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Sunday, September 4th open thread: ‘Doctor Jeep’

September 4, 2016

  Here is the open thread for Sunday, September 4th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  Here is The Sisters of Mercy performing “Doctor Jeep” live and extended in 1991.

frui diem

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  1. September 4, 2016 7:03 am

    The music is not my genre, but I loved every Jeep that I had ever owner or built. I like them Spartan. Earthy. Tough.

    I am always reminded of hunts long ago, and offroading. Sleeping on the ground. Chill in the air. Campfire. Food cooked over open fire to me, always tastes better. It all started with my father, who would load me and my brothers into his Kaiser, and we would go fishing. My brothers and me, would gather wood for a fire, and my father always said to get more wood. The fire burned to red embers and the fish fried. Then gather unbelievable amounts of wood for the evening fire. The five of us were fast asleep, while my father tended Fire Watch. Break camp, clean and police the area, then the trip home. Driving on earth and back roads, were always nicer to me. All the boys, we all ended up as hunters and, Jeep owners. It became the boys who would take the kids for summer and autumn trips when my father passed away. Now only two boys are left, my youngest brother and myself. Until recently, the grandchildren were taken on “big trips”, to family property, the kids would learn to drive “the clutch”. It looked like something out of the movie, the Road to Perdition. My kids said that I needed a fedora, and I ended up with one. My H3 Hummer was better but too sissified. It had internal work and strong, but the toys distracting. The F150 is okay, but weak differentials and automatic transmissions, are not for me. Maybe I will buy a beatdown CJ7 and rebuild it with the only original part left, the VIN plate. Jeeps, are in my blood.

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    • lou222 permalink
      September 4, 2016 12:27 pm

      Good reminiscing, the old stories of times in the past always seem so much better when you look back at how little they cost and how much good memories you get out of them. The simple things is what i remember, as well. Going to my Aunt Catherines on the hill overlooking the Mississippi and sleeping at night out on her front porch. Going to Granddads and swinging on the porch swing while we talked and he smoked his pipe. The annual back to school bike rides where we decorated the bikes with crepe paper streamers….all ingrained in a childs memory. Now, things are more fast paced and if they do not involve something electronic, not sure most of the kids are even interested. My grandsons are getting the full treatment of fishing and camping and hunting. They will also learn to drive a stick shift by 10 or 12, as I was. Hopefully they will grow up with some family values. Thanks for the look back, Brit!

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      • September 4, 2016 1:43 pm

        You’re welcome.

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    • September 4, 2016 2:09 pm

      Always like your stories Brit! I saw on Lorra B’s that you were getting a bit reminiscing this time of year with the hunting season is kicking in. Thanks for sharing this.
      Reminds me of being up in Canada with the family visiting relatives. We were on a camp out by one of those great fishing lakes (Either in Ontario Quebec – was too young to remember). My two older brothers and I exploring. I remember looking into the darkness of the forest and walking toward it to see better. I felt a hand on my shoulder and my name spoken. I thought it was my brother Gary, I turned to look and no one was there, I looked to the right and aways away there were my brothers. I turned and ran down to the where our parents were and family by the fire and tents. My mother said it was probably an angel keeping me from going into the darkness, keeping me from harm – that possibly there was a bear or something else in the woods. That and the tented bathroom were my only memories of that trip!!! (6 or so yrs young).
      I like Jeeps too 😊

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      • September 4, 2016 2:21 pm

        I came within half-an-inch of buying land overlooking Ste. Margret Bay, in Nova Scotia. My wife was against it, and the people were chilly towards me. I looked into Canadian citizenship and social security account transfer to Canada. If they were warmer people, I might have been on the water there, or filling a tag on a whitetail.
        I also remember Nova Scotia, where I was decades earlier looking to move to, and drove there in a 1967 Buick Wildcat. It broke down in a deluge of rain. I walked about 2.5 miles in the pouring rain to a luncheonette. The guy behind the counter told me to stop, as I was dripping water, and said to remove my sweater, which was wool. Said to wring it out, and put it back on. T-shirt and socks on the radiator. I never knew that wool when soaked, can be wrung out and becomes warm again. The mug of tea was as strong as coffee. He called a tow truck. Some women rushed in and looked at me and the radiator. I have no clue what they were thinking. I dried off by time the tow driver stopped by for the key, and returned with my car on the hook, then took me to his garage. The wires from what a can remember were soaked. Those people were nice, and the place felt like home to me. That is why after I retired, I looked again at Nova Scotia. Say I’m crazy, but venison up there, to me, has a sweeter taste.

