it around,,and tell everyone where you got it.That's how you return the 'favor'.Hey,,I can even arrange to have it,,or something else,,'printed on all kinds of stuff for ya'.Seriously.)
Allrighty then ya'll,,whether you avail yourself of the 'arena' and 'resources' made available or not,,again,,I sincerely thank you all for visiting and,,
Ya'll come back now,ya'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 12:42 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2008 2:03 PM EDT
Saturday, 8 March 2008
A strange fire,Legal Extortion,Pysgon pops up and 3328 lookyloos
I am trying to increase my posting frequency but believe it or not,,I often can't think of anything to post here.I am not much for monologues,,monologing?,,mono-blogging.I prefer conversation,,or discussion.And debates when no other fare is available.No,,writing a story ain't part of that set.It's a slightly different type of process,evidently.
Of course,,as you know,,on occasion,,I do find stuff to 'mono-blog' about.
I posted part 21 of Wee!Gee! a few days ago.
Lost 'asphalt black top',a prospective meal on the hoof for a big pussy,a mind riffling fugue,Hirams house illuminated by a strange fire that turns the little stinker to dust and his 'bridgetender' is the epitome of 'deadpan'.
Check it out in Part 21 of Wee!Gee!
Can you imagine if you were pulled over,,charged with an 'ersatz' crime,,arrested then have your car drove off and be told you can BUY it back for half the bluebook value?
Well,,that's what can happen to you if you are targeted by a member of Indian River Shores law enforcement.
I don't care if it's said to be legal or not,,that is essentially extortion.
Sure,,tow away and impound the vehicle.Levy fees for doing so,,and storage.
But,,,pay half the blue book value to 'buy it back'?
How can someone think it's fair,,and make the claim it is 'legal',,to take someones property then make them 'buy' it back?
Especially since the charge was erroneous at that.
No crime committed but you have to 'buy' your vehicle back,,based on it's blue book value?Wuuld you wonder if they sell it for that,,or get 'as much as auction' brings them for it?Some nice ka-ching can be realized that way.Especially in a 'hood with multi-millionaires making up a good perecntage of the population like many areas on A1A do.
And here's a neat little ploy that department also uses,,
Set the deadline for 'contesting' it,,,well ahead of the closest possible date to have it determined by a judge as to whether or not the 'charge' was valid in the first place.
When a law enforcement agency any where in this nation uses tactics like this without it being stopped by 'the law enforcement' communities 'policing' of itself we are not free,folks.
And our freedoms have been given up in favor of lining the coffers of law enforcement,,yeah,,thanks to that war everybody seems to think is okay,,the War on Crime&Drugs.
(No,,those are NOT the same things as far as I can tell.If 'drugs' were 'crime' then they wouldn't say stuff like 'The War on Drugs' and ignore immigration as a crime while allowing alcohol and death dealing drugs to be legally available.All as antidiscrimination laws allow for discrimination of one group by not specifically including it.And a cop couldn't make you buy back what you allready own,,based on item value and not fees and fines totals,,right?)
I would have no dispute with it except way toooooo often,,the cops are either pathetically trained,,moronically minded,psychologically unfit or plain out dishonest and use the badge to cover their own agendas.
What's worse is when policy makers or department admin is ethically challenged enough to not make sure they think of the average jo and joes best interests instead of theirs or their orgs financial stature or solvency.
Yeah,,there are plenty of 'good' ones out there.
Please,,do not mistake my meanings,,MOST officers are doing exactly as they should be and are good at it.
Most 'policy makers and admin' are as ethical and fair minded as one could find.
But when THOSE good ones stand idly by while their own are blatantly incorrect or obviously biased for some reason or other,,they cease being 'good' and allow the 'ethically,mentally or emotionally impaired' ones to disrespect and destroy the trust of the people who are supposed to be protected and served in a non biased fashion by those on the 'force' they have joined.
I DO include when one department discovers improprieties or plain crappy stuff that unduly and unjustly infringes on simple 'life,liberty and the persuit of happiness' in a neighboring areas departments and orgs.After all,,now days,,one department can give all a black eye in regards to 'public trust and equitable dispension of justice'.And laws should be equal,,right?
And exactly what does it say about the folks who are in charge of making up the rules,policies and procedures?
Are the 'leaders' that allow such to occur,,so disconnected that they don't realize a 'simple screw' up for Law Enforcement way too often translates into a 'plethora of feces' that can ruin a persons life?
Are they so ignorant of the 'letter and spirit' of the laws of the U.S. that they can form,advocate,permit and condone such a policy?
I for one think they are.
Or simply don't care enough to pay attention to the results of their passed policies.
Or maybe deluded,seduced or corrupted by the ability to make money off the citizenry which they are supposed to protect from such as would steal or extort personal property.
Either way,,,it seems to be a most egregious violation of basic laws regarding private property and an illustration of 'mercenary' tactics being used to garner funds for a 'law enforcement organisation'.
