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Happy 4th to all

A time to be with family and friends and reflect on the greatness of this nation and its people.

Hubby started cooking last night. He has some help out there now. There is a whole pig in a roaster, and the smoker is working hard. He is working on a system to transfer all the food to the party in food quality buckets. Cut the ribs into 3 bones and a bucket can hold a lot of racks. Cover in stretch film and then hustle to the event.
Posted by His Daughter | Thu Jul 4, 2019, 12:56 PM (4 replies)

Wiccans out number Presbyterians in the US

I stole this from a friend, and like him I find this article somewhat incredulous. However non-traditional religions have been gaining both numbers and credence recently. I am in a hot spot for that, working on a reservation.

The US military has increased its number of recognized faiths tremendously to 221. Many are variants of existing faiths, such as varieties of Jews and Baptists. There are now various kinds of Wiccan and other pagan groups. Asatru had been recognized previously though I did not see that Zoroastrianism has been yet, so making a statement about religions A to Z is premature. Humanism and Atheism are also recognized, though Jedi and Hellenic are not. Neither is any form of Satanism. The VA headstone images are nowhere near that diverse or numerous at this time, though a pentacle is available.

I find that I cannot help but notice the similarities between the Norse beliefs and the Native American ones. There is even some overlap with Shinto. Things about personal responsibility, honor, and ancestors.

http://livinggrimoire.com/witches-outnumber-presbyterians

The SCOTUS Show, Act 1 was today

Some interesting rulings with some mild surprises. Thursday and next Monday will be the final two acts. There are 24 argued cases waiting to be announced.

https://www.SCOTUSblog.com is still the best seat online for it.

First world problem

The local meat supplier had a run on tri tips over the weekend, hubby had to settle for flat steak. Not sue how we will recover but we will persevere

Interesting AP article on abortion unavailability on Guam

https://apnews.com/c2537d19a3024554baa5e617d5381c9c

Reasonably even handed for AP. Key point is that doctors are choosing not to do them. The laws in Guam and Samoa are fairly restrictive, including no exceptions for rape. Also interesting is that some islands in Hawaii do not have abortion providers either.
Posted by His Daughter | Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:31 AM (0 replies)

Memorial Day

In the local area there are often large get togethers for holidays. We were invited to one today and volunteered to bring meat. Hubby was smoking and grilling since yesterday. I think he cooked half a side of beef, a whole pig, and a flock of chickens. We had to bring it in the bed of our truckā€¦there was that much food.

The spread was huge at the community center and I have no idea how many people were attending. It was a large scale community event with plates being taken to those who could not attend. Just off to the side at the end of the buffet line was the table with empty chair, the plate with a slice of lemon on it, and the rest. For those who are not familiar with it, start here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_man_table During the course of the event, people would stand in front of the table for a moment of silence. Some saluted. It brought tears to my eyes.

American Indians have a larger share of people with military experience than any other group in the US. It was clearly in evidence today. Parts of being here make sad and sometimes angry. Today I was proud and touched.

Article: Abortion bans have some women preparing for the worst. It involves auntie networks'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/abortion-bans-have-some-women-preparing-for-the-worst-it-involves-auntie-networks/2019/05/24/4af2dcce-7d77-11e9-a5b3-34f3edf1351e_story.html

In response to the abortion restrictions some states have enacted, people are organizing. Many do not seem to realize that there are already organizations set up to do much the same thing. In the overwhelming number of counties in the US, abortion services were not available even before this all started.

My parents actively supported women escaping domestic violence including covert sheltering and sometime that included helping them get abortions. I strongly support both a woman's right to choose and medical staff to choose not to participate.

Article about Bounty Hunters breaking in to a bad address

https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/eye-on-government/florida-bounty-hunters-break-into-family-s-home-to-serve-warrant-over-750-debt-70ufBgmohkGp17KXraGxuQ/

Read the article and follow the links to the video. Damn its shocking.

My take is that if the defendant gave a bad address, that is not a blank check to law enforcement or bounty hunters. I have turned a few away harshly at the California homestead. Residents could have blocked the door, chained themselves to the security screen to stop them, or shot them once they entered. It all would have been legal. While not a big fan of vigilante justice, it would have been legally justified.

Bounty hunting has its limits, and defining it at the point of a gun, which I have, works for me.

Article: Parents Enraged by Passage of State Assembly Bill to Kill All Charter Schools in California

This could be interesting. Purportedly California Teachers Union and Gavin Newsom have made closing all Charter Schools a goal for 2019-2020.

I cannot/do not have children. Montessori has always sounded interesting to me and I might have sent them there.

http://speakupparents.org/sacramento-watch/2019/5/22/parents-enraged-by-passage-of-state-assembly-bill-to-kill-all-charter-schools-in-california

Potential S300/S400 killer from Isreal

Heavy SAMs like the S-X00 series are national asset units. This is a low cost way to destroy them. Not the only one...an infiltrators with a RPG would do just as well, particularly if they are moving. The key to remember, is that even though they are Russian systems, designed to be rugged, take out certain key components and they cannot deploy or possibly fire, depending on what was damaged/destroyed. An example would be to destroy the front axle of the TEL truck. You do not have to turn all of it into a flaming wreck, if it cannot set up. Same with key antenna systems and even the command vehicle.

The comments on the video are amusing, made by many who do not understand how these things really work.

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