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DrJ

ccgirl,

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Personally I am not a big squash fan, unless it is in curry.

MrsJ has found that the major seed companies (Burpee, Park) and the heritage seed places from whom she orders are very good at giving you what you ordered. Some of the smaller ones can be hit-or-miss, but she has found a few that are quite good.

What is your experience?

CCGirl

Well, since it’s quiet I will update you all on the advice I asked for last weekend. I have been ready for all challenges. And ready to respond. But alas, no good opportunities. Instead I got this situation. I have a very nice customer who had a stroke a few years ago, and since then he just doesn’t get signals, and has few filters. So I replied to him about the weather the other day, and how it seems the meteorologists can’t get the weather predictions at all lately. He began a rant about how the Fox meteorologists are are large breasted women, and in fact all women anchors at Fox are there only because they have large boobs. The entire time I am telling him to stop and holding up my hands in the stop signal. Jeepers, the 19 year old said to me after he left, “What the f was that!” I am never quite prepared.

Narciso

And his problem with that was what exactly, lol.

CCGirl

Well yeah, he seemed to have a problem with it, but I forgot the “do not engage” rule. He’s a very nice man, but his condition makes me want to avoid him lately. Well, now I know why!

DrJ

ccgirl,

There is one other garden thing that you may wish to consider.

We have a superb local nursery that raises their plants in their own greenhouses. They know the climate, and what grows well here.

So each year MrsJ gets a few plants from them, just to see how we like them and how the do. That is how we found the Amish paste tomatoes.

It is convenient to settle in on a few favorites. But it is great to add to the diversity too.

You may wish to see if there is a similar nursery/garden store in you area, and experiment.

CCGirl

Burpee seeds this year, Dr J. My garden is so new it probably was not properly prepared in the pre-season. My squash have various colors, and I read on the Burpee site that many have had issues with this seed. I also have cucumbers, and they are delicious. By accident I planted a squash with the cukes. The vines that grow from the hill with the squash mixed in seem to have odd shaped cukes. No idea if the seed was off, or if the squash is affecting the plant.

We had the Burpee in this year to the store. Prior years we had Livingston seeds. Not sure why it changed. I have delegated that job. Also we never sold much seed, so we cut way back this year. The irony.

I also have mixed peppers with seeds left over from last year. They seem to be growing, and need time still to mature. I have started keeping notes as it’s a lot to keep track of, and my memory is not as great as I think it is.

CCGirl

I have a customer who runs a local veggie farm. She has the best tomatoes in the area. She offered me some extra Boston lettuce early on but I declined as I felt I had over planted. Well that was a stupid decision. Boston lettuce is delicious. I would never ask for a tomato seedling, but her advice I will always ask.

DrJ

ccgirl,

We have a lot of the crop that has yet to mature. I won't go into what is planted, since I don't think it is of general interest.

The tomato sauce was superb!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

We all already know who we're voting for, so why don't we just move the election date to tomorrow so the pandemic can be over?

CCGirl

Yes, I agree. Probs not of general interest. Makes me think of Cheaper By the Dozen. We played the audiobook when the kids were little in the car on a family vacation. “Is this of general interest?” Lol. Not sure that you were referring to the book, but it brought memories back.

CCGirl

Stephanie, oh if only! It’s another 3 Months plus days! Complete torture until then.

CCGirl

DrJ, my daughter dates a European man. He calls curry “comfort food.” She told me she calls it “uncomfort food.” She and I don’t do well with the curry.

CCGirl

Probs should stop posting. I see I am on a roll, so to speak. Goodnight all.

jim nj

https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/07/31/james-lindsay-woke-wont-debate/

jim nj

https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/07/31/abc-black-white-split-widening-portland-demonstrations-calming/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

How come there has never been a well made, major movie about Bass Reeves?
Probably too late now since he was a copper.

Pinandpuller

Clarksville, TN looks like Murfreesboro, TN after being submerged at the bottom of a River for 8 minutes without oxygen.

jim nj

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/509938-nba-shoots-air-ball-on-free-speech

jim nj

https://amgreatness.com/2020/07/30/clouds-of-summer-obscure-the-coming-thunder-of-november/

The most telling statistic that emerged in the past week was that more than 60 percent of Americans feel uneasy discussing their political preferences.

Conrad Black

clarice

I strongly recommend the movie "Mr Jones" available on Amazon about Walter Duranty, the Holodomar, Gareth Jones (the guy who broke the story) Fantastic polish film (in English).