Of course,,an event like that pales in comparison to having someone assault you and attempt to steal your property,,then you are told that if you press charges against the criminal,,you will go to jail.
Yeah,,they are both true.
Welcome to life in America.
Land of the Free.
(That's disputable from my point of view.)
Home of the Brave.
(Yeah,,ya have to be brave simply to walk outside or drive down the roads and face the crooks and cops that roam our streets with guns,,and badges.)
Where law rules.
(Literally,,the 'law' don't even have to follow the laws the rest of us do,,because they are the law 'enforcers',,not public servants anymore.)
I'm sorry,,but to me,,America has lost it's collective mind.
And the people are being played by our 'leaders' who seem to only think of the 'citizenry' as walking and driving living breathing dollar signs.
WE have been made 'prey'.
That's just my honest smelly opinion.
Meanwhile,,back at the ranch:
That apparent lover of 'psychopathic murderers',,Psygon,,has poked his head out of his hole again.
He starts out by trying to associate religion type behaviour with our state department,,which shows how different his culture is from ours.
(He seems to think our nation is 'religiously ruled',,maybe like his is.)
That quickly turns in to one of his usual bigoted tirades about the Israelis which,,well,,here it is,,'Psygon lies liberally' if you want to read my responses to his blather.
Why do I bother?
Because to NOT do so makes me guilty of not resisting the obvious insanity that seems to be engulfing the world.
Maybe it won't make a difference since it will simply be one more piece of flotsam floating on the sewage effluvium the world has been flooded with.
Call it racism,bigotry,prejudism,religious discrimination or what ever you want to,,if it doesn't make sense,,I oppose it and will say so.
Part of the insanity in the world is the way no one recognizes the obvious deceptive rhetoric coming from the folks who plainly hate folks and try to hide such behind a facade of 'victimhood' even though cold hard logic makes it as plain as the beard on Ahmadinejads face.
Yeah,,me.I oppose racism and bigoted prejudism.
But since I am as white as white can be,,you know I will be said to be racist myself,,like I have been said to be.
With blonde hair,blue eyes and even freckles,,,(I don't even have a tan anymore since my skin gave out from too many blistering days in the sun.),,it seems reasonably assumable to the 'public at large' that 'my kind' is the root,stalk and full grown bole of all trees of misery through out all history and that 'we all' are racist if we wish to have as much pride in our own 'racial heritage' as other colors of people do.
Didn't all those peoples boxes of crayons have a white one in it?
Let me guess,,they didn't ever like it because it was the same color as the paper,,right?
I guess some could say the proof of the insanity taking over the world is that this little blog and my site here at tripod is getting a solid 3000 pg views a month after only a 'year' (come the 10th,,I think).
I had 3328 showing for this month(sofar) w/83 for yesterday when I logged on.
I have to thank you 'obviously insane' folks for clicking in to this 'obviously insane' fellas site to read the stuff that falls out of his head when he holds it sideways and thumps it a few times.
So,,Thank You very much folks,,yeah you guys that keep showing up and you folks who just showed up.
Thank You.I appreciate it very much.
I hope you enjoy something here,,if not,,I hope you hate it bad enough to come back,,read stuff and fume about it.(nyaah!so there!)
Allthough I have to tell ya,,I wish someone would say something one way or the other.
I won't spam ya if you email me.I don't want to mess with no ones computors or anything skeezy like that.So even if ya email me and cuss me out,,the most I'll do is delete and ignore,,I have no need to do something to you via any info or whatever may be attainable from such.Even if I do call myself The Evil White Man,,ya have to realize that's one of those 'take the power back' things like African Amerians did a few decades back with the forbidden 'N" word.Well,,my kind is the DANG-DInGIE(Dam-Dirty) American,aka,The Evil White Man,,aka,,the 'N' of 21st century.(What was that word?Nookie?Nugget?Nacho?Native?Nutty?Nasty?Natural?Neutral?NASA?Nationalistic?I wish I knew,,but it's been censored out.-Get it?That's someone many years from now trying to piece together and make sense out of our times from archeological remains.)
And,,there are the MasterCom forum boards that I have no real indepth control over.(They are free so it ain't like I run them except at an admin/moderator level.
In other words,,I won't bite ya,,,as long as you don't bite me.
Wow,,okay,,maybe I don't post often,,but they are good size posts when I do.
After you guys get done digesting this,,remember that I said,,
Thanks for showing up and,,
Ya'll come back now,ya'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 4:23 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 8 March 2008 5:13 AM EST
Thursday, 21 February 2008
No more Polaroid moments,Eclipsed eclipses,a semi blows the daylight out,Arnold Hulks up,ant wars and 3049 peeks
Is digital technology replacing some things really better?
Is having to download and print a pic allways better than getting a picture as soon as you snap the shot?
