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In preparation for Irma U.S.V.I. Governor wipes his ass with the Constitution

"U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:21 PM (14 replies)

Like oranges? Buy them NOW.

Forgive the source, but it's good info.

According to Bloomberg, Irma’s current path - headed straight for Florida - has prompted the state to prepare for the "catastrophic" system. Unlike Harvey, which caused widespread damage, power outages and flooding and taking almost a fifth of U.S. oil refining capacity offline, Irma is a bigger threat to agriculture, with orange juice futures surging.

Some more facts: Florida is the world’s largest producer of orange juice after Brazil. About two-thirds of the state’s citrus crop is located in the lower two-thirds of the peninsula. Orange juice for November delivery jumped as much as 6.9 percent to $1.4595 a pound on ICE Futures U.S. Tuesday, the biggest intraday gain for the contract since Jan. 28, 2016. Cotton for December delivery jumped by the 3-cent exchange limit, or 4.2 percent, to 74.88 cents a pound. Aggregate trading for both commodities for this time doubled compared with the 100-day average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 01:59 PM (4 replies)

It's cider and beer time!!!!

Last weekend we raided a friend's mom's apple tree. She is in the process of selling her house, so this is the last year we can. You guys may remember he. She made national news about two years back when they tried to sell her home over $6 in unpaid taxes, but I digress. We took 15 gallons of apples and a few cups of crab apples from a wild tree at the end of our street and it is bubbling away.

In addition I got shanghaied into a local Octoberfest so I am making 5 gallons each of Doppelbock and Weizen for the festival. The beers have been a bitch. The fermentation stuck at 3.5% and we had to jump start it. We shall see over the next few days.

Being a holiday She Who Must Be Obeyed broke out some of last year's cider for breakfast. Damn, a year's aging did wonders!
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 10:54 AM (0 replies)
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