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About bluenotenick

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  1. LA police were caught flat footed over the weekend, but they rallied yesterday. It took them a few days to coordinate a response to the criminals who are using targeted hit and run looting with convoys of cars. Police were much faster to respond and many arrests were made. There were also continued acts of courage by the local population helping to guard businesses. It was a day full of high speed chases and cops running on foot in all directions. I am hoping the message is clear and that things will settle down.
  2. Serious looting in Santa Monica today. A small antifa looking gang, dressed in black, started smashing at the front doors of REI with small sledgehammers. A thin redheaded girl threw herself in front of the store trying to stop it. The young men easily pushed her out of the way a couple times. Then someone in the gathering crowd threw something and hit her. She stood her ground and went back again until her pudgy friend with a "No Looting" sign also confronted the men. The two of them somehow saved the store. It was nuts.
  3. Last night was crazy here. What started as a peaceful daytime demonstration about a mile or so from where we live turned ugly by the evening. My girlfriend and I watched on the local news network as many small businesses around us, open for the first time in months, were looted and destroyed. The National Guard is here, so maybe things will mellow out, but I am angry that nothing was done to stop the looting. Cars were lining up outside shops and with no time limit, the gangs looted for hours at levels I've never seen before. Most of the grocery stores and other shops in our neighborhood are boarded up. The local government, for whatever reason, decided not to protect the businesses. A lot of these problems stem from bad political ideology, but something deeper is happening. There are factions that wanted this to happen. The instigators, the political opportunists and the banger thugs. I think most people understand that George Floyd was murdered and justice must be served. But the destruction of our local businesses has no correlation to that event. Unlike the 90's, the L.A. police department is now more diverse. A protestor or criminal is just as likely to be arrested by a Black, Asian or Hispanic officer as they would be a White officer. The businesses that survived were armed and defended their property. Many of the ones who depended on the local government for protection lost everything. I bet all that gun control yammer is out the window now, thankfully. Things are changing fast. Who knows what tomorrow may bring.
  4. bluenotenick

    CC cookbook

    Martha Stewart's prison skillet chocolate chip cookie 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/3 cup of packed dark-brown sugar 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars with a wooden spoon. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chips. Transfer to 10 inch cast-iron skillet; smooth top. Bake until golden brown and just set in center 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.
  5. I hear some truckers are having a tougher time getting fed on the road because sales are being limited to drive-thrus. Food places need to figure a work around for this. Keeping truckers healthy and fed should be a priority. It is unreal the number of trucks it takes to keep everything up and running.
  6. Let us know if it happens Pete... It's a rag tag bunch of us out here, but maybe we can get a club of Comanches together somehow.
  7. My girl has to work on Thanksgiving, so we celebrated early tonight. I am on my third trip to the fridge for leftovers already. Gravy. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
  8. Yeah, here is the Novak link for info on trannys: http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/engines/swap-guides/chevy-buick-gm/xj-swap
  9. Camping at Guitar Lake must be incredible for night sky viewing. It's on my radar now, thanks.
  10. Also... It's best to purchase firewood in a local town before entering this type of area. The Mojave averages around 2 inches of rain per year (usually in Jan or Feb) so it feels like you are on Mars. I am totally mesmerized by plants growing out of rock crevasses and other inhospitable locations. In a lot of the forested areas of CA the burn risk is increasingly very high, so during much of the year fires are a real bad idea. Had a nice fire though and managed to eat three hot dogs, a full bag of Sea Salt and Vinegar chips and a 40 of Coors light before drifting off to stare at the Milky Way galaxy... and the commercial air traffic heading into LAX.
  11. Sounds like the Estwing is the one, and it's made in the USA. Good 'ole Rockford, IL. Home of one of my favorite bands, Cheap Trick.
  12. Hatchet might work good. Mainly something to split wood while camping and needs to be reasonably easy to pack. Currently looking at these: https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Sportsmans-Axe-Camping-Construction/dp/B00BNQR4SG/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=axe&qid=1573839294&sr=8-5 https://www.amazon.com/Council-Tool-20HB18P01-Hudson-Curved/dp/B01C57EVD2/ref=sr_1_14?crid=609P1PNLDTVP&keywords=council+tool+axe&qid=1573839361&sprefix=council+to%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-14 or maybe this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CZ9UY4/ref=psdc_554566_t1_B01C57EVD2
  13. Yeah, I would never pitch my tent in that spot if rain were at all in the picture. Just to be safe I was off to the side of the main drainage route. It is hard to tell from the pics but that is the general, and most level, tent spot for this campsite. I could have pitched it closer to the rocks, but it was a little unnerving to be sleeping under those 5 ton boulders. An earthquake could easily send one rolling down. You can see some that have dislodged around the campsite. The most dangerous thing was probably me splitting wood with my hammer claw though!
  14. Some pics of another short road trip out to the Mojave near Joshua Tree. I wasn't planning on posting these, I just snapped off some quick shots. Was going to take some better shots for public consumption, but then I started climbing that huge hill of rocks and got totally distracted. Also definitely need a good small axe as I was reduced to splitting wood with my claw hammer. Council Tools or Estwing? Everything on Amazon seems like overpriced crap. It's like a playground for giants out there. Zero bugs, but coyotes and other small critters were definitely around.
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