Isn't having to do that different from taking the film to the developer only as concerns the matter of distance and steps?
Isn't 'eliminatng' all that what The Polaroid is all about?
And without any need for electricity in the original form.
Maybe it's just because of my recent attempts at pic taking that has me irked over the demise of the Instant Pic Era.
That little digital takes crappy pics and is made of 'cellophane' compared to old style plastic Polaroids.The battery actually bent the little door out of shape,,causing a sporadic connection which means IF ya took a shot,,it would disappear when you lost the juice.
My big,,in need of repair pc had no problem with it though this pc I'm using now doesn't like dealing with it,,nor my scanner or printer anyway.
And these little 'disposables' are just as crappy.
I had some nice shots of the last 'partial lunar eclipse' and several spectacular full moon and 'moonbow' shots that the 'developer' said were blank.
That would mean either the film was bad,,or they can't take the kinds of pics that a simple Instamatic would have no problm with.
In the past,,I took pics of the moon and various other nightsky phenomena,,including eclipses,'blue moons,rings around the moon and moonbows' and they came out fine.
And,,even though I intended to get some shots of this 'total lunar eclipse',,that goal got eclipsed by me sleeping.
I wanted to try to get a shot of it being red,,but I was only going to take a couple in case the disp cam didn't catch it.
But,,at least I did get a shot of it with a 'reeses pieces' style bite gone.
Maybe that will turn out,,it was real bright.
The sad thing is,,we have several Polaroids and I wasn't using them anyway so I don't have any film for them now.
~Like Polaroid film? Better start hoarding | Underexposed - CNET ...
The Massachusetts company is winding down its instant-film business, closing four plants by the end of the year.
Somehow,,I don't think there's a lack of 'Polaroid moments'.
I just wonder when a digital cam will be able to spit out a 'hardcopy'?
Maybe the Sony digital cam my wife found on the road will be better.
Even though she 'literaly' found it on the road,,(ha!,'litter'-aly',ha!get it?) and the battery was missing,she took it to be checked out and it works fine.
So,,we get a battery,,and a few periphials,,about 100 buks,,and I'll get to try it out.
I don't remember the model but it's worth around $300 bucks new.
It's got a couple of scratches from the hardtop,,nothing bad at all so,,all I can say is,,'Thank God someone dropped it doing 45 mph and didn't go back and find it.'
A 300 dollar item made usable for 100.
With only about 'a buk twofitty' worth of scratches.
I think it's a bargain deal.
Arnold has developed a deeper shade of green and is looking much better.
Her 'apple' has pretty much caught of with Frances-Jeanns allthough FJ has more flowers showing right now.
(I got some pics w/another disp cam)
There is a slight shape difference between the two apples at this time.
Arnolds is more squat than FJs but that will probally change and is no biggee anyway.
Interestingly,,there is specie of tiny little big headed ant living in Arnolds pot.
They are allmost identical to a colony that once were in FJs pot but have disappeared since I added the dirt to it.
I don't know if they are totally gone,,I just haven't seen any of the tiny,tiny fellas in her pot lately.
The differences are only color,,FJs were black,,Arnolds are red.
What's really interesting is,,there is at least one 'pest control company' out there who does something I have seen happening for years that I bet a lot of folks don't know about.
Use ant's to get rid of 'fireants'.
My wife said one of her customers had fireants dug in under the edge of the foundation all the way around the back of her house
She told my wife that whichever company she contacted,,I don't know which one,,brought out a couple of containers of 'orange ants'.
He scattered them along the walls where the fireants colonies were and with in about 3 days,,there was no sign of fire ants.
I have seen this happen on more than one occasion.
There is an orange native ant species many have seen.They make a cone,like a volcano,shaped antmound and mover rather fast.
They seem to actively seek out and destroy fireant colonies.
(Unless they die out from the pesticides most use to control fireants that is)
And they aren't the only ones.
There is a 'smaller' orange colored ant about the size of the average 'black sugar ant' that defends our building and keeps fireants from moving in.
And the 'black sugar ant' will do it to.
Recently,,I seen what appeared to be three different kinds of ant run fireants out of a palm tree log.
I know,,ants is ants,,right?
Yeah,,except the ones that eradicate 'fireants' aren't known for a 'fiery bite' and won't try to eat you if you lay down in the grass.
And if you don't know it,,there are so many different types of ants that it would probally surprise you.
Most could see them in the diversity of their yards except the 'fireant' is way more resilient to the pesticides commonly used so they quickly become the dominant species in modern American yards.
In part 20 of Wee!Gee! an ankle biter gets snatched in a furry flash,a tale is told and a semi blows the daylight out!
I posted it a cuppla days ago,,and I wanted to get those Piles o Links posted but,,well,,
Here's a set of links to the story,,so far:
(intro) (prt1) (prt2) (prt3) (prt4) (prt5) (prt6) (prt7) (prt8) (prt9) (prt10) (prt11) (prt12) (prt13) (prt14) (prt15) (prt16) (prt17) (prt18) (prt19) (prt20)
The pg vw count was at 3049 when I logged in w/84 showing for yesterday.
