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Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Jackbnimble, Aug 14, 2017.

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    Glad for you that your saw is cutting well.
     
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    Of course, cleaning up half a ton of elephant poop off the front lawn might be a fun chore. Would probably take eight kingsize mattresses to make him a fluffy bed. But hey, he could feed the chipper on removals, and help with the cleanup by eating half of the brush.

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    Man, I forgot how cool I looked with long hair.

    With a dozen or more of these big boys I plan to operate an organic fertilizer/bio-diesel fuel conglomerate 2nd to none. Can't wait to get my first one. His/her name will be Larry in honor of my favorite stooge.
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    They flew Mila non-stop from New Zealand to L.A. using a modified 747 this dainty 8,000 pound 41 year old sweetie pie and flat bedded her the rest of the way to the San Diego Zoo. Kept her quarantined for 8 weeks to ensure she didn't have tuberculosis.

    Can you picture yourself tackling her, or blocking her? Tie some mattresses across her shoulders and she'd be good to go.
     
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    Have been in deep thought lately and am convinced what's wrong with the world boils down to a lack of elephant ownership. IMHO, everyone who owns his own elephant is guaranteed happiness far above your average boob. It is the one thing I'm certain would brighten everyone's life. To me, it's as plain as day. These fellas were put on this earth to bring joy and delight to every grumpy knucklehead.

    You can squeeze that enormous skull of his all day. Put him in a head lock and swivel his head around. Twist him over on his back and pin him.
     
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    Have you seen what they can do when not happy?
     
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    Have you met WW III?

    Larry won't be nothin compared to Armageddon, let's be real.

    BTW, have you seen what's done to young elephants to make them submissive and workable? They tie them to 4 posts, nearly beat them to death, starve and deny them water for an extended period of time (forget how long but several weeks I think.) When they are almost dead and fully broken in spirit, they let up, restore them to health and from then on they are compliant. I'd like to do the same to the ones who practice such cruelty. They call it phajaan.

    Double BTW, when my wife tried that approach on me, I had to think of something, so I convinced her I forgot to send in the life insurance premiums. Saved, but barely.
     
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    The United States is by far the most powerful nation on earth now and throughout history. We own two thirds of the world and have the military power to conquer the entire world in a matter of days. Ironic part is we are often portrayed, rightfully so, as a big doofus internationally, hamstrung constantly for a zillion reasons, unable to exert our power without enraging our allies and our foes.

    If we were some other kind of nation, with the same power, without the same decency and respect for others, we would have taken over. We would be asserting our influence through unchecked brutality and horror. Imagine Hitler with unlimited megaton thermonuclear weapons, our navy, air force, marines, army, our technology, our GDP.

    The rest of the world would do well to take a step back and appreciate who and what America is.
     
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    Lest we forget how our big media failed to pounce on Clinton for known violations of U.S. law and his cooperation in sending our super-sensitive, super-advanced military technology to our enemies.

