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Don't panic: July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Heard on the radio: intelligence agencies are turning back to typewriters for secure communication.

Okay, maybe panic. Intelligence agencies are developing technologies for reading the typewriter ribbons. Or listening devices that can tell what's being typed by the sound of the keys striking the platen. What does applying white-out sound like?

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RAESUN54 7/20/2014 6:08PM

    Haha. Cute. But really we need to panic. emoticon

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TERRACOTTAGE 7/20/2014 5:27PM

    Ummm... you did say intelligence agencies, right? emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/20/2014 4:36PM

    Yeah, it may be close to panic time! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 7/20/2014 4:15PM

    My Dad had a secretary who used so much whiteout that he said it looked like there had been a snowstorm over her desk at the end of each day. One time she wrote up a report- they threw 20 pounds of s**t in the furnace. (Supposed to be shot)

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WHITECAT19 7/20/2014 3:25PM

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!! Maybe they should write things in long-hand with invisible ink. Oh, but I can buy a lemon to use to read the invisible ink! Yikes! emoticon

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Beauty Natural and Human, chapter 2

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Another high-speed moment of grace. I was driving (at the speed limit) on a four-year divided highway in Maryland, when I saw a cable-company van pulled over onto the median. Then I saw the snapping turtle in the middle of the fast lane. As I drove past in the slow lane, the cable guy picked up the turtle with good form, namely: with heavily gloved hands at the back of the turtle' s shell. In the rear view mirror, I watched the cable guy carry the turtle the rest of the way across the road. The cable company has a reputation for bad service, but they hire Good People.

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TERI-RIFIC 7/18/2014 5:29PM

    Very nice story and nice to hear about. emoticon

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WHITECAT19 7/18/2014 2:03AM

    That is awesome! We have rescued turtles before, too. I have heard of people hitting them on purpose, and I just don't get that.

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TERRACOTTAGE 7/17/2014 10:37PM

    I did the same thing for a snapping turtle many years ago... but not on such a busy highway. It was large, with a smelly, moss laden back. It makes you feel great, knowing you've helped Nature carry-on. High-Five to the Cable Guy. emoticon emoticon

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CARYN0927 7/17/2014 10:09PM

    That is awesome!!!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/17/2014 9:38PM

    They sure do, so sweet emoticon

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TWIRLNYC 7/17/2014 7:32PM

  Good karma

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/17/2014 7:25PM

    Love this story!

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The White Squirrel Strikes!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I rest assured that this little guy will survive just fine, in spite of his unfortunate fur color.

Wishing happiness to all Sparkpeople, I remain, TennesseeWalker

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SHARON10002 7/11/2014 11:51PM

    Watched a special on PBS some years back showing how smart squirrels are in doing this kind of thing. It was fascinating to watch their trials and tribulations.

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WHITECAT19 7/9/2014 11:12PM

    He certainly is as smart as other squirrels! Isn't it amazing how they can get around all the stuff we do to keep the bird food away from them?


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BETHGILLIGAN 7/9/2014 8:21PM

    We had a white squirrel in our neighborhood for a number of years. Yesterday, we saw a black squirrel in our yard!!

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TERRACOTTAGE 7/9/2014 6:38PM

    Smart little guys, aren't they! emoticon emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 7/9/2014 4:45PM

    Hang in there? Great picture!!

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ALIHIKES 7/9/2014 4:30PM

    Great photo! He is an enterprising little guy

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Don't Panic, chapter four

Sunday, May 04, 2014

From a cardiac rehab room: one of the patients couldn't get the treadmill to go, so she called the nurse over to help her. The nurse smiled and turned the machine off ... and on again.

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TMCAT1129 5/29/2014 11:15AM

    hahaha...that would be my luck! LOL emoticon

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WHITECAT19 5/4/2014 3:47PM

    I have to do that to my computer a lot!

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Don't Panic, ch. 3

Monday, April 14, 2014

You'll have to take my word on this one. I can't give you a picture because I drive past this one at high speed.

Here it is:

Virginia DOT is widening a four-year divided highway to six lanes. The first order of business is clearing and grubbing at the sides of the road, so all the trees and shrubs have been cut off to ground level. The whole road looks naked and raw with only dirt and sawdust on the side slopes.

Well, that's what the side slopes looked like through the Winter. However, this Spring, there came up daffodils, and they are blooming now. Chainsaws and wood chippers can only do so much; some things defeat their best efforts.

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TERI-RIFIC 4/16/2014 9:26AM

    emoticon High speed - LOL. You Virginians and your 70 MPH limit.. But, seriously, man proposes God disposes.

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WHITECAT19 4/15/2014 7:14PM

    Oh, yay! Daffs are my older daughter's favorite flower. Every year, when I see my first daffodil in bloom, I call and report it to her. She now knows what I am calling about before she even answers the phone! Thanks for sharing this.

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TERRACOTTAGE 4/14/2014 10:36PM

    Mother Nature can defy all odds. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/14/2014 10:01PM

    Glad they made it through!

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SHARON10002 4/14/2014 9:23PM

    God is in the details . . . emoticon

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CELLOSONG 4/14/2014 9:06PM

    I love when things like that happen--life springing up in the middle of death and destruction :-)

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