I want to thank you folks who keep coming back,,I really appreciate the interest someone apparently has with what I've wrote.
Thank You,very much.
I have allready started on the next part of Wee!Gee! and will likely finish and post it real soon,so,,
Ya'll come back now,y'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 5:07 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008 5:20 AM EST
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Blurry photos,a rank stank,patient zero and 2894 peeks
Those photos I have been talking about didn't turn out very good.
One whole roll didn't come out well enough to make prints.Most of the others were blurred.
It was probally due to me but I'd like to think that the film was bad and the technician was poorly motivated.
Anyway,,the shots of bees in the log aren't all bad.I even have one very pretty sunrise that is nice but overall I ain't too pleased with the results.
Yet I will try to get some posted here soon,,someway.
In part 19 of Wee!Gee! the purple tea makes a rank stank a surefire 'tell' for things nefarious and vile,,but leaves taste that made me smile.
Huh?What da heck does that mean?
Find out in the new installment of Wee!Gee! a tale of supernatural situations built around actual events in the life of the author.
Okay,,I am sure allmost anyone coming through here has heard at least one story about some poor soul who claimed to be a victim of clandestine groups and individuals who subjected them to various procedures for incomprehensble purposes.
Many of the stories,,now days,,seems to be centered around aliens and u.f.o.'s.
The technologies are seen by most as being way too odd and advanced to be man made and this along with the victms very often 'disturbed' behaviour causes these tales to be relegated to the 'nut case' files,,generally without more than a cursory examination and allmost allways nary another look.
And that tends to cause folks to dismiss the ideal of mere terrestrial humans being involved with it,,if any thought to seriously consider the account to begin with.
Many victims claim they have things happen to them like hearing voices,,being manipulated emotionally,,and purposely being made to look insane to discredit,punish or force them to obey demands.
Now,,while think I am a very open minded person,and am an adamant advocate of 'just because I don't understand how a thing can be doesn't mean the thing can NOT be',,even I am very doubtful about the veracity of most stories like them.
Most do tend to just seem 'crazy' and the 'agenda' of the alledged victims is a constant consideration that doesn't lend any contribute to credibility most of the time.
But,,this thought allways stands out in my mind about these kinds of tales.
IF 90% of the stuff is 100% faked,results from actual mental disorders or simple mistakes that means 10% is left in the 'unknown' pile.
And IF 50% of those are 'complicated mistakes',,as in things that have a mundane origin yet aren't comprehensible to the witness,,,that still leaves a percentage that calls for further examination.
All scientific discoveries essentially began through investigation of anectdotal evidence,,didn't they?
Anyways,,the science of 'psychiatry' has allways been an adamant adversary of the possibility that these tales could have any validity at all.
You could go find countless essays,case studies,dissertations and mountains of intellectual reasoning that claims these tales are simply symptoms of an assortment of psychological disorders.
All with sound reasoning presented by notables and very learned men with degrees like wall paper on the office walls.
Yet,,there is that percentage that even they can't make go away regardless of how hard they work at it.
All right,,I can't seem to set it up adequately,,so,,
Here is the story of what seems to be the first official victim of such a delusion.And his story has all the contemporary elements of abduction,physical violations,incorporeal voices,mind control and 'gaslighting' afer the fact found in alien stories.
So what if it is just like what todays nuts claim?,,is probally the first response of many reading this.
Well,,that's just it.
The thing is,,it is JUST LIKE what you hear today from so many.
Every other common element,,right down to being made to look crazy by a hostile psychiatric community seemingly acting as part of a 'conspiracy to coverup and discredit' the deluded person.
Yeah,,still nothing stands out,right?
It was in 1810.
Does that make a diference?Think about it for moment.
Now,,click the link and read the story of 'Patient Zero"
The Air Loom Gang: James Tilly Matthews and his visionary madness by Mike Jay
[ strangeness - july 03 ]
There were two compelling reasons why, in 1810, the resident apothecary at the Royal Bethlem Hospital - Bedlam - wrote the first ever book-length psychiatric report on a mad patient's delusions. One was professional: the delusions in question were the most unusual and systematic that anyone had ever come across. The other was rather more personal: the apothecary, John Haslam, was determined to prove, against a great deal of contrary opinion, that the patient was indeed mad, and by the same token that he himself was the model for a new and specialist category of doctor.
After that or even before,,you should take a look at this wiki page about Dr.DelGado,,he is mentioned in that article,,who came along 105 yrs later.
José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado
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Dr. José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado (1915) was a Spanish professor of physiology at Yale University, famed for his research into electrical stimulation of regions of the brain.