    The Clinton Administration notified Congress today that it had approved the export of technology to China to permit the launching of a communications satellite aboard a Chinese rocket next month.
    President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China's military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.
    The certification was the first such notice to Congress under the law, which was passed in the aftermath of a Congressional uproar last year over the transfer of sensitive missile technology to China.
    Mr. Clinton's notification also follows by less than a week the release of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which concluded that lax monitoring of the launching of American-made satellites aboard Chinese rockets had enhanced the accuracy of China's ballistic missile arsenal.
    The President's action will affect the June 7 launching of a Motorola Iridium satellite, which is to fly into low orbit
    Today's action was the final approval needed for the launch, which was first authorized in July 1993. A license for the export of the satellite itself was granted in November.
    ''Approval was recommended by the Departments of Commerce...
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    "With all this talk of Russians allegedly interfering in U.S. elections, it is worth recalling that it wasn’t too long ago that the previous Democrat in the White House betrayed America by working hand in hand with our Communist enemies in mainland China.
    As president, Bill Clinton essentially wiped out any strategic advantage the U.S. had by selling advanced U.S. missile technology to our enemy, the People’s Republic of China.
    That “administration’s voluntary release of all the secrets of America’s nuclear tests, combined with the systematic theft of the secrets that were left as a result of its lax security controls, effectively wiped out America’s technological edge,” David Horowitz writes in the recently published, The Black Book of the American Left Volume 7: The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama.
    Unlike the administrations that preceded it, the Clinton administration accepted millions of dollars from the military and intelligence services of at least one hostile foreign power. All of this was done in exchange for illegal campaign contributions from a massive totalitarian country determined to eclipse the U.S. as a world superpower.
    President Clinton also lifted security controls, allowing thieves to access other vital military technologies, while disarming his own side and opposing needed defenses.
    “One of the key technological breaks China received, without having to spy to get it, was the deliverance of supercomputers once banned from export for security reasons,” writes Horowitz.
    “Supercomputers underpin the technology of nuclear and missile warfare, and not only for firing and controlling the missiles. A supercomputer can simulate a nuclear test and is thus crucial to the development of nuclear warheads. But, according to a Washington Post editorial: ‘In the first three quarters of 1998 nine times as many [supercomputers] were exported [to China] as during the previous seven years.’”
    “This transfer,” he writes, “was authorized three years after the spy thefts were detected. What rationale—besides stupidity, greed, or some other equally indefensible motive—could justify this? What responsible president or administration official, at any relevant level in any government, would allow the massive transfer of national-security assets like these to a dictatorship they knew had stolen their country’s most highly guarded military secrets?”
    Back in the 1990s, as longtime Clinton bagman Terry McAuliffe, now governor of Virginia, set records raising money for the Clintons. In that era congressional investigators unearthed an elaborate Communist Chinese money-laundering scheme.
    Under it money was funneled to the Clinton organization through businesspeople, including Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie. In that case, 94 individuals either refused questioning, pled the Fifth Amendment, or fled the country. Trie accepted a plea bargain with federal prosecutors in 1999 in exchange for providing information about questionable campaign contributions from China.
    McAuliffe helped a company called Loral Space get seats on official trade missions. He reportedly convinced the Clinton administration to overrule national security officials in order win approval for a Loral deal that gave Red China critical missile technology. Loral’s chief executive officer became the Democratic National Committee’s largest donor and McAuliffe became DNC chairman.
    According to a Wall Street Journal account from Clinton days, a bipartisan congressional inquiry “found Beijing has stolen U.S. design data for nearly all elements needed for a major nuclear attack on the U.S., such as advanced warheads, missiles, and guidance systems. Targets of the spying ranged from an Army anti-tank weapon to nearly all modern fighter jets. Most wasn’t done by professionals, but by visitors or front companies. Lax security by the Clinton Administration is blamed in part, and satellite makers Hughes and Loral are criticized.”
    China’s theft of American technology gave it a 20-year head start in developing its own nuclear warhead delivery system, Horowitz writes.
    Hughes and Loral, large contributors to Clinton’s campaign coffers, gave the Chinese technology to deliver nuclear payloads.
    “They were able to accomplish this with indispensable assistance provided by the Clinton White House that allowed them to circumvent technology controls instituted for national-security purposes by previous administrations,” writes Horowitz.
    Then-Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), who was chairman of the National Security subcommittee on military research and development and is fluent in the Russian language, characterized the six years of Clinton’s administration that had thus far elapsed as “the worst period in our history in terms of undermining our national security.”
    When Weldon visited Russia with 10 other congressmen a Russian general threatened them, saying that if the U.S. deployed ground troops to Kosovo, Russia could throw America into chaos by detonating a nuclear device in the sky near the eastern seaboard that would destroy every computer chip in the country, disabling telephones, airplanes, and electrical grids.
    Such are the fruits of appeasement.
    Incessant propaganda from the Left during the recent campaign and the post-election period, has stressed President-elect Donald Trump’s connections to Russia while downplaying or ignoring altogether the Clintons’ relationship with the Kremlin. (No. You're kidding!)
    The connections of Trump, his family, his campaign staff, transition team, and would-be cabinet members to Russia are being microscopically examined and hyped daily in the news.
    But Hillary Clinton’s team also has ties to Russia.
    Her campaign chairman John Podesta became a member of the board of directors of solar energy startup Joule Unlimited in 2011. Eight months later Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund announced it would invest around $35 million in Joule. A few months after, about the time Podesta joined then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, Rusnano Chairman Anatoly Chubais joined Joule’s board.
    Podesta has been less than forthcoming about his relationship with the Russian government. “What he doesn’t like to talk about is the business he’s done with a Kremlin-backed investment firm and the lengths he’s gone to avoid scrutiny of this relationship,” the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 23.
    And in August the FBI and Justice Department announced they were investigating the Podesta Group, a lobbying and public relations firm co-founded by John Podesta, for any connections to corruption that occurred in the government of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia-controlled Uranium One retained the firm in 2012, 2014, and 2015, to lobby Clinton’s State Department and was paid $180,000 in fees.
    Uranium One shareholders gave the corrupt Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation more than $145 million in donations in the period before Hillary’s State Department approved a transaction giving Russia control over 20 percent of U.S. uranium. And as Russia, which initially didn’t have a controlling interest in Uranium One, was gearing up to take over the company, Bill Clinton received a whopping $500,000 for a single speech on Russian soil.
    And when he was president, Bill Clinton wasn’t exactly hostile toward Russia.
    As journalist Bill Gertz wrote years ago, Clinton sent “a billion dollars to Russia earmarked for its ‘nuclear disarmament program,’ even though the government’s own General Accounting Office has already determined that millions of these dollars are going to Russian scientists working to build new nuclear weapons for the Russian military.”
    Like Clinton, President Obama has written big checks to the nation’s enemies, sending $150 billion to the crazed mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
    While the Clinton administration was working to improve relations with China, “the Chinese themselves were systematically plotting to penetrate the Democratic Party, subvert America’s electoral process, and—with the help of the president himself—infiltrate the administration and steal America’s advanced weapons arsenal.”


