Standards II (revisited)

OK, the last post about standards drifted way off topic, or so it seemed to some. I tried to get a screen grab of an interview with the owner as seen on FOX News. Since I could not get a direct link to the clip, I grabbed it and reduced it in size to post. Unfortunately the video clip is still too large, even after I reduced the resolution by 50%, so here is the audio from the clip. The video just included stock footage that many have seen before. The point is that he took the effort to exceed standards, deeper pilings, special windows and accepting the fact that the first floor would be swept away.


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No bear yet…

Boy am I eating crow….

From Oct 16, first at 1245 AM, second at 331 AM and finally at 808 AM.

I’m not sure how big the rack on the buck was, maybe a 7-pointer.

My wife is gloating over my invisible bear…

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Not trying to be a prolific poster, but…

Not trying to be a prolific poster, but I just have to share this; we were in receipt of a letter from our mortgage company yesterday. It said to call them, which I did just moments ago. They said that since our escrow was so high, we had several thousand in it, and my last payment was far less than that, they tapped the escrow for the last payment and our mortgage is done!

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Bears or deer?

For the fifth time in as many weeks, a night creature has knocked down the fencing surrounding a portion of my side yard. I have this area fenced off for our doggies. Granted it’s not a very sturdy fence, the doggies weigh less than 20 lbs, (9.07 Kilograms), and their mass would not be enough to bring the fence down.

I have a bet with my wife as to if it’s a deer or a bear. I’m saying a bear. But how to prove it? I moved one camera from my security system to watch the back yard. It’s motion activated and well, we’ll see.

View from the camera while the doggies were out last night at 2239, or 10:39 PM. The spotlights were on, we typically dim them slightly overnight. The fence extends from the gate on the right to a corner at the tree line and then to left to intersect with a more solid chain link fence at my neighbor’s shed in the upper left.

In the mean time, I put in a call to the game commission, in hopes they would bring a humane bear trap to my area to get the perpetrator. They asked if I have a bird feeder or trash cans in the area that would be an interest to a bear. I said no bird feeder, the trash cans are at the other end of my property  and liberally dosed with ammonia to keep bears away from them. I’m expecting a call back from them to further explain my plight today.

So what will it be, a bear or a deer?


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A check on court records…

This is a “for what it’s worth” posting…

Judge Jeanie said that there was a foreclosure on a property owned by Christine Blasey Ford’s parents.

I did a search and in just a few minutes I came up with a court document that stated that a judge in one part of the foreclosure proceedings was indeed Judge Martha G Kavanaugh.

A link will not take one directly to the document, but rather one is intercepted by the State of Maryland court and when there, just agree, (after all this is for informational purposes), finally enter the case number 156006V

Scroll down in the document tracking to number 9.

Is there a connection worthy of ruining a man’s life because of a ruling by one of his parents?

A further search on Google maps came up with an image of the property:

Now since I’m not a lawyer, I can not say what exactly transpired, if someone who reads this is learned in these terms, please enlighten me, (and others that may need enlightening), what exactly does this mean?

Docket Date: 02/04/1997 Docket Number: 10
Docket Description:
Docket Type: Ruling Status: Granted
Ruling Judge: KAVANAUGH, MARTHA G
Reference Docket(s): Motion: 9
Docket Text: ORDER OF COURT (KAVANAUGH, J./RICE, M.) THAT THE VOLUNTARY MOTION TO DISMISS IS HEREBY GRANTED WITH PREJUDICE AND THAT THE BOND FILED BY HARRY J. KELLY AS TRUSTEE SHALL BE RELEASED AND RETURNED FILED. (COPIES MAILED (

Thank you, in advance, for your time in reading this and thank you, in advance,  for your opinions on this subject and the information provided.


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Jury Duty

Ya’ know, it happens to nearly all of us. I think more so in areas where less people are registered to vote. They seem to select jurors from the voter registrations.

I copped out of my last selection because of medical reasons, won’t be so lucky this time. Why cop out, it’s a citizen’s duty to be a juror when called. Well it’s a pain where a pill can’t reach, unless that pill is a suppository.

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Monday Meals 18-9-10

I seemed to forget where I placed this image every time our Esteemed 10 Cents posted his “Monday Meals” posts.

But I found it and I’m trying to beat him to it as it’s a little before 7 A.M. where he is at.

“Monday Meals” are Great! but you can’t have a meal without a liquid.

So without further ado, may  I present a “liquid”.

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Scam caller saga continues…

Well  the saga continues, I posted, (see BLUE text ), on several “who called me” sites because another scammer got through NoNoRobo. Why did they get through? Well this scammer, like many others, fakes the caller ID to that of a somewhat local number.  But the number they said to call was from Florida. So NoMoRobo did not recognize the (local) number as a scammer or robo-call (telemonster).

The message on my recorder said; “This message is intended for Jolene. I’m calling in regards to a pending matter that is being in the process of being reviewed today. I’m also calling to verify that we do have the correct address on file for this individual. To avoid any further proceedings at this time you have the right to contact the information Center. Should you wish to contact them the contact number listed as 561-223-6950 and you will have to reference your file number 16112.”

The message I posted on several web sites was; “called left this number to call back, asked for someone by first name that I never heard of except in Dolly Parton song, “Jolene”, LOL. Took the number they called from and forwarded it to the number they gave, let them get a taste of their own medicine. If you have XFINITY, you can do this free of charge, forward scammer calls back to themselves. Hope it ties up their call center!”

I hope XFINITY customers that are plagued by these calls do the same.


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