I don't claim there is truth to what these folks claim,,but I do claim that there has to be something to it that everyone either fails to spot the patterns or is educated to dismiss,,even though the things alledgedly done are not undoable,,according to science.
(It never ceases to amaze me how modern scientists seem to presume that because they don't know how to do something that it is impossible or that when they figure something out it is 'absolutely' the first time it has been figured out by anyone at anytime before they did.
Along with what is laid out in the above,,this example below is a new idea to you,I have believed they both were doable for quite some time and I was not wrong,,but some say this has been going on a lot longer.
Guided By Voices
Author: SMiles Lewis
Posted February 1, 2008
by SMiles Lewis
It’s only a matter of time. The wrong person will find their way, like a deer trapped in headlights, into the path of a HOLOSONIC ™ advertising beam. Whether the voices tell them to “Drink more coke” or “tune in next week” they will snap. God bless and keep safe those who fall in their path thereafter. We’ll either get another mass shooter, mind control cult leader, or perhaps another President.
Of course,,not all folks fall into that 'either/or' formula.
I don't,,for one.
And this author doesn't either.
He has written a piece that sketches an alternative theory to the 'space invaders' theme that doesn't seem too illogical given the propensity of people in governments penchnant for pushing the envelope of reasonable ethics.
A new hypothesis of Alien Abduction
by Martin Cannon
Yeah,,it all seems more than a little nutty,,but it sure would explain a lot of stuff that doesn't seem to make any sense any other way.
Read,,consider,,think about it a bit before you dismiss it out of hand.
After all,,if 95% is explainable,,there is still 5% left over.
Given the nature of it,,should we really round that number up?
Not all care even a little bit,,I know that,,yet I also know that some may find it interesting or even fun to examine the matter a bit.
And they may not run across these few tidbits if I didn't post them here.
Besides,,being the life long sci-fi fan that I am,,I find it fascinating.
Now,,in closing,,the pg vw counter showed 2894 sofar w/81 yesterday when I logged in.
The total hasn't dropped out of the 2800's and the daily has not been below 50.
Thank you all very much,,I do appreciate it.
Even without any active feedback it makes me feel good to think that some folks like something here enuff to come back because I know all those numbers aren't only first timers.
But just for the record,,the comment button at the bottom of this entry works,,if not please tell me.
And I have a set of Master Com forums accessable from here:
and here is a 'formal form' that sends messages to me(the form doesn't need to be completely filled out,,just a valid email addy is required):
And here is an informal one,,use it only once,,it's a poll form:
or go to my contact page and use one of those methods,,there's another message form there also:
You can also access them all from the RH/MC News link on the nav bar to the left.
Yet,,even if nobody does that,,I will post part 20 as soon as I get it wrote,,and those piles of links eventually.
So,,thanks for stoppin' in,,I hope you like part 19,,and,,
Ya'll back now,y'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 10:14 AM EST
Saturday, 9 February 2008
2843 peekapeeps,a strange brew in prt18,freaky frances-jeann,chilled yellow and bron goes moonfruity.
I have to admit,,I am amazed.
Even with slack posting on my part the pg vw count has stayed in the high 2000's.
Thank you folks very,very much.(!!!)
I really hope I can increase my posting frequency so there is more new stuff for you guys.
My so far monthly single day hi is 207 on the 2nd.I think that is a day that 'mastercom' crawls my sites for the 'search' feature app.
Some some of that is them,I am sure.
Yet no day has been lower than 50.As I logged in the counter was showing 2843 with 80 yesterday.
Again,,Thank You,very much!
Mucho grasses and donkeyshine even!
(Mucho gracias and dankeshane even!)
I posted part 18 of Wee!Gee!.Johns Mom concocts a strange brew that is delightfully disgusting.
What does that mean?Why did she make it?What's the purpose?
Find out in part 18 of Wee!Gee!
I was a littled stalled on this one,,but once I got the flow to go,,I think it turned out allright.
Would one of you folks I hear breathing out there let me know what you think?
I would appreciate it.
Even so,,if ya don't,,that's okay.I appreciate you 'just' looking at a page every now and then.Thanks again,ya'll.
(And that does PROVE someone likes it,,right?)
I did a little research on pineapples recently and like I had thought before,,it turns out Mama Frances-Jeann is apparently a freak.
According to: http://ocextension.ifas.ufl.edu/res_hort/res_hort_pd.html#Top
,,a plant is supposed to produce an 'apple' from the center (heart) then a 'shoot' (a sucker,,like Suki) from the side of the plant,,then not produce an apple again.
At leat thats what it seems like it said to me.
Well,,FJ has produced an 'apple' then a shoot and is now growing another 'apple'.
And I likes her,,even if she is a 'nappy headed pollinator ho'.She never gets out of her bed and opens her petals to whatever is flying by.
(Wait a minute.I wonder how they are pollinated?I guess I have something else to 'search out'.)
Yet,,even Arno fruited within a year when they are supposed to mature for at least two.