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    By far the greatest movie ever produced for people who love Arboristsite and other reasonable facsimiles is, Alone In The Wilderness, filmed by and starring Richard Proenneke, who, at 50 retired and headed out to the wilderness of Alaska to begin a new life. It isn't based on a true story. It is true, period, and it unfolds as you watch. It is beautiful, inspiring, soothing, informative, fun and a true pleasure to watch, which i've managed to do about 74, 111 times.
     
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    Does any one have an opinion on Stihl's electric power sharpeners that sell for about $650.00 new? Are they pretty good? Would you boys buy a used one in good condition for a reasonable price? Since I recently won the World's Worst Chain Sharpener in the History of the World, i thought, maybe i should break down and get one.
     
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    There is no proof, none, that Russia hacked Wikileaks. Therefore, an investigation into Trump's alleged assistance into Russia's alleged hacking of Wikileaks is looking into something that doesn't exist.
     
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    My next question is, does cutting frozen wood damage a chain? Everything else I do creates explosions and earthquakes, tornadoes, monsoons, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, fire storms, so, just thought i'd confirm my intuitive hunch about destroying chains and chainsaws cutting icy wood.
     
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    Those wooden power line poles are being replaced with precast concrete ones. Just saying, maybe a bit hard on the chain.
     
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    It seems to dull them out fast yes!
     
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    But, if I buy a Stihl chain sharpener for $650, I can dull my chains all I want and in 5 minutes I'll have like new sharpened chains for nothin.

    If you haven't done so for a while, listen to 5 Beatles' songs from '64--66. They were amazing. Brings back floods of memories of all the girl's I fell in love with in less than .0049 seconds.
     
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    Got to love 2,000 HP Corvettes, even if you happen to be an old goat. That sound. That roar. That elephant/lion guttural drone. Oh Momma
     
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    Bezos announced in March that his team of researchers had discovered a set of giant twisted F-1 engines in 14,000 feet of water off the Florida coast.
    F-1 engines powered the Saturn V rocket carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. At an altitude of about 38 miles, the first stage of the spacecraft, including the engines, separated. These parts were considered destroyed or lost forever.
    Each of the engines weighs nearly 9 tons, and they came in a cluster of five. They provided 32 million horsepower by burning 6,000 pounds of fuel every second

    As nice as 2400 HP Corvettes are, compared to 32,000,000, they ain't nothing.
     

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