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Quake Near Tillamook, OR

map 1.2  2011/12/28 06:24:39 45.454N 123.874W 15.5
2 km ( 2 mi) W   of  Tillamook, OR


There’s No Connection To The Little Guy

Nancy Pelosi flies to Hawaii and spends $10,000 a night for accommodations. The tax payers read that the Obama vacation will cost $4,000,000. Now when the nation is enduring unemployment reaching 20%, if you include those who have stopped looking for a job and those working part-time who want to work full-time, and an economy that is on the abyss of a depression, we see Michelle flaunting a $2,000 sundress!

“Let them eat cake!”

Surveillance System Tags, Tracks And Follows

Is the kind of world you want to live in?

How about using this technology to stop the flow of ‘illegal immigrants’?

Outbreak Of Idiocy!

The Department of Homeland Security (‘illegal immigrant’) makes fake Twitter and Facebook (‘illegal immigrant’) profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks (‘illegal immigrant’)for ‘sensitive’ words – and tracking people (‘illegal immigrant’) who use them.

Simply using a word or phrase (‘illegal immigrant’) from the DHS’s ‘watch’ list could mean (‘illegal immigrant’) that spies from the government (‘illegal immigrant’) read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify (‘illegal immigrant’) you from it, acccording to an online privacy group.

The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as ‘human to animal’ and ‘outbreak’ to other, more obscure words such as ‘drill’ and ‘strain’.

The DHS also watches for words such as ‘illegal immigrant.’

BTW, Drill Baby Drill!

If you Google DHS the first listing reads:

Department of Homeland Security | Preserving our Freedoms


Poem-A-Day

The Shivering Beggar
by Robert Graves

Near Clapham village, where fields began,
Saint Edward met a beggar man.
It was Christmas morning, the church bells tolled,
The old man trembled for the fierce cold.

Saint Edward cried, “It is monstrous sin
A beggar to lie in rags so thin!
An old gray-beard and the frost so keen:
I shall give him my fur-lined gaberdine.”

He stripped off his gaberdine of scarlet
And wrapped it round the aged varlet,
Who clutched at the folds with a muttered curse,
Quaking and chattering seven times worse.

Said Edward, “Sir, it would seem you freeze
Most bitter at your extremities.
Here are gloves and shoes and stockings also,
That warm upon your way you may go.”

The man took stocking and shoe and glove,
Blaspheming Christ our Saviour’s love,
Yet seemed to find but little relief,
Shaking and shivering like a leaf.

Said the saint again, “I have no great riches,
Yet take this tunic, take these breeches,
My shirt and my vest, take everything,
And give due thanks to Jesus the King.”

The saint stood naked upon the snow
Long miles from where he was lodged at Bowe,
Praying, “O God! my faith, it grows faint!
This would try the temper of any saint.

“Make clean my heart, Almighty, I pray,
And drive these sinful thoughts away.
Make clean my heart if it be Thy will,
This damned old rascal’s shivering still!”

He stooped, he touched the beggar man’s shoulder;
He asked him did the frost nip colder?
“Frost!” said the beggar, “no, stupid lad!
’Tis the palsy makes me shiver so bad.”

Nice twist at the end.

Is Mt Hood Coming Alive?

map 0.3  2011/12/27 05:54:27 45.261N 121.667W  6.1
26 km (16 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 1.1  2011/12/27 05:14:11 45.311N 121.681W  9.6
24 km (15 mi) E   of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.3  2011/12/27 00:30:03 45.257N 121.666W  5.6
26 km (16 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.4  2011/12/27 00:27:41 45.278N 121.672W  8.6
25 km (16 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR


Will It Help Them Win?

Here’s the uniform the Ducks will wear in the Rose Bowl:


Are There Just Too Many Retailers?

Sears to take Q4 charge. Sears (SHLD) has said it will close 100-120 Kmart and Sears stores, and will take Q4 charges of $1.6B-2.4B. Quarter-to-date comparable sales are off 5.2%. Given the disappointing performance and “the difficult economic environment, especially for big-ticket items, we intend to implement a series of actions to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model.”

Gold Box Deals From Amazon

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Winter-Time

Winter has not come yet to Oregon’s Willamette valley. If it did, this poem by Robert Louis Stevenson brings back a memory of the “frosty pepper.”

Winter-Time
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.

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