Chilled yellow,,is a likely reason Arno turned yellowish,,according to the same site through the above link,,allthough I still do think the tiney container for a whole fruit 'probally' did not help.
That little cold snap we had before I transferred into her new container also 'spurred' the fruiting process.
The cold and the transfer was a double whammie,,and coming out of that has definitely slowed the 'apple' growth compared to FJ's.
She is darkening up well enough,though and the apple will catch up later.
She's looking good actually.I got some pics,,but it will be a bit before I get those developed.
The pics I mentioned previously are ready to be picked up today.
(I will see about getting them here some how.I don't know what's up with hte HP but it simply doesn't accept my scanners or printers and now my 'sound' card sparks,,literally and shuts down the pc.I can't wait untill I get my big'un serviced and back up and running.I feel really cramped with only 2gigs of memory to work in.That's compared to 120,,see?)
Now for 'bron going moonfruity'.
A wandering wonderer that uses 'bron the wanderer' as one of his many nics posted something that was a 'psychopthic murderer' apologetic piece in which he seemed to try to present some kind of 'justifyable reasoning' to 'reasonably justify' the actions of those commonly referred to as militant Muslim insurgents,,or simply Islamic fanatics.
Well,,I had to say a few things in response.Since what he posted was pretty long,,my response topped the hi limit for posting in excites forum.
So,,it went in The Staks.
(That's the site I am going start posting new stuff to and plan to move a lot of what's here to there when I get tight on my 20mb I have here with this free account.)
Anyways,,it isn't one of my more cohesive works but the points are there and it even has a few links to surf through if ya want.
And when I posted it,,someone (I 'wander' who) apparently got excite to bump it within a few hours,,so I reposted it with a different title,,'I wonder,,,' and that one is still there.
Be all that as it may be,,
'hoot,,here it is!'
Rah!Rah!Rah!Sisboomba,,bron gets honored for his blah,blah,blah!
Somebody may get a chuckle out of it,,well,,I hope somebody does at least,since I don't think he did.
I also have more to post in the links pile,,but like last time,,ths is the end of my night and I am going to post this,,log off and watch some cartoons then go to bed,,so,,I suppose I will have even more to post later.
(I am up to #038 but I haven't posted any since #024.)
That means,,it looks like I actually have a real reason to say,,
'Ya'll come back now,ya'hear!?'
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 9:12 AM EST
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Wee!Gee!prt 17,,understandably less peeks and Mama Frances-Jean gets ahead!
I just finished and posted Wee!Gee! prt 17.Cat lovers may enjoy a certain part of it,,others may find it 'creepy' weird or dumb.
Yet I enjoyed writing it.
After transferring Arnold into her new pot and realizing her and Mama Frances-Jean were both beginning to fruit at the same time,,Arnold has slowed down.
Mama FJ is about a size again larger than Arno,,but she is putting energy into 'greening up' since I gave her more room and a real good feeding.Her yellowing is as good as gone I believe and the apple looks good and healthy even if it's growth as slowed.
I got a new disposable camera so I can get pics of theirs and Sukis growth.Allthough I suppose that don't do any good if I don't get the film developed,,right?
I still haven't figured out why my pc don't like my digital cam though so IF I get the film developed I can still get the pics converted somehow and post them,,eventually.
Understandably,,my pg vw count has dropped.It was at 2888 w/109 yesterday when I came in to post prt 17 and this entry.My lowest day count was the 21st w/only 38.All other days have been at least in the 50's.
But thank you all very much,,I appreciate your patronage,sincerely.
I intend to start posting in a more consistant fashion as soon as I can get life to cooperate a bit better.~sigh~
Anyways,,here are all the parts to Wee!Gee!(sofar):
(intro) (prt1) (prt2) (prt3) (prt4) (prt5) (prt6) (prt7) (prt8) (prt9) (prt10) (prt11) (prt12) (prt13) (prt14) (prt15) (prt16) (prt17)
For those patiently following along,,we are getting a whole lot closer to a place of better understanding of what may be going on behind the veil,,if I get it out right,,that is.
I have quickly developed a much deeper appreciation for the effort that goes into writing a story.
Now,,perhaps I could have selected a different 'style' to write in,,but this suites me so far and is enjoyable when I can get it to flow.
It works well in an intentionally slower paced piece like a different one that I am also writing is designed to be.
And as an aside,,the excite boards have not fostered any of my locquacious (long winded) responses over 10,000 or so words to make me place it in the Staks.
A few have come close.
And it is turning out that excites 4000 word limit is really somewhere in the low 3000's so shorter posts are having to be broke up more.
That means I may lower the word count required for a 'staks' piece.
I ain't too sure if that's good or bad.
I have a few more for the LinksPile but I will post them later tonight.
