Thursday, November 24, 2016

283rd post


"Its been a long day with church and Sunday dinner, but I'm almost home again."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 1,760,000 results (1.55 seconds) 

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almost home again."



"(Old Order meaning not using modern conveniences such as electricity, gas 

powered vehicles, relying on horse and buggy for going from one place to 

another and horses for pulling of farm implements)." 

There are the buggy trails today to the left and to the right extending from near 

Turner Ashby High School to near the first stoplight in Dayton and, I believe, the

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has a plan, maybe, to extend the trails

all the way to the Dayton Walmart. (it ain't really the Dayton Walmart, but Dayton

don't have nothing else to brag about, so they literally stole it from Harrisonburg).

And  Father drove up a slight incline and then a slight curve to the right, then we 

could see the down sloping straight-a-way into Dayton as Father laid his heavy

foot on the gas. No stoplight then, of course, he extended his left arm straight out

to signal his turn to the left and almost on two wheels he wheeled to the left onto

State Route 257 then a straight-a-way for a mile or so with houses on the right and 

farmer's fields to the left and just south of that if it was the right time of day a train 

traveling on the single lane track. We're getting awful close to OUR HOUSE ON 




"The world would be a perfect peaceful place if no religions existed and we needed

only one language to communicate."
Forrest Caricofe

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existed and we needed only one language to communicate."


I received an email (message) yesterday:

Hello Forrest!

__________ in Germany wrote you a message:


Thank you so much for the Cleveland Card an the coins!! 

I like it realy! !!!!! 

Best wishes from Wuppertal 

"__________ ,
Do not reply to this email!

To reply go to __________ 's profile.

I believe I told you about this before but I'll tell you again. I have that right you

know. Go ahead a slap me for saying that.

Once in a while a person as a member of will request a return 

postcard after they have sent you one that is part of the web site's policy. And I

did send the postcard and will try to upload it to Facebook today.


"The healthiest man I ever knew took no prescription medications."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 14,900,000 results (1.36 seconds) 

No results found for "The healthiest man I ever knew took no prescription 



I absolutely do not like taking prescription medications. It ain't natural. 

I know a man now who is taking around 20 prescription medications and 

probably at least 5 of those, more or less, are needed to counteract the side 

affects of those he's already taking. So if you can take those 5, more or less,

away and the ones causing the side affects, he only be taking 10, and if he still

felt healthy after that, he could stop taking the remaining 10 and then he 

would be taking 0. Does that sound right or not?


I told you yesterday that I was changing some things. I'll introduce new 

categories every once in a when they relate to the way of my life.

I am looking for something that will help with the videos and other live 

performances that I have thought about.

As some of you know, I spent the last part of the Winter in Las Vegas. I had and 

still have a plan for doing live performances on the strip. You can conduct a live 

performance on the sidewalk as long as you stay off a casino's property.

I searched on the internet and I found the TouchMix Series mixers.

I don't like copying and pasting anymore, but the company, in this instance says 

it best: 

latest QSC Touchmix.

"QSC TouchMix mixers are designed for musicians, production professionals and 

live performance venues that need the power and capability of a large “concert” 

mixing console in a compact, affordable and easy to use form. TouchMix-8 and 

TouchMix-16 mixers have the functionality to satisfy demanding professionals 

combined with a range of features and functions that help the less experienced 

user (that would be me) achieve quality results. A breakthrough in innovation and 

digital mixer design, TouchMix is the result of a remarkable collaboration 

between QSC and industry icons Greg Mackie and Peter Watts (M&W Pro Audio 

Ltd.) TouchMix not only resets the bar for performance and value, but also 

redefines the user experience for both professionals and novices (me again) 

alike. “Big Mixer” Features and Specifications Professional live sound 

reinforcement engineers have come to expect functionality such as four bands of 

fully parametric EQ, variable high and low-pass filters,

compressors and gates on every channel. They rely on multiple, high quality 

digital effects. They expect equalization, limiting and delay on all the outputs as 

well as the control that DCA and mute groups provide. And they expect pristine 

audio quality throughout the audio path of the mixer, including low distortion,

class-A microphone preamps and professional grade converters for all inputs

and outputs. With TouchMix’s, “no asterisk” specifications, there are no tradeoffs

 – just great performance. Fast, Professional Results for Everyone. 

Digital cameras have ‘point and shoot’ features to help casual users achieve 

results approaching those of skilled photographers. At the same time, these 

cameras offer all the features an advanced photographer wants. With this in mind, 

the TouchMix design team set out to create a mixer that does for live sound what 

‘point and shoot’ technology has done for photography. Many TouchMix functions 

such as EQ, compressors, gates and limiters offer you a choice of Advanced Mode 

operation that offers total control over all parameters or Simple Mode that 

provides only the most essential controls.

