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by yogi
23 Nov 2018, 19:07
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Happy Turkey Day!
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Happy Turkey Day!

It was a fantastic gathering. Some relatives who have not been down here before accepted our invitation. Wife didn't feel up to cooking, plus this celebration is going to continue on into the weekend, so we had the food catered. It was from Dierbergs and surprisingly good. We may never cook on holid...
by yogi
22 Nov 2018, 10:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

There's a lot of misinformation going around about pollution. Your observation about a gallon of paint is typical. There are anti-pollution laws on the books just about everywhere, but none of them realistically stop pollution. The laws never were intended to stop it, but rather to slow it down. Unl...
by yogi
22 Nov 2018, 09:58
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Happy Turkey Day!
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Happy Turkey Day!

Thank you for your good wishes and may your day be merry as well. Sounds like the wrong holiday, but you get the idea. :mrgreen:
by yogi
21 Nov 2018, 13:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

You probably know about this trick, but I just discovered it when we were cleaning out the old house in preparation to move down south here. Over the years I accumulated a lot of partially full cans of paint. I don't know why I saved them, but everybody seems to do it. LOL The paint came in two vari...
by yogi
21 Nov 2018, 09:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Apparently there is more to building a concrete foundation than meets the eye; my eye anyway. I don't know how long the sealing lasts but I do know the tar coating on my first house was useless after ten years or so. Up north they really don't try to waterproof the concrete and only put enough tar o...
by yogi
20 Nov 2018, 09:44
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I am not aware of all the civil engineering marvels which create the infrastructure of O'Fallon. But, I can say it all seems well maintained and designed to do the job well. I can't say the same for traffic engineering, but this place seems to be growing faster than the engineers can redesign the hi...
by yogi
18 Nov 2018, 13:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Your story is a good argument for always selecting a home site at or near the top of an incline instead of at or near the bottom. The year we moved into the last house we owned was the year in which the 100 year rain fell upon us - 9" of rain overnight. The house was about mid way down a long slope ...
by yogi
18 Nov 2018, 13:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

I don't know exactly when it happened, but the television broadcast industry changed it's emphasis from when it first started out. I keep referring to Facebook in this regard because there are so many parallels. The point of Facebook is not to provide a venue for social networking. It's an aggregato...
by yogi
18 Nov 2018, 10:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Teenager With Tourettes
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Teenager With Tourettes

LOL - brutal honesty isn't the same as being tactful. I think Saxon's heart is in the right place though.
by yogi
18 Nov 2018, 10:37
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Around the time our family obtained it's first television the commercial gap between shows was about two minutes. Thus a half hour show was really only 29 minutes long. Today that same half hour of content is only 22 minutes long. Some of the cable channels I've monitored down here approach 50% ad t...
by yogi
18 Nov 2018, 10:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Home insurance is nice to have but a lot of people don't read the fine print in their policies. I don't blame them. It's all legalese designed to protect the issuer from any losses. They would not be able to stay in business if they were losing money, so that makes sense. The best way to approach bu...
by yogi
17 Nov 2018, 11:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: From Mary Grant
Replies: 2
Views: 37

From Mary Grant

My sentiments, exactly ...


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by yogi
17 Nov 2018, 08:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I never tried to contribute to Wikipedia, but I know people who do it all the time. Some of the material published there is highly questionable even when sources are included. I guess that's the nature of a public knowledge base. They do try to keep things legitimate and credible, which could explai...
by yogi
17 Nov 2018, 08:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Most, if not all, the newer smart phones can make great videos. The one I cited is a time lapse video. I'm not sure how well smart phones can deal with that kind of photography. Regardless, if you get something of interest digitized, I'd be very happy to see the results of your experiment. The last ...
by yogi
17 Nov 2018, 08:26
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 47
Views: 494

Re: Notes To Self

There is some evidence that the clash between different cultures is being directed by nation states which have an interest in promoting chaos around the world. Some of the problems forcing the migrant people to move are real and can be dealt with. The confrontations, however, are not what the migran...
by yogi
15 Nov 2018, 13:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Drive-in theaters are all but extinct now. There was only one left in the Chicago area a few years ago and their operating hours were very limited. When I was of dating age the drive-ins were quite popular. Watching the submarine races while parked on Lake Michigan's shores was also popular and free...
by yogi
15 Nov 2018, 13:28
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

I read a couple paragraphs of your article and will come back to it soon. Your warning about the length of the article should be taken seriously. LOL WIkipedia is a source of information authored by the general public. You personally can go into their hrdroponics article and update it where you see ...
by yogi
14 Nov 2018, 12:08
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Notes To Self
Replies: 47
Views: 494

Re: Notes To Self

Immigration has been a political issue for many generations. It's only going to get worse as the political and geographical climates continue to change. As you must know there is an enormous problem in Europe. Most of the immigrants there come from Syria and Libya with the UK (England in particular)...
by yogi
14 Nov 2018, 11:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Good Vibrations
Replies: 72
Views: 466

Re: Good Vibrations

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture , which is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite...
by yogi
14 Nov 2018, 11:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: Al + Hg = Hair
Replies: 18
Views: 186

Re: Al + Hg = Hair

Mom would take me downtown Chicago around Christmas just to look at the store window decorations. They were magnificent but the only one I remember is from Marshall Fields. The store took up an entire block and the window displays were elaborate. All those things you mention about what trains can do...