(That would be my 'current' morning time.I not allways diurnal and tend more to nocturnal as a rule,,barring need.JFYI)
IOW,,That's all for me,,g'nite,,,but,,
Ya'll come back now,ya'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 10:07 AM EST
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Mama Frances-Jeann,Arnold,Suki,Part 16,and more links piled.
Sorry,,,I have been holding off on making an entry untill I got part 16 of 'Wee!Gee!' wrote and put out.
Not to mention time constraints and a need to 'detoxify' a little from the web.
The pg vw counter has stayed in the 3000's for the whole month.
It was standing at 3288 when I came in w/67 showing for yesterday.
Thank you guys for keeping looking in,,I hope you enjoy part 16.
I have also posted more in The LinksPile.
The jury is still out on the AT&T/BS thing.But so far,,so good.
As to Mama Frances-Jeann,Arnold and Suki,,those are my pineapple plants.
Mama Frances-Jean was started from a store bought pineapple stump.
She spent like a year in a small pot,,then I transferred her to a larger one.(A three gal bucket)
She stayed in that for 2 yrs.During that time the hurricanes Frances & Jean tore through here.She weathered the storms sitting on a 'temporary porch' built out of pallets out our back door.
Amazingly,,not only did the 'porch' stay put,,not a thing happened to her or her pot even though tornados came as close as the far side of the ditch about 15 ft away.(It literally cut the grass to about 2" tall in a swath that showed it came frm the end of the building from which it sucked off the end of the roof;see pics)
Not long after that,,I put her in a big pot (about 2 & 1/2' deep and the same around.)
Around a yr later,,she kicked out one of the 'orangest,,velvety looking and feeling,sweetist smelling pineapple' I have ever seen.Nice size,,and when I sliced it prior to planting,,the smell was literally overwhelming and the amount of juice astonished me.
Well,,I planted that 'first fruit' and that one's the one I call Arnold.(The roller I have her on is made by Arnold and has that name on it.)
Yet,,she is a 'robustly built' beauty,,allthough right now,,a tad yellowish since her bucket got a liitle acidic.
(Planting the whole fruit in a three gallon bucket probally contributed to a build up of acidity.)
But that hasn't stopped her from 'blooming' right along with her mama.
I didn't realize she was untill I was putting her in a pot like her mamas.
They both are showing buds about 2" across right now,,,in January.
About 6 mos ago,,Mama Frances-Jean went and popped out a sucker,,which I put in a 'water pot' as soon as she would come off.
As soon as she had a healthy root system I planted her in a three gallon bucket.Right now,,shes's looking good
Why am I writing about them?
Well,,for some reasom or other,,everywhere I have lived in the past 10 to 15 years,,I have started pineapples.
And I never once got to see fruit on any of them.(Generally,,when I moved,,I would plant it in the ground somewhere on the property or leave it alive in the pot.)
Yet,,I had read in many sources that they only 'fruit' once,,then shoot out a sucker and die.
Well,,with Frances-Jean,after she shot the sucker,,I added dirt to bring the level up higher,,and she is fruiting again.
I am amazed and tickled 'pineapple blossom purple' over it.
(The blossoms are small tiny purple flowers that stud the young fruit like something from another planet.)
I really hope I can get some pics of them.
Anyway,,I hope someone likes the 16th part of Wee!Gee!
And yet,,even if ya don't,,
Ya'll come back now,y'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 3:29 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 24 January 2008 3:44 AM EST
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Fresh Post after absence
As you can see,,I have my connection back.
I am terribly dissapointed in Bellsouth,,oh,,excuse me,AT&T/Bellsouth.
Can you believe we had to have a Deputy get involved just to get this straightened out?And I am not sure that it IS straight just yet.
Yet,,,Thank You Officer!(You know who you are.)
Anyway,,the pg view counter was sitting at 3905 w/69 showing for yesterday.Thank you.
I have posted parts 14 & 15 to Wee!Gee! before I lost my connection,,and if you haven't read those yet,,well,,it's a good thing because I haven't wrote any more than that yet and now you have something new to read.
I don't know what happened to my main sites front page but it's blank except for the site title and the graphics.(Maybe I did it.I was going to make some changes,,but not like that.)
Anyway,,I hope those who have been reading Wee!Gee! and had allready found the two new parts,,or those who are now going to go read them,,enjoy them.
And I really appreciate the page peeks.Thanks again,folks!
Ya'll come back now,,y'hear?!
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 3:33 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2008 4:11 AM EST
MORE AT&T BS,a bee colony recovered,wax moths,bad beetles fired up,,and over 4000 peepers peeking
I am writing this on Jan 7th.
As of then my connection has been down for 4 days.
It turns out that there is still an unauthorized name associated with our phone/dsl conection that is causing a problem.
I have spoken about this in a previous set of blog entries (______) and have to say that even though I have been an adamant Bellsouth supporter ever since AT&T as added their 'bs' to BS,,the BS has seemingly become more than an 'inconvenient acronym'.
I am very disappointed in the way things have been going.