There’s also a comprehensive library of Channel Presets. These are not typical,

generic, one-size-fits-all settings developed in a recording studio. Experienced, 

live sound engineers spent months working with musicians, all manner of 

instruments, popular microphones and pickups and multiple speaker systems to 

develop a library of settings that are specifically designed for live sound 

reinforcement. In addition, the onboard Effects Wizard guides you through the 

selection and assignment of appropriate effects while the Gain Wizard 

continuously monitors and displays input clipping, allowing you to focus on your 

performance. The TouchMix also comes with a comprehensive library of complete 

Mixer Scenes to get you started. User scenes may be stored or recalled from 

either internal or USB memory and at the user’s option, scenes may include or 

omit main and auxiliary mix levels.

Compact and Complete

TouchMix mixers are completely selfcontained. They require no external PC or

video display. The graphic, color touchscreen provides display of and access to

mix parameters. Mixer parameters may be adjusted on the screen or via the 

physical rotary encoder. Frequently used functions can be accessed or controlled 

using hardware buttons.

TouchMix may also be controlled remotely by means of Wi-Fi connection to 

wireless iOS devices. The available Remote Control App controls all mixer 

parameters and the mixer includes a WiFi adapter that creates the network 

connection between the mixer and the hand-held device. No external network

hardware is required. To sound their best, musicians need to hear themselves. 

With four (TouchMix-8) or ten (TouchMix-16) auxiliary output channels,

TouchMix has ample stage monitor mixing capability. Both models have the 

ability to drive multiple, wired stereo in-each monitors directly.

TouchMix is also capable of direct recording to an external USB hard drive – no

external computer is required. All inputs plus a stereo mix are created in 32-

bitbroadcast wave format. Tracks can also be played back on the mixer or 

imported into most DAW software for over-dubs and post production.

Finally, the TouchMix comes complete with its own padded carrying case, for 

transport and protection. Wherever your music takes you, the TouchMix will be 

there, ready to take you ro the stage."

I looked on the internet like I told you and came across QSC TouchMix Series 8 

8‑Channel Digital Mixer's prices:

$899.00 · Sweetwater

$899.99 · Musicians Friend

$899.99 · zZounds

$899.99 · Alto Music

$899.00 · B&H Photo-Video-Audio

$899.99   Amazon

You can save 99 cents at Sweetwater and B&H.

Big deal.

The average reviews were 4.5 out of 5 to the good. 

Amazon and Sweetwater, I know, offers free shipping.

So, for right now. I've made a decision. 

Just before I return to Las Vegas, I'm going to buy it.


It's Thanksgiving Day you know. Time to be grateful and give thanks for our health

and peaceful way of life life. 

Don't be thanking God, Allah or other deities for materialistic possessions. That's 

your doing, not theirs. You could put those possessions in with your casket, but 

they ain't going to the great beyond. The only place those possessions of yours 

are going are if someone digs them up, leaves your casket  and uses them for 

themselves and if your that materialistic your soul might still be there too.

I could be the White House Thanksgiving turkey. I have a wrinkled red neck, mostly

from smoking, can call out "gobble, gobble" with the best of them and if I dyed my

long hair red and wound it around a little, nobody would know the difference.

The news on TV, me listening (7:17 PM 11/23/2016 EDT) says that Thanksgiving eve

is the biggest night of the year for drinking and not New Year's eve. Never heard

that before. Maybe they (whoever they are) have started to celebrate the New Year

early and then drink less on New Years being grateful that they've lived until then.


I told you yesterday in a quote that vengeance need not be violent. 

Well, there will be violence if I ever see someone molesting/hurting/raping a 

child/woman or defenseless person. Either the person doing the evil or I will 

die before its over.


I've already told you enough of my opinions for today. No more.


"Sometimes male candidates for office are thought to dislike women, but then

when he is elected, he fills his cabinet with a bunch of them."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 9,430,000 results (1.46 seconds) 

No results found for "Sometimes male candidates for office are thought to 

dislike women, but then when he is elected, he fills his cabinet with a bunch 

of them."


*South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been selected by President-elect Donald 

Trump for US ambassador the United Nations. She received acclaim for dealing with

the black church shootings, the flooding 4 months later and not long after was 

instrumental in removing the confederate flag from the state house. 

She is the daughter of Indian immigrants and the first woman and first person of 

color to be picked for the new administration.

The President-elect said that she proven herself in deal-making and bringing 

people together and that is certainly a necessary requirement to be the ambassador 

to the UN.

 *Trump has also nominated billionaire conservative activist Betsy DeVos to the

Secretary of  Education position. Once an advocate of common core she now 

supports charter schools and school vouchers that will allow for school choice.

*The President-elect will spend Thanksgiving in, Mar-A-Lago, and they say that

he tried for years to get the airspace closed over his compound and now he will 

finally get his wish.  

*According to sources, former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is 

raising money to call for recounts in in three states. The Green Party said there 

is evidence of voting irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

Both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were won by Donald Trump by slight margins 

and at this time (7:36 PM 11/23/2016 EDT) Michigan is still to close to call.

*Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote is now nearing 2 million votes, ... As of 

Wednesday afternoon, Clinton leads Trump by 1.82 million votes, 63,964,956 to 

62,139,188, ...

*The Reason for the Electoral College

By - Joe Miller - Posted on February 11, 2008

Excerpt from full article:

Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?

A: The framers of the Constitution didn’t trust direct democracy.

"Why does the United States have an Electoral College when it would be so 

easy to directly elect a president, as we do for all the other political offices?

When U.S. citizens go to the polls to “elect” a president, they are in fact 

voting for a particular slate of electors. In every state but Maine and 

Nebraska, the candidate who wins the most votes (that is, a plurality) in 

the state receives all of the state’s electoral votes. The number of electors

in each state is the sum of its U.S. senators and its U.S. representatives. 

(The District of Columbia has three electoral votes, which is the number of 

senators and representatives it would have if it were permitted 

representation in Congress.) The electors meet in their respective states 41 

days after the popular election. There, they cast a ballot for president and 

a second for vice president. A candidate must receive a majority of 

electoral votes to be elected president.

The reason that the Constitution calls for this extra layer, rather than just 

providing for the direct election of the president, is that most of the nation’s 

founders were actually rather afraid of democracy.

James Madison worried about what he called “factions,” which he defined as 

groups of citizens who have a common interest in some proposal that would 

either violate the rights of other citizens or would harm the nation as a whole. 

Madison’s fear – which Alexis de Tocqueville later dubbed “the tyranny of 

the majority” – was that a faction could grow to encompass more than 50 

percent of the population, at which point it could “sacrifice to its ruling passion 

or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.” Madison has a 

solution for tyranny of the majority: “A republic, by which I mean a government 

in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, 

and promises the cure for which we are seeking.”"


"The weather ain't going to change if you want it to, it only changes when you 

don't want it to."
Forrest Caricofe

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changes when you don't want it to."


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today              SCATTERED_SHOWERS         49° 33°

Fri                    CLOUDY                                      42°  32°

Sat                    CLOUDY                                      42° 25°

Sun                   SUNNY                                         49° 31°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

The weather was kind of yucky yesterday so I didn't do anything. Don't ask me what 

yucky means, but it sounds good don't it? And another thing, I doing the talking and 

you're just listening. So there.

I just decided to pound on this computer all day.

I seldom get what they call "writer's block," but I have been a little less spry today. 

Maybe this Old Hippie living 74 years has something to do with it. I told you before 

that I sleep 6 hours more or less and am up and running for 18. Same with Mother

in maybe the last 4 or 5 years of her life and the same here and I'm older than any 

of them. I told you in a video that I lived a wasted life (that was a outright lie) and 

sleeping for more than 6 to hours a night is to live a wasted life. You can't get 

nothing done if you're sleeping most of your life. 

And don't tell me I'm wrong. Let's figure it like this:

1. I sleep 6.5 hours average per day for one year (365 days).

My total is 2,376 hours sleep for the year.

2, You sleep 10 hours average per day including your nap after a big fat lunch 

(365 days). Your total sleep for the year is 3,650 hours for the year.

3. Subtract my sleep total for the year (2,376) from your total for the year (3,650)

and you get 1,274 hours. 

4. Divide the 1,274 hours by the 24 hours in a day and I'm 53 days to the good.

5. Conclusion. You, not me, have lived a wasted life. 

Out to the garage (2:56 AM 11/24/2016 EDT) for my first pot of coffee. I buy Folgers 

coffee and nothing else. It's a liitle bit more expensive than the other brands but at

my age I believe I deserved it. One never knows when their expiration date is. Talk

about experation dates, I bought cage free eggs in a well-built plastic carton from 

a local grocery store and produce by a farmer in Pennsylvania. I eat one egg each

day by tapping each egg on the ends to make slight holes and then suck the egg

from the shell. On each egg the farmer has stamped the expiration date. If I

remember correctly, the expiration date for the eggs is December 22, 2016.

The temperature is about 38° with no wind and a gentle rain.

Went out to the garage (4:19 AM 11/24/2016 EDT) again for my 2nd pot of coffee

and my special breakfast sandwich. I had Brunswick Seafood Snacks. And suddenly

saw that they were boneless herring fillets. I looked it up on the internet and it said

that "fish bone was a good source of calcium for growing pigs."  I ain't no pig as 

far as I know, but boneless means no calcium for me and I will certainly not ever 

buy these again.

The temperature was much the same, a gentle rain still and a slight wind from the 

west for a guesstimated wind chill of 36°. 

Back out to the garage (6:38 AM 11/24/2016 EDT) again. Could not feel even a 

drop of  rain, but I'm sure that's just temporary. 

And suddenly I made another discovery. The Classic Roast Folgers coffee 

company is now owned by the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio.

They are buying most of half the town and and will probably change the town 

name of Orrville to Smuckerville.

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