Narciso

Interesting choice in james norton, who was in the mcmafia film as the protagonist and the picked well scarsgaard for duranty

jim nj

https://warontherocks.com/2020/07/people-win-wars-the-pla-enlisted-force-and-other-related-matters/

"The enlisted force has been the weakest link in China’s military modernization for decades, inhibiting unit readiness and operational capabilities. In the late 1990s, China’s senior military leadership decided to build a professional noncommissioned officer (NCO) corps. Yet, 40 years after the Chinese military began its long-term modernization process, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) remains a conscription-style army. Recent and potential future adjustments to the enlisted force are intended to correct longstanding problems and increase the PLA’s capability to perform its missions of deterrence, warfighting, and military operations other than war. However, this year’s coronavirus crisis forced the postponement of the most ambitious measure in decades, designed to lessen the adverse effects of the conscription system, thus delaying an important step toward progress. Traditional social and interpersonal relationships — which the PLA is limited in its ability to modify — will further affect whether recent personnel reforms will be successful. These personnel changes will take longer than the introduction of new weapons and technology."

Narciso

I wondered about that, for good or ill the us has been fighting for 19 years, what experience does the pla have

Narciso


Interesting:

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1289275059710746624

jim nj

https://news.usni.org/2020/07/30/panel-new-focus-on-china-fight-could-rob-marine-corps-of-versatility

Quotes from a moderated panel pro and con on the Marines reorganization plans.

https://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/a-farewell-to-armor-marine-corps-shuts-down-tank-units-hauls-away-m1a1s-1.639355

And the Marines aren't waiting around while other people debate their plans. They are quite serious about the need to re-commit to their earlier mission of being primarily a seaborne fighting force and not a smaller specialized land force than the Army.

jim nj

I think AB may be correct that Marines serve as embassy guards due to their original mission statement flexibility.

I think it also might have something to do with the way ambassadors traveled in the old days, via ship.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Did someone post this already?
Biden VP pick date shaky
I assumeKala rumors unleash frenzied pushback

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-s-running-mate-announcement-pushed-back-likely-will-not-come-next-week/ar-BB17qKzC

Dave (in MA)

ConservativeNotCrazy@IAMMGraham
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To everyone in Massachusetts upset that Tsarnaev won’t be getting the death penalty, remember: several members of your Congressional delegation want him to be able to vote

hoyden

Rocco, steel mesh arrived Thursday and I tried it out yesterday. Aeropress coffee has more flavor than the automatic. There's some slight tradeoff; more fiddling about rather than flipping a switch and mug is only half full. Time to first cup is faster. It's easier to press with the mesh than the paper filter. Overall a win. I will condition myself to a bit of fiddling and a half full mug. Thanks for sharing.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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6h
We have more Cases because we do more Testing. It’s Lamestream Media Gold!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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6h
Obama worked harder for Hillary Clinton and the losing Clinton Campaign than she worked for herself! Now he’s working with Sleepy Joe - will be same result. MAGA is energized like never before!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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6h
Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!

MissMarple2

Janice Dean
@JaniceDean
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4m
This satellite image of #HurricaneIsaias last night is so #2020 😡

MissMarple2

BenTallmadge
@BenKTallmadge
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6h
President Trump Says He Will Ban Spy App TikTok In US, Rejecting a Potential Deal For Microsoft To Buy It From Its Chinazi-Owned Parant Firm -

MissMarple2

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/finally-top-dr-ramin-oskoui-crazy-dr-fauci-hearing-someone-frankly-manipulative-dishonest-video/

Headline:

FINALLY! Top Dr. Ramin Oskoui on Crazy Dr. Fauci: “I’m Hearing Someone Who Frankly Is Very Manipulative and Dishonest” (VIDEO)

Video is all the way at the bottom of the column. Laura Ingraham with 2 doctors, a cardiologist and an epidemiologist. Both are not happy with Fauci.

MissMarple2

Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland. pic.twitter.com/lYWY0x8n8P

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020

Video at the link.

Replies have lots of good one-liners and historical photos and videos:

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1289512762733785088

MissMarple2

https://thegreggjarrett.com/susan-rice-lied-about-benghazi-she-also-lied-under-oath-about-knowledge-of-fbis-russia-collusion-investigation/

Jarrett has been doing a great job covering this, which must be why he's had to set up his own web site and go into exile.

henry

https://babylonbee.com/news/gracious-trump-suggests-delaying-election-until-dems-can-find-a-candidate-who-can-think-clearly

henry

Another one bites the dust. (Jolson Coors owns it)

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/leinenkugels-to-retire-logo-featuring-native-american-woman

MissMarple2

Dr. David Samadi
@drdavidsamadi
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34m
Isn’t this interesting?

https://nationalfile.com/faucis-daughter-ali-fauci-is-a-software-engineer-for-twitter/

Neo

Apple surpasses Saudi Aramco to become the world's most valuable company after its shares closed up 10.47%, giving it a market valuation of $1.84T

This means that over $180B of AAPL stock traded hands yesterday.

Another Bob

“Marines serve as embassy guards due to their original mission statement flexibility.”