And yet it made me focus on what may be an intriguing and troubling pattern.
Has any one else noticed that the 'phone' companies are seemingly more concerned with 'cell phone use' as opposed to 'land lines'?
I know that the reason can easily be attributed to the 'popularity' of cell phones by those who rarely think beyond their own convenience.
Yet,,that doesn't make that an accurate and appropiate attitude to have regarding the issue,,especially considering the implications.
Now,,I am doubtful many average folks reading this blog may have seen the connection between this subject and the recent 'phone tapping by the Bush Admin issue'.
In light of that,,let me explain:
Even though every one was using the old phrase,,'phone tapping',,the method mainly used,,unfortunately lost in the media clutter,,was,,cell phone signal interception.
IOW,,there were very few 'lines' tapped,,there were mainly 'radio waves' picked up.
Now,,pick up your cell phone,,read the back or the 'manual' for it and you will see that it falls under FCC regs for a 'radio device'.
Then look for the TOS.
Find a clause that says you can be assured of the privacy of your transmission.
I can allmost guarantee you will find nothing of the sort.
Because it is a radio,,just like a walkie talkie except a cell phone is more sophisticated and on a different set off frequencies.
A 'land line' is a solid/physical connection.
THAT 'wire',,or even 'an optical fiber',,can carry an assurance of 'privacy' and is the 'tappable thing' in the phrase 'phone tap'.
NOT broadcast radio waves.
Now,,given that,,why is everyone so anxious to conduct sensitive discussions over the air waves which anyone with the right device can intercept?
Even you or me.
There are devices out there that can recieve them,,there are also devices which can be modified to do so.
Not to mention that there are ways to intercept and 'alter' the voice over internet systems that are also popular.
I believe I posted something about a horror story some family as been living because some one hs figured how to 'hack' their cell phone accounts.
Even making them turn on unnoticed and recording the conversations hearable and sending them as voice mail.
So,,why the 'infatuation' with them when the gripe was over security and privacy concerns?
(Not to mention the 'gps' locating features now)
And why does it seem like the 'corps and companies' are pushing the 'cell phones' so hard?
Do I think the phone company would 'force' folks off a land line and onto a 'cell phone'?
They are making me consider it,,but I don't want to.
How about you?
Oh,,do you allready have one?And all you have is wireless service?
Well,to me this is something that should make the conspiracy nuts all jittery and I am surprised that no one has picked up on it,,that I know of anyway.
About the 'bee colony'.
After I reported the 'demise' of the colony I experienced a surprise.
The bees came back,,sort of.
There were two 'hatchings' after the first 'disappearence'.
Unfortunately,,they were all pretty much affected in the same way as the one I described in the previous post about them.
And given the huge numbers of them that wound up littering the ground in pretty large piles,,I was able to see other 'abberations' in their bodies,,like disproprtionate body sections,,odd shaped or missing limbs and others.
Upon subsequent investigation of the hive I spotted a moth just outside of the opening and later,,seen more inside.
There were the several species of ants of course,,along with 'larval worms' of some kind and a type of beetle.
After a little 'web research' I identified the moth,worm and beetle' and two of the most common foe of the honey bee.
The moth is a 'wax moth' and I don't recal the name of the beetle.
The 'larval worm' was the intermediate stage of the 'wax moths' life stages before becoming an adult.
(These apparently eat the wax in the honeycombe which would 'crack open' the bees prematurely.That explained the 'unformed and malformed' features as well as why they didn't survive long.
Now,,given that these pests are the bane of the honey bee,,I decided to 'burn' the log the hive was in and destroy the creatures in situ.
Yet,,the story has a NOT UNHAPPY ENDING.
About a week ago,,a guy came out of the woods/field behind our building asking if anyone had lost some bees.
It seemed the queen had vacated.Along with a number of workers.
They had wound up in a corner of the fellows chicken coop.
So,,we gave him the number to the bee keeper we had called when they showed up here.
(He really couldn't work them for honey because the hollow log couldn't be opened so since they weren't 'african' I didn't cut the log and have him take them.)
But he wound up with them anyway.
This way is better than if he had took the log,,though.If he had taken the log then his yard could have become infested from the moth and beetle in it.
So overall,,I am no longer as sad about the situation as I was.
(It does just go to show ya how God has things working even if we don't know it.And He did arrange to let me know how it turned out for the ol'girl and her retinue.)
Okay,,,as of this writing,,,I have had a pg view count of 4048 for the month of December.
That number was on Jan 2nd and was a so far for the month total.
My highest one day count was 429 on the 1st day of January.
I am tickled plumb purple by that and want to say,,
"THANK YOU,very,very,very much!!!"
(Naturally,,with the beginning of the month looking good like that,,,the AT&T/BS had to bump my connection on the 3rd.)
Posted by Roy L.H.:That DANG DInGIE American
at 3:30 AM EST
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