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      • September 4, 2016 2:39 pm

        Glad you ‘happened’ to find some helpful people! Interesting about wool. Those sheep are pretty smart for wearing it!! It breathes too. That’s why some of the soccer players in Jamaica wear wool hats when playing (summer heat) – I think it keeps their bodies balanced in some way! Good story Brit!

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      • September 4, 2016 2:45 pm

        Thank you.

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      • September 4, 2016 2:48 pm

        haha about the sweeter taste of the N.S. venison – I read it as sweater taste, like your wool sweater …! Glad I reread that! I was thinking you were doing a bit of joking!

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      • September 4, 2016 2:56 pm

        That reminded me…
        When I rotated home from Southeast Asia, nobody would give me a job and I ended up working in a slaughterhouse for one year. When I used to hunt with my brothers, and we got a deer, buck or doe, they used to wait for me to field dress it, and they sang, the Butcher (Barber) of Seville. Yep. I knew there was something on the ground waiting for me. I also charged them, because only I eat tongue, liver and heart, so that was the payment.

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      • September 4, 2016 3:06 pm

        Well I sure wouldn’t arm wrestle you over those picks!

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      • September 4, 2016 3:10 pm

        I weighed between 147# to 150# @ 6’0″; I used to deadlift, bull forequarters, and hindquarters. The heavies forequarter I ever that two guys dropped, I walked it 40 feet, and it scaled 444#. I did not lift weights. I had something called, a job. Strong like a farmer.

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      • September 4, 2016 3:16 pm

        You probably got use to carrying alot of ‘dead weight’ on the beat, gave you practice 🙂

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      • September 4, 2016 3:20 pm

        I used to lift and drag people, up the stairs and down, like they were rag dolls.
        I remember when I was 18, we were under fire and somebody got hit. They were out in the open. Incoming green tracers. I jumped up, ran out, grabbed the guy and brought him in. I never felt his weight. I did not get any medal or anything, I just was happy to have brought him in for the corpsman to care for because they were throwing lead at him. Actually, I don’t remember any thought going through my head at the time, either. All brawn and no brains? Hmmm…

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      • September 4, 2016 3:25 pm

        haha, I figured that (the dragging and hauling)!
        Care for your fellow man kicked in – an act of selflessness. A Rare Quality.

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      • September 4, 2016 3:20 pm

        btw Brit I heard a song on the radio yesterday, I’ve been trying to find. It’s a country song, guitar, a guy singing about ‘thanking the Lord for his job’. It was a really good song, I thought! A basic sort of man that took pride in his work, taking care of his family and acknowledge the job Christ did on the cross. Just seeing if you’ve heard it – one you’d like.

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      • September 4, 2016 3:27 pm

        Don’t know it. I am a bit deaf in both ears and have Tinnitus so my music appreciation is not great for a number of years. Classical music sounds right, with timing and orchestration. I do at times, listen to some other stuff, but even when I drive, I do not listen to any music. When I was ten years old, through sixteen years old, I was, trained in classical guitar, and even a trumpet. I had played the bagpipes for a while. Today, the fingers don’t move so good, and the hearing, is pathetic (ask my wife). Guess I’m falling apart.
        Found this:
        Hope it helps.

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      • September 4, 2016 3:43 pm

        I think we really do look forward to our new bodies – the resurrected eternal promised ones Brit! – I know I do!
        Thanks I’ll check it out. Also, might contact the radio station and see if they know! I’d like to hear it again.
        And I know what you mean about the ear ringing – I don’t wear ear rings, only on the inside! darn.

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      • September 4, 2016 2:26 pm

        Jeeps. Bolt action rifles. Good hunting.
        One of my late brothers, used to get annoyed with me tying bucks to the top of the CJ. I said if I put the buck on the hood, it will cook and ruin the meat. He went out and bought a small trailer for his towing receiver. Put a plastic tarp on the floor. Buck(s) go on top. No mess. Wash or discard the plastic tarp when finished. Why didn’t I think of that?