Marines were originally an infantry unit at sea during the Revolution. Their primary jobs were conducting and repelling boarding actions, and amphibious landings. But over the years they were used increasingly for other purposes, including special missions for the State department as guards and couriers. The “other purposes” were formalized in 1947 where the “as the President May direct” language was added. That language has been in every Congressional authorization of the Marines to this day.

The embassy guard mission was formalized about the same time by a different law.

The “ZOMG,TRUMP DIRECTLY CONTROLS THE MARINES!” is of course true. Every president has. The War Powers Act effectively put ALL the services under the direct control of the President, deployable without any Congressional action required.

GUS

ccgirl, as to the stroke victim. He seems to be watching a lot of FOX.

MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/hold-be-written-court-releases-documents-defamation-case-against-ghislaine


Highlights of newly unsealed documents in Ghislaine Maxwell case

Explosive revelations that Maxwell participated in orgies with Epstein, staff, and victims.

Davod

Neo. I was surprised to read that Aramco was the world's most valuable company before yesterday.

Extraneus

Hundreds of Georgia Youth Campers Test Positive for CCP Virus

“The overall attack rate was 44 percent (260 of 597), 51 percent among those aged 6-10 years, 44 percent among those aged 11-17 years, and 33 percent among those aged 18-21 years,” the report said.

Specifically, the report said that on June 23, a teenage staff member had left the camp after experiencing chills that started the previous evening. Camp officials started sending campers home on June 24 and the camp was closed by June 27.

It adds, “Among 136 cases with available symptom data, 36 (26 percent) patients reported no symptoms; among 100 (74 percent) who reported symptoms, those most commonly reported were subjective or documented fever (65 percent), headache (61 percent), and sore throat (46 percent).”

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tim-tebows-bible-message-sensitive-content-warning-twitter

Headline:

Tim Tebow's Bible message triggers 'sensitive content' warning from Twitter

Melinda

Tom Fitton @TomFitton
7h
Pelosi is protecting both Ilhan Omar and Adam Schiff from serious ethics investigations. And Republican leadership in House is letting her get away with it!

Tom Fitton @TomFitton
Expel Ilhan Omar from House? Substantial evidence that Omar DID marry her brother and committed marriage,tax,immigration, and other crimes. @JudicialWatch steps up and demands action from House Ethics Committee.
judicialwatch.org/press-releases…
Interview w/WMAL: youtu.be/dWm5uz063d8

https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/1289416978248003584

Melinda

Obama’s coup against Donald Trump and a terrorist plot against America

Imagine the horror of progressive Democrats will feel knowing former US President Barrack Obama hired a complete Information Operation (IO) team to destroy their base. The IO team, initially comprised of over 40,000 foreign operators was hired through the State Department and let loose on dissenting Democratic Party members long before they set their sights on Donald Trump.

https://medium.com/@georgeeliason/obamas-coup-against-donald-trump-and-a-terrorist-plot-against-america-7224603c40ec

MissMarple2

Part of what Grassley asked for:


henry

Democrats religious rites.

@mradnyngo

Antifa protesters dumped a bloody severed pig's head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland. They put a cop's hat on it and set all of it on fire. #PortlandRiots #antifa

https://twitter.com/mrandyngo/status/1289093614165831680?s=21

Extraneus

Why so many Americans are buying up personal bunkers

(Click to enlarge.)

Melinda

Chuck Callesto
@ChuckCallesto
Pelosi Funnels $14,000 to Ilhan Omar Campaign Amid Expensive Primary Fight..

MEDIA SILENT...

https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1289510200567910400

[I think that's, in part, what's stuck in Fitton's craw.]

MissMarple2

I have to go pick up my order at Kroger.

Back in an hour or so,

Melinda

This is different:

paulmuaddib61
@paulmuaddib61
#HydroxychloroquineCuresCancerPM
“HCQ led to loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and induced mitochondrial apoptosis in liver cancer cells.“
"HCQ triggered cell cycle arrest, induced DNA damage and apoptosis in liver cancer cells.”
qplusnews.com/hydroxychloroq…

https://twitter.com/paulmuaddib61/status/1289461545861353472

Melinda

Discordant much?

🆘Rev Magdalen |This Machine Dismantles Patriarchy
@revmagdalen
Wow. Imagine leaving a national security threat in office for two years and then yelling at OTHER people for not doing enough. @SpeakerPelosi you are the least self-aware person of all time.

Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1
Nancy Pelosi called out the nation's top counterintelligence official during a classified election security briefing, accusing him of keeping Americans in the dark about the details of Russian interference in the 2020 campaign.
politico.com/news/2020/07/3…

https://twitter.com/revmagdalen/status/1289546930721140738

Old Lurker

Grassley, like Graham, has a propensity to talk tough right before an election and then crickets.

Of course the rest of them act like dead crickets.

henry

NASA TV has the SpaceX “return to Earth” ceremony on now. Dragon leaving the space station this morning. Funny, view of Mission Control (indoors) not a face mask in sight.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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