Monday, October 24, 2022

Silly Bear. Er, Dog.

I also have cats.  So years ago, after the second doggy door was knocked out of the door between the TV room/library and the laundry room, I had a pass-through put in the wall so the cat pans can be hidden in the laundry room.  

Unfortunately some dogs view litter pans as tootsie roll dispensers.  Copper is one of those dogs and has recently discovered the pass through.  I'm now keeping the pans super clean. And he's providing me with no end of entertainment.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Oh, Yeah. THAT Wasn't Suspicious.

Text from neighbor today: did I see a guy walking past the house a little while ago?  No, I was on the back side of the house.  And Copper was engrossed in a frozen soup bone and didn't bark.  Seems that she saw guy walking by the house and then turn off and go into the bushes.  She went out and asked if she could help him.  He brushed her off with a nonsensical answer, then walked on.  Shortly after, a pickup truck pulled up, the driver went into the bushes and returned with a pouch, then left.

Uhhhhh.  Yeah.  Since she wasn't expecting such a flagrant bit of drug transfer she doesn't have enough info to feel it can be reported to the Sheriff.  Now we're waiting for them to be dumb enough for a repeat so info like plate # can be snagged.

Update:  Bad guy was accidently released by the VA county next to us.  Has been seen a couple blocks down from me.  Doors are locked, guns are checked.

Update to update:  Bad guy is back in custody.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Classified vs Declassified

This whole dust up over the Mar-A-Lago raid and "we're scared he has classified documents" reminds me of long long ago in a galaxy far far away when I worked for a gummit agency that was involved with Nike missile bases. Specifically, positioning the launch sites.  Eventually, some years after the Nikes were decommissioned, our work was declassified. A gummit spook came in and used a black magic marker to mark out the super secret stuff. And because the spook was taking the originals my agency made copies. There were a lot of documents so everybody was detailed for shifts of copy detail. And I quickly realized that things went faster if I didn't close the copier lid at each page. So I watched the light flash under each sheet.

I'm still laughing 40 years later.

Did I mention 1) the "classified" work had been stored in folders that everybody had access to all the time?  or 2) that by law all our work had to be in PEN? Which makes an impression on paper. That isn't hidden by magic marker. And because of that every time the copier light flashed the blacked out data was clearly visible.  

I've been dubious about the classified/declassified thing ever since.

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Good News, The Bad News

The good news:  The US Stasi have probably handed the presidency to Donald Trump in 2024.

The bad news: they've probably already hired their shooter.

And if you don't think elements within the US government would use assasination to get what they want then you haven't been paying attention.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Just FYI

 Just as I will no longer use the term "pro-choice", since "pro-abortion" is more accurate,  I will no longer use the term FBI. "US Stasi" is more appropriate.

And please stop with the "so many good people there" stuff.  The ENTIRE agency is corrupt.