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      • September 4, 2016 2:44 pm

        Sounds like a title for a Hunter’s song! That liner makes good sense.
        Living in Gunnison, CO (noted for it’s elk hunting), I saw many a hunter w/ them strapped to the top of their roofs or showing them off in the back of their trunk bed. I’m more of shooting them w/ a camera! type, although I did help a friend do a little carving on his kill and was rewarded with a elk steak dinner. Beautiful creatures.

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    • September 5, 2016 6:15 am

      Yes, great story and those sure were great times back then. Isn’t it funny how music can bring you back to an earlier time? In this case is was not the music itself but the title of the song.

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  2. lou222 permalink
    September 4, 2016 12:34 pm

    Steve, have you heard from SDL?

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    • September 4, 2016 1:55 pm

      Hey Lou you can say a ‘hi’ here:

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 4, 2016 2:24 pm

        Thanks, Zip. Have not seen him on here, I know he has some health issues.

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      • September 5, 2016 12:34 pm

        I am blind, but still I see.. If You want I’ll make a break. I believe in Steve Friendship that I Post or not. … And You Lou, thank You for your concern, I’m ok… and many thanks Zip for passing the Words..

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      • September 5, 2016 2:51 pm

        That’s an interesting vid Swiss. God did such a wonderful and beautiful job designing horses and their being, thanks for the vid! and message!
        To perceive the spiritual as well as the physical, that’s alot of ‘seeing’!

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      • September 5, 2016 7:52 pm

        Check the comment Steve and Lou left for you Swiss – getting them under my thread 🙂

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      • September 5, 2016 6:56 pm

        Glad you are doing okay SDL and don’t worry if you need to take a break. We will still be friends and I will be praying for you when you are absent.

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 5, 2016 7:12 pm

        Glad to see you here SDL! Was worried.

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 5, 2016 7:14 pm

        One of my favorites from Cohen, SDL! It is beautiful…thanks for sharing it.

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      • September 5, 2016 7:46 pm

        Can’t go wrong with Cohen.


    • September 5, 2016 6:17 am

      He posted a couple of week ago, I don’t think he did last week. I am not sure how he is doing. Also, Peter hasn’t been around in many weeks so I hope he is okay.


      • lou222 permalink
        September 5, 2016 10:07 am

        You get used to seeing people and then when they are not here, start to worry about them.

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      • September 5, 2016 6:58 pm

        SDL posted above. Still have not heard anything from Peter, I hope he is okay.


  3. lou222 permalink
    September 4, 2016 12:37 pm

    Steve, I know I have been MIA off and on and have family reasons for it, but, IF I missed your posting this, sorry. I will post now, just in case:

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    • September 4, 2016 3:14 pm

      The wrong people are being done away with – as usual! Those really behind these ’causes’ are the killers/murders/terrorist.

      Land Grab Alert! BLM Puts ‘Off Limits’ – The other BLM continues to do their ‘thing’.

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 4, 2016 5:14 pm

        They can always find someone willing to do their dirty work for them.

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      • September 5, 2016 6:26 am

        There is no doubt that Soros and the other people in the shadows behind the veil are sponsoring and orchestrating the BLM movement and then we have the two puppets running for President feeding into the chaos. We are being manipulated!

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    • September 5, 2016 6:19 am

      I believe I did post it Lou but thanks for sharing it anyway, maybe someone who missed it will see it now. Never hurts to keep them circulating.

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  4. September 4, 2016 2:31 pm

    Behind the torn veil:

    In case some missed this:

    Sports and Gematria

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    • September 5, 2016 6:36 am

      Interesting video on the Kaepernic the way the symbolism was hidden in there. He also mentioned Albert Pike being buried in DC, he is the only confederate general who is buried in DC and has to be because of his Masonic ties. This guy founded the KKK! Also, I didn’t realize why they used three “K” in their name, that was interesting as well.

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  5. September 5, 2016 1:02 am

    The Central Banks Are Now Ready To Launch Their ‘Brave New World ‘
    “As I have been saying for years, if you think the Fed’s motivation is to protect or prolong the U.S. economy, then you will never understand why they do the things that they do. Only when people are willing to accept the reality that the Fed’s job is to undermine the U.S. economy can they grasp central bank behavior.”

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  6. lou222 permalink
    September 5, 2016 8:00 pm

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    • September 6, 2016 5:33 am

      George Carlin nailed it, thanks for sharing!


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