Thursday, October 20, 2016

248th post


I remember the smokehouse that was just a few steps and west of the house and 

the chicken house that was beside it and a few steps to the north from that.

The big old barn was about 200 yards from the house more north and only slightly 

west where my grandfather with help from his oldest son and my Uncle Orvin,

filled the barn with hay. My memory is a little vague again, but I believe that 

there was a trench on the north side of the barn where ensilage was stored. But that

might been recent and not then. 

An exchange that I heard that was said between my grandmother and my grandfather

when he had decided to retire was something that I can tell you tomorrow....




Duterte says US has lost, aligns Philippines with China

"Children hold national flags of China and the Philippines before President of the 

Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and China's President Xi Jinping attend a welcoming 

ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, October 20, 2016."


"You need not know the language to be friends with all the world."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 469,000,000 results (1.06 seconds) 

No results found for "You need not know the language to be friends with 

all the world."

I believe I told you before that I joined 

I received the following email yesterday:

Good news, Forrest!

Your postcard US-4215106 to _____________in Russia has arrived! It reached its 

destination in 47 days after traveling 5,448 miles! 

At still have 5 other postcards traveling to various parts of our world and I

let you know when they get there.


The Cleveland Indians baseball team won the American League championship

yesterday and are awaiting the out come of the Chicago Cubs/Los Angeles

Dodgers National League playoff series to play for the World Series.

The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team won the world championship.

The Cleveland minor league ice hockey team, the Lake Erie Monsters, won the 

championship in their sport.

The Cleveland Browns football team are 0-6.

Donald Trump is at least 0-6. Sell the team to him as a consolation prize.


BBC News

Excerpt from full article:

Iraqi PM upbeat on Mosul offensive

"The operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State 

militants is progressing faster than planned, the Iraqi prime minister says."


New Front Opened in Battle for Mosul Wall Street Journal

Iraq's US-trained counterterrorism troops join the attack on Mosul

Washington Post

Featured:Apache Helicopters Take Action in Mosul Offensive

Trending:Iraqi-led forces clash with ISIS in push to free Christian town CNN

Opinion:Islamic State Turning Into a Guerrilla Army, Top General Warns

Daily Beast


"An election's winner is not always determined by what one knows or says, 

but by the so-called good looks of the candidate."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: Your search - "An election's winner is not always determined 

by what one knows or says, but by the so ...  did not match any documents. 

Maybe Google is too busy "Introducing Pixel, phone by Google (and) Available 

starting today."


"The election's done, thy will be done."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 3,940,000 results (0.88 seconds) 

No results found for "The election's done, thy will be done."


Excerpt from full article:


"At third debate, Trump won’t commit to accepting election results if he loses

'I'll keep you in suspense': Trump on whether he'll accept election results 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said, "I'll keep you in 

suspense," when answering a question about the tradition of accepting the 

results of presidential elections. 

(The Washington Post By Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker October 19 

LAS VEGAS — A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the 

final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most 

explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might 

consider the results illegitimate because the process is rigged."

(and later in the debate)....

"Questioned directly as to whether he would accept the outcome should 

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prevail on Nov. 8, Trump demurred. 

“I will keep you in suspense,” the Republican nominee said. Clinton called 

Trump’s answer “horrifying,” saying he was “talking down our democracy.”

 Trump’s retort: “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”

In the debate hall, the audience laughed, prompting moderator Chris Wallace, 

of Fox News Channel, to admonish them. “Please, everybody,” he said."

Washington Post

During the debates, Clinton's weakness has been defending her positions

Washington Post

"LAS VEGAS - Hillary Clinton received a pointed question during the final 

debate that echoed a criticism she has faced for months: Was her family's 

global charity a “pay-to-play” arrangement in which donors got special 

favors from her State Department?"


I suspect Donald Trump has already hired a large team of lawyers to fight the

legitimacy of this presidential election and to further devide this nation that is

already divided enough. The Republican Party, which stands alone and apart

from Donald Trump who is defiant in his ways, may cease to ever exist again as 

a majority party. 

I hope I'm wrong.

 BBC News

"The BBC poll of polls looks at the five most recent national polls and takes the 

median value, ie, the value between the two figures that are higher and two 

figures that are lower."

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

Election day 8 November 2016

"updated 20 October 2016                  Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43% 

updated 19 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 51%      Donald Trump 42% 

updated 18 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 51%      Donald Trump 41% 

updated 17 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 41%

         30 September 2016                     Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 46%"

From above I do not see why there is a gain for Trump and a loss for Clinton,

especially after last night's debate. Trump says we have a rigged election so

maybe BBC News are getting their information from rigged polling places, too.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

"William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as 

the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both 


Born: September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, OH

Died: March 8, 1930, Washington, D.C.

Height: 6′ 0″

Party: Republican Party

Presidential term: March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Law (1880), Yale College (1878), 

Woodward High School (1874)."

Woodrow Wilson

28th U.S. President

"Thomas Woodrow Wilson, better known as Woodrow Wilson, was an 

American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of 

the United States from 1913 to 1921. 

Born: December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia, VA

Died: February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.

School: Princeton University

Presidential term: March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921

Spouse: Edith Wilson (m. 1915–1924), Ellen Axson Wilson (m. 1885–1914)


I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted 

upon the tested foundations of political liberty."


I could see and hear the time of harvest yesterday as I worked to hurry with

the landscaping of the yard. The soybean crop was the first go and now it's 

corn their harvesting. It's still dark (4:41 AM 10/20/2016), of course, so I cannot

see, if the corn field to the west is gone forever. I've never asked, but I know 

that a company who employee farm equipment drivers, contracts to the farmers 

for harvesting their crops.

I sometimes just check the flower beds real quick to check for any differences

from the day before. I was surprised to see that some creature had dug up and 

ate all the flower bulbs in a middle flower bed that's close to the house. There

where deer tracks all around the bed but there were also deer tracks in the

back and no bulbs had been dug and eaten from there. I still have some flower

bulbs left, so I'll wait a few days and see if anything else happens before I plant


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